In the living room, a neutral wall color and neutral built-in cabinets keep the space light and bright, while reflecting the warm sunshine that spills in from the large windows on the right side of the room.
This fresh-feeling dining room was once the home's sun room, but it's plentiful natural light made it so appealing as a place to gather over meals. Keeping the furnishings simple adds to the bright, airy feel.
This sun porch shields from the elements while large windows around the room let in ample natural light to connect it to the outdoors. A rich wood entertainment cabinet adds a darker, heavier piece to ground the neutral and airy design. Plush furniture and an elegant decor offer timeless traditional style.
Here is an expansive, open Ipe deck that offers ample room for both full sun and shade activities. Ipe is a tough, durable and visually striking hardwood that is popular among homeowners. Tips for DIY installation: Use pre-grooved boards which will save you time in assembling; Carefully inspect all boards in advance to weed out any that may be slightly bent or warped; Use a face mask when installing to prevent irritation from the sawdust.
As seen on Home Town, Hosts Ben and Erin Napier renovated an old sun room in the Rahaim residence and converted it into a massive kitchen space with lots of light, a painted red wood floor and plenty of counterspace.
This 100+ year old bungalow in an historical neighborhood had not been remodeled in many years. The challenge was to bring it up to date with modern conveniences without losing the cozy feel. The old sun porch was converted into a breakfast room with room to seat eight.
This sun room offers the family another great space to relax. With a wall full of windows, the family can enjoy the sunshine without the worry of bugs or woodland creatures disturbing their peace. On the adjacent wall, more windows allow occupants of this room to remain a part of the goings on in the house, while still enjoying the tranquility of nature.
Brick steps lead to the lower lawn, where the landscape architects created an outdoor living room complete with a bar, barbeque, two armchairs and fire pit. From here, the owners can sit back, relax and watch the sun set over the Pacific.