Tuesday 10 November 2020

Adding a Sunroom to Your Property - What to Consider...

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A glass sunroom makes a fabulous addition to the home. It’s an outdoorsy space that you can enjoy no matter what the weather’s doing, plus it’s quicker and easier to build than a traditional conservatory whilst still allowing lots of extra light and space into your home. 

Sunrooms come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so there are a number of factors you’ll want to consider before you begin constructing your sunroom. This includes your budget, available space and how much time you will be spending in your new sunroom. However with a bit of planning, you can create an entirely new space that’s perfectly in tune with your personal style and a great addition to your home. 

How do you want to use your sunroom?

A sunroom can serve all sorts of different purposes such as a dining area, a second living room, or even a gym. In fact the possibilities for a sun room are endless as it creates such as multi functional space full of natural light. 

Whatever you’re planning to do with your sunroom, you should have an idea of its purpose in mind from the very beginning. This will help you to decide on the design and layout for the room to ensure it is as practical and functional fur the purpose you intend to use it for. For example, if you plan to use your sunroom as a home office, you may want to make sure that the sunlight won’t fall directly on your computer screen and you have space for for any furniture you may need as well as plug sockets near where you will need them! 

What type of flooring will you use?

You can choose from a wide variety of materials when selecting a floor for your sunroom. Paving and decking are popular choices because both of these materials can be installed in your outdoor space as well, creating a seamless transition between the home and the garden, linking the nature from outdoors with the functional space of your home. 

Whatever decision you make it is important to ensure it is functional, something to consider is a low-maintenance flooring option that will be easy to clean (especially if you expect your family to tread dirt in from the garden) and can be easily swept or mopped when needed. Porcelain tiles and capped composite decking are both great choices in that regard as they are low maintenance but still look great too. 

What material will you use for the walls?

Most sunrooms have transparent glass walls to maximise natural light, but some suppliers also offer alternative materials—such as polycarbonate or aluminium—to repel heat or provide a little more privacy. Again this is something to consider depending on what you wish to use your sunroom for as you may wish for it to be as open as possible or you may want a little more privacy for using the space as a home office etc. 

You can use different materials for different walls to get the results you desire and this is best to consider before you begin creating your sunroom so you can price up different options and designs before you begin. 

And what kind of doors would you like?

Again, there are a number of different options to choose from here; fixed panels with standard doors are arguably more secure, but sliding glass allows you to open the whole room to the garden on nice days, making your indoor and outdoor areas feel more like a single continuous space. 

Finally, how will you decorate your garden room?

This is the part where you can really let your creativity shine and make the sunroom your own. When it comes to decorating be sure to pick furnishings and accessories that really reflect your personality and make your sunroom look fabulous! 

You could consider materials or accessories that blend the outdoor space with your new indoor space or you could go completely contrasting with a modern interior which would contrast against the outside. Whatever you decide, the decoration in what will make your new sunroom feel like part of your home and a space you want to be in so take your time and really think about the overall look and feel you want to create. 

Would you ever consider adding a sunroom to your home? If so what would you use the space for? 


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