- Unlike a screened-in porch or other outdoor room, a sunroom is a fully enclosed, indoor room that’s made mostly of glass, but is designed to provide protection from the elements.
- There are an unlimited number of ways to use a sunroom, including more living space, or as a playroom, dining area, or sanctuary for yoga and meditating.
- Sunrooms generally do not make good bedrooms because they lack privacy. You should also think about the setting of your home when situating a sunroom.
Broadly speaking, a sunroom is an indoor room made largely of glass that’s attached to your house. People sometimes also call them solariums or Florida rooms (although technically, these terms refer to distinct room styles - more on this later).
Unlike a screened-in porch or other outdoor room, a sunroom is fully enclosed and designed to provide protection from the elements. You can usually access an enclosed sunroom from your house through a door. Depending on your design, you can also have direct access to the outdoors from your sunroom.
A sunroom isn’t the same as a traditional room addition, though it does require permitting, construction, and installation. There are different ways for homeowners to approach building a sunroom, but at Champion, we manage the entire process and make it easy.
Sunrooms come in different designs and styles. The type of sunroom that you add on to your home will depend on your budget and plans for the room. Climate is also a factor, though with the right insulation and style choices, you can use your sunroom all year-round.