As any owner of a four season sunroom will tell you, winter in Calgary is the best season to have a sunroom. The idea of having the feeling of being outside during the frigid temperatures and wild snowstorms all while being cuddled up and safe is a great contrast, and it’s an experience that you and your family will come back to all season long. No matter how much you love the winter months, however, the air starts to warm up, the snow starts to melt and you get to start to think about how you can use a sunroom once winter is over.
Preparing for spring
Spring in your sunroom has the potential to be another glorious time of year. The days are starting to get longer which will give you more natural light, and the flowering of the trees and flowers in your garden give you plenty of colours to match with. As winter recedes, here are some ways to use your sunroom once winter is over:
- Early morning yoga – the long winter months often make us feel lazy and lethargic like we’re ready for hibernation. Spring is often a time for renewal and the increased energy and life outside your sunroom could inspire new exercise regimes within. One popular use for your sunroom is to make your own yoga studio. The space is conducive to long yoga mats, and you’ll get the zen feeling of exercising with a beautiful view out over you garden.
- Spring observations – the temptation during the Calgary winter is to create furniture setups that face towards the centre of the room, or towards a stove if you have one. While this makes for cozy evenings watching the snow fall, it takes away from the changing landscape outside as spring rolls around. Turn your furniture around so it faces the windows. You’ll still get that relaxing feeling of communal space with your friends and families, but you’ll be able to make observations about how your garden grows and changes each day right before your very eyes.
- A temporary greenhouse – many Calgary sunroom owners quickly recognize the power of their sunroom as a temporary greenhouse as spring comes around. The room gets plenty of sunlight, and naturally traps heat which makes it the ideal place to propagate seeds and to nurture your potted plants back to life in time to go back outside. All you need are some flat surfaces next to the windows for your plants and seed boxes, and Mother Nature will do the rest.
However you choose to use your Desert Sun Patios four season sunroom once winter is over, you can also bring some spring into your room with some simple decor changes. Find soft furnishings with floral patterns and try to find colour patterns that match the brightest flowers outside. You can also bring spring inside with some scented candles or air fresheners that will keep you going until it’s time to open the windows.