Three Important Elements for Creating Bright and Comfortable Sunrooms

A sunroom lets you experience the outdoors while comfortably nestled indoors. From a cozy space, you can relax and enjoy the sun and the greenery through the sunroof and floor to ceiling windows. In winter, the sunroom becomes a relaxing retreat where you can bask in the sun despite the cold weather. In summer, you can spend hours on end in the sunroom to hang out with your family without worrying about summers becoming too warm–you can simply turn on the AC to make sure the room is cool and refreshing enough.

 

To build a sunroom that allows you to experience these simple pleasures, you should consider the following elements that make sunrooms comfortable and very relaxing.

 

Controlled Temperature

 

Like the other rooms in your home, it’s best to install air conditioning and heaters so that you can control the temperature in the sunroom. The sunroom can be the best hang out during dreary winters simply by having the right lighting and turning on the heaters to warm up the room. You can also enjoy the outdoor greenery in summer without having to deal with the unbearable heat by turning on the AC.

 

Comfortable Seating

 

With an abundance of natural light coming in and an expansive view of the outdoors, sunrooms are one of the best places to relax. Why not add comfortable seats and daybeds to make your stay in the sunroom much more relaxing? Chairs and other furniture made with natural materials like rattan and wicker are common in sunrooms. With the addition of upholstered seating, And plush throw pillows, you can have all the comfort that you could ever want from these types of furniture. Daybeds are also a great addition to the sunroom, especially if you enjoy taking afternoon naps.

 

Privacy

 

Installing window treatments is a good way to keep the lighting just right especially if it gets too sunny. You also have a variety of options when you want a little privacy in your sunroom—you can install curtains, shades, or blinds.

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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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