It’s a conversion conundrum: A homeowner converts an unused bedroom into a den only to find that the den now goes unused. That’s because, aside from different furniture or new light fixtures, such projects typically do little to revamp the room’s layout or expand its functionality. The windows remain the same, the ceiling or walls are left unchanged, and the visual aesthetics stay flat and uninviting.
To find a solution that truly enhances functionality while magnifying the home’s appearance, more homeowners are turning to the outdoors. That is to say, they are bringing the pleasure of the outdoors inside by converting the bedrooms into sunrooms. When properly designed and remodeled using the right products, a sunroom can be an airy, light-filled living space that continually beckons residents and guests alike to sit and stay awhile.
See the Light
Arguably, the chief purpose of a sunroom conversion is to enjoy the outdoors from a comfortable space. So, to start, you should remove everything from the bedroom, stand back, and examine the available space. That way you’ll get a complete idea of what you’re working with. It’s likely that to brighten the room adequately, you’ll need to have additional windows installed. Or, depending on your vision, you can add French doors or glass sliders that open onto a patio or deck.
Imagine the Decorative & Lifestyle Possibilities
Your new sunroom should reflect your lifestyle. That means if you’re a big reader or need a quiet place to relax or recharge, choose comfortable armchairs. If you frequently entertain, a solidly constructed dining table and chairs, perhaps with a rustic aesthetic, may fit the bill. Whatever type of furniture you ultimately select, make sure that in addition to suiting your décor, it’s made with materials that resist fading from the ultraviolet rays that will soon be flooding into your home. The same advice applies to flooring options. And, of course, the pieces you choose should be in scale with the room size.
Options that Enrich the Room’s Character
Remember, your new space will be the antithesis of a bedroom in both functionality and aesthetics. To that end, consider having textured or weathered white beadboard, or even boards reclaimed from an old farmhouse, installed over the walls or ceiling. You can also paint walls in soothing colors like soft gray or smooth ivory. For distinctive window coverings that add a good measure of light and privacy control, go with solar shades, fabric curtains, or wood blinds.
Don’t Forget Foliage
Perk up the room naturally with a few pots of greenery or colorful plants. But don’t overdo it; pots can easily overcrowd a small space. Framed prints of natural scenery, whether of tall trees, shorelines, or flower fields, can also lend your sunroom a natural touch that suits the room’s purpose. To elevate the room’s earthy character, consider bamboo blinds, wicker furniture, or stone-topped accent tables.
Let Us Help
At Dreamstyle Remodeling, we have the home improvement knowledge and expertise to make your conversion project shine. Our team designs and installs sunrooms that allow homeowners to take full advantage of the outdoors without having to step outside. And, with our help, you can enjoy your sunroom year-round because they feature glass technology that helps to keep the room cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Take the first step toward creating the sunroom that can serve as a relaxing retreat or gathering place. Contact Dreamstyle Remodeling today.