Solarium, Florida room or sunroom: no matter what you call the enclosed room attached to your home, the benefits of having one are pretty great. Designed to fit the architectural style of your home, a sunroom can increase the value of your property, as well as the quality of your life. Sunrooms provide a beautiful environment where your family can relax, entertain and make memories without worrying about inclement weather, irritating pests or other disturbances.
Because these rooms get so much extra natural light, they're also a great place to cultivate an indoor garden.
Plants brighten spaces, purify the air, and create a more tranquil ambiance in any room.
Begin by selecting plants that grow well in containers. Take note of how much sunlight they'll require and how large they're expected to grow. Plants that get too tall or wide may end up needing larger containers-or needing to be transplanted outside. Be careful to select plants that don't require more maintenance than you're prepared to provide.
Herbs like basil or mint, both of which thrive in containers, grow very well in sunrooms. Not only will these plants produce lovely scents, but they'll also provide fresh herbs for your meals. For larger options that still flourish indoors, try peaches, figs, or meyer lemons, which are sweeter and larger than traditional lemons. These all grow well in containers and can produce years of fruit for you and your family to enjoy.
For flowering plants, you may want to consider hibiscus. They come in a variety of colors and flourish in containers with easy drainage. Other flowers like orchids and African violets also add a lot of color to a room and thrive in small containers. If you're interested in plants that are low maintenance, consider selecting succulents. There are a wide variety of succulents that grow well in lots of sunlight, require little water, and add to the character of a room.
No matter which plants you choose to fill your sunroom, your home will benefit from an enjoyable, comfortable space that your whole family loves. Whether you're interested in an all-season sunroom that's insulated against both soaring summer temps and freezing winter climates or you're simply interested in adding screens to an already existing porch or patio structure, you can enjoy the beautiful and lively environment-as well as the tranquility and pleasure of gardening-from the comfort of your home. To learn more about sunrooms or request an in-home estimate for a new sunroom, just visit Champion's sunroom page.