It’s time to replace my mom’s deck… and she wants a solarium. But, I need your help! What are the pros, cons and tips we should be know before we get started?
In my eDesign department, I give colour advice all over the world on which colour is best for composite decking, pavers, porches, etc.
When my Mom built her carriage house 9 years ago, she went out and bought solid stain (without me, I think I was travelling at the time) to stain her deck and less than two years later it looked like this:
Decks are so high maintenance so it totally makes sense to install composite decking.
Here’s where I need your help!
But what my Mom really wants is a solarium. And I don’t know anything about them, so I thought I’d write this post and get your advice.
Mom loves to sit in her recliner (above) and watch the goats roaming from the window.
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Markus (left) William (right) my sweet nephews
Here’s the other side:
Mom wants the entire solarium to be glass so it doesn’t make her sitting room darker.
This is the dreamy sunroom inspiration:
And, here’s what the solarium will really be like:
I think adding lattice against the wall beside the french doors would be fun. My Mother is obsessed with plants — they are everywhere and she’s always nursing one back to life. I am the opposite, if it even looks remotely dead, OUT IT GOES.
Mom is super excited about this new solarium project! It’s quite a small sitting area as it is right now so this will really extend her living space all year around!
When the contractor arrived to give us a quote, Mom said a three season sunroom would work but in the end, she decided a four season room would be the best.
The quote comes next week!
Share your solarium advice here.
So please post all your advice on pros, cons and what I need to know about solariums before we get started!