The sunroom is one of our favorite spaces in the house. It’s bright, airy, and oh so versatile, a space that is endlessly customizable and easy to freshen up at a moment’s notice.
Sunrooms are a nice transitional space nestled somewhere between a house’s interior and the outdoors, allowing you to bring the outside in, and vice versa. Furnish with comfy, wicker seating, whether you enjoy it outside during the summer or not. A cozy, three-piece bistro set makes a quick and easy breakfast nook, and a leg desk pulled into the corner results in a breezy, bright office space with views that can’t be beat.
Its versatility leaves its usage up to interpretation: reading area, office space, dining and entertaining spot, kids’ play area, or any combination thereof. The possibilities, as they say, are endless!
They’re also perfect for eager green thumbs, who can take advantage of the deluge of sunlight to grow a veritable indoor garden. Some of our growing favorites are herbs, like thyme, basil, rosemary and mint. They not only add verdant greenery, but also perfume the air with a bouquet of fresh scents that would make any air freshener jealous. And that’s not to mention their culinary prowess: Fresh herbs are the best way to infuse your home cooking with brightness and flavor. Housed in their comfy sunroom, content as can be, they’ll continue to thrive while the temperature outside dips into autumn.
No sunroom? No problem. One of our staff members converted the spare bedroom of his stuffy, second-floor apartment into a quasi-sunroom, making the most of the massive, south-facing windows to grow a little greenery. A hibiscus perched on the windowsill is stretching for the ceiling, while the orchid next to it is basking in the rays and setting off explosions of brilliant, violet-tinged white blooms. He says it’s almost enough to counteract both the elegant caulk line holding the left windowpane together, and the view of the crusty old Laundromat next door.
How do you use your sunroom? What have you done to transform the space to cater to your needs? We’d love to hear all about it!
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