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Why You Need a Sunroom

Thinking about adding onto your home? It can be a great way to add market value to your home, as well as enjoyment of your living situation. One addition that many homeowners prefer is a sunroom or porch enclosure. But why should you choose a sunroom for your home? It’s one thing for us to…

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The History of Sunrooms

Do you ever wonder where the first sunroom came from, or how they’ve evolved over time? While sunrooms might give your home an airy, contemporary appearance now, they actually have roots going back thousands of years and spanning all around the globe. Here’s the full history of sunrooms, as well as all the predecessors that…

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Sunspace Texas and the St. Jude Dream Home Showplace

For years, Sunspace Texas has been in the business of creating beautiful, efficient sunrooms and porch enclosures that we provide to Bryan-College Station and surrounding areas. We’re proud of both our craftsmanship and our commitment to customer satisfaction. However, we’re even prouder when we can use our local position in the world of construction and…

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4 Maintenance Tips for Your Porch Enclosure

Spring is here, and that means you’ll get even more use out of your porch enclosure. Though your porch enclosure can be enjoyed throughout most of the year, the longer days and fair weather of spring make it the perfect time to enjoy your morning coffee, read a book, or spend time with friends and…

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College Station’s 2018 Small Businessperson of the Year Revealed!

After two months of nominations and voting, we’re delighted to announce that there’s a winner for College Station’s 2018 Small Businessperson of the Year! The winner is Brian Windham of Sunspace of Texas. Competition criteria focused on local SMB role models, who are dedicated to helping other small businesspeople succeed. After an extended round of nominations, top…

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3-Season vs. All-Season Sunroom: Which Is Right for Your Home?

If the point of a sunroom is to flood your room in natural sunlight, then of course you’d like to have a sunroom that you can enjoy for as much of the year as possible. That’s why sunroom companies like Sunspace Texas provide both 3-season sunrooms and all-season thermal rooms. But if there’s an option…

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How to Find Ideas for Designing Your Sunroom

You’ve decided to have a sunroom installed so you can enjoy the extra space and natural lighting in your West Texas home. Next comes the fun part: designing the space. Whether it’s a matter of decorating or developing the setup of your sunroom as a whole, you can begin searching for inspiration for the design…

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How a Sunroom Can Add Value To Your Home

There’s no question that adding a sunroom can add personal value to your home, in terms of aesthetic beauty and comfort for those who live in the household. But sunrooms can also add very real market value to your home. Whether you plan to sell in a few years or simply want to increase the…

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Why Choose Vinyl For Your Sunroom

When shopping for sunrooms, you’ll see a number of different options made with a number of different materials. Even at Sunspace Texas, we know that one sunroom does not fit all homes and we offer several different options. In addition to regular glass windows, you may see a few options, such as our Model 200…

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How to Make Use of Your Aluminium Deck This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here! Soon, the family will be arriving for the big Thanksgiving dinner and subsequent football game or Christmas movies. In the meantime, you’re probably planning the menu and getting the house ready for the mass of well-loved guests. It’s best to use all the help you can get, and that might include…

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3 Benefits of an Acrylic Roof System

So you’ve decided to install a sunroom or patio for your home. While you might be focused on furnishing or the right windows, and these things are important, you should also consider what goes over your new space. At Sunspace Texas, we’re the only manufacturer who will install an acrylic roof system, whether as a…

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The Best Autumn Plants for Your Sunroom

Whatever your plans for your sunroom might be, many homeowners like to add plants to give the room a more natural, colorful look. Houseplants thrive in sunrooms, with ample light for them to blossom. However, it’s not always spring and summer. As the weather grows cool and the skies become cloudier, you may need to…

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3 Benefits of an All-Season Sunroom

  At Sunspace Texas, we offer a variety of different types of sunrooms for different homeowner’s needs. If you’re looking for a screen room or a way to enjoy the outdoor views even in the midst of adverse weather, we have sunrooms to accommodate that. If you want to extend the time to enjoy your…

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5 Porch Enclosure Trends

Porch enclosures offer almost unlimited potential to your home. They create another functional room to your home without having to actually construct a whole new room. They blend your outdoor and indoor space, and they help you to enjoy your porch all year round. In fact, there’s so much you can do with your porch…

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Things to Consider Before Installing Your Sunroom

