After what often feels like an eternity spent inside watching the snow falling and the temperatures rarely reaching above freezing, spring can’t come soon enough for most Calgary residents.It’s also a universal truth in the city that just because the snow stops and it’s finally warm enough for your lungs not to hurt outside, it’s still not time to spend hours upon hours outside just yet. However, these people have clearly never owned a sunroom, otherwise they would have different thoughts about enjoying their garden in the spring.
How a sunroom works
For those who have never experienced a sunroom at any time of year, it’s important to understand what this incredible investment brings to your home. It effectively acts as a gateway out into your garden and an extra room in your house at the same time. The key feature is big windows to let light in and to trap heat all day long while providing a real sense of connection to your garden without having to outside.
Sunrooms come in two different setups. A three season sunroom is designed to be a perfect space for spring, summer and autumn, but as it doesn’t connect to your home’s heating system, many people will close it off during the winter months. A four season sunroom does connect to both your heating and air conditioning systems meaning that you can enjoy this luxurious space all year long.
Make your sunroom spring ready
The best way to think about what it’s like having a sunroom in the spring is to get your room ready ahead of time so you make the best of this transitional season. Some simple tips for preparing for spring in your sunroom include:
- Adding flowers – spring is always a time for growth and greenery, and by bringing a touch of this into your sunroom you’ll bring those spring vibes. For a more warm feeling, choose flowers with bright colors, while picking plants with a floral aroma will give your sunroom a more peaceful feeling.
- Go for warmth – if you have a three season sunroom, you may find that spring is a chilly month in your sunroom due to the limited and low strength sunlight each day. However, you can add some warmth in small ways, like buying some thick blankets to snuggle under, or in larger ways, like installing a wood burning stove.
- Change the soft furnishings – many sunroom owners choose to have seasonal decorations in their sunrooms, and this approach definitely allows you to mark the changing of the seasons. Floral patterns tie in with the growth theme, while a muted pastel colour palette tends to fit with the strengthening sunlight.
Sunrooms are one of the best anecdotes to the long Calgary winters. If you’re one of those people without a sunroom who are dreading months more winter, now is the time to contact Desert Sun Patios and start getting ready for spring in your new sunroom.