Though we’re currently in the middle of the winter, spring is almost her. If you’re like most Kansas City residents, you’re likely excited for the warmth and sunshine that is restored during the spring. If you’d like to enjoy the sunshine and warmth of spring without having to go outside, or if you would like to have a beautiful room to read in while you wake up each morning, you should consider sunroom installation as an option. Not only will installing a sunroom in your home provide you with a stunning area to show off to your friends and family, but it will also substantially increase the value of your home. In today’s post, we’ll explain what sunrooms are and how they can increase the value of your home.
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What Is a Sunroom?
Sunrooms, as you might expect from the name, are a room that receives more sunlight than other areas of the home; however, sunrooms are so much more than that. Sunrooms are typically rooms that provide a beautiful view of the surrounding area and are mainly composed of windows. The primary reason that sunrooms are commonly installed is that a homeowner is looking for a place to enjoy the sunshine without having to go outdoors. The early morning sunshine can help you wake up as you drink your morning coffee, but more often than not, it’s too chilly to go outside in the early morning. Moreover, sitting outside can be distracting because of the bugs and noises that might be coming from the street. A sunroom provides you with the perfect solution to these problems, and many others!
Many homeowners also choose to set up desks and workspaces in their sunrooms so that they can work without being distracted by the outside environment. If you want to make your sunroom a luxurious entertainment spot, you might consider installing a jacuzzi or telescope in your sunroom.
The Benefits of a Sunroom
Many of us find ourselves feeling down during the winter, and this feeling of sadness is not caused by the placebo effect – a lack of sunshine has been shown to produce and exacerbate symptoms of depression. Sunshine has been shown to alleviate the symptoms of stress and anxiety, and natural light has even been proven to boost productivity.
Furnishing your home with a sunroom will substantially lower your heating and cooling costs, which is welcome news to many Kansas City homeowners. However, it’s important to have a licensed professional install your sunroom to ensure that your home is as energy-efficient as possible. Poor installation or the wrong amount of insulation could lead to wild temperature swings, leading to increased heating and cooling costs.
In the summer and spring, you can choose to let as much or as little light into your sunroom as you want, and if your sunroom is properly insulated, your HVAC system won’t have to work any harder to keep your sunroom at a comfortable temperature. In the fall and winter, your sunroom will harness the heat of the sun, and depending on the amount of light you choose to let in, it can potentially lower your heating costs. Moreover, you can use your sunroom to light the adjacent areas of your home, which will decrease your electricity bills over time.
Home Value Increase
Many Kansas City residents choose to install sunrooms in their homes not just for the beautiful entertainment spaces they provide, but to also increase the value of their homes. Whether you’re thinking about moving in the near future or planning to stay in your home for the foreseeable future, a sunroom will significantly increase the value of your home. Not only do sunrooms provide an attractive focal point to show potential buyers, but they also allow you to create a listing that sets your home apart from the others on the market.
The open design of a sunroom allows you to customize it to fit your personality. If you enjoy furnishing your home with art, try placing stained glass in the windows of your sunroom. This is an elegant and sophisticated way to decorate the room without compromising the amount of sunlight you receive. Many homeowners take advantage of the natural light that flows into their sunrooms by creating beautiful indoor gardens that not only look great, but smell great too! If you enjoy cooking with herbs, consider purchasing fresh basil or thyme to grow in your sunroom.
If you frequently entertain guests, you may want to consider building a sunroom that’s big enough to host your biggest events. Couches designed specifically for sunrooms can provide you with an area that is both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for your guests.
These are just a few of the reasons you should think about installing a sunroom in your home. Blue Springs Siding and Windows proudly provides sunroom installation, siding replacement, and so much more in the Kansas City area. Give us a call at 816-629-6270 or contact us through our website to schedule a free in-home estimate! We look forward to hearing from you soon.