  It’s not surprising that so many Texas homeowners take advantage of that Texas sun to have a sunroom installed in their home. They offer added beauty, function, and even energy efficiency. However, it’s no small home improvement project and it is one that you want to think about clearly before you call a contractor…

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THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A SUNROOM IN WINTER

There are plenty of benefits to having a sunroom all year round. The natural light has terrific health effects and helps to make your home more energy efficient. The versatility of sunrooms allows the homeowner to use them for whatever they’d like, from a coffee nook to a playroom to an indoor garden space. However,…

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SUNROOMS VS. ENCLOSED PORCH: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

Here at Sunspace Texas, we can help add natural light and space to your home through the addition of an all seasons sunroom or a porch enclosure. But what’s the difference? Both use full screens to let in as much natural light as possible. Both sunrooms and porch enclosures provide the gorgeous views of the…

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PREPARING YOUR SUNROOM FOR THE HOLIDAYS

If you don’t have enough time or decorations to deck all the halls in your home, your sunroom is a perfect place to start. It’s already the best place in the house to sit with a cup of cocoa and watch the snow fall, and it’s versatile enough for a creative theme or a low…

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4 STEPS TO CLEANING YOUR ENCLOSED PORCH

Your enclosed porch can be a tranquil space to soak in the light and beauty from outside while staying warm and dry inside as the weather starts to drop. Because it’s a barrier between the outdoors and the rest of the house, it can also help your family get out of the habit of tracking…

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CHOOSING A PROFESSIONAL FOR YOUR SCREENED PORCH INSTALLATION

Unless you yourself are a construction professional, a screened porch installation is not an ideal DIY project. It’s extensive, messy, often involving electrical work, and it’s more complicated than the finished project might appear. Whether you have construction experience or not, hiring a professional will save you plenty of time and stress. The question is…

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3 UNIQUE IDEAS FOR YOUR PORCH ENCLOSURE

Installing a porch enclosure is a great solution for those who want to relax on the porch and enjoy the outdoors but don’t want to be inconvenienced by the heat or storms. With vertical, floor-to-ceiling windows surrounding the space, you can recline on your porch and watch the sunset or listen to the rain from…

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IS YOUR SUNROOM READY FOR ALL FOUR SEASONS?

There are a number of reasons why a sunroom could make an excellent addition to your home. It gives the kids a space to play and enjoy the outdoor scenery even in harsh weather. It gives you a space to entertain when your friends come over. It helps your home to become more energy efficient. You can even…

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ADD VALUE TO YOUR HOME WITH A SUNROOM

Most houses aren’t meant to be your forever-and-ever home, and that’s okay. Your housing needs change as your life change and as your family changes. Just because you know you’ll only live in a house for a few years is no reason not to make improvements on it–in fact, it should be added incentive. Adding…

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CULTIVATING AN INDOOR GARDEN WITH YOUR SUNROOM

An indoor garden could be just the thing to brighten up the interior of your home. Imagine sipping your coffee on the couch of your sunroom, surrounded by fragrant, vibrant plant life. Imagine taking cuts of your own fresh herbs or vegetables for your cooking. You can even bring friends over to enjoy your garden.…

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SAVE ENERGY WITH THE NATURAL LIGHT OF A SUNROOM

Everyone is trying to find ways to save energy: energy saving lightbulbs, hybrid cars, biking or taking public transportation instead of driving. It’s important to be conscientious of the impact each of us make on the planet, not to mention on our energy bill. And the most replenishable form of energy that’s completely free is…

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MAKE YOUR SCREENED PORCH PERFECT FOR TEXAS

If you’re installing a screened porch or if you have a screened porch that needs an upgrade, there are some products that can make your screened porch or sunroom perfect for Texas weather. Let’s look at some options you have when you’re converting your porch into a real living area. Sunroom Adding a sunroom to your home doesn’t…

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A SPACE TO ENJOY THE SUN

It’s July now and we’re really starting to feel the heat. Texas has a lot of sunshine in the summer and a lot of heat.  There are ways to maximize your time in the sunshine without any of the harmful effects of the blazing hot summer sun.   While the sunshine is good, it can sometimes…

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HOW TO ENTERTAIN DINNER GUESTS – WITHOUT A FORMAL DINING ROOM

Because many houses have eat-in kitchens, a lot of families don’t often need or use a formal dining area. So, we may convert our dining rooms to something more functional or we buy houses with no dining room. Still, there are times when a dining room would be useful. It’s a lot easier for dinner guests to…

