A sun porch is an enclosed porch that features an abundance of windows, allowing natural light to pass into the area. It allows year-round relaxation without the worry of insects or pollen. When remodeling a sun porch, follow the tips below, which keep style, functionality, and comfort in mind.
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Step 1: Choose a floor material that tolerates prolonged sunlight exposure. Slate, tile, and concrete are a few low-maintenance options. To add warmth and make the floor more comfortable, add area rugs or carpet the floor.
Step 2: When temperatures rise, this room can get hot due to the amount of sunshine pouring in through the windows. Make sure the area is properly ventilated by using windows that open and adding a ceiling fan to circulate air. You will enjoy the sunshine without feeling uncomfortably hot.
Step 3: During the day, light from the sun should be enough to illuminate the room. If you want to enjoy the room at night, install enough light for reading, watching television, or playing games. Though there is no need to over-light the area, you want the room to be functional.
Step 4: Shades or blinds control how much sunlight enters the room. Blinds come in horizontal or vertical styles and an assortment of designs. Translucent screens block UV rays while permitting you to see past them.
Step 5: Sunroom furniture should be resistant to sunlight so it will not fade. Furniture with metal, bamboo, or wicker frames is a good choice because these materials can handle consistent hot, humid conditions. Cushions should also feature a sun-resistant quality. Some manufacturers create cushions designed for patio or deck furniture and these would be appropriate.
Step 6: Use sun-loving plants to decorate the room. These thrive in a sunroom and they relax and rejuvenate occupants. They make the area look more appealing and many types are not difficult to maintain.