Plan the Perfect Sunroom Addition

Follow these principles when building a sunroom addition and you can get the triple benefits of a cozy living space, free solar heat and a super greenhouse for plants.



sunroom exterior
Your sunroom should be oriented so the glass faces as close to true south as possible.
ISTOCKPHOTO/ANN TAYLOR-HUGHES
Sunrooms AB
This design shows a sunspace in both winter and summer.
HYLAND FISHER
sunroom addition
Designing for good ventilation is key to making a sunroom addition comfortable year-round.
PHOTO: GETTY IMAGES/ROB MELNYCHUK
sunroom interior
Deciduous trees outside a sunroom can block light and heat in summer, and let them in during winter.
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Diagrams
Thermal mass helps absorb heat and reduce temperature swings in your sunroom.
HYLAND FISHER
tiled floor sunspace
The heavy tile flooring in this sunroom will absorb heat during the day and release it at night.
FOTOLIA/OKSANA PERKINS











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