For those who love the natural warmth the sun gives to their house, they can always add a solarium or a sunroom to the side or the back of the house. There are actually several types of solariums that you can build such as additional solariums that is attached to the house and can be accessed from inside or even a screen room, a large patio that is screened in so that you can use it whenever you want despite the weather. If you are planning to add a solariums to your house, you should ask these questions first before jumping in to the process.
Question to Ask When Building Solarium
The first and most important question to ask when you plan to build solariums is what is your budget. To build a solarium people usually spend between ten thousand and eighty thousand dollars, all depends on what materials they use and how big the solariums is. There is also the matter of furnishing the solariums as well as hooking the room into the central heating system in your house. However, you should consider how much money you are willing to spend on a solarium with how often the room will be used by you or your family.
Another question you need to ask yourself is will it work with your house. Solariums is built in order to let the sunshine inside the house, in other words, to let the outside in. You need to known the sun movement first so that you can place the solariums you are going to build in a place where it get maximum sun exposure. For a more accurate information of the movement of the sun, you should contact the local weather center you that you can pinpoint a certain location in your house that get the most sunlight whole year round.
When building a solariums your should also realize that solariums do not work well with the whole energy efficiency campaign. Since it was build with glasses, solariums will get heated and chilled very quickly, depending on the weather. So, if you do not want to end up with a too hot room during the summer and too cold solarium during the winter, you should hook it up with the central heating. However, to lessen the energy usage, you can place a few aquatic plants on a large pots to give off oxygen and moisture to the air. To keep the room warm you can also install a fireplace instead of the central heating.