Sunday, January 12, 2014

Thinking about a Sun Room. 1.11.14

Front Of House
Front Of House

This is the West-facing side of the house.  To the right is South, to the left is North.  The squarish window with 4 panes opens from the dining room.  I think that would be a good place for a sun room.  Replace that window with a patio door or french door.  The sunroom could be about 100 to 150 square feet.  Big enough for plants all around, for starting tomatoes and peppers, okra, figs....  flowers...  and overwintering cacti and orchids.    Maybe even overwinter a large chili pepper plant.  There might be room for the Meyer Lemon - currently bearing - and kumquat.  Wow - I just filled up the sunroom, and it's not even designed yet.

I was thinking greenhouse, but sunroom might contribute to solar heating in winter.  Or might not be efficient, but would be more protected than a greenhouse, and I could sit in the sunroom and ponder, putter, and stew.

There's a home remodeling show in portland in 2 weeks.  It would take my mind off the impending scan....

4 comments:

MyLife said...

That's a beautiful house.

Daniel said...

Thank you! I think a sun room would add a lot. Still thinking about it.

Vivian said...

I have a sun room, I think you will be fine if you have a good foundation and keep it not-damp. Our sun room was also later added but the foundation is bad.

Daniel said...

Vivian, thank you. We decided to use a contractor. They will remove that part of the deck and put in a real foundation. I hope that does it. Now waiting for them to fabricate the parts. I'm pretty excited about it. May not be on time for much early garden growing, but it will still be great.