Tips for Creating the Perfect Sunroom

A Sunroom allows you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort, protected from the unpleasant weather and pesky bugs.  Your sunroom is the place to relax, de-stress, and get away from it all.

These rooms are built as an extension of your home and are usually made of materials that match your home. Also available are pre-manufactured aluminum kits, which can be fitted to suit your space and budget. They can be purchased in a variety of colors with many styles and options available.

Sunrooms can be built any size or shape, allowing you to accommodate as many friends and family members as you wish.

Seating: Sunrooms are often an extension of your family room. Seating, pillows and coffee tables create a comfortable sitting area. Consider adding media equipment as well.

Heating/Cooling Controls: To increase the amount of time you are able to use your sunroom, as well as your comfort, incorporate a heater or ductless heat pump, allowing you to adjust the temperature of your sunroom accordingly for the season.  

If you decide against a climate control system, your sunroom may get over heated in the sunlight. Shade or Curtains allow you to control the heat and also give you some privacy.


Entertaining:  Ample table space and seating, air circulation, and lighting are key when it comes to entertaining in your sunroom.  Consider having a seating area as well as dining table so you can utilize your sunroom for almost any occasion.

Decorating:  Decorations for your sunroom can consist of almost anything – with this being said, do not over accessorize your sunroom. Try to incorporate decorations that create a “comfortable” setting, such as plants, photos, rugs, lamps, collectable items etc.

Talk to your Builder about incorporating the perfect sunroom in your new home!

Kaila Sawlor Sawlor Built Homes Custom Home Builder in Nova Scotia

Kaila Sawlor

Kaila is the Marketing Manager of Sawlor Built Homes. She continuously updates our profile on Facebook, Instagram, Houzz, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest, and is focused on all marketing initiatives.

A third generation family member of Sawlor Built Homes, Kaila joined the company in 2011. She is an active member of the Canadian Home Builder's Association - Nova Scotia Marketing Committee and she continues to update her education and training, intent on becoming an industry leader in new home marketing.

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