The very term “sunroom” gladdens the heart. It bespeaks a chamber filled with natural light and thriving plants. As a transition space between raw nature and the cocoon of your home, adding a sunroom delivers many benefits. More than a screened patio, but less than a fully-realized room, a three-season sunroom adds protected living space in the midst of the great outdoors. How would a new sunroom serve your household?
Variety of Uses
Because a glass-enclosed room repels the weather and insects, it can serve many functions. Depending on how large or small, simple or complex you go with it, your sunroom could become a:
- Hothouse to grow herbs, vegetables, and flowers all year round.
- Conservatory in which to practice music.
- Artist’s or writer’s studio.
- A place to lounge, read, work or play.
- An extra dining room.
Increase Your Home’s Value
Everyone loves a sunroom. If you create a luxury sunroom, you may not recover 100 percent of the building and decorating costs should you sell your home; however, when prospective buyers see it, they’ll have one more reason to love the house. Since value isn’t always quantified in coin, your own pleasure in the room, or a faster sale, represents plenty of gains.
Extra Space and Opened Floor Plan
For the home that feels just a little pinched, a sunroom adds extra living space for at least three quarters of the year, four if you install double or triple-pane windows and perhaps a fireplace or wood burning stove. Where you have rooms crowded with activity, you can spread into the sunroom. For example, a reading room doubling as a game room can become one or the other. Move the reading to the sunroom and your game room no longer conflicts. If your sunroom makes sense at the back of the house, you can make a breakfast nook or lunch retreat of it. Building it off the kitchen area offers a lot of convenience, but you can locate it anywhere.
Open areas remain popular, so in a home where the structure prohibits the removal of walls, a sunroom addition can lend the sense of spaciousness. Just be sure to use French doors or large sliding glass doors as the indoor/outdoor transition. Choosing a location that extends a small space can open up your floor plan in quite a pleasing way.
More Room to Entertain
If you love to host gatherings, a sunroom expands your options. A large room can hold a dining table for many guests or several sofas and easy chairs for socializing. If you choose screened windows, the sunroom allows you to relish the evening air without the distraction of mosquitoes and other annoying insects.
By creating a place filled with natural light without the potential downsides that come with an open-air environment, you can increase enjoyment of your property. To learn more and get started on your sunroom addition, please call us at Hannah Custom Homes & Remodeling today!