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xx   HOUSE

Solar conversions that work. Nine pages on solar greenhouses that will cut your heat costs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1980 (v.58#5) pg. 45

Solar conversions. Three ways to add sunspace to a kitchen.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1981 (v.59#10) pg. 48

Points to consider before building a sunroom. How to consider what you want in a function and some of the design limitations.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Feb 1986 (v.9#5) pg. 57

A look at how an attached greenhouse with a solar heat sink can cut heating bills.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #210 Jul-Aug 1980 (v.30#6) pg. 51

Solar remodeling. A look at three house that increased floor space by adding sunspaces.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #226 Feb 1982 (v.32#2) pg. 57

One man's whole house remodeling project is described and illustrated. Includes construction details of a solar sunspace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 18

A sun-tempered family room addition (sunspace) features a 15-pane door, five-casement window unit and roof windows to maximize solar heat gain. Basic design and construction details are illustrated.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #267 Mar 1986 (v.36#3) pg. 73

Assembly of a 12x25-ft. modular sunroom kit from Solar Additions Inc. is described and illustrated in photos. This particular unit features large, laminated arched beams. Other manufactureres of DIY kits also noted.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #271 Sep 1986 (v.36#7) pg. 30

Is a sunspace for you? This candid, fact-filled guide will help you decide. Looks at cost, installation, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #310 Jul-Aug 1990 (v.40#7) pg. 38

Double-envelope addition. A greenhouse connector and a barrel-vaulted bedroom heated only by the sun. Includes details for building a bowstring (curved) truss.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #11 Oct-Nov 1982 pg. 66

Southwest sunspace. How a Santa Fe designer uses thermoformed acrylic to glaze solar additions. How to bend (thermoform) and install "Exolite", a double-skin glazing sheet.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #17 Oct-Nov 1983 pg. 63

Sunspaces. A solarium specialist takes a close look at the many factors involved in designing a solar addition.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #33 Jun-Jul 1986 pg. 36
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 4

Designing and building leak-free sloped glazing (skylights, sunrooms, greenhouses, etc.).
FINE HOMEBUILDING #72 Feb-Mar 1992 pg. 76
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #75 Jun-Jul 1992 pg. 6

Attaching a masonry or wood curb to an existing concrete patio slab in preparation for converting the patio to an enclosed sunroom.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #83 Aug-Sep 1993 pg. 14

Plants for sunroom gardening. Suggestions for matching plants to the winter temperature range and then "landscaping" the room with specimen plants, climbers, trailers and fill-in plants.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1994 (v.38#1) pg. 38

Conservatories. A look at the practical construction considerations and design solutions for building a conservatory that matches the existing structure.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1994 (v.38#1) pg. 44
Added Info FLOWER & GARDEN Jun-Jul 1994 (v.38#3) pg. 12

Installing a "sunwing" as a solar addition for Northern homes. Includes a chart of form and function in "sunwing" design.
HARROWSMITH #63 Oct-Nov 1985 (v.10#3) pg. 29

Tips on lowering humidity in sunrooms containing hot tubs, spas and pools.
HARROWSMITH #78 Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 137

Sun spots. Advice on selecting and installing new easy-to-add sunroom systems.
HOME MECHANIX #755 May 1991 (v.87) pg. 48

Glass act. How to transform a screened porch into a year-round sunroom using preassembled window units.
HOME MECHANIX #764 Apr 1992 (v.88) pg. 68

Design and construction details for two add-on solarium sun porches.
HOMEOWNER Sep-Oct 1983 (v.8#5) pg. 40, 47

Sunny additions. A buyer's guide to sunspaces. Tips on installation and comfort control.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.12#7) pg. 37

Finishing and furnishing sunspaces. Decorating ideas for floor, wall, lighting, etc.
HOMEOWNER Nov 1988 (v.13#9) pg. 31

Photos show how greenhouses can be used as room extensions.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1980 (v.5#1) pg. 70

A glassy bump-out. Remodel a cramped, dark kitchen by adding a 7-ft. wide greenhouse along one wall.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jan-Feb 1982 (v.7#1) pg. 42

Build a sunspace (greenhouse) on a raised deck. Shows how to expand a second-story deck to provide room for a greenhouse.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #636 May 1981 (v.77) pg. 64

Sunspace, those passive solar rooms that have been added to existing houses. Four articles look at additions in Maine, Oregon, Arkansas, and New Hampshire.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1980 (v.1#1) pg. 25

The Sunspace: building it for yourself. Covers planning, site location, design and construction.
NEW SHELTER Feb 1980 (v.1#1) pg. 37

How to insulate an old brick house by adding a greenhouse/sunwall on the outside south wall and by full exterior insulation on the other three outside walls.
NEW SHELTER Apr 1980 (v.1#3) pg. 41

