One of the best ways to enjoy the summer weather is to simply sit outside at home. But there can be factors that can make this less enjoyable… bugs, unfavorable weather, and neighborhood noises can quickly turn a relaxing afternoon into an annoying and uncomfortable experience. And while the 2017 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey found that pergolas, decks, and fencing were the three most popular outdoor structures, there’s one home addition that is often forgotten about: sunrooms.

Having a sunroom addition can allow you to enjoy the outdoors all year long without having to deal with external factors. But what should you incorporate into your sunroom to make it perfect?

Plenty of seating: If you’re planning on getting sufficient use out of your new room addition, it’s important to have ample, comfortable seating. Whether you plan on using the sunroom as a place for rest and relaxation or to entertain guests, you need to have the right seating. Big, plush chairs can be perfect for afternoons spent curled up with a book. Or having an additional dining table and chairs can make hosting guests a breeze. Either way, having the right seating can make a big difference.

Heating and cooling controls: One of the best things about having a sunroom is being able to enjoy the outdoors while still having the comfort of the indoors. So to be truly comfortable in your new room, you’re going to need a way to control the temperature of the room. During breezy summer days, you can crack the windows and turn on a ceiling fan for the perfect level of comfort. But on too-hot or too-cold days, it’s important to have things like air conditioning, heating, and even a fireplace to ensure you’ll be comfortable.

Greenery and decor: Just like the rest of your home, your new addition should be properly decorated. A great decor option for all-season rooms is greenery. Having plenty of plants and greenery can help make the outdoor-to-indoor transition even smoother. And plants will thrive because they’ll get plenty of sunlight. Aside from greenery, adding some comfy throw pillows, string lights, and a throw rug can really bring the room together.

Having a sunroom provides homeowners a whole new level of comfort. Whether you’re looking for a quiet place to relax or extra room for entertaining, adding these elements can make your sunroom perfect.

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