New Home Tips, Trends, and Ideas - Raleigh Custom Home Builders

Sun Rooms with a Two Sided Fireplace

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Sep 30, 2016 @ 05:09 AM

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What's at the top of your list for features in the sun room? Scroll down to see side-by-side photos of The Cotswold floor plan, near Raleigh, NC. What would you pick, from each of these sun room design images?


Bench beside the sun room wall or open breakfast area?


Both sunrooms include a two-sided fireplace that looks into the great room. Which is better, the black slate or beige stone fireplace surround?


Transoms above the sun room windows?


Deep or shallow archway entrance above the white columns?


Windows that reach the floor, or more wall space for furniture?


Each of the design differences in these two Raleigh sun rooms are easy to make when you design/build your home with Stanton Homes.

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Seven Sunroom Window and Layout Ideas for New Homes in Raleigh

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 08:09 AM

Home Plans with a Sunroom:

Relax in the natural light of a sunroom - designed to enhance your view.

These Raleigh new home sunrooms come in all shapes and sizes, with window walls, and unique flooring ideas for your new home.

See floor plans of the homes pictured below:

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Sunroom Layouts, Window Designs, and Features

Sun rooms designed for the seasonal climate in North Carolina include:

1. Sunroom with see through or two-sided fireplace

This is a year-round sun room is designed for soaking up the summer sun and staying warm on cold winter evenings. The two-sided fireplace leads between the sun room and great room. 

Sun Room Photos | Raleigh New Homes with Sunroom

2. Sunroom with built in bench

You can tuck hidden storage into your sun room, with a built-in bench below the windows. This sun room runs along the kitchen wall, for an out-of-the-way relaxation area that stays separate from the great room. See a photo gallery of the rest of this home, click here. 

Sun Room Photos | Raleigh New Homes with Sunroom


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3. Sunroom with Interior window wall

While less traditional in terms of home plan layout, we're seeing more home buyer requests for interior windows between the great room and sun room. In this home, a version of the Whitehaven, a large picture window offers views between the two main "hang out" areas of the home.  

Sun Room Photos | Raleigh New Homes with Sunroom

4. Sunroom with coffer ceiling treatment

Plenty of windows - and French glass doors - are must-have for a sun room design, ceiling treatments can turn a casual relaxation area into a formal space for guests to gather. 

In this version of the Chapel Ridge, a two-tone coffered ceiling with indoor fan accents the sun room. 

Sun Room Photos | Raleigh New Homes with Sunroom 

5. Bay style sunroom with vaulted ceiling

View from the breakfast room, looking into the open concept sun room. The kitchen bar area (with wine refrigerator and rack) fits a flat screen TV, placed especially for a sports-loving family who wants to watch the game from the island.

Sun Room Photos | Raleigh New Homes with Sunroom

Here is another angle of the sun room, from the wine wall:

Sun Room Photos | Raleigh New Homes with Sunroom 

6. Craftsman sunroom windows 

Rather than accenting the ceiling with a coffer or vault, this sun room focuses on craftman trim details - with hand-built frames around the windows.

A square ceiling fan light gives a touch of contemporary design to the modern craftsman home - photographed in a version of the McAlvany.

 Sun Room Photos | Raleigh New Homes with Sunroom

7. Breakfast Room / Sunroom design

If you're looking to downsize your home, or for ways to maximize the efficiency of the spaces in a larger floor plan, a breakfast room / sun room combination can make great use of space. 

This breakfast room, located on the rear corner of the home plan, lets in tons of natural light. If you want to designate a formal dining space, consider converting a corner space such as this into an open concept sun room. 

Sun Room Photos | Raleigh New Homes with Sunroom


 When you build a truly custom home, your builder can tell you how much flexibility your floor plan layout allows - and how to redesign to meet your needs. 

More Sun Room and Indoor-Outdoor Living Photos:

How will you use your sunroom? Before you know what specialty rooms to include in your Raleigh new home, take a family poll on how often you use the spaces you have now. A sun room can give you the best of both worlds, when deciding between indoor and outdoor living space. 
If you're looking for more outdoor-oriented spaces, check out these photos of front porches and screen porches, too.


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