Warming Your Sunroom
Conservatory style sunrooms maximize sun light entering the room.
The word “sunroom” alone has a wonderful connotation of warmth and relaxation. If you’re planning to add or renovate one, you want to design it for optimal warmth and light. The following three designs are examples of what is possible to achieve with the addition of a sunroom to your home.
The term conservatory is used to refer to a sunroom with a pitched roof. Available in Victorian (beautiful ornate construction) and Georgian (stately) designs, conservatories come with aluminum, wood, or vinyl frames. To ensure energy efficiency, look for insulated Conservaglass Plus™ roof systems, and Conservaglass-insulated floor systems.
Because of its unique architectural design, a conservatory maximizes sun exposure, so care should be taken when selecting flooring and furniture. Engineered hardwood flooring, unlike traditional hardwood flooring, is specially engineered to withstand high temperatures without warping and twisting. Concrete floors are another option for flooring. Electric underfloor heating is a great way to heat your window-clad sunroom in colder climates. It is also a hidden heating source so it won’t interfere with your beautiful décor. Cane, wicker, or rattan furniture are the best choices for furnishing your conservatory. Available in several different colors and fabrics, these materials are durable under intense sun-exposure.
A curved sunroom can come in any shape or dimension, but the eaves curve to better blend in with your roofline. Available with all of the features mentioned above, you can incorporate pretty much anything into your sunroom. Try creating that rainforest utopia you’ve always dreamed about. Or, maybe adding just a few choice flowers can beautify your little escape.
A sunroom with a high, peaked ceiling creates a breathtaking, luxurious environment that draws family and friends to its warmth and relaxation. Built with all of the same specs for climate control and energy efficiency, the cathedral sunroom can meet any purpose. Install a tile floor and use it as a formal dining area. Or, create a cobblestone effect with concrete stamps to create an English garden, complete with afternoon tea.
Whether you want a room to capture that perfect view or a beautiful sanctuary to curl up with your favorite book, adding a sunroom to your home can open countless doors. Contact one of our certified contractors today and receive a free estimate to add a sunroom to your home. This feature will adds class and sophistication to any home, as well as resale appeal.
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