Sunrooms In Small Houses? Yes, It’s Possible

Even if you have a small home, you can have a sunroom. That said, when you begin creating the design for the room, you need to make sure it’s proportionate to the rest of the house. It shouldn’t overtake the rooms that are already present as this will likely be an area where you will go to relax or spend time with friends and family instead of it being an area where you live through the day.

An ideal location in a small house for a sunroom is adjacent to a kitchen or a living room. You can add a sliding door that leads to the room or install elegant French doors for a beautiful look.

Almost any room can be transformed into a sunroom as long as you have the floor and wall support. A usual feature of sunrooms is the large window. This is where the wall support comes into play so that you can install the picture windows that will allow the sun to enter.

A sunroom in a small home offers a different environment where you can enjoy the warmth of the sun while reading a book, taking a nap or entertaining family and friends. This is an area that often seems larger because of the natural light. It can be a place where pets like to sleep or play, getting them out of the main house. You can also use the area as a place for children to play during the day instead of them being in a darker room in the home.

The room can be used for storage if there aren’t many closets or cabinet spaces in the house. It’s also a way for family members to have another area to be alone when they need to do homework or have had a long day at work.

 
Sources:
Small Sunroom Home Design Photos. http://www.houzz.com

What to Know Before Adding a Sunroom. http://www.bhg.com

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About valleyhomeimprv

Steve Silverman is Cape Cod native with a BA in psychology from Bates College. He moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2004 and became a VP with VHI a year later, then bought the 20 employee company in 2013. He and his wife and two teenagers have a farm in Southampton where he spends time growing food and learning new ways to live in harmony with the land.

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