An open porch is a wonderful place to be when the weather gets warm. It is usually preferred to the patios or decks. You can use it whether it is sunny or raining. You can even have a hanging swing or a hammock installed in it. It shall, however, lack its appeal when it gets cold. Most people will shy away until the weather becomes hot again. There is a solution to it, in the form of enclosing it and thus turning it into a sunroom. This shall add more space to your house, and make it more useful all year round.
The porch presents most of the basic structure to work with. This shall make turning it into a sunroom a simpler affair. The job of the chosen contractor shall, therefore, cover things like installing new windows, insulating the area, and adding a heating system. The heating can be done using the house’s furnace, or installing a new wood or gas fireplace. Whichever option they go for, you need it to be energy efficient an environmentally friendly.
This room will be a great section for entertaining, for relaxing, as it adds to the value of the house. It can serve as a great place that gives off more style and design streaks of the house. You can have the roof for example, sloped, gabled, made with solarium-style curved glass, or the Victorian-style conservatories with glass or polycarbonate. When you add a sunroom, you shall let more light into the house where there was little to begin with. When you increase the light in the room, you shall make the house seem livelier and much larger.
This also makes for a much cheaper home addition, than the conventional options out there. Such an addition is also not prohibited in places where home additions are illegal. When you think of the savings you will make, and the benefits the rooms brings to your house, you will not hesitate to have one added. Should you wish to sell in future, it will not take much convincing of the buyers.
A sunroom incorporates all the good bits of being inside and outside the house. It can be utilized as a place for a hot tub, a workout room, a child’s playroom, a home office, or a calm and relaxing place. You can have indoor plants in there, or plant them just outside the windows. You will thus be closer to nature and feel good while at it.
The sunroom needs to be designed to suit the main house perfectly. It shall thus add style to the house as it minimizes your energy consumption, gives you more space, gets natural light into the house, and makes it one with nature.