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Things to Consider When Building or Adding a Sunroom

Things to Consider When Building or Adding a Sunroom

There is a reason that sunrooms are often referred to as Florida rooms. These open, airy spaces offer an ideal way to enjoy the sunny warmth this state is famous for without even leaving your house. If you’ve been considering adding a sunroom onto your home, here are a few things you’ll want to consider as you plan your new space.

Use – 
Start by envisioning how your family will use your new sunroom. Will it be a playroom for the kids or a breakfast nook perfect for enjoying the sunrise while you drink your coffee? Could it be a place to roll out a yoga mat or read a book? Will you use your new sunroom for entertaining? By identifying your vision for the sunroom will help you define the space.

Size – 
Think about how big your new Florida room addition will be. How much outdoor space are you willing to give up? How much indoor space will you need in order to be able to use your sunroom the way that you want to? Building a sunroom is generally less expensive than a traditional room addition, so you’ll be able to get more space for your money. Building a sunroom is also a fantastic way to add value to your home.

External Placement – 
A Florida sunroom is meant to be a transitional space that lets the light and warmth of the outdoors inside. That means you’ll want to pick a sunny spot with a pleasant view that you’ll be happy to see. Why stare at the wall of your garage or your neighbor’s fence when you could be watching birds in your landscaping or the fun happening in your pool? Don’t forget to consider your privacy as well. If you have an existing porch or patio that’s ideally placed, you can convert a patio enclosure into a sunroom. Alternatively, you can start from scratch.

Internal Access – 
What room will you walk through when you step out onto your Florida sunroom? When you’re debating about where to put your new sunroom, consider its placement with regards to the rooms in your home. If it’s meant to be a private space, you might want to access it from a bedroom. If you plan to use it for entertaining, it would be better to access the sunroom from the living room or some other public room of your home. What if you plan to dine out there regularly? In that case, you’ll probably want the door to the sunroom to be in close proximity to the kitchen.

Materials – 
What materials do you want to use for your Florida sunroom addition?

  • Wood offers a striking look but requires regular maintenance.
  • Vinyl and aluminum are easy to care for.
  • Doors and windows can be made from a variety of glass, vinyl and acrylic.
  • Screens can be built to withstand pets or offer extra privacy.
  • Sunroom roof materials include aluminum roof panels or traditional roofing materials to match your home.

Any material you choose should be able to withstand Florida weather.

Additional Reading When Adding a Sunroom:

Dulando Screen and Awning has been building amazing sunrooms for customers throughout central Florida since 1968.  We are ready to guide you through the decision to add a sunroom to your home.  Our goal is to build a Florida room that you can enjoy for decades to come. We use quality products, top-notch construction methods and our expert knowledge to ensure that your Florida sunroom will stand the test of time, so you’ll be able to enjoy it for years. Contact us today at 407-862-6060 to request your free in-home estimate.

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