Building in a climate where expensive porches and lanais just aren’t practical? The sunroom provides an all-weather way for homeowners to feel a connection with the outdoors, without being at the mercy of the elements. Check out these four interesting layouts, which incorporate their sunrooms in different ways.

Classic Good Looks

Past the wraparound porch of this unique home, a two-story foyer greets family and guests. Ahead, the family room sits next to the bright sunroom. The kitchen is conveniently central, with an island offering extra counter space. A bedroom on this level is graced with French doors to the porch. Upstairs, the master suite is an opulent retreat with a vaulted sitting room. Three more bedrooms complete the plan. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Lots of Light

Inside this beautiful stone-covered home is a highly functional layout. Snack bars on either side of the kitchen, a sunroom, rear porch, front porch, and patio provide multiple spaces for casual conversation. The vaulted great room offers a fireplace and built-in cabinets. Each bedroom offers a walk-in closet, with two in the master suite. See more images, information, and the floor plan.

Traditional with a Twist

Look closely at this traditional layout and you’ll notice some clever touches. A large mudroom waits just inside the garage entrance to the home, with room for cubbies and a bench. A huge walk-in pantry serves the island kitchen. Just off the casual dining area, a sunroom offers bright relaxation. An office near the front gives owners room to work from home. The impressive master suite and two bedrooms occupy the second level.  See more images, information, and the floor plan.


Sunny Retreat Upstairs

A two-story bay window wrapped in a porch infuses this home with graceful country style. Inside, the living area enjoys a fireplace, views out the bay window, and easy proximity to the kitchen's snack bar. The master suite is conveniently located on the first floor. Two more bedrooms rest upstairs, along with a bright sunroom (great as a reading room or craft space), a full bath, and plenty of storage. See more images, information, and the floor plan.