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This sunroom, paired with outdoor seating, makes an indoor-outdoor entertaining center.
This angled room gives a rear facade more design interest than a typical boxy bump-out. Wraparound windows let in light year-round, and screens let in breezes on warm, sunny days. A distinctive architectural feature, a cupola with windows, tops the addition and showers the interior with light. Traditional-style windows in the gazebo-like addition link the old and new spaces.
This sunroom addition is nestled under a giant oak. Shade from the tree during the summer and early fall cools the space naturally. After the leaves fall, the added sunlight helps warm the interior.
This sunroom addition sits at the front of a cottage-style house to maximize sunlight. The sunroom expands the adjoining great-room and floods it with natural light. The original center-door entry was replaced with twin sets of French doors flanking the new sunspace.
A gazebo-like structure is the perfect choice for this sunroom addition to a home in the middle of farm country. The concept for the gazebo came from a grain silo. A small, enclosed hallway links the addition to the main house.
This prefabricated sunroom features a roof that matches the rest of the home, allowing it to blend seamlessly.
Bold trim and matching brick help this addition blend seamlessly with the original 1920s house. Flat-roof sunrooms were a common feature of homes from this time period, but modern materials greatly reduce the likelihood of leaks. Adding a terrace above extends the home's second-floor living space.
The brickwork and rough-cut stone sills under this addition's windows match those on the main house, and the scalloped siding matches the siding on the dormer. Even the brackets under the roof overhang echo those on the existing structure. Attention to such details can be expensive, but it helps maintain value, particularly in a historical home.
This solarium features windows that repeat the Gothic arch and diamond-shape panes that prevail throughout the rest of the home.
A glass-crowned sunroom, such as this one, is a sure way to bring natural light into your sunroom. However, without careful planning, glass-top conservatories can get uncomfortably warm. In addition to requesting low-E glass and tints to filter sunlight, consider installing retractable shades overhead to help control light and heat.
Air-conditioning, a ceiling fan, and some shading from deciduous trees work together to keep this sunroom comfortable in the summer months. Air-conditioning is a foolproof method for making a sunroom comfortable on even the hottest days.
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