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5 Fun Sunroom Ideas

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5 Fun Sunroom Ideas

A sunroom is not a common feature in all homes. If you have space for it, it will certainly make for a unique feature at your residence. Adding a sunroom will give you a peaceful area in the house filled with natural light. It is recommended that the sunroom be on the solar south of the house since this will provide the maximum amount of sunlight all day long. You can choose the themes, colors, and décor that you want to put in the room. The best solution would be to ensure that the theme of the sunroom is in keeping with the rest of the house. It does not have to be exactly the same theme, but something along the same lines.


A Possible Inspection

Constructing a sunroom requires securing a building permit. City and county websites have guidelines on how these can be obtained and what you must do to obtain them. You may be asked to submit building plans and designs and a site-related plan to indicate the effect of the construction on your property. The proposed site may be inspected by city officials to ensure compliance with building codes.


Once these formalities are completed, you can proceed with your project and get your sunroom completed in no time. You will first have to find a designer and builder who will be able to implement your ideas just as you visualize them since this can be a difficult one for amateurs to do on their own.

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    1.Bring in the Garden

    A floral theme might work well with a sunroom if done in the right way. The key is not to go overboard with the theme and to resort to subtlety when incorporating this theme. A few well-placed cushions with floral patterns, an elegant painting, or some curtains can be sufficient to get across the theme. Yet another option to bring the garden inside your home is to place fresh flowers in the sunroom each day. It will enhance the appeal of the room manifold.

  2. 2.The Tropics

    A tropical theme is yet another popular sunroom theme that can give a bright and vibrant look to the space. Bold stripes and patterns on the fabrics used and lively colors can help bring the tropical atmosphere home. Woven mats and rattan furniture will be in keeping with the sunny tropical theme.

  3. 3.Dual Color Theme

    You can also choose to decorate with just two colors—a neutral and an accent. Examples of suitable combinations will be blue and cream, red and white, or cream and brown. Once you have the colors chosen, you can find fabrics and décor accessories to go with the theme.

  5. 4.Sunroom with a View

    The sunroom should be put in the place which affords you the best possible view. This way you can enjoy a peaceful afternoon at home taking in the beauty of nature from the comfort of your own home. This kind of sunroom should have wide, open glass windows which can give you the feeling of being in the midst of nature.

  6. 5.Hub of Fun

    A sunroom can also be converted into a place to have some fun with friends and family. Putting in a pool table will make it a fun place to gather around during winter or in rainy weather. The natural light spilling into the room even late in the evening will make it a cozy place to be in. Putting in a couple of wooden picnic tables will provide the feeling of having a fun time outdoors without actually being out of the house. You can even use the place as a playroom for children. Put in a few kids toys and equipment and they will be able to enjoy the benefits of a park without having to go out. It also increases the safety aspect since the children will be behind doors.


    The type of sunroom you put in will depend on the kind of person you are and your budget. Pre-fabricated sunrooms are also an option for those seeking an easy solution. The disadvantage with these is that they may not do well in keeping with the décor and style of the rest of the house.

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