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How A Sunroom Stacks Up as Compared to A Traditional Home Addition

If you are considering a home addition, you might want to read a few side-by-side comparisons between a new room of glass and traditional home construction.


The name “sunroom” itself conjures up an airy, light-filled retreat where families can snuggle into a cozy chair and read, sew, have tea or a cocktail. Your new room can be the setting for all of these activities, but it would also bring several other benefits to the table over traditional construction.

1. When you add a Four Seasons Sunroom to your home, you will not need an architect since your custom design ideas are most often included in the project cost of your sunroom.
2. Since a sunroom construction is almost entirely made up of vinyl and glass, the upkeep of the exterior will be minimal.
3. Our sunroom additions often come with a warranty, unlike augmentations built by independent contractors. 
4. Adding a sunroom, in many parts of the country, requires a less expensive permit cost than would a traditional extension.
5. Aesthet…

5 Festive Ways You Can Decorate Your Windows and Home for the Holidays

The holiday season is here! As you plan your decorations for the season, don't forget to include one of your home's most attractive features - the windows! Giving your windows a festive makeover is a quick and easy way to add a little more holiday magic inside and outside your home. Here are five great ideas to get you started. 

1. Velvet drapes - Velvet drapes inside your home around the holidays and throughout the winter add a warm and regal touch as soft velvet flows from floor to ceiling. Framing your windows when open or guarding against cold weather when closed, velvet drapes are a sophisticated touch to your interior decor that is both beautiful and functional. 

2. Garlands - Garlands can be made up of almost anything and can be hung across windows or around. Create a garland from cording and pinecones for a simple natural look or get the children involved and create cut paper garlands together. Use pre-made evergreen garlands …

Home For the Holidays! 7 Christmas Tree Decor Tips to Enhance Your Sunroom

Your sunroom is a great location for your Christmas tree because a sunroom's structure really helps to showcase your tree's beauty. By placing your Christmas tree in your sunroom, you ensure that your tree's decor can be seen and admired from the inside and outside of your home. Below are seven tips to help you keep your Christmas tree fresh and beautiful throughout the holiday season.



1) Select a prominent but safe location for your Christmas tree. The journey to a beautifully decorated sunroom begins with your selection of a safe location for your tree. Make sure your tree is at least three feet away from any heaters, vents, or fireplaces.
2) Make a fresh cut on your tree's base. By cutting off roughly 1/4" of your tree's base, you will promote water absorption and help keep your tree well hydrated. Make sure you do not make an angular cut, as this can actually interfere with water absorption.
3) Fill your base with plenty of water. Ideally, your base should co…

Why December is the Perfect Month for Sunrooms!

December's long nights and cooler temperatures make it the perfect month to cozy up in your sunroom to enjoy the mood-boosting benefits of light -- especially the natural variety!


December is actually a beautiful time of the year in many parts of the country. The trees become almost sculptural without their leaves and the late fall, early winter sky sometime reaches that steel-blue intensity you only see in the fall. 



But even if it's a bit too chilly or raw to spend time outdoors to admire the beauty of the landscape, it's perfect in your sunroom. Here are five more reasons that December and a sunroom are a match made in heaven!

1. You get the feeling of being outside and enveloped in sky and Earth, yet the comfort and warmth of being indoors!
2. Enjoy an evening meal under the stars -- at the dining table in your sunroom, where you'll enjoy the sky but skip the chill of the night air.
3. Get a head start combatting SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a seasonal depression …

Bring the Joy of Family Holidays Home for The Season In Your Sunroom

As the weather changes from the warmth of summer and early fall, we find that we naturally spend less time outside. It is simply not as comfortable to eat or visit on the patio in November and December. A sunroom brings that sunshine into your home, making it the best place for enjoying your special moments. Sometimes those special moments are quiet times with a good book, and other times it is a family gathering over dinner with all the trimmings. This is why your sunroom is the best place for your holiday gatherings.

Thanksgiving
The focus of the day is on sharing dinner with family and friends, and the beautiful views of the outside will make this day even more special. Whether you serve dinner in there or just retreat there for games or conversation afterwards, the sunroom invites the best of the outdoors to your party.
 Try setting up your dining room table in your sunroom. Your sunroom could be the ideal setting to celebrate special meals with family friends! Have a lot of guests c…

5 Easy and Beautiful Thanksgiving Decor Ideas For Your Sunroom

Thanksgiving is the holiday that draws everyone home. Fragrant pies baking in the oven, families tossing a football, children playing in the leaves, couples cozied by the fire - when it comes to Thanksgiving, there's simply no place like home. Your sunroom is the ideal place to enjoy the beauty of fall while entertaining those you love. Here are 5 easy decor ideas to make your sunroom festive for Thanksgiving. Best of all, each of these ideas can be reused for Christmas too!


