Sunrooms are starting to become one of the most popular home renovations. They are usually surrounded by glass with screened openings to allow fresh air. The benefits of a sunroom addition are many. As such, sunrooms offer the protection of indoor spaces while permitting additional fresh air and sunlight into the home.
Depending on where you live and how they are equipped, three and four-season sunrooms may also be called patio rooms, solariums, or outdoor enclosures.
The principal motive for adding a sunroom to your home is to enjoy an uninterrupted view of the exterior as you control the environment of the interior.
As home additions, sunrooms should provide the benefits of bringing the outside in while seamlessly blending with your existing structure. This helps it to appear as a natural part of the original home design.
That’s where an award-winning design build company becomes essential in your upgrade.
Why Add a Sunroom?
Although sunrooms were originally converted, enclosed porches or patios, today’s versions are far more sophisticated. Often featuring strong, lightweight materials, they extend their usefulness with engineered roof panels, insulated glass, radiant heating, and air conditioning.
Most importantly, sunrooms can add to your home’s functionality. For instance, a sunroom can add a comfortable space for relaxation, entertainment, and even privacy.
A well-designed sunroom might provide the following benefits:
- Relaxing retreat, great for unwinding
- A place for plants and greenery
- Music room
- TV room
- A place to enjoy an expansive view even during adverse weather conditions
- Games, crafts, entertainment
- Great place for reading and reflection
- Home office
- Play area for the kids
- Dining area
In summary, as an ideal place for socializing, your new sunroom could become your new gathering space.
Three or Four-Season Sunroom?
How often you will be using your new addition depends on the potential for warming and cooling as determined by the weather. Typically, three-season sunrooms are usable in spring, summer, and fall. These are usually not sufficiently heated and insulated and therefore impractical in winter.
In northern climates, a four-season sunroom will use heavier construction materials and have additional insulation. Installing a controllable heat source will make the space comfortable during colder periods. Additionally, consider adding baseboard heaters and electrical outlets to add extra heat and power sources.
To admit enough light to maintain the feel of the outdoors, the four-season sunroom will require double-paned specially treated and insulated glass. These are typically anchored to low-height walls. The roof of the main structure may extend over the sunroom, but skylights or wrap-around glass can provide additional light to maintain the “outdoor” feel.
Environmental-Friendliness of Sunroom Additions
- More Natural Light: A well-positioned sunroom addition to an existing home can increase the amount of natural light admitted into the home. Furthermore, if the space serves as a natural gathering place, home office, or reading room, the amount of electricity required for artificial lighting will decrease.
- Reduced Heating Costs: A sunroom addition can provide supplemental heat to the interior of a home. This in turn reduces the homeowner’s carbon footprint and energy bills.
- Extra Gardening Space: Sunrooms support indoor gardening with excellent climate control and ample natural light. Oxygen-emitting plants enhance the atmosphere while certain vegetables and herbs thrive in insect-free, controlled atmospheres.
- Excellent Reason to Stay Home: A delightful new sunroom can become your primary gathering space. Homeowners find that staying home in their new indoor/outdoor environment is sometimes more enjoyable than driving to another venue.
Contact Master’s Design Build for Your Sunroom Addition
To sum up. There is no such thing as a “cookie-cutter” sunroom addition. Homes differ in structure and shape, and your dreams and expectations are unique.
Your best solution for a sunroom remodel or addition is to work with a proven design build company to help you create the vision and then execute that plan to perfection.
Master’s Design Build of Hatfield, PA offers over a decade of award-winning remodel and building addition experience to clients in nearby Bucks and Montgomery Counties of Eastern Pennsylvania.
The Master’s professionals will work closely with you from the initial consultation to the final walkthrough, thereby eliminating the hassles and confusion of using separate designers and building contractors.
Visit the Master’s Design Build website to view the gallery of stunning finished projects.
For a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your new sunroom addition or other remodel project, call Master’s Design Build at +1-215-723-6162. Alternatively, you may complete the short Let’s Talk form, and one of the Master’s professionals will contact you.