Does your home sometimes feel like it’s not big enough? Have you been trying to figure out a way to add more living space to your home without completely renovating?
A great way to add living space to your home is to utilize the outdoors, and living in a place that’s at least 70 degrees and sunny most of the year, adding a sunroom offers that exact bit of extra space that you and your family can enjoy in any weather.
First and foremost, a sunroom will protect you from the harsher elements while still giving you an almost-outdoor space to enjoy. If you like to listen to the sound of the rain, for example, you can sit in your sunroom with the windows open for as long as you’d like, listening to the rain patter on the leaves of the trees without feeling a drop. If you like to spend your mornings listening to the birds chip as you drink your coffee, relax with your feet up in the sunroom without worrying about harmful UV rays that might damage your skin.
Perhaps the biggest advantage to a sunroom is the outdoor/indoor living experience that will keep pests and bugs at bay but keep nature close at hand. Ever had hornets build a nest in your lawn chair or under your grill cover? With a sunroom to protect you and your belongings, you’ll have fewer unpleasant run-ins with undesirable outdoor critters but still be able to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the backyard.
Are your energy bills getting higher and higher with each season? Having a sunroom in your home that’s protected from the elements but still invites in the outdoors will encourage you to turn down the heat or AC and just enjoy the weather. Your sunroom will be naturally warmed by the sun in the cooler winter months, and you can install a ceiling fan to keep the air moving through the space in the summer.
Informal Dining and Entertaining Space
For homes without a formal dining room, your sunroom can act as an entertainment space. Load up on appetizers and bottles of wine and spend some summer nights hanging out with friends and family in your spacious sunroom. It won’t be too hot, there won’t be any bugs, and you’ll still be enjoying the outdoors!
Sunrooms also have the effect of brightening up the entirety of your home. If you’re adding a sunroom to an area in your home where there was only a window or two, you’ll be bringing in tons of additional natural light through the new windows as part of your semi-outdoor space. That alone will make your home feel more bright, spacious and airy.
Adding a sunroom to your home will increase its value, as well. That means if you decide to sell, new buyers can either enjoy the sunroom as you have for years. Sunrooms are wonderfully adaptable in the Florida climate and can serve as all-purpose rooms in many instances, meaning that new owners can decide how to use the space. Whether they make it a dining room, choose to make it their primary living room or use it just as you have, the additional space will add value and appeal to your home.
If you love plants, but can’t have a vegetable or herb garden outdoors because of local wildlife, a sunroom can give you the perfect spot to grow whatever your heart desires. You won’t need to worry about creatures snacking on your tomatoes before you can enjoy them when they are sheltered inside your sunroom.
These are only some of the many benefits you’ll have by adding a sunroom to your home. If you have questions about what a sunroom can be for you, or you want to talk to a builder about adding a sunroom onto your home today, call the team at Reynolds Home Builders today at 850-508-5076