As you look at your home, you may be thinking that you could use some more space. Maybe you just need an extra room for hosting game nights, or perhaps you just want a private area you can use to relax at the end of a hectic day at the office.
When you think of the different kinds of renovations you could invest in, you may wonder if a sunroom installation will be worth the time and money. Below, we offer four reasons why you should add a sunroom to your home and how you can incorporate this structure flawlessly.
1. Boost Your Home’s Value
Any addition you make to your home inherently boosts its value. By building a sunroom, you add a gorgeous feature that many buyers on the market will find appealing. If you build a new room and turn it into a sunroom, then you’re adding extra square footage to your home, and buyers will be willing to pay a higher price for more square footage. On the other hand, if you’re simply remodeling a current room into a sunroom, the added windows and features make the room, and your entire home, more appealing to buyers.
2. Increase Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
Sunrooms, as the name suggests, add more sunlight to a space. Because you won’t have to use as much electricity to light up the space, you can reduce your overall energy consumption. Additionally, the windows utilize unique features to further enhance your home’s energy efficiency. At Blue Springs Siding and Windows, the glass we use in our sunroom installations is designed to keep rooms warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
These same features are included should you choose to construct the entire sunroom using glass, allowing you to maintain an efficient home throughout the year.
3. Take Advantage of More Sunlight
Again, because sunrooms let more sunlight into your home, you can more easily take advantage of the increased natural light, which can provide you with numerous health benefits. While overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause adverse side effects, low exposure to sunlight can provide numerous health benefits, including:
- Support for skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, fungal infections, and acne.
- Increased serotonin levels and overall mood improvement.
- Increased nitric oxide levels, contributing to lower blood pressure.
Exposure to sunlight also provides you with vitamin D, an important compound your body needs to stay healthy. Among other benefits, vitamin D can strengthen your bones and prevent health issues like seasonal disorders and depression.
4. Add Versatility to Your Home
Versatility is another great reason why you should invest in a sunroom installation. You don’t have any set purpose for the room, so you can do just about anything you want with it. Consider some of the following ideas:
If you enjoy reading for hours on end, then a sunroom can provide you with the perfect reading environment. You can build in-wall bookshelves to house your favorite stories. Install large windows and even a skylight to fill the space with plenty of natural light. You can also add window seats with lots of fluffy pillows and blankets so you can lounge comfortably while you read.
Do you work from home? Rather than using your dining room or living room as your office space during the workday, convert your sunroom into a home office. Place your desk in front of your windows so that anything you read is perfectly illuminated. If you use a computer to work, then you’ll want to situate it in a way that avoids glare.
Incorporate a few storage devices like shelves or filing cabinets to keep your important books and documents organized. You can also hang up wood, Venetian, or Roman blinds to cover the windows and prevent passersby from looking in.
If you have extended family or friends visiting for a weekend, don’t let them sleep on the couch or on an air mattress. Instead, turn your sunroom into a beautiful guest bedroom. Again, hang up different kinds of blinds to provide your guests with privacy at night.
Add a bed, dresser, and nightstand to accommodate your guests. You can also place a small couch or lounge chair in the room for an extra flair of decor.
Throw up a game table and put in a few chairs to create a great game room you, your family, and your friends will love. Use shelves or cupboards to store your games, and invest in a mini-fridge so you can keep a few drinks and snacks close by.
Do you enjoy throwing movie marathons in your home? Turn your sunroom into an in-home theater for all to enjoy. Move a few couches or recliners into the space, stock up on pillows and blankets, and keep the snacks flowing for an unforgettable evening. Again, you’ll want to have blinds over the windows so you can avoid glare on the TV screen if you’re watching something during the daytime.
Ready to Invest in a Sunroom Installation?
To take advantage of the benefits listed above, contact Blue Springs Siding & Windows so we can begin designing your new sunroom. If you’re not sure what you would like your sunroom to do for your home, then come by our showroom in Blue Springs so that we can walk you through the possibilities. Our experts will happily provide you with a few different options so that you can make the most of your new space. We look forward to working with you!