In my last post, I talked about our Florida room and jokingly suggested my mother was wrong for calling her Florida room an Arizona room. I had several comments about the various names of the room and decided to look them up. I read several articles and will try to generalize what I learned.
A Florida room is also called a sunroom and sometimes a three-season room or a solarium. It is an addition to a home that has windows on three sides, either glass or screens, and is meant as sort of a buffer between outside and inside. It is usually in the back of the house, but not always, as is our case. It can also be called a Florida room in states other than Florida because it is based on something that is popular in Florida.
According to Wikipedia, an Arizona room is “based on similar concepts as the Florida room,” and “is often decorated with Southwestern decor and furniture.”
There you have it. Everything you wanted to know about the room that I call “the cat’s room.”
It sounds wonderful if you don’t have sub-zero temps or a good measure of snowfall. I’m afraid that would be too hot in the summer, here and frost/ice would cover the windows during winter, here. You and your cats are lucky to have such a great place to hang out. Do you ever lay around with them there, reading books?
I have my computer in the corner so I work on my blog in there. Our Florida room is air conditioned so it stays pretty cool in the summer.. it is not heated but that is rarely an issue, especially since we keep the door open to the house.
That sounds like a lovely place to write!
I like it.
We would like you to decorate our sunroom, please. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Do you think we have enough cat trees? 🙂
There are never enough
We don’t have either but we wish we did!
We have had a few places without Florida rooms but we always had cat trees in front of nice windows.
Thanks for clearing that up. 🙂
Well, we think that cat room looks great in any state! 🙂
I love it that they have their own room! Louis Catorze doesn’t. He does get his own tree for the winter solstice, though. 🌲
Our cats would be jealous of Louis Catorze if they knew how often he goes outside.
He must do it about 752 times a day!
Whatever the room is called it’s a great place to grow plants or cats. HAHA
It should be called a Caterium. 🙂
Hmmm…..we live in Florida but don’t have a Florida room. How weird is that????
You need to build one.
Very cool! I’ve never even heard of either. Thank you for the insight!
My pleasure. 🙂