Are you looking to build a Sunroom on your Florida home and want to know more about what choices you have?
In this article we are going to help Florida home-owners understand what choices are available to them when it comes to building a brand new sunroom addition. A Florida room or sunroom is an excellent choice when it comes to improving on your home. In our previous article we discussed, Why a sunroom is a good investment? In this article we are going to discuss the options you have when it comes to designing your new sunroom.
Are you looking to add a sunroom to your Florida home? There are several different sunroom options to choose from. The style of the sunroom is typically defined by the type of roof you choose. Two popular sunroom styles are the Cathedral and the Studio. Both choices are a great way to add additional living space as well as increase your homes value. A third popular choice is building a sunroom under an existing roof, this style is more commonly referred to as a patio enclosure, porch enclosure or lanai enclosure.
At Lifestyle Remodeling we are sunroom experts. We offer a free design consultation that can help you decide what type of sunroom is right for you and your home. The information we collect from you will help us better understand what you will need and want out of your new sunroom. Whether you are just looking for a place to sit and enjoy morning coffee or a space to hold large family gatherings, we have the experience to properly advise you on the best options that are available for you and your home.
Gable / Cathedral Sunroom Style
The Cathedral, or commonly called the “Gable” sunroom features a vaulted ceiling. The vaulted ceiling increases the amount of natural lighting and space. The Cathedral sunroom offers an affordable and unique design element to complement any home. A cathedral sunroom can blend seamlessly into your home or can stand out as the featured area of your home. The cathedral sunroom is the sunroom of choice for many Floridians looking for a sunroom style that offers a wide-open look and feel. The amount of natural light this sunroom offers is in itself enough reason to choose this type of sunroom style. The vaulted ceilings of the cathedral sunroom not only offer a larger increased view of the surrounding outdoors, they also offer climate control, protection from harmful UV rays, as well as protection from the heat, wind, rain, and those pesky mosquitos!
Studio Sunroom Style
The Studio Sunroom features a slightly angled or sloped roof. The roof style is commonly referred to as a straight eave roof and its angle can depend on the angle of your existing home’s roof. Some studio rooms are built with a Structurally Insulated Panel (SIP) system that provides added insulation and also allows the roof to be flatter without the need for an attic space. Unlike the Cathedral style that meets at a point, the roof of the studio sunroom offers a gentle slope. The studio sunroom roof is single sloped and is typically attached to the house itself or to the fascia and can be easily adapted to nearly any existing structure or design. Many Florida home-owners like the studio sunroom because it can be added seamlessly onto just about any home design and appears to be a natural extension to an existing home. The studio sunroom is a very popular sunroom style and can be used as a family room, living room, dining room, home office, yoga or fitness studio, library or anything else you can think of where you’d like more natural light and the feeling of being outdoors.
The Cathedral and Studio style Sunrooms are both great options, choosing the right sunroom style for you and your home is an important decision. At Lifestyle Remodeling we offer a free design consultation to help you make the right decision. Lifestyle remodeling installs every sunroom with only the highest quality materials, you can take comfort in knowing that your sunroom addition is built to the highest standards. Our reputation is built on high quality products and services as well as excellent customer reviews.
What if you already have an existing roof?
Does your home already have a porch, patio or lanai area with an existing roof? No need to worry. This sunroom option is commonly referred to as a patio enclosure. A patio enclosure is an excellent choice for many Florida home-owners who may already have an outdoor porch or patio area that has an existing roof and foundation. With this type of sunroom you don’t have to worry about adding a separate room addition; you simply have to convert the existing porch or patio space. A patio enclosure is a great way to transform your existing patio roof and foundation into a versatile sunroom that offers year round use. A patio enclosure is an excellent way to experience the beauty of the outdoors while not exposing you to the elements.
Patio Enclosure Before & After