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HAVING FUN IN THE SUN – IDEAS TO KEEP YOUR KIDS COOL AND PROTECTED THIS SUMMER

Kids need to play outside. There’s no doubt about it. Not only for their health but for your sanity. In Texas, we have a lot of sunshine. How can you protect your kids from the sun while they play outside? Create a shady play area A lot of new homes have trees, but they aren’t…

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TIPS TO REDUCE CLUTTER IN YOUR HOME

If you’ve been in the same home for a while, you may notice that you’ve started running out of space for all of your things. Your house may be getting cluttered. Here are some tips that can help you get out from under the clutter. We’ll even cover what to do if you want to…

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A VALUABLE ADDITION TO YOUR HOME

If you’re looking to add square footage to the living space in your home you have a few options.  You could convert your garage, convert your attic, or convert your covered porch into a sunroom. The easiest of these three is the last one: convert your porch into a three-season sunroom. Not only is it affordable,…

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CREATING A WORKSPACE IN YOUR SCREENED PORCH

If you work from home, occasionally working outdoors may sound like a pleasant change. However, it can be difficult with insects bothering you. If you have a screened porch and a laptop, you can move your work to an outdoor space as often as you like. One advantage to working on your screened porch is that it…

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A PEACEFUL PLACE TO STUDY

Do you need a place to unwind and read or do your kids need a quiet place to study? The great thing about using a sunroom as a study is the use of natural lighting.  Natural lighting will brighten up your study and is better for your eyes than artificial lighting. And a sunroom will protect you from…

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MAKE YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE RISE TO THE CHALLENGE

What is your New Year’s resolution? Work out more, read more, kick a bad habit? We all attempt to re-vamp and revitalize ourselves in the New Year. Sometimes changing your environment and ritualistic behavior can help. Consider your outdoor space. Do you use it? Or, does it remain just a backyard that needs to be…

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KEEPING YOURSELF AND YOUR PET COOL THIS SUMMER

Texas has amazing weather. However, it can be rough on some pets to stay outdoors all the time. Sometimes, they need to be inside to keep cool on scorching hot days. There are also ways to create spaces where your pet can stay in the shade while they play outside. Here are some ideas that…

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EXPAND YOUR HOME-CREATING A HOME GYM

There’s a lot of lovely weather in Texas, but sometimes the weather is just too extreme for outdoor activities. What can you do if you want to exercise, but it’s too hot for a jog?  You could go to the local gym or you could build your own. It’s not as difficult or expensive as…

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SUNROOM DÉCOR – KEEPING IT LIGHT AND BREEZY

Sunrooms not only add to your living space, they are a great place to enjoy some natural light. Here are some ideas to help you decorate your sunroom or screened in porch. Keep it light You can make the most of natural light by using light colored furniture. That doesn’t mean it has to be entirely…

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SUNSPACE TEXAS OF BRYAN / COLLEGE STATION AWARDED BEST OF HOUZZ 2017

SUNSPACE TEXAS of Bryan / College Station  Awarded Best Of Houzz 2017   Over 40 Million Monthly Unique Users Nominated Best Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in North America and Around the World College Station, Texas, January 6, 2017 – Sunspace Texas of Bryan / College Station has won “Best Of Design” on Houzz®, the leading…

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CREATING AN OUTDOOR DINING SPACE

In Texas, we like grilling and we like using our outdoor spaces. How can you create an ideal outdoor dining space for your home? Put it under cover If you’re wanting to grill and stay out of the sun, having a roof over your head can help. It can also be good for grilling on…

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SCREENING IN AN EXISTING PORCH

Let’s say you live in a lovely historic neighborhood like Travis Heights in Austin.  Your house has a great structure and probably a patio or porch that you would like use all year long. Someone has to go out and appreciate those big live oaks, right?  What can you do to your patio or porch…

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TOP 3 REASONS TO HAVE A PORCH ENCLOSURE INSTALLED

On good weather days, “porch enclosure” might almost seem like an oxymoron. Porches are for enjoying the outdoors, right? But as the temperatures drop and we start to retreat indoors, many homeowners find the idea of a porch enclosure more and more appealing. A porch enclosure won’t stop you from enjoying the outdoors on a…

