If regional real-estate terminology isn’t your area of expertise, don’t be flummoxed by some of the descriptions you hear when shopping for a new custom Florida home. “Lanai” is one. It’s Hawaiian in origin, but basically means covered outdoor living space in a tropical environment. Think patios and porches. Another common term is “Florida room.”
“Well,” you might say. “All rooms in a Florida house are Florida rooms.”
Touché. But it’s really a sunroom, conservatory, sun porch — you get the drift — that can be opened to the outside by windows, sliding-glass or French doors. Many of these living areas have the latter option because of the state’s mild climate.
The good news? If you build with ICI Homes, all you have to do is concentrate on the word “sunroom.” You’ll have many options to get the sunny, indoor-outdoor living space you really want. In fact, one of our most popular floor plans includes a sunroom.
With that in mind, here’s how to enjoy your new sunroom — in Florida.
What do you do with it?
At ICI Homes, each of our floor plans contains a lanai (outdoor living space). Many people choose to use an interior room