A sunroom is a fantastic addition to any home. They offer a relaxing space that can you can enjoy on your own, or with friends and family. With summer just around the corner, it is important to prepare your sunroom so you and your guests can take full advantage it. Simply the Best offers sunrooms in New York, Delaware, and some useful tips to get your relaxation station primed and ready for the summer heat.
1. Spring Cleaning
Like any part of your home, your sunroom is going to need a good cleaning. One of the most important things to do is to clean those windows. With winter slowly fading away, you will probably notice its aftereffects on all of your home’s windows. Eliminate any debris that might be hanging around, and give them a good wash on both the inside and outside. They will look fantastic with a good shine, but more importantly this allows for the most amount of fresh air and sunlight to enter the room. Simply adding this chore onto your spring cleaning list will make a world of difference when it comes time to enjoy your room.
Pro-tip: In a spray bottle, mix distilled white vinegar and water (50-50) for the perfect cleaning agent with no chemicals. You’ll be surprised at the results!
2. Keeping Things Cool
Every region experiences summer a little differently, but everyone knows just how sweltering hot it can be. Keeping your sunroom cool is an essential part of enjoying it. To keep yours from becoming an oven, try using matchstick blinds. They help keep direct sunlight out while adding a unique style to your room. If blinds aren’t really your thing, then you could go with a window tint. Stay away from something too dark, though. A light tint is all you will need to get the results you are looking for.Both options are relatively cheap, and help keep your room graciously cool when that summer heat kicks in.
3. Light Up The Night
There are few things that compare to a cool summer night. Whether you are unwinding at the end of a long day or having company over, nothing compliments the nighttime mood more than wall lights. Their ambient lighting is perfect for after dark fun, and they leave you with more floor space so you can decorate as you please. Check your local hardware store for a variety of options to suit your style.
4. Putting It All Together
Last, but not least, it’s time to set things up! Pick out some tables, chairs, futons, whatever you would like to create the ultimate atmosphere for you and your guests. This is where you can really let your personal style shine. Keep in mind what you will be using your sunroom for most. Will it be your private getaway? A barbecue and picnic spot? A room for your plants to thrive? A lounge with a poker table? Or something else you have in mind? Decorate accordingly, and your room will be ready for you to use whenever you would like.
Following these four tips will ensure that your sunroom is fully prepared for the summer season. If you’re interested in having one of your own, check out our sunrooms in Delaware, and New York!