Spectacular Solariums And Sun Rooms Let In The Light

Dated: July 24 2019

Views: 527

Spectacular Solariums and Sun Rooms Let in the Light

                                                         BY KERRIE KELLY


Summon the sun indoors with these gorgeous light-filled spaces.

Sun rooms, solariums, skylights — oh my! While the terminology can be confusing, these rooms designed to offer indoor sunbathing have similar qualities and suit any type of home environment.

If your climate doesn’t offer year-round sun, you can still enjoy the outdoors by adding a sun room or solarium addition to your space.

What’s the difference?

A sun room is a home addition made completely of windows, which offer a 360-degree view of the outdoor scenery without stepping foot outside.

The term “sun room” usually means a room made of glass, and it’s commonly interchanged with conservatory, solarium, greenhouse and atrium, among others. Technically, a sun room is any large room that allows the light to pour in through large windows or glass walls.

A solarium, on the other hand, is a more specifically designed room. To be considered a solarium, the space must also have a glass roof in addition to a wall of windows or glass.

Traditionally, solariums were built as part of hospitals to allow patients to soak up the sun without being exposed to the outdoor elements. Solariums can be attached to the home or stand as a separate structure altogether.

Check out these gorgeous sun rooms and solariums, and get inspired for a sunny space of your own.

Verdant sunlight

This sun room lets the light pour in for the plants while still maintaining a homey charm. The wooden ceiling and leafy plants complement the tranquil view outside, making it perfect for afternoon tea or family game night.

Photo from Zillow listing.

Sunny dip with a view

This palatial Sarasota, Florida, solarium houses a pool you can swim in while enjoying views of the nearby lake. The iron frame and tinted glass allow the homeowners to enjoy the sun but avoid harmful rays and heat.

Photo from Zillow listing.

Dining almost al fresco

This sun room serves as a light-drenched dining room, featuring garden views and easy patio access. Day or night, hot or cold, this multipurpose room is ideal for a quiet meal at home or an intimate gathering with friends.

Photo from Zillow listing.

Room with a view

Boasting sky-high views and traditional architecture, this solarium in Friday Harbor, Washington, shows how outside structures can flow seamlessly to the indoor space. With area rugs and overhead lighting, the solarium feels like a light and bright living room.

Photo from Zillow listing.




Works Cited

Kelly, Kerrie. “Spectacular Solariums and Sun Rooms Let in the Light.” Zillow Porchlight, 21 June 2019, www.zillow.com/blog/solariums-and-sun-rooms-212435/.


Blog author image

Michelle Cantrell

Michelle is a native of Southwest Missouri and has twenty-five years of experience in selling real estate in the greater Springfield area! Michelle specializes in all price points, including new const....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

Fixed Rate Vs Adjustable Rate Mortgage

Whether you're getting your first home loan or are re-entering the housing market after a long time, choosing a mortgage product is definitely a tricky affair. There are many factors to consider

Read More

Selling Your Home This Year

Selling a home is no different from buying your first. It can be complicated, time-consuming, and emotionally challenging. There's no way you can just let go of your precious abode and easily trade

Read More

Should I Renovate My House Before I Sell It

from Keeping Current Matters, https://www.keepingcurrentmatters.com/2020/10/30/should-i-renovate-my-house-before-i-sell-it-infographic/ As the economy recovers from this year’s health crisis, the

Read More

Nov 13 2020 3206 1

Three Ways Low Inventory Is a Win for SellersThe number of houses for sale today is significantly lower than the high buyer activity in the current housing market. According to Lawrence,

Read More