Woohoo! It’s REVEAL DAY! Our new space turned out to be everything I was hoping for when we first started out.
As a reminder, this used to be a covered porch that connected our garage to our home. I got several quotes for framing it into a sunroom, and when they were 30-40k, we decided to take things into our own hands!
This process took almost 6 months from start to finish. But, the nice thing is that we had doors separating the rooms for the vast majority of the time, so our house didn’t feel affected by it too much.
If you want to take a look back through our journey, here are all the previous posts:
- DIY Sunroom Ideas and the Plan
- Framing and Windows
- Roof Electric, HVAC and Exterior Painting
- DIY Sunroom Drywall and Flooring
We debated back and forth what to do with the space. Keep reading to find out what direction we ultimately went with our new home addition and see some fun reveal photos too!
DIY Sunroom Layout
We wanted this added room to really be a benefit to our home and our family. And to do that, we knew it would need to be a space that was multi-purpose.
For one, we knew we really wanted a mudroom type area for shoe storage, bags, etc., as well as a bulk storage area for overflow bulk Costco items (you know, toilet paper, etc. 😉)
But, we didn’t want to dedicate the entire space to just storage and shoes!
After going through the things we needed and wanted for our home, we made a plan for the design of the sunroom and made it happen!
Here’s how it turned out:
The primary purpose of our DIY sunroom is to function as a playroom for Lily.
There is plenty of space for her toys and so much room for her to play. She absolutely loves it in here!
Doesn’t her little kitchen look so cute in this bright sunroom space?
Plus, I love that we can watch her play while we are in the kitchen and even the living room, and the toys can stay (mostly confined) to the new space!
A Space for Guests
We also set up this room to be a space for guests. We went with a sleeper sofa from IKEA that would look and function like a couch but could easily convert to a guest bed when we needed it.
Now, anytime we have someone over, they have a comfortable place to stay for a night or two!
We did stay true to the storage idea! We mounted IKEA shoe storage containers on the walls. They are super affordable and really cute, too.
They make the perfect mounting spot for plants too. Just think of all that sunlight!
Our Finished DIY Sunroom
I can’t believe how far this room has come! Our new sunroom addition has impacted the function of our home in the best way. I’m so thankful!