How to create a sunroom extension with the wow factor
Sunrooms are transforming properties across the country by creating light, bright and flexible extra living space.
A sunroom extension has the best of both worlds – greater thermal efficiency than an old-style conservatory, with plenty of glazing to maximise light.
It means that they can be used to extend a kitchen, create a new dining area, add an office, playroom or living space to your home.
Sunrooms can be designed with or without interconnecting doors into the home which allows you to maximise space.
To bring in even more light, you can opt for rooflights or bi-folding doors. The flexibility in design means you can create a space that works for you.
Solid-roof sunrooms can be built as an extension to your home or as a redevelopment of an existing conservatory with an old-style glass or polycarbonate roof.
There are two main roof types which are both well insulated and quick to install.
- The tiled effect roof is made using lightweight panels, to offer impressive vaulted ceilings which are plastered and include down-lighters or even roof windows
- The LivinRoof is a hybrid solid and glass roof that gives you the flexibility to choose where to have shaded areas or more light by adding glazed panels.
When you are planning your sunroom, it is important to consider exactly how you will use the room.
This will help with important decisions such as placement of sockets, downlighting and even heating as this will affect the positioning of furniture or your flat screen TV!
It is also worth considering under-floor heating, partly so that you don’t have to take up wall space with radiators
For a real wow-factor, bi-folding doors help create a room with a view, and a lot of light.
Securahome offers bi-folding doors in aluminium, UPVC or timber and all have great thermal properties to keep a room warm in the winter, as well as folding back to let the outside in on warm summer days.
For more information or to speak to an adviser call 0800 808 3224.