Sunrooms - What Makes Them Worth It?
A sunroom is unlike any other room in your house since three of its four walls are made up of clear glass. This allows tons of natural light to enter the area, brightening it up.
This opens up a wide range of possibilities since the room can be used as an office, as a separate living room, etc. Sunrooms are usually attached to a house while being physically separated through a sliding door. According to your preferences, it could either have a solid roof, or a clear glass one.
Since the sunroom is practically a blank canvas, the possibilities are infinite. You can turn it into any kind of space for example:
- Extended Living Area: If the living area in your house seems a little cramped up then it would be best to turn this area into a sunny extension of the living room. The room could either be furnished or turned into a sitting area, or modern amenities could be added to turn it into a movie area.
- A Dining Room: In some homes, a dining room is merely a small cramped space within the living area. Or if you have a smaller house, having a separate dining room might just not be an available option. This is why, though not common, the sunroom acts as a viable option to be turned into a dining area.
- An office or a hobby room: For more serious work the room can be turned into an office. Whether you’re an artist or a writer, the room would be a goldmine due to the amount of natural light that would enter the room. Added to that, it would be the perfect cure for brain fog that accumulates due to dull surroundings.
- Additional Bedroom: The sunroom can very easily be turned into a bedroom with a scenic view. The room could either be the master bedroom or the guestroom, however, privacy could be an issue. So having the proper blinds within the room would be necessary.
Are there any back draws?
A sunroom, thought definitely a viable option simply waiting to be availed if you’re building a house, also has a few cons. The room itself may not have four walls surrounding it, but it is an extra room. This would obviously result in additional costs. So make sure you have the budget for it beforehand. Added to that, after the house has been built, the sunroom would also require its own set of furniture, requiring more money.
However, either if you’re building or buying a house, having a sunroom is a good option. It can add a spark of life into an otherwise dull or dark house. Added to that a Sunroom is a blank canvas, ready to cater to your preferences.