Just like any room in the home, the sun porch has its own style. At a certain point, the décor of this enclosed porch may become outdated. Redesigning this area requires that you take functionality, style, and comfort into mind because doing so will ensure that you get the most use out of the room in future years. Here are some tips to keep in mind when doing the remodeling.
Step 1: Choose flooring material that is able to withstand prolonged sunlight exposure. This flooring should last for years and require less maintenance. It is the most cost-effective option for a room like this. Consider slate, tile, or concrete and add area rugs to provide the room with additional warmth and comfort.
Step 2: The sunroom is most often used during the day. Occupants can enjoy the sunlight streaming through the multiple windows while they read, watch television, or dine. Installing lighting in the room allows the area to be used at night. Provide enough light to perform the necessary tasks.
Step 3: Installing blinds, curtains, or shades provides the room with privacy and keeps the sunlight from beating down on the furniture. Horizontal or vertical blinds allow you to adjust the amount of sunlight that reaches the room. Some shades are translucent so you can see through them, but they block the UV rays.
Step 4: Incorporate a fan to circulate air and keep temperatures reasonable. A ceiling fan serves a purpose during both warm and cold weather months, so consider installing one. If this is not an option, a floor-standing fan will do just as well cooling the air when the room temperature becomes warm.
Step 5: Since sunlight will be filtering into the room all day, select furniture that can tolerate the light. Bamboo, wicker, or metal furniture is able to handle the heat and humidity. Cushions intended for outside use can be placed on the furniture to make it more comfortable.