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Sunroom Additions: The Top Reasons to Add a Sunroom to Your Home

Posted on Thu, Jul 13, 2017

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Sunrooms are one of the most popular additions to many homes as they are an affordable way to add additional, functional space to one’s home. Their popularity is further increased by the many benefits they can provide homeowners with. Yet, many homeowners who have not experienced the benefits of a sun room firsthand may be unsure as to why they are so popular. If you are considering spending money on improvements to your home, there are many reasons to consider the addition of a sunroom. Here are just a few benefits of sunroom additions that have led them to be so popular for many years.

 

Enjoy the Outdoors Year-round

One of the main reasons sunrooms have continued to maintain their popularity across the years is due to the way they are able to bring the outdoors into a home. A sunroom’s expansive windows allow you to enjoy the views surrounding your home, and feel as if you are enjoying the outdoors, while staying inside. This can be of particular benefit during the summer and winter when the temperatures may be too extreme to spend extended amounts of time outdoors. Relaxing in your sunroom can allow you to feel as if you are getting outside while maintaining your comfort.

 

Extra Entertainment Space

Bringing the outdoors inside also makes sunrooms a perfect entertaining space. Should the weather not permit a backyard party, many homeowners may find it difficult to entertain within the confines of their home. Sunrooms add additional entertainment space into which a party that was suddenly moved inside can overflow. However, you may soon find that the charming atmosphere of your sunroom causes this area to be the focal point of your party.

 

Play Space for the Kids

Another reason sunrooms are so popular is due to their versatility. While they can make a great entertaining space, the rest of the time they could function as a perfect playroom. When kids are cooped up inside without any fresh air and sunshine, they may start to get bored, and drive you crazy. A sunroom can make the perfect play space for kids, allowing them to have a gateway to the outside, as well as a space to play and enjoy the sun after they become too hot or cold

 

Bring Light into Your Home

Perhaps the best benefit of sunrooms is the extent to which they bring natural light into your home. Sunrooms are often built with the bottom half (or less) being constructed out of brick, and the rest consisting of windows. Additionally, there are often skylights within the ceiling of sunrooms to further bring light into the room. This can help to reduce your energy consumption, as well as your electricity bills, by allowing you to rely on natural light during the day in your home. Even at night, the expanse of windows in a sunroom can bring moonlight into your home, potentially reducing the amount of nighttime lighting you will need in your home.

 

For decades sunrooms have continued to be a popular addition to homes, particularly in sunny regions; however, sunrooms make a great addition to homes in almost any region due to the many benefits they can provide homeowners with. For this reason, if you are considering remodeling, or adding upgrades to, your home, you may want to take a moment to consider whether a sunroom could be a good option for you and your family. Contact us to find out more about the benefits a sunroom could provide you with. From convenience to functionality, there are many reasons to love a sunroom and to make one a part of your home-expansion plans.  

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