Keepsake Runner- Buy a white or neutral table runner and fabric markers. Use the runner during your Thanksgiving meal. Once the meal is done and the table is cleared, ask each guest to sign the back of the table runner with fabric markers, and include something they are thankful for. Each year, your loved ones can add their thankful thoughts to the back of the runner. The handwriting of children, the growing list of blessings, and the memories of those you celebrated with will…

5 Halloween Decor Ideas for Sunrooms, Patios, and Porches

That spooky time of year will soon be here! With the crisp autumn air and colorful trees, Halloween is the perfect time to enjoy the beauty of your sunroom, porch or patio. To add some haunting charm, here are 5 easy decor ideas for you and your trick-or-treaters to enjoy. Best of all, these decorations can be reused or repurposed - adding sustainable beauty to your living space. 




Candy Corn Wreath- Using a hot glue gun, attach a loop of ribbon to the back of a foam wreath from your local craft store. Attach candy corn with hot glue to completely cover the front and sides of the wreath. Once dry, hang on a covered patio or in your sunroom. (Repurpose by using through Thanksgiving and hanging again next Halloween, or by gently pulling the candy corn off and hot gluing small ornaments on the wreath for Christmas, or Easter eggs for Easter.)Ghost Posts- Buy a 4"x6"x8' wooden post from your local hardware store. If you don't own a saw, a…

5 Sunroom Designs and Styles That Can Work With Most Any Home

In almost every North American climate, there remains at least one season that doesn't lend itself to spending time outdoors. Adding a sunroom to your home lets you enjoy a comfortable climate surrounded by the view of the great outdoors. Your family and guests can bathe in sunlight or enjoy shade as they like. These five sunroom designs work with virtually any architecture to beautify and enhance your home.

1. Georgian ConservatoryThe Georgian architecture of our conservatory complements any classic home design. Its stately design uses energy-efficient, high-strength, maintenance-free aluminum. It features:
- a slim, elegant profile,
- roomy floor space,
- a regal nose with squared shoulders.
You'll enjoy gorgeous landscaping and sky views. Bring the outdoors inside year-around by decorating this space with plants and flowers. Install window seats along the ledges. The interior of the room makes a lovely second dining area or the perfect home for a baby grand or grand piano.



2. Str…

Sunroom Decor - Bringing Nature Indoors

A sunroom, when decorated properly, can become a peaceful place to relax, enjoy natural light, and de-stress. Sunlight increases serotonin which boosts your mood and fights depression, so bringing the maximum amount of light into your sunroom and using decor that reflects the outdoors will do wonders for your mental health.


FurnitureChoose rattan for your seating area. This natural product uses stems from climbing palms and immediately makes your sunroom feel like part of the outdoors. A sofa with an ottoman is the most comfortable. Include a couple of side chairs and small tables where you can place drinks and snacks. Use a rattan mat in front of your seating area to anchor the space.


FabricDecorating your sunroom with colors found in nature will create a calm atmosphere. If you enjoy patterns, opt for seat cushions with colorful flowers or leaves in the design. If you prefer solids, select green, yellow, brown and orange hues. For a modern look, try these colors in light shades. For a…

Bring Autumn Into Your Home With These 5 Design Ideas

That first brisk snap of autumn is in the air! While the trees outside are beginning to put on their fall wardrobes, we can't wait to bring the cozy colors and scents of autumn inside as well. Here are five great ways to bring autumn style to your home:


Indoor/Outdoor RugsIndoor/Outdoor Rugs are a great choice for rooms inside your home that get a lot of wear and activity, such as a kitchen, a hallway or a sunroom. You don't have to worry about spilled cider, as they are stain and spill resistant and cleanup is easy. When decorating for fall choose bright, bold colors such as reds, golds and rich chocolate browns. Use multiple rugs in a variety of colors to bring the cozy feeling inside. Don't forget complimentary colors... Teal blue creates a gorgeous pop of color when combined with orange.




Throw PillowsWho can afford a new furniture for each season? Nobody! But you can change the look of a room by adding throw pillows in bright colors to the sofas and chairs you already ha…

Fall For Your Sunroom - Tips For The Season

Who Said Sunrooms Are Just For Summer?
With summer almost behind us, what better way is there to embrace the fall by giving your sunroom a makeover. With a few fun and simple changes, you can create a beautiful, meaningful space for you and your family. As the new season begins to roll in, transform your space with rich autumnal colors. It’s a lot easier than you may think. Just add a few throws, pillows and blankets to be well on your way to gently transitioning your most favorite room in your home.

