Unique Kansas City Patio Enclosures specializes in patio enclosures and room additions for Kansas City, Mission Hills, Shawnee, and many other communities. While most of our clientele are familiar with the terms sunroom, patio and carport, we are often asked to explain what a solarium is when these homeowners are considering a home addition.
To clear things up for potential customers – as well as future home buyers – we have put together the basic information needed to understand the purpose and function of a solarium.
A solarium is a fully glassed in room designed to let as much light in as possible. This includes 3 or 4 glass walls and a glass ceiling. Solaria (plural form) are common in hospitals, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, and sanatoriums – places where patients want to be outside but, for one reason or another, can’t be.
In your home, a solarium can be an amazing opportunity to bring the outside in! If you love the outdoors but can’t be outside as much as you’d like, you can employ the use of a solarium to soak up the sun’s rays and extend your living space.
It’s different from a sunroom because sunrooms are defined as rooms with large windows, a high number of windows, or a room with one glass wall. It’s much more common to see sunrooms in private residences, for a couple of reasons.
First of all, a sunroom can easily be converted into a usable space – an extra bedroom, a utility room, or a family room – with very little work. Usually all that is needed is plumbing. Second, a fully glassed-in room doesn’t offer much in the way of privacy or protection, so most homeowners opt for a more durable, private addition. However, in the right home, a solarium can be an absolutely stunning addition.
Solaria can be used for many different purposes. Although some may think a sunroom isn’t as functional as a sunroom, Unique Kansas City Patio Enclosures has seen solaria work well for homes all over Kansas City, including Leawood, Prairie Village, Overland Park and many other locations!
With a solarium home addition, you can enjoy houseplants year-round without having to shuffle them around the house, which is a huge plus for plant lovers. You can also enjoy all types of weather as if you were actually a part of it. Imagine watching a thunderstorm or snow shower in surround sound and 4K quality definition!
You can use your solarium as a reading room, a hobby area, or even a freestanding greenhouse. Businesses like restaurants use them to give patrons a taste of the outdoors without being harassed by bugs and comfortable despite the outdoor temperature.
Unique Kansas City Patio Enclosures is the Kansas City leader for patio enclosures, 3 season and 4 season rooms, sunrooms and solaria. If you are interested in one or more of these home additions, we can sit down with you in Olathe, Leavenworth, or any other Kansas City neighborhood and discuss the pros and cons of each type with you.