Having a deck attached to the back of your home is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors during the warmer months. But what if you want a space to utilize all year round? You can’t spend much time on your outdoor deck during the winter months! What some homeowners don’t realize is that turning a deck into a sunroom is a viable option if they prefer to have additional living space that can be used in all four seasons.
Turning a Deck Into a Sunroom: It’s Possible
The best part about turning a deck into a sunroom is that half the work is already done! You already have the base. The rest of the work involves framing in the deck with walls that will support the large windows that a sunroom typically has, and adding a roof.
To ensure that your deck is capable of supporting a sunroom, it’s necessary to consult with a professional contractor. If necessary, they may need to modify or repair the existing deck.
Next, decide how you want to design the sunroom. This is the fun part! Because a sunroom is an extension of the rest of the home, most homeowners choose to go with a consistent style as the rest of the home’s décor. But of course, that is up to you.
Other design options include:
- Sky lights
- Decorative molding
- Cathedral ceiling
- Arched windows
- Ceiling beams
Have an idea of how you want to use your sunroom? That will help you decide how to decorate and accessorize the room. Maybe you want to use the room to entertain guests with dinner parties or weekend get togethers. Perhaps you will host a book club. Need an exercise studio, art studio, kids’ playroom, or quiet getaway? The possibilities are endless! Once you’re set on how you will use the room, you can decorate accordingly. This may include cozy couches, throw blankets and pillows, dining table and chairs, a ceiling fan, window shades like the Sunesta Sunroll, etc.
Call the Professionals – Paul Construction and Awning
Turning a deck into a sunroom is more than a do-it-yourself project. This takes a special assessment and potentially deck modifications or repairs from a professional contractor, like Paul Construction and Awning. Our experts are ready and willing to inspect your deck and discuss your design plans for turning a deck into a sunroom. You’ll love using this space year round! Contact us today for a free at home consultation!