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MAKING THE MOST OF TEXAS WEATHER

Let’s say you’re in Central Texas in the beautiful city of Bryan in Brazos County. You want to grill in your back yard one hot Texas summer afternoon. If you live in Texas, you know what the problem with grilling on sunny Texas afternoon in the middle of summer is like.  In that situation, you…

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2017 RESOLUTIONS: MORE NATURAL LIGHT

What are your resolutions for 2018? Do you want to go back to school? Work out more? Remodel the kitchen? What if I told you that letting more natural sunlight into your home could help give you the motivation you need to meet your 2018 goals? Time and time again, sunlight has been proven to…

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THE BENEFITS OF A SLIDECLEAR SYSTEM

If you want to add accessibility, convenience and plenty of natural light into your home, you might think that your only option is a standard screen door or sliding glass door. While these can be great options, a SlideClear pleated screen system offers an enhanced level of convenience and simplicity. These systems can be installed on…

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INCREASING YOUR HOME VALUE WITH A SUNROOM OR PORCH ENCLOSURE

If you’re a homeowner in the College Station area, there’s a good chance that the value of your property is an important issue for you. This is especially true if you are considering selling your home in the near future. However, maintaining and improving your home value is an important consideration even if you plan to stay…

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4 ECONOMICAL WAYS TO ADD CLIMATE CONTROL TO YOUR SUNROOM

Sunrooms and backyard porch enclosures can offer you an escape from bad weather while staying in the comfort of your own home. In many ways, a sunroom is like any other room in your house. However, in order to make sure that your sunroom is just as comfortable as the rest of your home, you will need…

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3 AFFORDABLE WAYS TO LIGHT YOUR SUNROOM IN STYLE

If you use your sunroom to host dinner parties or simply as a space to relax and enjoy an evening, you already know that sunrooms are a great way to spend time in your backyard without the problems of bad weather. These climate-controlled porch enclosures can keep out heat, cold, rain, wind and pesky bugs. Many sunrooms allow their…

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THE 3 BEST REASONS YOU NEED AN ACRYLIC PORCH ROOF

If you’ve ever looked out at your backyard and imagined all the good times that you could have out there if it weren’t so hot, then an acrylic porch roof is the solution that you need. Here in Texas, we know that the summer months can get unbearably hot. In the winter, the rain can…

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TOP 5 REASONS YOU WILL NEED A SUNROOM THIS WINTER

Here in College Station, the summers can get extremely hot. Although the summer months are a great time to enjoy the outdoors, many people look forward to the cooler temperatures of the fall and winter months. Just because it’s wintertime doesn’t mean that you have to give up your enjoyment of the outdoors. With a…

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TOP 5 MUST HAVES FOR THE ULTIMATE OUTDOOR ROOM

A back porch can be one of the most exciting rooms in your home. While many people enjoy gathering in comfortable couches in the living room, sometimes you want to get outside and away from the TV. Having your own sunroom in College Station, TX is the perfect way to create a relaxing getaway right on your…

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HOW TO AVOID MOSQUITOES WITH A SUNROOM IN COLLEGE STATION

For many folks in Texas, there is simply nothing better than enjoying a summer evening on the back porch. From firing up the grill to having a cool drink with friends, these activities are a favorite pastime for many home owners. However, anyone familiar with Texas knows that mosquitoes can turn a fun evening into…

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SALUTE TO VETERANS

Sunspace Texas is in the business of improving lives with our porch enclosures and sunrooms.  So, it was a pleasure to be able to donate one of our porch enclosures to the 102nd Operation Finally Home project that was completed in May of this year for Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Marc Seal. The non-profit organization…

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2016 SUNBELT TRADE SHOW FLOOR

August 3-4 at the Gaylord Texan Excited we will be attending this tradeshow in August – come see us! Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, is a luxurious hotel overlooking Lake Grapevine, brimming with authentic Texas style and hospitality. Touch, test and learn about the very latest…

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TECHNOLOGY VS. OUTDOOR LIVING: WHICH IS WINNING OUT?

Let’s face it. We love our technology. It’s scary to think about how many screens we all have in our homes, and how much time we spend on them. We have all read and seen the news about unplugging ourselves and our children from screens to allow for other forms of entertainment and actual conversation!…

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