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Hearthstone Farm - Sunroom
Hearthstone Farm - Sunroom
Frank Shirley Architects
Photo by Randy O'Rourke
Example of a mid-sized classic carpeted and white floor sunroom design in Boston with a standard ceiling and no fireplace
Tangletown Tudor
Tangletown Tudor
Tchotchkes Design Studio
Sunroom - transitional sunroom idea in Minneapolis
Water Oak
Water Oak
Carlton Edwards
Sarah Rossi, Photographer
Sunroom - large rustic concrete floor and gray floor sunroom idea in Nashville
Lincoln Park Family Retreat
Lincoln Park Family Retreat
Studio Gild
Example of a trendy sunroom design in Chicago
Surf Gallery
Surf Gallery
Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, P.A.
Michael Blevins
Inspiration for a coastal light wood floor and beige floor sunroom remodel in Wilmington with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Lake O'Brien 1 - Cozy Porch
Lake O'Brien 1 - Cozy Porch
Lands End Development - Designers & Builders
Inspiration for a rustic sunroom remodel in Minneapolis with a standard ceiling
Screened-In Porch
Screened-In Porch
Beth Howley Creative LLC
Inspiration for a cottage sunroom remodel in Grand Rapids
Porch interior
Porch interior
Gary Rosard Architect
Slate floor and mahogany clad walls give the porch interior substance and warmth. Photo: Peter Kubilus
Arts and crafts sunroom photo in New York
Stucco Tudor Cottage
Stucco Tudor Cottage
Fergus Garber Architects
English craftsman style home renovation, with a new cottage and garage in Palo Alto, California.
Example of a classic brick floor sunroom design in San Francisco with a glass ceiling
Home in St. Louis
Home in St. Louis
JML Interior Design
The sunroom was one long room, and very difficult to have conversations in. We divided the room into two zones, one for converstaion and one for privacy, reading and just enjoying the atmosphere. We also added two tub chairs that swivel so to allow the family to engage in a conversation in either zone.
4 Season Sun room Addition / Merrimack, NH
4 Season Sun room Addition / Merrimack, NH
Morgan Exteriors
Example of a large classic medium tone wood floor sunroom design in Manchester with a standard ceiling
Leighanne's Residence
Leighanne's Residence
Leighanne LaMarre Interiors
Amanda Dumouchelle Photography
Inspiration for a farmhouse white floor sunroom remodel in Detroit with a standard ceiling
Pleasant View
Pleasant View
Hutker Architects
Example of a beach style light wood floor and beige floor sunroom design in Boston with no fireplace
Eagle Shores
Eagle Shores
M. Parker Design
Inspiration for a coastal sunroom remodel in Dallas
Conservatories
Conservatories
Total Remodeling Systems
Victorian style, all glass roof, ceiling fan, hardwood flooring, white trim, aluminum frame
Sunroom - large traditional medium tone wood floor sunroom idea in DC Metro with no fireplace and a glass ceiling
Montauk
Montauk
WEST BAY HOMES real estate development
Inspiration for a coastal sunroom remodel in Minneapolis
Clarksville Renovation
Clarksville Renovation
Elizabeth Reich
Example of a transitional gray floor sunroom design in Baltimore with a standard ceiling
Bywood Street Residence
Bywood Street Residence
Martha O'Hara Interiors
Martha O'Hara Interiors, Interior Design | Kyle Hunt & Partners, Builder | Mike Sharratt, Architect | Troy Thies, Photography | Shannon Gale, Photo Styling
House in Rolling Greens
House in Rolling Greens
Saratoga Signature Interiors
Randall Perry Photography
Inspiration for a rustic sunroom remodel in Boston
Porch
Porch
DESIGNS BY CHRISTINE
Inspiration for a farmhouse sunroom remodel in Other
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When you have a sunroom, less-than-ideal weather conditions can’t stop you from enjoying your surrounding landscape. A step up from an exposed deck or patio, sunrooms provide shelter from rain, wind and bugs, extending the outdoor season — hence the terms three- or four-season rooms. With plenty of sunrooms to draw inspiration from, including comfortable furniture and sturdy flooring ideas, it’s helpful to know some of the basics about these structures before you start your addition or remodel.

What can I use my sunroom for?

There are no limits when it comes to uses for a sunroom addition. Commonly, people take advantage of the plentiful sunlight and use them as informal conservatories or a garden room. If you don’t have a green thumb, you might use it as an additional indoor living space to relax and read, or create an indoor-outdoor feeling, like an enclosed patio or porch. You may also want to use the extra space as a playroom for little ones or a hangout for teens. Transform it into a separate dining area if you want to mimick al fresco dining year round.

What materials are sunrooms built with?

A combination of brick, cement and wood often make up the base, or “knee wall”, which supports the large windows. Clear insulated glass or storm windows are used for the majority of the walls — they allow the maximum amount of sunlight into the space while also trapping heat. With the close relative, screened-in porches, the glass might be replaced with window screens to allow for airflow in warmer climates. Check out plenty of pictures of sunrooms and pay close attention to how they are constructed to draw inspiration for your own.

Roofing on sunroom designs can vary. Depending on the preference of the homeowner, the roof may be consistent with their conventional roofing, or could also be glass/plastic panels that let in lots of light. If you’re willing to pay a bit more, these panels are available with coating designed to reflect ultraviolet rays. Flooring in sunrooms was traditionally tiled to deal with possible leaks, but improved building methods allow for all types of flooring to be installed. Browse different style sunroom ideas and see what catches your eye for each aspect of the space, since the material options are pretty wide open.

What type of sunroom decor do I need?

Chances are the decor and furniture in your sunroom design will see a high amount of direct sunlight. Keep this in mind when choosing pieces, since some fabrics and materials can quickly fade or become uncomfortably hot. Outdoor furniture will generally stand up well to the heat and light exposure of all-season rooms and patio enclosures, but don’t be afraid to mix and match with indoor pieces as well. Anything made from wicker or seagrass are good sunroom decorating ideas, while you might want to steer away from plastic or metal pieces. Installing shades or blinds is a smart way to prolong the life of your sunroom furniture and accessories when the space is not in use.

Can sunroom additions double as conservatories?

Absolutely. If your solarium roof lets in light, a conservatory or garden room is an excellent use for the space. You will want to fill it with plants that like lots of sunlight and are resistant to temperature change (conservatories can be hot during the day and chilly at night). Succulents and more exotic plants tend to do well, but if you are prepared to pay close attention to your plants, you can grow most varieties in a sunroom, including fruits and vegetables.

Now get out there and make your sunroom ideas a reality!


Whether you want inspiration for planning a sunroom renovation or are building a designer sunroom from scratch, Houzz has 59,873 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including M. Parker Design and Michael Ross Kersting Architecture, P.A.. Look through sunroom pictures in different colors and styles and when you find a sunroom design that inspires you, save it to an Ideabook or contact the Pro who made it happen to see what kind of design ideas they have for your home. Explore the beautiful sunroom photo gallery and find out exactly why Houzz is the best experience for home renovation and design.