Winter is probably the most divisive month for Calgary residents. On the one hand, there’s a sizeable percentage of the population who dread the cold and snow, and patiently count down the days till the first green shoots of spring start popping up around the city. For other Calgarians, however, winter brings a certain magic to the city. The steady snowfall throughout the winter months means that the landscape is almost always covered in beautiful clear snow, and the transformation of the city to a peaceful and clean space is something that many people look forward to.
Getting The Best Snowy Views
If you’re one of the latter types of people, you’ll always be on the lookout for a way to enjoy the snowy views from the warmth and comfort of your own home. If you’re one of the winter haters, it may just be that you’ve not experienced a Calgary winter from inside a sunroom. A sunroom is an additional space built typically on the back or side of your home, and the key feature that defines a sun porch is the big glass windows that gives you unparalleled views out over your garden. This gives you the perfect opportunity to live your best “indoor outdoor” lifestyle by allowing you to get close and personal to the beauty of the snow without having to worry about the cold winds that often accompany it.
Making The Most Of Your Winter Sunroom
To be honest, a sunroom is a great place to hang out in any season, but there’s something special about snuggling up during the middle of a big snowstorm and watching the world transform right outside your window. To make the most of the snowy views, you’ll want to make sure that you talk with your sunroom contractor about getting a four season sunroom. This is a more permanent construction than its three season cousin, but the two biggest differences are that a four season sunroom connects to your existing heating system, meaning you can keep warm all winter long, and that you can fill the walls with insulation to keep the heat inside.
It’s All About The Right Furniture
Another way to make sure you get the best snowy views is to be mindful about the types of furniture that you put in your winter sunroom, and the way you position it. Unlike normal rooms where the focus tends to be on a communal space in the middle of the room (such as a coffee table or a TV), you’ll want your furniture to face the windows, meaning that you want long and wide pieces like a couch, or a set of armchairs if you have a smaller household. Ideally, you could find a series of single seaters that are on wheels so that you can move them around if you have guests or want a different snowy view out of a different window. No matter what you’re sitting, you might come to find you love winter from the comfort of your sunroom if you don’t already love the best season that Calgary has to offer.