Sometimes we wish we had just a little more room to enjoy what we love. A sunroom is a fantastic solution to this wish. Whether it be a space dedicated to a single interest or multi-functioning to keep everyone in the household happy, a three or four season sunroom is a great way to quickly and easily add useable space to your home. Below we take a look at some common considerations
1. How Can I Use A Sunroom?
Here are just some of the many ways homeowners are enjoying their three and four season sunrooms:
• a dining room or cozy family room
• a hot tub spa room or enclosure by the pool
• a playroom for kids
• a place to work
• an exercise room
• a reading room or space to sew or do crafts
• a space to watch TV or listen to music
• a great place to relax and enjoy the natural light in the day and stars at night!
2. Why Do I Need A Sunroom?
As homeowners, we love nothing better than relaxing in our own backyards. Spending time enjoying the great outdoors is truly refreshing. But there are draw backs such as the blazing sun in the summer with potential damage from UV rays, rain, wind and temperatures that fluctuate throughout the seasons. And seasons that can be just too short.
If we waited to enjoy the outdoors only on days that provided the perfect conditions we could probably count the days we truly enjoyed the outdoor experience on one hand. And of course, there’s the biggest problem of all – bugs. Insects are not just to blame for spoiled outdoor parties, picnics and evenings of romantic stargazing – they can pose serious health threats to people, especially children and seniors, as well as our pets.
The concept of the sunroom evolved out of our frustration with wanting to be outside, but having to deal with the outdoor elements which are not always to our liking.
3. Is There A Return On My Investment Installing Sunroom?
Homeowners choose a sunroom for the value and freedom it adds to their lifestyle, but a sunroom is also a smart financial investment, adding tangible value to your home on resale. Sunroom additions rank in the top 7 home improvement projects, according to a recent Remodelers Council Report. It adds more space to the home and increases the homes’ curb appeal on resale, helping the sunroom to return what realtors estimate as 70-100% of its original investment value, depending on location and other factors.
A quality sunroom is the most important factor for determining if your sunroom will achieve a high rate of investment return. A quality sunroom also means that it will look good and last a long time, providing a lifetime of use for a one-time investment.