Four Season Porches

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Unlike three season porches, four season porches (sun porch, solar porch, sun room, solarium, and conservatory) usually have:
  • Insulated walls and ceilings
  • Insulated glass windows and doors
  • Heating/cooling systems controlled by thermostats (i.e. climate control
  • Few structural elements meaning more natural light is allowed in



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Four season porches

Do you have the luxury of having a four season room?

Our good friends, Dan and Rosemary, have one and they tell us that they spend hours there every day - listening to music, reading and relaxing.

Properly oriented, these special porches and their counterparts act as solar heaters. The heat can also then be transferred to other parts of the home.


Four Season Porch Plans

Here are our picks for wonderful all season room plans that you can acquire from Family Home Plans to build your new all season outdoor room. Just click on the picture or caption to learn more.


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DIY all season room with shed roof design



DIY four season room with typical gable roof design
DIY all season room with gable roof design



DIY four season room plan with glass roof design
DIY four season porch with glass roof design for nice lighting



DIY Four season porch plan with sliding doors
DIY all season porch with sliding entrance doors and gable roof design



Gable Roof Four Season Room Plan with side entrance doors
DIY four season porch with side entrance doors and gable roof design

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If you see a house plan you like on our site, jot down the plan # and have it handy for when you visit Family Home Plans. They have a wonderful collection of plans and most of them can be modified to fit your needs. Search to your heart's content.

Are you looking specifically for a porch plan? Great, then please take a look at these porch plans they offer (very popular with our readers!)

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How to Make a Four Season Room from a Porch

In this video, Ron Hazleton walks you through the steps



Four Season Porch Pictures

Conservatory as an entrance to your home
How about a conservatory as an entrance to your home?



Four season porch decked out for the holidays
All season porch decked out for the holidays



This spacious sun porch is a great place for a pool table
This spacious sun porch would be a great place for a pool table



Imagine sitting here in the warmth of your cozy home during the winter
Imagine sitting here in the warmth of your cozy home during the winter


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Installing fans will keep your four season porch cooler
Installing fans will keep your year-round porch cooler



Wonderful space for dining
Wonderful space for dining




A comfortable four season porch
Comfortable wicker furniture on this all season porch



Double-hung windows and beautiful blue carpet make inviting room
Double-hung windows and beautiful blue carpet make inviting room



A sunny spot to enjoy in this sunroom
A sunny spot to enjoy





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See our response to a query regarding converting a screen porch to a four season room.

Sunroom

Ways to use this wonderful room...

  • Workout rooms
  • Greenhouse
  • Spend fun time with grandchildren
  • Party room
  • Family meals
  • Formal sitting area
  • Enjoy your hobbies
  • Playing games
  • Respite for reading and listening to music
  • Entertaining family and friends



Four season porch - Lou and Helens

This all season porch belongs to our friends, Lou and Helen. Notice their fun seashell collection from New England where they used to live.

Sun Porch Addition

The easiest and simplest way to add a sun porch to your home is to purchase a manufactured or prefabricated structure. These are built to attach easily to your home and come in many different styles, sizes, configurations, and shapes. Look at some of the options you will have with manufactured sun rooms:
  • Wood or aluminum frames
  • Glass roofs or conventional (shingles)
  • Different roof heights and slopes
  • Different wall heights
  • Built in or installed shades/blinds
  • Heating / cooling options
Most building codes require a foundation with a perimeter footing below the frost line. Check your local building codes.


A DIY Project

Building an existing porch into a 4 season porch is doable if you have the right skills and knowledge or willing to invest time into learning exactly what's needs to be done. Check out our Build your own front porch section for more details before you tackle this project!





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