Designing the inside layout of your sunroom
Having a sunroom takes your home’s livability to the next level — the extra space can be transformed time and time again as your needs and interests change. In order to maximize the usability of this space, you’ll want to be thoughtful about the layout that best works for you and your space. Here are some things to consider when deciding what your sunroom’s layout will be.
Have a complete picture of the sunroom space
Whether your sunroom is brand new to you or you’re taking a moment to reimagine the space, take a moment to inventory the room. Make sure you have the correct measurements for all the room’s areas and consider where the light falls at different times of the day throughout the year. You’d be surprised how many people dive into deciding a room’s arrangement without first having all of the correct information.
Decide on the use of your sunroom
Another early step in determining your room’s layout is to decide what the room’s function will be. This may seem obvious, but it’s not unheard of for homeowners to fill a space in their home with furniture they like without really considering how they plan to use it. Will the primary use of the room be for entertainment? Will the room be used as an office and reading area? Do you plan to use the space for hobbies or want an area for children to play? Thinking through all these things will help you immensely when deciding the layout. You don’t want to be moving furniture every day because it’s in the way of doing your morning yoga!
Let design follow function in your room
Having decided on a primary use of the room, the next thing to do is to make furniture and decoration choices that follow that function. For example, if you plan to do yoga in your sunroom every morning, leave enough open space to accommodate that. If the sunroom will become a dedicated office, decide on a desk, and position it in the best place in the room based on natural lighting. If entertaining is your main objective, you can choose to create a comfortable seating area, add a dartboard, or put in a pool table. As you’ve done the work of taking inventory and then deciding the use of the space, you’ve likely had ideas for how that will play out. Now, have fun with it!
The fun part about having a sunroom is deciding how you’ll use all the extra space and make plans for the amplified natural light. Taking a little bit of time to decide your room’s layout will go a long way in maximizing your sunroom’s enjoyment.
If you have any questions about adding a sunroom or solarium to your home or if you’re looking to become a dealer call the experts at (800) 810-7666. Global Solarium has been providing excellent dealer service in the Portland OR, Los Angeles CA, – Sacramento CA,– San Jose CA, – San Francisco CA, – Salt Lake City UT, – Seattle WA, and Spokane WA areas.