There are many ways to add indoor and outdoor splendour to your home during an Okanagan summer without overheating.
Besides modern-style pools in Kelowna currently being built, having a sunroom or a patio enclosure added to your home is a great way to cool off while still enjoying the outdoors.
It can also be part of your overall home makeover and give you an area to have an indoor spa or garden to enjoy all year round.
Imagine taking a dip in your pool and then being able to seek shade immediately afterwards. Even though it is called a sunroom, this enclosed area can be built to provide a space to cool off from the hot sun while still incorporating the outdoors indoors.
Some ways to cool a sunroom when the Okanagan sun is blazing is to extend your home’s HVAC system to the addition, or install zoned air conditioning or a plug-in portable AC wall unit.
For those wishing to save on energy costs, placing cellular or vertical blinds, pull-down shades, or plantation shutters on the windows, or installing tinted windows, or adding a tinted film to the windows, will help provide shade and keep harmful UV rays out.
A sunroom that includes a lounge, and perhaps a hot tub and shower, can turn your home into your own personal spa, perfect for relaxing after a swim.
You can also make your backyard into the perfect space for entertaining in all kinds of weather, with the kind of pools in Kelowna that are currently being designed and adding an enclosed seating/dining area in your sunroom.
But watch out, your guests may never want to leave.
A sunroom brings natural light into your indoor space, which is why some refer to sunrooms as solariums. Built alongside pools in Kelowna, a sunroom addition with a glass roof and walls can be built to be used as a type of greenhouse to grow both vegetables and potted plants, including tropical varieties, as the space is naturally heated by the sun. The gardener in your family will love it,
Some of the best vegetables to grow in sunrooms include:
Some tropical plants that grow well in sunrooms include:
For more on how to enjoy your pools in Kelowna indoors and outdoors, read our blog Take Shelter: The Pool Companies Kelowna Trusts to Cover your Pool.
Rafter 4K Contracting is one of the longest running, most trusted pool companies in Kelowna for installation and service. We are also one of the construction companies in Kelowna that provides trusted home renovations and construction services such as sunrooms and accessory buildings for that ideal addition to pools in Kelowna.