Now that we have finally hit hot temperatures, you need to enjoy it to its fullest. And one of the best ways to lounge around under the sun is with a sunroom. A sunroom is a room connected to your house that has an open concept. Typically, there are many windows as well as an open room concept. Some people use glass windows, while others try out mesh ones. It all truly depends on the homeowners’ preference. Are you interested in building this type of space? Then, check out this guide on how to create a sunroom.
Figure Out If You A Building it New or Adding it to Existing Deck
There are two ways you can create a sunroom. You can either build it from an existing deck or start from scratch. If you start from scratch, you will need to measure the area and purchase all the right supplies and equipment. The project itself can take a while to complete, especially if you are working on your own. If you want a stress-free experience, less hassle and better quality, we recommend working with a team of skilled builders and carpenters to complete the job. Our carpentry team at Valor Home Services can help you create a deck for your sunroom.
Once you have the deck built, it is time to frame the room. These are the walls. Just like building the deck, you will need to measure and gather all the supplies and equipment. Framing can be a difficult task, so it is best to hand it off to a team of experts in your area. Make sure you give them an idea of what you want. For example, list out where you want doors, windows and any other items you plan on adding as well as their size dimensions.
While adding a roof is its own entity, it does go hand in hand with the frame. Therefore, once you have the frame up, you can add on the type of room you would like. There are different options you can with like all windows, half windows half enclosed or mesh windows.
Add Windows & Exterior Doors
After you have the frame and roof on, you can add windows and exterior doors to the sunroom. When you do your measurements of the frame, you need to also consider the sizes of the windows and doors and allocate enough space for them. There are many options for you at home improvement stores. We also sell Pella exterior windows and Therma-Tru doors, which are perfect for sunrooms.
Determine Electrical Requirements
If you want your sunroom to have technical capabilities, you need to consider adding electricity to the room. Do not add electricity on your own. You can seriously hurt yourself or even start a fire. That is why you need to hire an electrician or experienced contractor to make sure everything is wired correctly.
Since your sunroom will be exposed to the sun, it will get hot. Stay cool by adding fans. As a reminder, if you want to add a fan to this room, you need to have electricity. Once you have your electricity up and running, you can then install an exterior ceiling fan. Lowes has a variety of fans you can choose from that range in price.
Now that you have all the necessities up, it’s time to start the fun — decorating. The best way to decorate is to pick a theme and find decor pieces that fit it. For example, people go with nautical, bohemian, etc. Once you have your theme, you can add pieces. Luckily, you can find decor pieces just about anywhere. If you want one-of-a-kind pieces, we recommend checking out Etsy.
With these tips in mind, you can create a sunroom in your home. Do you need help building on or adding specific elements to them? Then, let Valor Home Services help you. Send us your inspiration today.