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Many, Many Benefits of Sunroom Additions

Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 2015

sunroom_additionHomeowners these days are looking for as many benefits as possible from their room additions, which is why sunrooms are becoming increasingly popular. If you’re in need of additional space, a sunroom can fit the bill rather nicely. Here are just a few benefits of sunroom additions you should consider.

 

 

 

Multitude of Uses

Many people desire sunrooms because they can be used to enjoy some warm sunshine all year round. Even so, sunrooms can be more than just sitting areas that are used to relax in, as you could also use them as a:

  • Home office
  • Workout room
  • Breakfast nook
  • Greenhouse
  • Game room
  • Craft or hobby area

Sunrooms could even be outfitted in such a way that they could be used as an informal living room during ordinary occasions, and be converted to a sleeping room for overnight guests should you ever need to put up out-of-town visitors.

Economical to Build

While sunrooms can be used for nearly anything, they cost much less to build than most room additions. As such, they are an excellent option if you need to increase the amount of living space you have, but have a limited budget to work with.

Allows More Natural Light In

Since they largely consist of glass, sunrooms allow a great deal more natural light in. As such, they are perfect for visually enlarging small areas, which is why they are often placed near a tiny kitchen or dining area. Sunrooms can also be a welcome addition on the front of your home, and will make your foyer or entryway appear more open and inviting.

Energy Efficient

Sunrooms naturally require very little energy to heat during the winter months. In fact, they may even make the rest of your home warmer by allowing more natural sunlight to come in. During the summer, you can cover your windows with blinds, or add tinting to your windows in order to keep your sunroom cool and comfortable.

Modern sunrooms are also heavily insulated to provide protection from the cold. You may even choose double or triple pane windows filled with Argon gas to give you even greater energy efficiency.

Enhances Curb Appeal

There’s something about a home with a sunroom addition that automatically draws people in. A sunroom can add a great deal of visual interest, even to homes with very simple designs. If your home has a very plain appearance, adding a sunroom could be the best way to transform it into something eye-catching and exciting.

Enhances your Home’s Value

Building a sunroom is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. More and more people are recognizing the benefits of sunrooms, which means you will attract more buyers if and when the time ever comes to place your home on the market.

Miscellaneous Benefits

In addition to all of the above benefits, there are also some miscellaneous perks to having your own sunroom, including:

  • Having a multitude of design options to choose from
  • The ability to include unique features such as hardwood floors, ceiling fans, or a fireplace
  • Being easy to maintain inside and out
  • The ability to easily convert them into a more traditional room should your needs ever change
  • Allowing you to enjoy growing plants all year round
  • Reducing seasonal doldrums
  • The fact that they can be built on the front, back, or side of your home

These are just a few of the benefits you could enjoy after building a sunroom on your home. After building your own sunroom, we think you’ll agree that there are actually quite a few others that were not listed here.

 

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