Sunroom Ideas | 5 Amazing Ways Your Family Can Use a Sunroom

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I’ve often thought about adding a sunroom to previous houses I’ve lived in. I LOVE sunlight and additional space is always a plus. Do you need more room in your home? Is your family outgrowing your space? Then why not consider investing in a conservatory (often called a sunroom) for your home?

Sunrooms are easy to construct, are not too expensive and are an excellent way to add additional space to your home. As well as, adding extra value to your property.

But, what exactly can a conservatory or sunroom be used for? The answer: pretty much anything.

Here’s our guide to five ways your family can use a sunroom:

1. Family Room

A sunroom is the perfect place to create a family room. A place where you and your children can relax, talk and unwind after a long day at work and school.

Blinds or curtains add privacy to the space, making it seem more like a walled room, ideal for some family time. A carpet, underfloor heating or a large area rug will add warmth and a cozy feel to the room, transforming it into a space where the family want to be.

Neutral colors, some sofas and a television, will make the space feel fun and family orientated, ideal for kids and family members of all ages.

If you have not built your conservatory yet, get in touch with Centurion DIY Conservatories for some ideas and advice.

2. Dining Room

A sunroom is the ideal place for a dining room, especially if it backs onto the kitchen.

Instead of creating an entirely glass conservatory, opt for wall on either side, a glass front and a glass roof. This adds privacy and can make the kitchen and conservatory seem like one large room, instead of two separate ones.

A rustic dining table (my husband just made one for me!) and chairs, complete with area rugs, can transform the space into the ideal place for family dining.

3. Children’s Playroom

As long as your sunroom is adequately insulated, it will make a fantastic playroom for your kids. If your children will be spending a lot of time in your conservatory, opt for heated floors or a warm, cozy carpet.

Add blinds or curtains to the space to give it some privacy and add wooden chests for your children to keep their toys in. A small play table and other play toys, like a toy kitchen and a dolls house may also work well.

4. Library

A conservatory is the perfect place to create a book room for your family.

Place two large bookshelves in the room, arm chairs, bean bags and floor cushions and make it as comfortable and cozy as possible. You could also add a desk and make the room double as an office.

Being able to get away from everything and relax with a good book is an ideal way to keep yourself and your family calm and happy.

5. Game Room

For older children, the sunroom is the perfect place to use as a game room. It gives them a place to mess around and have fun with their friends without annoying you, as well as a place to relax and chill out in.

To give the space a more private feel, add curtains or blinds to the windows. Make the space as comfortable as possible with sofas and bean bag chairs, as well as a television, game consoles and maybe even a pool or foosball table. My husband is thinking of adding a shuffleboard table and possibly a large arcade game to ours. One day.

Have you ever thought about adding a sunroom to your house?


Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.


  1. Oh how I like all of these

  2. Hi Krystle, for those with children, I think the idea of having the sunroom used as a game room or playroom is a great idea. It keeps the kids toys and clutter contained somewhat and not all over the house.

  3. Just by the design of my place I most definitely do not get enough direct sunlight into my house. And that sucks because it can be so uplifting emotionally if nothing else. Oh my gosh I would love to have a sun room like that one above, Krystle 🙂

  4. Ken Dowell says:

    I think I could just sit there and stare outside for awhile. I think I’ve had too much winter.

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