Planning Your Sun Room
Sun Room Series Part 1
The Sun Room Series is a five-part blog series that will cover everything you need to know about planning, building, and finishing your new sun room.
When you think about adding a sun room to your home, you can practically feel the warmth of the sun streaming through a skylight, you can imagine the peace and beauty of having your morning coffee in a private space, you can envision yourself practicing yoga or reading a book or playing with your kids.
Now that you know you want a sun room, the most important question to ask yourself in the early planning stages is: Will you be opening up a wall to make an existing room much larger, or will your sun room be an additional space that is accessed by a separate door?
The answer to this question is the most important consideration when forging ahead with this type of remodel as it will affect how the room is conditioned, furnished, and how the space affects the rest of your home.
If you are doing some demolition and opening up a wall to expand an existing room into a sun room, then you’ll need to consider how difficult or easy it will be to match the flooring, paint colors, and trim. If mimicking your existing aesthetic treatments will be a challenge, it may be necessary to redo the entire space so that the old blends together seamlessly with the new.
Opting for a stand-alone sun room expands your options tremendously. You can start from scratch with this separate space giving you choices that are practically endless. You can create a uniquely styled room, from the floors to windows to wall colors to décor.
Up next in Part 2 of the Sun Room Series: Conditioning your sun room addition.