If you're looking to add to your home's square footage, which can give you and your family more space to enjoy, as well as increase the value of your home, a room addition is a worthwhile pursuit. One type of addition that you may enjoy is a sunroom — a room that contains plenty of windows, often added to whatever side of your home gets the most sunlight. This spot can be perfect for reading the morning newspaper with a cup of coffee, enjoying creative pursuits such as painting or knitting, or just curling up with a book. Here are some elements that you'll want included in your sunroom addition.
One of the goals of having a sunroof is to have it as brightly lit as possible, which you'll achieve by using windows on its walls. Another way to add light to the room is from above, thanks to the installation of one or more skylights. Skylights can help to keep your sunroom bright and cheery feeling, even when the sun is high overhead instead of lower in the sky where its beams will come through the windows. Skylights that you can open, either with a long handle or a remote control, can also help to add fresh air to the sunroom.
It's common to have a door in the sunroom leading out into your yard, but you might also wish to consider some manner of outdoor component attached to this addition. A deck built onto the end of the sunroom, for example, can be handy. If you're having a barbecue with family and friends, many people might be hanging out on the deck. There will likely be a few guests who want to sit away from the direct sunlight, and they can move into the sunroom where they'll still be close.
Radiant Floor Heating
Although people commonly picture using their sunroom when the weather is warm, this spot can be enjoyable during the winter, too. The surplus of windows, however, can sometimes make this spot a little drafty — and you don't want it to feel inhospitable to the point that you don't use it when it's cold outside. Radiant floor heating in the sunroom is valuable for making the area cozy. Heating coils beneath the floor will take any chill out of the room and make this spot one of the coziest in your entire home.