What Every Homeowner Should Know Before Adding a Sunroom


Now that summer is in full swing, many Australians are busy preparing for their weekend getaways or month-long vacations. For most homeowners, warm and humid days signal a perfect time to remodel their home.

If you are planning to update the look and feel of your home, adding a sunroom could be the best idea. It will allow you to enjoy sunlight without burning or damaging your skin. Although a glass-enclosed area is seasonal, it can keep your outdoor space warm and inviting in summer and autumn.

Plan your sunroom right with the following tips:

Decide Where It Should Go

Make sure your conservatory is accessible from the inside. You need to know whether it would be best in the North West or South West end of your house. One ideal spot is near the living room or behind the kitchen, since that is where guests spend most of their time. It’s best if your sunroom is adjacent to public gathering place. It would be best to build it in a place where the weather is slightly sunnier in the summer.

Choose the Right Window Treatment

A sunroom, of course, is built entirely of windows. This is the reason you need to select the best window treatment, which will perfectly fit your budget and the design of your home. Sure, curtains or blinds are fine, but outdoor shutters match the Australian lifestyle better. With this type of window treatment, you can enjoy your sunroom all year round.

Know What Features to Have

What features would suit your solarium best? A proper sunroom, of course, should have a comfortable seating, privacy shades, greenery and heating and air conditioning systems. Today’s versions of sunrooms have skylights, tile flooring, and energy-efficient windows. Take into account the space when designing the sunroom.

Make the sunroom the family and guests’ favourite hangout spot. With these easy tips, you can make your place more inviting, comfortable and entertaining.

Readers Comments (3)

  1. Madison Dalrymple January 16, 2015 @ 3:49 am

    Our sunroom is on the southeast corner of our home. It’s not very bright and hot in the summer. The environment is perfect because it’s close to the garden.

  2. My husband and I are planning for a home makeover. Our next renovation is to build a sunroom with a setup for entertaining. Is it a good idea to decorate it with flower vases, paper lanterns, couches and colourful pillows?

  3. The article is good, but I just want to share some information. The function of a sunroom is like an additional living area, so it must be designed for entertaining.


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