20 Peaceful Sunroom and Conservatory Design Ideas

There is nothing more pleasant than sitting outside in your backyard and enjoying the beautiful scenery, the warm air, the gardens, and good company, or a good book. But not all days are meant to be outdoors. Weather is not always predictable, sometimes it is too warm, too cold, rainy, or maybe even snowy. Despite the weather, you wish you could at least enjoy having unobstructed views of your yard and surroundings, and let the natural light in. If you love the idea of having a room that was attached to your home that let in an abundance of natural light, and allowed you to sit and enjoy the out of doors without actually being out in them, you may be wishing you had a sunroom or conservatory attached to your home. These two types of rooms are beautifully designed rooms that are designed with a lot of windows, and or glass, so that it appears to be more open and meld with the environment just outside its walls. They are often seen at the back of a home, or maybe off to the side of a home, and they can be a small area, or extend the full length of the home, and extend as far out as you’d like. Whether you are building a home and plan to have a sunroom or conservatory as part of the plan, or have one added on to your existing home, here are some things to consider.

What will its purpose be?

Before you begin to design your sunroom or conservatory, first decide what the room’s main function will be. A sunroom can be just about anything you want it to be. Some things other homeowners have designed their sunroom to function as include, study, workout or exercise room, dining area, living room, among others. Knowing you plan to use the room for will help you decide on things like, size, part of the house you want to have the room extend from, how much glass or how many windows you want the room to have, types of materials you want to use in the room, among other things.

Where you want your sunroom or conservatory

You will need to survey the home (if pre-existing home) and decide where you want to have the sunroom constructed. Your property lines and terrain will help the contractors decide on the best location for the sunroom. Look around your home and see what views you want the sunroom to overlook. If you have a beautiful view of the mountains off of the back of your home, this might be where you would prefer the room to be built. Same would go for the side of the home where a beautiful garden sits, or the sunsets in the evening and you envision yourself sitting in your sunroom or conservatory in the evenings to watch it happen. Whatever the environment around your home has to offer; whatever amazing views you can use as part of the backdrop, start there to see if the room is able to be added to that part of the house and go from there.

Choose your design

In the same regard as how much space is available around your home, as to whether or not a sunroom or conservatory is doable, figuring out how much space you have to work with, will also affect what style you can have. Space and property available isn’t just about longitude space, but vertical space as well. Depending on the answer to these questions, you will know what types of plans and designs you can work with. Many of the designs can be designed to size, too. A knowledgeable sunroom and conservatory contractor can tell you if he can take one design and enlarge it to fit your square footage and space, as well as the opposite – take a design and scale it to fit your needs and desires.

Building, or adding on a sunroom or conservatory is an exciting time. You can have fun decorating your addition to your home to fit your taste, style, and function of the room. One thing many homeowners like to do, is to use the out of doors to help decorate their room, to help bring some of the elements in so that the two seem to meld seamlessly together. It is one way to enjoy the out of doors, all while being comfortable indoors. When you create a warm, cozy, and welcoming sunroom or conservatory, no matter what function it serves, you will soon see that it is the most popular room in the house.

For more ideas to help you along, take a look at these 20 peaceful sunroom and conservatory design ideas.

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