With these few changes, you can experience the beautiful season change from the comfort of your sunroom. Pumpkin-orange, gold and brown are a few of the wonderful colors you could add, welcoming the fall inside. There’s an instant warmth that these colors invite into your sunroom. You could even opt for subtle color changes and go for the cooler tones with your new décor. Even the smallest of details can be highly effective! In fact, this could compliment the fall nicely, by allowing the n…

Sunroom Vs. Home Addition: Comparing the Costs

If you're considering a home addition, you might want to consider making it a sunroom instead of a conventional room. People who add sunrooms seldom regret the decision. They're bright, airy, versatile, and they cost less than a traditional home addition for several reasons. Read on to discover how sunrooms add up as compared to a typical home addition ...


No Architect FeesIn most cases, custom design is included in the project cost of a sunroom. When you consider the ability to skip the hefty fees charged by most architects, this fact alone makes great sense from a financial standpoint. Plus sunrooms typically have better aesthetics, offering European styling and a vast array of customizable options.
Less MaintenanceVinyl and glass -- the primary materials used in sunroom construction -- require far less maintenance than a wooden exterior that needs periodic painting, pressure-washing, etc.
Warrantied for Peace of MindSunrooms often come with a warranty, unlike traditional home …

Feel The Four Seasons Difference

Home remodeling is always stressful, but there is no need to make it more stressful than it already is. Part of the problem with any installation is that there are so many moving parts and you never know if you can trust everyone involved in the project. With Four Seasons at the helm, you can rest assured that everything goes smoothly and to illustrate that point here are five reasons why having Four Seasons as your general contractor is Beneficial.
1 A Single Point of Contact for The Entire ProjectCut down on all the moving parts and the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing by having a single point of contact for the entire project. With one number to call you will have your answers and your results faster than contracting out to third-party contractors.

2 A Proven Track RecordFour Seasons Sunrooms and Windows has been satisfying customer needs for over forty years. In a competitive market, we have proven ourselves as more than just an installer but a contractor that care…

Love Plants? A Sunroom Would Be Ideal!

Do you love plants and gardening? In the long, cold winter, do you long for greenery while looking at seed catalogs? Are you running out of windows in which to put potted plants? Is your family starting to make cutting remarks about living in a jungle while brushing aside a hanging philodendron on the way to breakfast?
A sunroom is perfect for you!


House PlantsYour house plants will have all the light and warmth they need in the sunny windows of your sunroom. You can bring some of the plants that are crowding out your other living space in; they will be happy with the light and warmth, and your family will be happy to have a counter again.
Houseplants that are particularly great for sunrooms include:
Hibiscus Christmas cactus Hanging ferns  Small fruit trees - lemon, orange, pomegranate, peach, and fig can all grow well in large pots.Orchids Passion flower African violets Fuchsia Bottle brush plant 
Do a little research when getting a new plant. Some plan…

Ideas for Throwing a Fun Summer Party

Throwing a party in the summer is always a great deal of fun. You can enjoy the beautiful weather in the company of your family and friends. Whether you grill your own food, or, or ask your guests to each bring their own favorite food, putting together a fantastic summer party can be a breeze. Here are some tips to dial up the fun and turn down the stress of planning the party.




The MenuBe sure to pick food that you like, and keep in mind your seating situation. For example, if your goal is for guests to get a plate of food from a buffet table and sit down, it's a good idea to stay away from food that requires two hands at once and might drip.




Another consideration is you actually serve the food. A sunroom, for instance, enables you to serve food inside, giving you access to electrical outlets in case you are using crockpots. It will also protect your food from any pesky visitors, while still being easily accessible from the outside.

For many of your guests, the food will be the most …

The Beauty And Value Of Replacement Windows

Your home is your sanctuary. A place where you can relax and be yourself. You take great care to arrange the furniture just so, to decorate, and fill it with beauty. The exterior of your home should be no different. It should reflect the beauty and comfort within. Replacement windows can improve the look and feel of your home, both inside and out. But they can also help put more money in your pocket.

Reduce Energy CostsWindows are an important part of energy efficiency. In the summer, they help to keep the heat out and in the winter, they help to keep out the cold. However, drafty, inefficient windows can increase your energy costs by 10%-20%, according to Energy.gov. Replacing windows throughout your home will help you save on your heating and cooling costs.

Increase ComfortThe windows in your home can largely affect your comfort level. If it’s too hot in the summer, and your air conditioner is having to work overtime, it may be due to solar heat gain. Likewise, if your home is too cold…