Those who know little or nothing about sunrooms, they may object to the idea of a room addition. They’d argue that if they want to get some sun, they’d go outside. They’d step out in the backyard. Well, yes, sure, be my guests! But come tell me how it feels to be fooled by the bright sun and step outside when the temps are really low!
So, should we start with the basics?
What is a sunroom?
A sunroom may be part of the original construction, but it’s often a room addition. It enables you to experience the beauty of nature without stepping foot outside. And so, you can use the room all year long. Now, when it comes to that, it’s important to know that you may build a three- or four-season sunroom. This basically depends on whether you will include heating and cooling equipment to make it comfortable at peak seasons.
Naturally, the main building material for the construction of sunrooms is glass, which allows you to witness the transformation of nature throughout the year from the comfort of the indoors. That’s the main advantage of building a sunroom.
A sunroom! Your go-to place when it’s sunny but cold
There’s a very good reason why sunrooms are the number one home additions. The main benefits?
• You can create one room or split it in several zones, whether for activities or for the creation of extra living space.
• One of the prime reasons for building a sunroom is to enjoy the view, the natural light and do so all year around.
• It’s not always warm when it’s sunny. In fact, sometimes it’s really cold outside but the atmosphere is clear and the sun is so bright that calls you to go outside. With a sunroom, you can bring the sun indoors, leaving the cold outside.
• While this is a sunroom, you can also watch the rain, the snow, the changes in nature without getting wet, experiencing allergies, freezing to death.
Sunrooms are versatile, did you know?
A sunroom can be as minimal as having one sofa or chair, letting you sit in comfort and admire the beauty of nature. But this may actually be a room for any activity at all.
• Home office
• Music room
• Art room
• TV room
• Multi-activity room
Now, the benefit is always the brightness that comes along with the sun, without feeling the heat or cold, without getting exposed to the UV rays. Whatever you turn the sunroom into, it will be glorious, bright, energetic.
Is a sunroom a good idea for you?
Well, it’s one good way to increase home value. Surely, it’s a considerable expense and not a DIY home improvement. You’ll need to find a specialized room addition contractor for that. Since your living space will be expanded, you may have to pay more taxes and the utility bills may be a tad higher.
But the advantages you get by building a sunroom and the feeling you get when you spend time in the sunroom are totally worth the few shortcomings. It’s definitely worth considering a sunroom, whether you are thinking of simply adding a room or planning a general home remodeling and see it as a chance to build a sunroom.
It’d also be a good kitchen remodeling idea – that’s if you can add a room right next to the kitchen. This way, you can have the kitchen enlarged or make the sunroom your dining room. The ideas of how can the sunroom be used are truly infinite, but you need to have the budget, the space, and the permits. If you have those, it’d be a wonderful idea, even just to watch nature.