Adding a sunroom: Where to put it

Things to consider before building a sunroom.
More than 500,000 homeowners add sunrooms to their homes each year. They regularly choose a light-filled space rather than a traditional addition.

If you want a sunroom, you need to make a few decisions about placement and how you want it to function within the flow of your home.
  • Look at the orientation of the yard in relation to your proposed site-you want to ensure a good view that is unobstructed by large trees or shrubbery.

  • Have a good understanding as to where the room will be attached to the rest of the home and how it will affect the look and feel of that area.

  • Will the sunroom be accessible? Will you be blocking any other rooms with this proposed site?

  • Does your local building code have a set-back requirement that will interfere with your proposed site?

  • When designing the sunroom, take the architectural style and design of your home into consideration and match the sunroom to that particular style-a sunroom can be an architecturally creative addition if thoughtfully executed.

  • Building a sunroom addition requires a totally different method of construction-hire a professional who has specific experience building sunrooms.
Source: National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI)

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