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6 Reasons to Invest in Sunroom Additions

Posted on Thu, Dec 03, 2015

sunroom_additions.jpgLooking for ways to improve your home? Then you should consider investing in a sunroom. Keep reading to learn the six reasons why sunroom additions are definitely worth the investment.

 

1. Enjoy the Outdoors Regardless of the Temperature

When the weather is either too hot or cold outside, no one wants to go outdoors. However, sitting in the house all day without any natural light isn't so great either. Thankfully, having a sunroom on your house will allow you to enjoy great outdoor scenery while still relaxing in your temperature-controlled room.

2. Watch the Rain Without Getting Wet

For many people, watching and listening to the rain as it falls is rather soothing. However, not too many people are fond of getting wet from the pouring of the rain. Luckily, you can stay nice and dry while still watching the rain from the comfort of your sunroom.

3. Read Without Having to Turn on the Light

Are you an avid reader? Is there nothing you enjoy more than cozying up to a good book on a lazy Sunday afternoon? Then the sunroom is the perfect room for you to get your reading done. With natural light all around you, you won't feel the need to turn on any lights. Not only that, but reading in the sunroom can actually beat reading outside in some ways. For instance, you won't have to worry about sounds from the neighborhood disrupting you from the storyline  you're reading. Nor will you have to worry about bugs and insects getting in your way. Or, the wind trying to turn your pages.

4. Reduce the Cost of Your Electric Bills

The more time you and your family spend inside the sunroom, the more you're going to save on your electric bill. That's because during the daytime, there isn't a real need to turn on the lights in the sunroom. So by hanging out in the sunroom, you'll be saving the money that would have otherwise been spent lighting up the other rooms of your house.

5. Make Your House Warmer During the Cold Winter Months

Letting in sunlight during the cold winter months is an easy way to warm up the temperature in your home. So you can rely less on electric and gas to make your house comfortable during the winter. Besides translating into less money spent on electric and gas bills, there are two other great advantages to not having to use so much electric and gas to heat up your living space. The first perk is that you'll be doing your part in conserving natural resources, which is a very eco-friendly thing to do. The second perk is that using less electric and gas heat during the winter means the air in your home won't be as dry as it would have been otherwise. And as you might know from previous winters, dry air can lead to sinus problems and skin irritations for everyone in your household. So believe it or not, the addition of a sunroom in your house can actually improve your family's health and well-being during the colder months of the year.

6. Let Your Kids Soak in Vitamin D While They Play

Consider dedicating some of the space in your new sunroom for the kids to play. In the winter months, kids don't spend much time outside. Therefore, they are at an increased risk for being deficient in Vitamin D. As with any other essential vitamins and minerals, you definitely want your kids to get enough so that their body can properly function in a healthy manner. Thus, you'll be happy to know that the sunlight shining in through the sunroom will enable your kids to get their Vitamin D all winter long.

If one of these 6 reasons suits you, or you have your own reason, investing in a sunroom addition won't disappoint.

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