A sunroom can often be a great addition to your home. It will depend on whether you have the space to have one installed and whether you are willing to lose some of your yard in order to have it, but these small concerns are far outweighed by the benefits that a sunroom can bring you. Here are just some of the reasons why you should consider installing one.
Probably the most obvious (and possibly most beneficial) reason to have a sunroom installed is that it will give you extra space. You will have an entirely new room added to your home which can be extremely flexible and can be used in a variety of different ways. Perhaps you have been missing a dining room in your home; your new sunroom can be used for eating in, and the natural light that they let in means that you can enjoy a good meal in pleasant lighting well into the evenings in the summer.
A sunroom can also be used as an extra lounge, which can be especially useful if you want to have a space to relax in without the TV – other family members can watch that in the main lounge and you can enjoy the tranquility and peace of the sunroom where you can read a book or listen to music. Or you might even decide to put a second TV in there so that you can catch up on your own favorite programs and not have to argue over the remote control.
Sunrooms can even be used as an extra bedroom if the right heating is installed. This can be just right for elderly family members who can’t manage the stairs anymore, or as a guest room for when people come over to visit.
Plus, as an office space, sunrooms can be hard to beat. Again you will have the natural light coming in, but a sunroom can also be made to look like an office, complete with professional blinds which can be bought easily online; check it out! Without impacting the rest of your home.
It’s Cheaper Than Moving
If you do need more space such as an extra bedroom or a room you can use as an office at home, you could move. You could sell up and buy somewhere larger which has all the room you could need. However, this is extremely expensive, and if you are happy where you are and would rather stay there, it can be upsetting too.
Therefore, adding the extra room on to your home in the form of a sunroom will save you having to move, and it will save you a lot of money too.
Increase The Value
It’s important to be able to increase the value of your home wherever possible. Even if you do not intend to sell right away, there may come a time when you do want to, particularly when you retire and want to downsize, for example, so putting reasons to boost your property’s value in place sooner rather than later is a great idea. Although there are a number of different ways to add value to your home, a sunroom serves an additional purpose as it makes your home seem much bigger to prospective buyers. This can mean that you sell more quickly than you otherwise would have done.
Make sure that the sunroom you pick is installed by professionals and is well maintained otherwise it can become more like a liability than something that will attract buyers and get you a higher price for your home.
You’ll Use The Yard
You may have a great yard, but if you hardly ever go out there and you don’t like gardening very much then what is the point of having it at all? By taking some of the yard to install a sunroom instead, you are really making use of your outdoor space in a way that everyone can enjoy. It cuts down on gardening and maintenance time for you too, which is often seen as another bonus.
If you choose carefully then you will still have yard space left if you want it – that’s why working with professionals to create your sunroom design is a good idea as they will have innovative solutions for working with what you have to enhance your home and yard, not cover it all up. Plus, having a sunroom means that you can use your yard all year round, no matter what the weather, so you’ll probably even use it more than you would have without the sunroom.
If you really do love gardening and you need some extra outdoor space, don’t forget that your sunroom can be used as an additional glasshouse or greenhouse. You can grow beautiful indoor plants like bougainvillea and the ginger lily, for example. Your sunroom is the ideal space to put seedlings when it is too cold (or hot) outside for them to thrive, so you can ensure that you will have a good crop of the plant of your choice when it comes time for it to bloom.
As a bonus, this will make your home smells delightful.
There Is A Lot of Choice
There is a huge amount of choice when it comes to conservatories, and that means there is sure to be something that is going to suit your home and even match it. You can choose from a variety of styles including Edwardian, Victorian, gabled, and different shapes such as L-shaped, P-shaped, or hexagonal to name just a few ideas. Building materials are something else that can differ from sunroom to sunroom – you can have brick, for example, or UPVC. You can even have a heat resistant roof.
You can also add lots of personal touches to make your sunroom a true part of your home, blending it seamlessly with what you already have. Alternatively, you can keep the interior entirely different, showing that it is a special room.