Sunroom help

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    sissy sissy

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    I have always wanted one but put 2 decks on the back of the house and only place is small area off living room .IUt would be great with the milder winters here but summer would cook all morning but sun leaves the back about 1 pm and trees block early morning sun 100_5566.JPG
     
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    Hmmm it didn't work??? :inpain::grumpy::shifty::bored:
    I'm with you. I was googling images for ideas and man those conservatories filled with stained glass and plants everywhere.... I want!!
    DrCase do you just have a space heater out there? I thought I might look at the small fake fireplace heaters.
    Sissy your decks are gorgeous! My sunroom gets pretty hot in the summer but I can open all the windows and turn the fan on and it will cool down pretty quickly. I think I need to check out @callingcolleen1 and her little room, she has one near her pond doesn't she?
     
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    We have a sun room, but it is part of the house. 33 feet of windows facing south. Warms our house right up in the winter, in the summer we drop insulated blinds as the sun moves around.
    I have a lot of plants that stay in the house, I don't want them outside then drag in the darn ants and bugs into our house for the winter.
     
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    Perhaps a security breech! :rolleyes:
     
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    I am jealous! This is a pre-fab addition they added off the back of the living room. I've considered tearing it down since it limits the amount of light I get in my living room. It is such an awkward space but if I could just figure out how to use it, I think it could be lovely. I am definitely going to fill it with plants, and I think fairy lights and a comfy chair. The couch is way to big in space but I want something comfy to curl up in and read in the winter...
    Oh well, half the fun is in the planning and searching so I will do just that.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Two sliders one on each side, then across the front two at 7x4 and 3 at 8x5 feet windows.JPG
     
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    Ive got a great Idea, put a toughened glass floor on it and extend your pond so the fish swim under your feet..... or am I just getting obsessed lol.
     
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    Nice addy! So it faces the ponds? What a great view it must have.
    And Gavin, how awesome would that be??
     
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    So the lights stay lit all night even though they are solar? I had some solar landscape lighting and they were lucky to stay lit a couple hours after the sun went down.
     
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    coffee table? Lol How cool is this??
    bath-coffee-table-600x800.jpg
     
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    They stay lit an average of 5-6 hours depending on how sunny it is that day.
     
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    I probably will have to do plug in since they will be inside.
     
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    I have a vented gas heater on my porch with a wall thermostat.
    One year I ran a unvented heater and I had too much moisture, so I fixed my old vented one and added the thermostat.
    I like it about 60 deg in the winter.
     
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    I found a chair and a fake fireplace heater at a shop over the weekend. I'm going back today to check them both out. I spent the weekend investigating how to repaint concrete and what kind of paint to use.
    I've got a boho feel going on with plants and candles and twinkly lights. I might even paint a design on the floor and just let my full hippy hang out... Lol
    I'll add photos as I progress.
     
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    repaint it with concrete stain and stencil it and it will look fantastic.paint peels but concrete stain doesn't peel
     
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    Yeah I looked at the stain but it won't fully cover the floor and I haven't seen an application that I like yet. I am a little worried about the paint but the existing stuff has held up for over 5 years.
     
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    moisture in the slab usually causes it to peel .I used stain so I could make it look like marble
     
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    They now have that new garage floor paint that looks good .
     
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    Could you post a photo of faux marble? I have ugly outside cement steps I am trying to do something with.
     
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    sorry that was in my house in NJ and never thought to take picks back then .I will look in my photo albums but doubt it
     
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