Think about it: The warm sun is streaming through the windows from all directions as you sit in a cozy chair, drinking a coffee and reading a good book. Does that sound like something you could get used to?
It’s totally possible with a sunroom addition. This is the perfect space to add to your existing home if you need another room and added square footage, but you want a particular kind of room: one with lots of windows.
A sunroom or three-season room brings the outdoors in. It protects you from the elements while you enjoy the view of nature outside. These rooms strategically use floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, bringing in tons of natural light and sunshine. Some sunrooms even feature skylights, which allow for even more natural light.
So, what should you consider for your sunroom addition? Here are the popular trends we’ve been seeing:
Extra Gathering Space
For those who want extra space in their home for entertaining guests, building a sunroom addition that acts as an eating or relaxation space is ideal. Pictured here you can see the owners use the window-laden space as a dining and sitting area. To make it even cozier, they added a stone fireplace as a focal point and a handsome, wood paneled ceiling. Imagine sitting next to a rustling fire as you gaze out the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Family Room or Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings
Do you only have one space in your existing home for lounging or watching television? Maybe you’re considering adding another area for a couch, loveseat, recliner, flat-screen TV and surround sound. (Movie night, anyone?) A sunroom like the one pictured here could be the perfect addition. This is an even better idea if you don’t have the option to bump out an existing space to make it larger. Open up the space with vaulted or extra tall ceilings, and add airflow with ceiling fans.
Another fantastic option for a sunroom addition is to use it as a hobby room, like for painting, reading, doing crafts, or playing a musical instrument. Can you imagine sitting in your sunroom, light streaming in from all around, birds chirping through the open windows, as you craft a beautiful portrait of the outdoors? There’s no greater inspiration for your creativity than a room with life all around you. Use built-in shelving or a large, built-in island to keep organized and stow away clutter. Add french doors to the entryway of your sunroom to block out interior noises and focus on your hobby.
Some people choose to add a sunroom addition and connect it to their existing kitchen. Then, they use the sunroom that’s now open to the kitchen as a larger eating space. Not only is the sunroom open and airy with floor-to-ceiling windows, it’s also open to the main gathering space of the home: the kitchen. Choose easy-to-clean yet durable flooring, like tile, luxury vinyl plank, or hardwood, and add coziness with a soft rug.
Are your child’s toys taking over your family room or kitchen? It might be time to give them their own space. A sunroom addition is the perfect place to turn into an organized, clutter-free playroom with built-in shelving and french doors that let you safely keep an eye on the kids as they play. Later, once the children have grown and no longer need a playroom, you can convert it into an extra TV room, hobby room, or sitting area.
No matter what kind of sunroom or three-season room addition you choose to build, it’s sure to get lots of use and bring you loads of sunshine. A sunroom addition is the perfect way to extra space to your home, especially if you want an additional area to relax and unwind.
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