A sunroom provides the perfect area to relax, bask in the sunshine and enjoy a view of the outdoors. A sunroom addition can increase the value of your home and add more living space. Here are four tips to help plan the perfect sunroom for your home so you can enjoy the benefits.
Determine where you want to place the sunroom. If you want to catch the most sunlight, build your sunroom on a south-facing wall of the house. If you prefer to watch the sunrise, choose an east-facing position. Alternatively, a west-facing sunroom will enable you to enjoy the sunset of an evening.
Consider what you will use the sunroom for, whether it be a family room, a home office, or a space for entertaining guests. Perhaps your sunroom will be an entry to and from the garden and require a stylish sliding patio door that complements the room.
3. Window Size & Placement
Once you have decided on the location and purpose of your sunroom, you can start looking at windows and their placement. Floor-to-ceiling windows are a classic option for an indoor-outdoor living room that creates the look of a screened porch. Large windows, such as awning windows or sliding windows accompanied by casement windows, allow fresh air to enter your sunroom. Choose windows with a protective UV coating to filter out harmful rays and protect your furniture and floor.
4. Climate Control
Create a four-season sunroom with sufficient heating and cooling. Consider extending your heating and cooling system to reach the sunroom. In some regions, a ceiling fan may do the trick. Ensure you can open some of your windows to add air circulation. Invest in an insulated glass package to help keep the room at a cooler temperature in summer and warmer in winter for year-round comfort.