16 Aug


One of the questions we often get asked is what exactly is a Florida Room?

In spite of how it sounds it’s not a room dedicated in homage to the south easternmost state of the U.S.

A Florida Room is one attached to your home, often at the rear of the house, and designed to let in as much sunlight and fresh air as possible. This stylish home addition gets its name from its popularity in Florida, but is also known by many other names. You may have heard of people calling it a sun room, patio room, sun parlour, or even a garden conservatory depending on what they use it for.

In Australia it’s more commonly known as an enclosed patio or a pool enclosure.

To allow in as much natural light as possible, Florida Rooms are designed with multiple screen windows and often a skylight. They allow you to let in as much fresh air as possible, without the bugs, dirt and debris of an open patio. In Australia they’re incredibly functional rain, hail or shine, which is good considering how much we get of each.

You can utilise a Florida Room as a simple sitting room for relaxing with a book, put in a bar for an elegant entertaining room, use it as an enclosable patio, or even as a kid’s playroom. These days in Australia they’ll often be the adjoining room for the outdoor pool, providing an entry way for drying off before going back in the house, or even as an enclosed pool area as our screens are pool safe.

Getting a Florida Room for your home is not as difficult as you might think. If you already have a patio or alfresco area it can be screened off with our Aluminium Frame System and our fixed lanai screens which range from 25% to 95% shade.

If you’d like to make the most of Australia’s outdoor living with your own Florida Room, contact us at Suncoast Outdoor Living today.