A sunroom also known as a solarium is an extension of a house that provides protection from weather yet allows good exposure to the sun and the landscape outside. Mostly popular in colder climates, a sunroom serves multiple purposes:
- As a warm place on sunny days, you can use your sunroom as a patio for enjoying breakfasts
- During freezing months in winter, you can bring plants from your garden inside the sunroom and protect them from frost and freezing
- You can also use a sunroom as a conservatory to grow plants that cannot be grown outside in your climate
With introduction of many durable, cheaper and better materials, it is not expensive to build a solarium or sunroom. Modern materials are cheaper as compared to traditional sunrooms made of glass and aluminum. Sunrooms made with modern materials and techniques also address issues of leakage and climate control. You can easily provide ventilation, control moisture level, and temperature and maintain an ideal climate for growing almost all types of indoor and outdoor plants traditionally grown outside in the garden.
Useful Link: How to Build a Successful Sunroom by Steve Maxwell