3 Tips For Finishing Your New Sunroom

Adding a sunroom to your home will add additional living space to enjoy. There are a few tips that can help the condition of your sunroom remain as close to new as possible for as long as possible. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you do just that.

Flooring Options                                         

Sunrooms can be difficult to finish when it comes to flooring that can withstand the abuse of the sun. Carpeting will fade, wood can dry out and crack, laminate can swell if the moisture gets too high and tile can be a burden because of the grout. One flooring option that will be relatively maintenance free and can withstand all that the sun throws at it is a finished concrete floor.

No, this doesn't mean that you'll have a bland, slab floor. You can have the concrete finished decoratively or you can even add texture to it if you want. Dyes and stamps can be used to finish concrete flooring and it won't fade, crack or grow mold. You'll just need to dust mop it from time to time and go over it with a gentle cleanser in your mop water.

Ventilation

Do you plan on filling your sunrooms with various plants? If so, you need to plan for excess moisture in the air. Those plants are beautiful and they clean the air that you breathe, but they do release a lot of moisture into the air. When the temperature in the sunroom rises, the humidity level increases. Too much moisture in the space could result in your furnishings growing mold or begin to smell like mildew.

Add a ventilation system to the roof. Then, when the temperature and humidity levels increase, you can kick on a ventilation fan and pull the warm, moist air out of the space in no time.

Winter Heating

Sunrooms are wonderful throughout all four seasons, but you might have to work a little harder to keep the sunroom as warm as the rest of your home on the days when the temperature dips. Find a small space heater for the room – you can heat up a small sunroom in minutes with a good ceramic space heater. Just choose one that has a timer and auto-shut-off in case you forget that you've left it on.

You will enjoy your sunroom for years to come. Hopefully, the tips above will help you finish it in a way that will require little work on your part to keep it looking as good as new.


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