What’s the Best Size for a Sunroom?
When it comes to sunrooms, there’s no room for a one-size-fits-all mentality. Sunrooms can range from cozy nooks up to palatial additions. Since every home is different and every homeowners’ vision unique, what works at one residence may be entirely inappropriate or inadequate for another. While the size of your house will obviously play a major role in how big your extension can be, the best way to determine the right proportions for your sunroom is to think about how you plan on using it.
If you’re going to be using your addition primarily as a home studio or office, a smaller sunroom can provide a cozy space where everything is within easy reach. A small sunroom can also make a delightful sitting room, a charming reading nook, or a convenient playroom. Small additions also have the advantage of being easier to heat and cool, an important consideration if you opt for a three-season addition that isn’t climate controlled by your home’s HVAC unit.
If you’re dreaming of a sunroom where you can entertain a large group of family and friends, exercise, prepare and serve meals, or enjoy the latest blockbuster in a theater-like media room, bigger is definitely better. A larger sunroom allows for more interior design options in an open and airy environment that leaves plenty of room for spreading out and kicking back. It also provides the opportunity to create a multi-purpose space, with different areas serving different functions, such as a wall for growing plants or a partitioned corner that can double as a home office.
After deciding how you intend to use your sunroom, the next step is to plan out what furnishings you want to place in it. A 14-by-18-foot addition should provide enough space to fit a loveseat, two chairs, and an end table. An 18-by-18-foot space should be roomy enough for a large couch, recliner, armchair, coffee table, television stand, and an end table. These dimensions are also a good fit for 42-inch television screens. For bigger screens, consider an 18-by-20-foot room or larger.
At Pacific Patio, we can provide and install sunrooms of nearly any size and design for homeowners in San Diego, CA, or surrounding communities. To learn more, contact us today and schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our design experts.