Firstly, consider the purpose of your sunroom or conservatory. It will be more than
a safe place from insects and outside elements. Your sunroom addition may be an
entertainment room, a guest room, playroom, showroom for your garden, an exercise
area, or even an office with inspiring views. Knowing the function or purpose of
your conservatory, solarium, or sunroom will help you determine the layout and location
of your room addition.
Petkus Brothers offers Northern California an abundance of sunroom and conservatory
choices. Narrow your choices down by considering how much sun light you'd like
to bathe in, and at what periods of the day you'll most likely be enjoying your
sunroom or conservatory. For an extended viewing pleasure of outdoor landscapes,
stargazing and sun bathing you may consider a Full Glass Sunroom. Other designs
consist of sunrooms and conservatories with Partial Glass. Partial glass sunrooms
are traditional structures with solid roofs with or without skylights, and/or "knee
walls" beginning at the base of the floor and extending up two to three feet.
Your choice will be determined by the purpose of the room and any building codes
Next, which sunroom model suits your home and purpose? Petkus Brothers has an image
gallery of conservatory and sunroom models to help you decide. You can also learn
more about each sunroom model by clicking on the architectural choices: Straight Eave Sunrooms,
Curved Eave Sunrooms, Cathedral Sunrooms, Aluminum Sunrooms,
(PVC) Sunrooms, and Wood Sunrooms. When making your choice, keep
in mind the views you'll wish to see from your sunroom or conservatory as well
as the severity of weather in your location.
Sunroom Size and Space
Once you've determined the purpose and function of the sunroom, the location
of the room addition, and the architectural choice, deciding on the size and space
of the sunroom will be a snap. For more deciding assistance, be sure to measure
the size and height of the furnishings and equipment you plan on having in your
sunroom or conservatory. This is especially important if your conservatory will
be a showroom for specific tall and/or wide growing plants. Also consider the space
in which to build. For example, if you are adding a sunroom onto the back of your
home or patio, make sure you'll have adequite backyard space to build on. Finally,
the space and size of your sunroom or conservatory should fit your lifestyle and
room addition goals.
The Value of a Sunroom
Besides being a sanctuary from extreme weather and world stressors, your sunroom
can help you add money to your wallet! Sure your conservatory or sunroom is a great
place to relax, read a book, lounge in the sun or beneath the stars, but the real
benefit of owning a home with a sunroom is that it adds value to your home. Petkus
Brothers' sunrooms, conservatories, and solariums are installed by experienced
professionals so that you're guaranteed a well built and durable room addition.
And when it comes time to sell your home, you can get a return of more than 70 percent
of your investment. With this in mind, a sunroom is a purchase not to be passed
If you are interested in adding a sunroom to your home and would like to get a FREE
no obligation sunroom or conservatory design consultation, contact your Northern California
sunroom dealer, Petkus Brothers. One of our Sunroom Design Consultants would be
happy to help you plan and design a sunroom to match your home, lifestyle and budget.