Sun Room in the Snow

Sun Room in the Snow

The best time to enjoy a sunroom can be the middle of winter.  While we always think of sitting in a sun room looking out over a lush garden, the time when we need sun the most is when those plants are well below the snow.  Like sitting on a porch in the summer while a warm rain falls out in the yard, sitting in a sun room around a crackling fire while it storms outside can be a wonderful experience.

When planning a sunroom, make sure there is a nice view out the windows in all seasons. Well insulated windows, floors and ceilings can help make up for the large percentage of glass.  Radiant floor heat is a wonderful bonus on those chilly winter days.  Even if conventional heat keeps it warm inside, there is nothing like walking around in stocking feet on a toasty radiant floor.

Sun Room Fireplace

Sun Room Fireplace

Sun Room Piano

Sun Room Piano

Views From Sun Room

Views From Sun Room

 

By Published On: March 3rd, 2015Categories: Additions, Renovations, Sun Room4 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. EAC March 4, 2015 at 9:21 am

    …and now I know what to ask for for my birthday. Living next to a water retaining area with one family member highly sensitive to mosquito bites, and two of us highly attractive to mosquitoes, makes an outdoor patio area not as useful as a screened in porch/sunroom would be. Thank you, the last two posts have been very helpful.

  2. James Crisp March 4, 2015 at 9:43 am

    You are welcome! You might want to take a look at this blog for quick mosquito control.

    https://blog.crisparchitects.com/2014/09/3-season-room-with-automatic-screens/

  3. Paula Hammond March 30, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    Is the sun room roof used as a deck?

  4. James Crisp March 30, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    That roof has not walking surface since there is no door to walk out on it.

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