Sunrooms are as functional as they are beautiful, and according to recent home remodeling data, they’re also a great investment. We outlined a few of the benefits of a sunroom in a previous post, so be sure to catch up on that information if you haven’t yet read it. In today’s post, we’ll dig into the recent data about sunroom installations and explain why they’re a smart investment.
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When you’re considering a new sunroom for your home, the first thing to consider is how much space you will need. Are you planning on using the new space as a reading nook in the spring and summer, or will you be entertaining and hosting small gatherings? The amount of space you need will directly affect the total cost of the addition and the value added to your home.
How Much Does A Sunroom Cost?
The cost of a sunroom installation in the United States ranges between $20,900 and $65,800, depending on the size and features of the new space. Factors to consider include:
- Placement: Where is your home located? The ground on which you build your sunroom needs to be prepared, and paying for this service can add between $1,300 and $4,200 to your total cost. If your home is surrounded by relatively flat ground, then you won’t have to spend much additional time and money leveling the area.
- Electricity: Many homeowners choose to have outlets, fans, and lighting fixtures installed in their sunrooms. This option is ideal if you plan to use your sunroom as a study or all-day entertainment space.
- Heating and air conditioning: You don’t want to feel like you’re in a sauna during the spring and summer, and you also don’t want to avoid your sunroom during the coldest days of the winter. Your sunroom is an extension of your home, so you should consider extending your home’s duct system to your sunroom. You’ll never have to worry about your sunroom increasing your energy bills due to waste, as our sunrooms meet and exceed efficiency standards established by Energy Star and the National Sunroom Association.
- Roofing materials and interior design: Would you like an all-glass ceiling, or something that perfectly matches your home’s exterior? The materials you choose for the exterior and the furniture you need for the interior will directly affect the bottom line of your project. However, you can save some money here by furnishing your sunroom with your existing patio furniture.
Now that we have a good idea of how different options will affect the total cost of your project, let’s take a look at how much of your investment you can expect to recover. According to recent national home remodeling data, a sunroom will provide you with a 49 percent return on your investment, on average. You may be able to recoup more of your initial investment if your sunroom is particularly beautiful, spacious, and functional. In fact, some sunrooms have been able to return up to 80 percent of the total installation costs. Speak to one of our sunroom contractors to find out how you can make the most of your investment.
Let’s take a look at a concrete example to see how this might play out in real life. Suppose that you spent $35,000 on a spacious new sunroom and then sold your home in five to ten years. How much of your investment could you expect to recover? If your sunroom delivered the average ROI rate, then you could expect your home’s value to increase by $17,150, meaning that the true cost of your sunroom was only $17,850.
At Blue Springs Siding and Windows, we install state-of-the-art sunrooms from Crown Windows & Sunrooms that allow for stunning floor-to-ceiling glass panels, so it’s likely that your sunroom would have a higher ROI rate. Even a modest increase of 15 percent would add $22,400 to your home’s value, meaning that the net cost of your project was only $12,600. This is a remarkably cost-effective project when you consider the benefits of your new space.
Blue Springs Siding and Windows is proud to be your Top Rated Local® resource for siding, door, roof, and window installations in Kansas City and the surrounding areas. We would love to help you find the perfect sunroom for your home, so please give us a call or come by our showroom to learn more! Our showroom is located at 2201 NW Jefferson Street in Blue Springs, and you can also reach out to our sunroom contractors by filling out the short contact form below. We look forward to speaking with you soon!