Porches

The Sunporch: A Room for All Seasons

A sun-drenched room filled with expansive exterior windows goes by several names: sunporch, sunroom, solarium, Florida area, sun parlor and in some cases even conservatory. Conservatories often had glass roofs and served as greenhouses or even orangeries as well, but the definition has become squishy over recent years. A sunporch is protected from the elements more than the usual screened-in porch is because it’s windows that shut. While older sunporches are generally three-season rooms (maybe not needing insulation or HVAC systems), newer sunporches are usually constructed to be occupied year-round. Whatever you call this light-filled area, it is often the most popular space in the home. Decide if converting an existing porch or adding a new sunporch is right for you. Tara Seawright Interior Design In a small cottage where space is tight, a sunporch may function as the sole dining area. Giannetti Home In warmer climates, like that of…