Sunroom Ideas

Let the Sun Shine In

Mary and I believe the best sunroom ideas should include details about sunroom designs, sunroom window treatments, flooring, and more. A three season porch captures the sun and like a front porch, you can enjoy the outdoors in ultimate comfort.


We really enjoyed our sun room on a previous home we owned. We used it for entertaining, relaxing, and we even slept there on many occasions.


sunroom addition to contemporary home
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Sun rooms add additional living space for your family and bring the outdoors inside for almost year round enjoyment. Whether you decide upon a custom built or prefabricated sunroom, you'll want to get the most from your investment.


Sunroom Topics

Sunroom Design Ideas

Great sunrooms start with the right designs. Selecting the right design for your home depends on your home's architecture, its location, and your style preference.

Learn about cathedral, split, traditional, and curved designs along with several other options.

Sunroom Flooring Ideas

You might be pleasantly surprised by the many sunroom flooring options available. There's an option to fit most budgets and any of them can make your sunroom uniquely yours.

From wood, tile, stone, carpet, and more, see how the right flooring can add lots of appeal.

Windows for a Sunroom Ideas

Got windows? Select the best windows your budget allows. Knowing what to look for and examining your window options is important.

We outline your options for custom built sunrooms to conversion options.

Sunroom Window Treatment Ideas

We've sorted through the best sunroom window treatment ideas to help you decide which option is best. Choose from plantation shutters, curtains, blinds, and several others you may not have previously considered.

Watch the video that explains the essentials for selecting the right window treatments.

Building a Sunroom Options

You have several options when building a sunroom and we can help you find the one that's best for you.













More Sunroom Ideas

Outdoor Fans

Perfect for sun rooms, an an outdoor ceiling fan keeps the air moving and makes you much more comfortable. In colder months, the fans can help transfer the warm air into your home.

tongue and groove ceiling with outdoor fans
photo courtesy of copperline

Sunroom Lighting Ideas

Use a mixture of outdoor hanging and table lights to create a warm and inviting look. Outdoor chandeliers are perfect over your dining table or better yet, your pool table!


Sunroom furnished with chandelier and bistro table


comfortably furnished sunroom
photo courtesy of copperline
You'll find an unbelievably wide selection of outdoor lighting at LampsPlus.com. It is a great way to shop for outdoor lamps, table lamps, chandeliers, and so much more. Check 'em out today - LampsPlus.com!



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Sunroom Plant Ideas

Sunrooms are ideal for plants. From flowering seasonal or potted trees, you'll enhance the look of your sunroom with sun loving foliage. Here are a few of our favorite sunroom ideas for plants to get you started:

  • Abutilon - Kristen's Pink: very upright heavy salmon color bloomer; ideally suited for sunrooms


  • Allamanda - Golden Butterfly: a bushy bright early spring, summer, and late fall bloomer and very fragrant


  • Blechnum gibbum - Dwarf Tree Fern: very feathery greenery that loves an east, west or north exposure. Use when you want constant greenery.


  • Dianthus - Duchess of Westminster: flowers well into summer, this dianthus has a spicy aroma with large pink blooms.


Sunroom Electrical Considerations

Often overlooked when planning a sunroom or three season porch, your electrical requirements may be different than for other locations in your home.
  • Ensure there are sufficient receptacles on all walls to include the exterior walls
  • Sunroom decorated for Christmas
  • If planning to hang holiday lights, strategically position electrical receptacles in or near the ceiling
  • Plan for hanging, overhead, and ceiling fans
  • Also include floor receptacles for lamps and to accommodate seating arrangements.
  • If planning an entertainment room, plan for flat screen tvs, arcade-type games, popcorn machine, etc.
These are just a few considerations; see our porch outdoor electrical systems section for more detailed and most helpful electrical planning information.





floor to ceiling window panels in sunroom
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Already have a sunroom or have some neat sunroom ideas? Please share them with us ; we'd love the opportunity to feature them on our site.


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