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Prepping Your Sunroom for Spring and Summer


Let fresh air in and invigorate your space 

Temperatures are on the upswing, birds are outside chirping, it’s finally time to start getting your sunroom ready for the upcoming seasons! Chances are that you have been cozy in your sunroom under the stars and snow throughout the winter, but the change in seasons should be the catalyst for a deep clean.  The abundant sunshine and vibrant natural hues on their way may also incite a change in décor to complement the scenery. 

Clean and Clear 
A sunroom is relatively low maintenance, but with each major season change, comes the need to spruce up. If the space transforms to an all-purpose room during the winter, you may want to remove anything that doesn’t jive with your vision for spring and summer. Go ahead and open some windows to let fresh air in. A blank slate is easiest to work with, so any relocation of furniture should come first.  If the room stays the same throughout the year, temporary repositioning of large items may be necessary to conduct a deep clean.  

Top-to-bottom cleaning is ideal.  Any dust or grime that comes off windows or treatments is likely to land on the floor, so mopping should be last. Dirt will have accumulated on the interior and exterior of windows over time.  A thorough clean is suggested to deliver the crystal clear view that initiated your sunroom purchase in the first place.  Any glass cleaner or a vinegar/water mixture can be sprayed and wiped off.  Outer surfaces attract more stubborn dirt and can be difficult to reach.  Hire a professional window washing company for this task if need be. While tackling the outside, check tracks and unclog weep holes that drain rainwater to protect the sunroom from damage. 

Once outdoor work is done, move on to other window elements. Dust and scrub the sills and frames and clean blinds or drapery.  When complete, all walls, doors, and furniture should be wiped down. Upholstery should be cleaned and placed into storage (if designated for fall and winter use) or set aside to be reintroduced to the room once cleaning is finished. Don’t forget about less obvious features like light switches, door handles, and molding. Yes, this may seem excessive, but it will be all be worth the effort when you have a sparkling clean sunroom. Final touches should include vacuuming, sweeping, and mopping. 

Stay Cool  
Prepare to keep your room cool and comfortable. If you have a fan, be sure to dust the blades so nothing spreads when in use. If you do not have a fan, it may be time to consider one. A decorative fixture can make the room comfortable, keep air circulating, and enhance the ceiling aesthetic. Lacking window treatments? Start thinking about installation to prevent an extreme flood of sunshine that makes a room hot and uncomfortable. With or without window coverings, tinted window film can be applied to reduce the amount of light and heat seeping in.  

Fans may not be your thing, window coverings or tinted film may be partially effective or take away from your cherished view. Something bigger and bolder may be necessary – Air Conditioning. Ductless or window units are less invasive and cumbersome than an HVAC connection. However, HVAC can help you to control the temperature year-round, which will extend usage. 

Aside from mechanics and accessories, your other options are centered around energy efficiency. Energy Star-rated windows are available and may qualify for energy efficiency tax rebates. Caulking around window frames and weather stripping around doors can keep hot air out and cool air in. Depending on the design of the sunroom, insulation can be utilized to offer the same benefits. 

Finishing Touches 
If seeking a true sunny season vibe, white or light-colored wicker or wood furniture and bright colors should replace dark, heavy furniture and textiles in earthy or wintery tones. Go with pastels, florals and coastal/nautical elements for a quintessential seasonal look. Swap out heavy indoor rugs for lightweight indoor/outdoor rugs.  If a full revamp is not feasible, minor alterations can be made using throw pillows, blankets, themed knick-knacks and flower displays. Tulips are perfect for the spring and hydrangeas are wonderful to transition to summer. 

Getting your space ready will be an effort with fantastic long-term rewards. Once the transformation is complete, grab a book and a glass of wine, take a seat, and relax in your glorious space. Contact Four Seasons Sunrooms & Windows with any questions pertaining to the care of your sunroom or to learn about ways to make your space more energy efficient.  
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