If you’re like many people, you have – or you’d like to have – a sunroom in your DC Ranch home. But sunrooms aren’t run-of-the-mill spaces that we all grew up with, so what are you supposed to do with it? How do you decorate a sunroom, and if you don’t have one, how can you turn a patio into one without doing a full-scale remodel? Here’s what you need to know.
Everything You Need to Know About Sunrooms
Sunrooms – commonly called solariums, garden rooms and “Arizona rooms” – are great places to entertain, lounge or enjoy the outdoors without all the heat. The biggest advantage to having a sunroom is that you can enjoy the outdoors without having to deal with heat and insects. So here, we’ll tackle the four biggest questions people have about sunrooms:
- How do you use a sunroom?
- How do I turn my patio into a sunroom?
- How do you decorate a sunroom?
- Can you put regular furniture in a sunroom?
Here’s a closer look at each.
#1. How do you use a sunroom?
Sunrooms can be as formal – or as informal – as you want them to be. You can use one as an office, a living room or even a dining room. A lot of people use them as entertaining areas, too. These spaces are versatile enough for just about any use, and they typically feature plenty of natural light that’s perfect for tasks and relaxing. Because our sunsets are so spectacular here, a sunroom can be the perfect vantage point.
A sunroom is different from a screened porch because the walls are finished with plenty of windows. While a sunroom certainly has plenty of windows, a screened porch lets fresh air pass through the room.
#2. How do I turn my patio into a sunroom?
Turning a patio into a sunroom can be a challenge if you’re not particularly handy, but it can be done. However, most people choose to hire a professional contractor to handle permits and construction.
#3. How do you decorate a sunroom?
You can decorate a sunroom any way you’d like – it’s a great place to experiment with bright, fresh colors and fun designs. Because the windows are the room’s dominant feature, you’ll want to load up on textures and designs you love (get some great ideas here).
#4. Can you put regular furniture in a sunroom?
You can put regular furniture in a sunroom that’s climate-controlled, but some people choose to use outdoor furniture that’s resistant to fading. It’s completely up to you – but if you’re using standard indoor furniture, you’ll most likely want to keep your blinds drawn when you’re not using the space.
What Should You Do With Your Sunroom if You’re Selling Your Home?
Like any other room in your house, it’s a good idea to stage your sunroom when you put your house on the market. Your agent can talk to you about staging and even recommend a professional home stager for you.
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