May 30, 2018
by Spectrum Remodeling
Considering a Sunroom or Porch Enclosure for your home, office or cottage?
If so, then you really want this new space to be an extension of your existing architecture's style and structure. Here is a list of design elements and decor ideas to keep in mind before for your big project gets going. A good place to start is knowing what you plan to use your new sunroom for. This will help you decide on how you will want to design your space.
Decorate Your Sunroom According To Use
Will it be for entertaining and socializing? Then you will want to consider ample seating, such as a large sectional. Or maybe even a bar area for making cocktails for all to gather around. However, if you are creating a family space with room for the kids to play, then you might want to look at large floor pillows in bright colors and ample storage for toys and games. Try mix and match furniture for a fun and inviting environment. Or will it be a peaceful lounge space to get away from it all? Then ambient lighting and cozy, soft blankets and large pillows can create the perfectly Zen space you've always dreamed about. Large area rugs can make a statement in any room. So whether you've decided on a chic, modern decor, or a vintage cottage feel, a rug can really add a punch. Make sure to choose rugs that are resistant to UV exposure, mold, and mildew.
Electrical & Lighting For Your Sunroom
Lighting and electrical outlets are often overlooked when building sunrooms
and outdoor spaces. Large ceiling fans with lighting are a great place to start for lighting up your room in the evening and keeping it cool on those extra warm summer days. Electrical outlets around the room and even in the floor where possible is super convenient. It's always great to have ample outlets for charging devices, lamps and lighting, televisions and media players.
Air & Ventilation
Adding a heat source for longer use throughout the year. There are so many options to choose from when it comes to using a heat source outside of your home's HVAC system. A gas fireplace, wood burning stove, even modern wall insert is a great focal point in any sunroom. Control seasonal temperatures and stay warm and cozy in any style of a room. Proper ventilation is essential, so when HVAC connection is possible, it's a great option to controlling year-round temperatures. Air conditioning, ceiling fans, and great windows that stack up and down or remove completely allow for the breezy summer days to come right through.
Privacy & UV Protection
You don't have to change the footprint of your room to get the privacy you deserve. Choosing window coverings
that provide both coverage and UV protection can save your rugs and furniture from sun damage over time. You may even consider tinting your windows to shield the outside world and harmful UV rays without compromising visibility.
After considering these few tips, you will have a better grasp on the perfect design for your style and needs. Remeber to choose durable fabrics for rugs and furniture that are UV and moisture resistant. Consider colors and patterns that will stand the test of a busy family in a well-used space.
Let the experts at Spectrum Remodeling, Southeast Michigan’s Professional Home Improvement Contractor, help you design and build the sunroom of your dreams.