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2017 Grand ARDA - Custom Homes - Visbeen Architects, Inc.
2017 Grand ARDA - Custom Homes - Visbeen Architects, Inc.
AIBD - American Institute of Building Design
This design blends the recent revival of mid-century aesthetics with the timelessness of a country farmhouse. Each façade features playfully arranged windows tucked under steeply pitched gables. Natural wood lapped siding emphasizes this home's more modern elements, while classic white board & batten covers the core of this house. A rustic stone water table wraps around the base and contours down into the rear view-out terrace. A Grand ARDA for Custom Home Design goes to Visbeen Architects, Inc. Designers: Vision Interiors by Visbeen with AVB Inc From: East Grand Rapids, Michigan
Hillside Residence
Hillside Residence
Locati Architects
Hillside Residence by Locati Architects, Interior Design by Tracey Byrne, Photography by Audrey Hall
Inspiration for a gray floor sunroom remodel in Other
Historic Portland Home Renovation
Historic Portland Home Renovation
Daniel House
Sunroom - small traditional dark wood floor sunroom idea in Portland with no fireplace
Our Work
Our Work
Palm Beach Enclosures
Example of a mid-sized ornate sunroom design in Nashville with a glass ceiling
Grosse Pointe Farms Four Season Room Remodel
Grosse Pointe Farms Four Season Room Remodel
Offer and Associates
From an unused, storage area to a functional four season room - beautiful transformation!
Sunroom - large traditional ceramic tile and gray floor sunroom idea in Detroit
Historic Remodel
Historic Remodel
EDAD studio
Sunroom - eclectic ceramic tile and green floor sunroom idea in Tampa with a standard ceiling
Urban Four-Square
Urban Four-Square
Moore Architects, PC
The glass lined look out room at top of tower provides views of the National Mall beyond. It also serves as a cozy gathering spot with panoramic views of the neighborhood. Hoachlander Davis Photography
Traditional Winnetka Residence - New Construction
Traditional Winnetka Residence - New Construction
Reynolds Architecture- Design & Construction
Elegant sunroom photo in Chicago with a standard fireplace and a brick fireplace
System 4 Straight Eave Design
System 4 Straight Eave Design
FOUR SEASONS SUNROOMS BY HUDSON VALLEY SUNROOMS
Example of a trendy medium tone wood floor and brown floor sunroom design in New York with a glass ceiling
Leighton Design Group - Home Interior Project
Leighton Design Group - Home Interior Project
Leighton Design Group
Inspiration for a transitional sunroom remodel in Miami with a standard ceiling
DO-STAGE! LLC combination Owner Occupied and Vacant Staging
DO-STAGE! LLC combination Owner Occupied and Vacant Staging
DO-STAGE! LLC
Beth Abel
Transitional medium tone wood floor and brown floor sunroom photo in Charlotte with no fireplace
VIS: Hudsonville Contemporary Coastal
VIS: Hudsonville Contemporary Coastal
Celebrity Builders, LLC
Photos by Kaity
Sunroom - coastal brown floor sunroom idea in Grand Rapids with a standard ceiling
Rustic Modern Home
Rustic Modern Home
Custom One Homes
Sunroom - modern sunroom idea in Minneapolis
Summer Lake Floor Plan
Summer Lake Floor Plan
Starr Homes
Inspiration for a mediterranean concrete floor and gray floor sunroom remodel in Kansas City with a stone fireplace and a standard ceiling
Mediterranean Modern
Mediterranean Modern
Nor-Son Custom Builders
Example of a tuscan light wood floor sunroom design in Minneapolis with a standard fireplace, a stone fireplace and a standard ceiling
Wiregrass Lane
Wiregrass Lane
Chelsea Skye Interiors
Inspiration for a transitional sunroom remodel in Nashville
Crystal Bay, Tahoe
Crystal Bay, Tahoe
Meridith Baer Home
Staged for Presidio Vista Properties
Sunroom - rustic sunroom idea in Los Angeles
Main Osterville
Main Osterville
Casabella Interiors
Inspiration for a coastal sunroom remodel in Boston
Chicago Design Team
Chicago Design Team
Arlington Design Center
Example of a mid-sized transitional sunroom design in Chicago with a standard ceiling

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 57,696 images from the best designers, decorators, and architects in the country, including Starr Homes and Palm Beach Enclosures. 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.