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Hawks Point Residence - Interior Design Collaboration
Hawks Point Residence - Interior Design Collaboration
Create Design Build
Mountain style concrete floor and gray floor sunroom photo in Minneapolis with a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and a standard ceiling
Kennebunk Golf Course Cottage Renovation
Kennebunk Golf Course Cottage Renovation
Hurlbutt Designs
Jeff Roberts
Sunroom - coastal sunroom idea in Portland Maine with a standard ceiling
Wauconda Lake House
Wauconda Lake House
ADINA HALL DESIGN
Example of a beach style sunroom design in Chicago
Sunrooms
Sunrooms
Betterliving Sunrooms
Studio sunroom on this brick home. A great way to enjoy stargazing from the comfort of your home.
Inspiration for a sunroom remodel in Philadelphia
Rockingham Residence
Rockingham Residence
Forsite Studio
Large minimalist concrete floor and gray floor sunroom photo in Austin with a hanging fireplace, a metal fireplace and a standard ceiling
The Monroe Model at Oxford Estates
The Monroe Model at Oxford Estates
Providence Homes Inc
Example of a farmhouse brown floor sunroom design in Jacksonville with a standard fireplace, a brick fireplace and a standard ceiling
Storybook Home
Storybook Home
Profile Cabinet
Matt Koucerek
Inspiration for a large timeless dark wood floor sunroom remodel in Kansas City with a standard ceiling
Dobbs Ferry Classical Conservatory
Dobbs Ferry Classical Conservatory
Michael Lewis Architects PC
Sunroom - large traditional light wood floor and brown floor sunroom idea in New York with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Sunroom
Sunroom
Haus Interior Design
Inspiration for a sunroom remodel in DC Metro
Lincoln Park Residence
Lincoln Park Residence
Eva Quateman Interiors
Unique sunroom with a darker take. This sunroom features shades of grey and a velvet couch with a wall of windows. Werner Straube Photography
Example of a large transitional gray floor and dark wood floor sunroom design in Chicago with a standard ceiling and no fireplace
Mid-Century Alameda Whole House Remodel
Mid-Century Alameda Whole House Remodel
Treve Johnson Photography
Example of a mid-sized 1950s slate floor sunroom design in San Francisco with a skylight
Modern Screen Porch | Wrightsville Beach
Modern Screen Porch | Wrightsville Beach
Lisa Sherry Interieurs
Sunroom - coastal light wood floor sunroom idea in Raleigh with a standard ceiling
Meadow View Residence
Meadow View Residence
Emeritus
Architecture by Emeritus | Interiors by Lauren Marttila | Build by Julius Pasys| Photos by Tom G. Olcott
Sunroom - coastal medium tone wood floor and brown floor sunroom idea in Other with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Water's Edge
Water's Edge
Timothy M. Giguere, AIA - TMS Architects
Architectrure by TMS Architects Rob Karosis Photography
Inspiration for a coastal sunroom remodel in Boston
Girard Avenue Sunroom
Girard Avenue Sunroom
Martha O'Hara Interiors
Martha O'Hara Interiors, Interior Design & Photo Styling | John Kraemer & Sons, Remodel | Troy Thies, Photography Please Note: All “related,” “similar,” and “sponsored” products tagged or listed by Houzz are not actual products pictured. They have not been approved by Martha O’Hara Interiors nor any of the professionals credited. For information about our work, please contact design@oharainteriors.com.
Large sunroom
Large sunroom
American Building & Design
George Trojan
Mid-sized mountain style ceramic tile sunroom photo in Boston with no fireplace and a standard ceiling
Cross Pond Farm
Cross Pond Farm
WESKetch Architecture, Inc.
Sunroom - mid-sized traditional slate floor and gray floor sunroom idea in New York with a standard ceiling
Jamaica Plain Solarium and Kitchen Remodel
Jamaica Plain Solarium and Kitchen Remodel
New England Design & Construction
This stunning sunroom features a light and airy breakfast nook with built-in banquette seating against a farmhouse-style industrial table for family seating. It is open to the brand new kitchen remodeled for this client.
Downingwood House
Downingwood House
Laura Design Company
Credit: Emily Kennedy Photography
Sunroom - transitional sunroom idea in Chicago
Sunroom Addition in Burke, VA
Sunroom Addition in Burke, VA
Schroeder Design/Build, Inc.
Schroeder Design/Build designed a new addition to replace an existing aluminum sunroom on this Fairfax home. This new space can be used all year and has a beautiful window wall and solar tubes. The beautiful view and all the natural light makes you feel like you are sitting outdoors. Greg Hadley
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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 60,912 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Michael Lewis Architects PC and Forsite Studio. 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.