The sunspace that saved a home. A look at a solar greenhouse built on a home in Albuquerque, NM.
NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1980 (v.1#8) pg. 75

Design and construction tips for a two-story sunspace (greenhouse/porch) which reduced fuel consumption by 41%.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1981 (v.2#6) pg. 66

The latest in sunspace design. 20 experts answer your questions.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1983 (v.4#6) pg. 44

A buyer's guide to 46 sunspace kits and plans.
NEW SHELTER Sep 1983 (v.4#7) pg. 56
Correction NEW SHELTER Nov-Dec 1983 (v.4#9) pg. 11

Sunspace fine-tuning.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1983 (v.4#8) pg. 42

Suggestions for keeping a sunspace shaded and ventilated in the summer.
NEW SHELTER Jul-Aug 1985 (v.6#6) pg. 86

Is the old house ready for solar? Tips on retrofitting older houses with passive solar systems such as greenhouses and sunspaces.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Sep 1981 (v.9#9) pg. 193

The flowering of the conservatory. A brief history of Victorian conservatories, a kind of attached greenhouse or sunspace. Includes a description of a restoration project.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1982 (v.10#5) pg. 97, 109

Solarizing the front porch. How a south-facing porch was enclosed with large sheets of glass.
ORGANIC GARDENING Dec 1982 (v.29#12) pg. 87

You can build this add-on solar room. A simple room addition will capture and store the heat of the sun in 55-gallon drums filled with water. Room doubles as a greenhouse. Est. cost: $900.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1978 (v.149#4) pg. 138

How a porch can be converted into a passive solar-heated living area. Includes suggestions on planing your conversion, insulating the foundation and installing insulated glass patio doors for walls.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1979 (v.151#4) pg. 137

Build a solar-addition that serves as a greenhouse, family room or dining area. Includes a kit-built sauna room with a wood-burning sauna stove and a hot tub. Complete module can be built from plans that are available for $7.50. Est. cost of addition: $7,500.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 138

Step-by-step photos show installation of a Brady & Sun passive solar room kit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1983 (v.160#3) pg. 91

Adding a commercial greenhouse enclosure can add more living space, as well as provide more light and a place for plants.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1971 (v.198#4) pg. 90

Solar room features a roof made of fiberglass reinforced plastic panels. The roof design consists of 24" wide flutes (arches) instead of a flat roof. Each arch is formed from two plastic panels with an air space between for insulation.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1980 (v.216#3) pg. 112

Do-it-yourself add-on sunspace. Simple wooden frame, added to any existing south wall, supports both the solid insulated roof (with skylights and vents) and angled double-glazed walls. Insulated floor features quarry tile set in concrete.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1982 (v.220#5) pg. 124

How to design and test an add-on sunspace using your computer as a solar design tool.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1982 (v.221#6) pg. 96

Add-on solarium uses the floor as a 70-ton thermal mass and buried PVC pipes for thorough air circulation in order to stabilize temperatures.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1983 (v.222#1) pg. 74

Porch for all seasons. A tile-floored solarium has hinged window panels that store overhead during the summer.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1983 (v.222#5) pg. 106

Four add-on sunspaces. You assemble ready-made components to create custom structures such as dormer, breezeway, air-lock entry, and day-light basement.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1983 (v.223#3) pg. 98

Add-on solar greenhouse. Build this addition into a south wall and use it to supply part or all of the heat for nearby rooms. Some tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1985 (v.227#5) pg. 96

Adding a sunspace. A professional engineer checks out the installation of a typical aluminum-framed, prefabricated "glass room". Tips on deciding if such a project is practical for your home.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1987 (v.230#6) pg. 80

Sunspace. How to decide which sunspace is right for your home, whether you should tackle the job yourself, and how to choose from the dozens of glazing options and accessories now available.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1988 (v.233#3) pg. 61

A buyer's guide to prefab sunspaces. Includes shopping suggestions, information on heating, cooling and moisture control.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Oct 1986 (v.1#2) pg. 45
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1987 (v.2#1) pg. 6

Reach for the sun. How to choose a sunspace that works for you. Looks at foundations, framing materials, glazing systems, etc.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jan 1988 (v.3#1) pg. 28
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Jul-Aug 1988 (v.3#6) pg. 12

A look at a greenhouse wall that is used to supply solar heat to a three bedroom adobe house in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
SUNSET May 1977 (v.158#5) pg. 146

Diagrams of a combination dining room/greenhouse addition. Additional information and plans can be ordered.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1978 (v.34#3) pg. 96

Covered porch is converted to a solar room addition using Filon panels.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 36

Basic construction details for a 10x23-ft. sunroom addition.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1985 (v.41#5) pg. 60

How to add a sunspace to your home. Both kits and building from scratch are viewed. An overview of costs, construction details, manufacturers, etc.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1988 (v.44#6) pg. 62