Are you tired of your regular, boring garden space? Perhaps you're wondering how to get more use of it throughout the year, or how to give it a modern touch? Adding a sunroom to your property will instantly elevate your outdoor living space and make it enjoyable all year round. But are sunrooms worth the money? Yes! Sunrooms are an excellent alternative to house extensions and conservatories and can even increase the value of your home.
A customer in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire recently decided to add a lean-to sunroom to her property. She got in touch with the SunSpaces team, explored our product range, and eventually settled on a Panorama glass room.
This project was a little unusual because the customer opted to have her sunroom installed with the roof sloping upwards from the house in the manner of a reverse pitch conservatory. This resulted in a very striking aesthetic, as the photo above shows!
Over recent years, more and more households up and down the country have added a sunroom to their property with the aim of combining their outdoor space with the indoors. As well as this, sunrooms bring a host of other fantastic benefits such as providing extra space and adding greater value to your property. For these reasons, it comes as no surprise that more homes are seeing the introduction of sunrooms, rather than conservatories, which have been the go-to for UK homes over the last 20 years.
Despite the popularity of conservatories, one of the biggest drawbacks that they bring during the warmer, summer months is overheating, another reason why more homeowners are switching to sunrooms. Now, we're not saying that sunrooms do not get hot during the summer, they do, we are just saying that they are far less likely to turn into a walk-in oven that's attached to your home. However, if we are lucky enough to get a sustained period of warm weather in the UK, you may feel the temperature beginning to rise within your sunroom, something you might want to avoid if you or your family spend the majority of your time there getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
So, what can you do lower the temperature? Here we present you with five simple ways to keep your sunroom cool in the summer!
Insulate, insulate, insulate
As sunrooms are often added to homes after the home is initially built, homeowners tend to forget to insulate them which can lead to increased temperatures during the summer. Therefore, an easy way to keep your sunroom cool during hot periods of weather is to add proper insulation. One great way to insulate your sunroom is to add multi-foil insulation. This acts as a vapour-controlled insulation blanket that will not only keep your sunroom cool in the summer but warm in the winter. It also helps to prevent damp, reduce glare and minimise the risk of the fading of your furnishings as a result of extensive exposure to the sun.
Our stylish glass sunrooms are fast becoming an extremely popular alternative to more traditional home extensions.
This is partially because our sunrooms can be installed with no foundation whatsoever.
So installing a SunSpaces garden room is far quicker and less labour-intensive than building a conservatory.
What's the Difference Between a Sunroom and a Conservatory?
Conservatory. Sunroom. Orangery.
These three words are often mixed up and misused. We explained the difference between a sunroom and a conservatory in a previous blog post - today we're going to try and define what an orangery is, and how it differs from the other two.
Here's an example of what an orangery looks like:
Photo by Elliott Brown
As you can see, an orangery looks very similar to a conservatory, but there's one defining difference: a conservatory has a glass roof, whereas an orangery has a solid roof.