Sunrooms have long been a part of the history of houses. Home constructions that are built well-lit with an abundance lighting design in mind may not need a specific, dedicated sunroom for the house at all. However, unfortunately, a few houses are. This is where sunrooms shine (literally) for your house.
Defining a sunroom for your property
Sunroom in residential constructions come by many names. Sunrooms can be a porch-turned-room that is screened with windows and glasses, or it can be its own dedicated room. As the name suggests, one of the purposes of a sunroom is letting as much light inside. A sunroom is also an excellent place for people to take a rest inside while being able to enjoy the view of the outdoors while being protected from nature’s elements at the same time. You’ll be able to enjoy a book and a cup of tea looking out an unobstructed view of the garden even when it’s raining or when the wind is a tad too chilly for comfort.
Bringing the outdoors inside your house
Sunrooms are simply the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors and everything nature has to offer without actually coming outside. You’re protected from the rain, snow, cold, and the chilly wind. Better yet? You’re protected from the bugs. Dining in sunrooms is also one of the most pleasurable changes in your dining activity. We all like to eat in brightly-lit rooms. There’s nowhere better than the sunroom to dine and savor the meal. Sunrooms may also be the perfect part of your house to host family events. There’s not much you’d have to do in terms of decorating the room when you already have a gorgeous backdrop of the outdoor always ready.
Sunrooms or solariums?
In the past, sunrooms and solariums have a stricter definition. Sunrooms often used to be simply a sunny room. No more than a glass-enclosed patio, or a modified, enclosed porch that is screened. Now, as designs and construction technology progress, the border between the two blurred even more. There are now enclosed patios that have very similar characteristics as that of a solarium. Those tend to be enclosed in glass or glass windows that stretch from ceiling to floor. It is also not rare for sunrooms to have a full or partial glass ceiling. This gives more opportunity for lights to penetrate. The glass ceilings allow the house inhabitants to glimpse at the cosmos.
Considering the cost of sunrooms and your needs
Are you a property investor who’s thinking of adding sunrooms to add your property’s value? Perhaps you’d need to reconsider it. The addition of sunrooms is often cheaper compared to the conventional full-room if you’re considering a room addition to add to square footage. But if your goal is to make a profit as fast and as much as possible, then this is clearly not an option. Sunrooms are definitely one of the best investments you could make for your own home. Staying in a room with a gorgeous view outdoor simply whiling the day away is one of the most relaxing ways of spending your day off.