"While the most popular reason people build sunrooms is for relaxation or a secondary living room space, we are noticing a shift in how homeowners are using their sunroom," says Melissa Skinner, from Great Day Improvements, LLC. "Owners are making their homes more than just a place to live, they are changing their home's dynamic and increasing its value by adding gyms, spas and entertainment areas."
Homeowners choose to add a sunroom to their home for many reasons. Over the last few years, there have been a number of sunroom plans and usages that have increased in popularity.
Top Five Most Popular Sunroom Plans
Sunrooms as Playrooms
Many parents and grandparents elect to turn their sunroom into a playroom because it helps keep the toys, games and play equipment in one area of the home while allowing their children/grandchildren to enjoy the outdoors all year round regardless of the weather or geographic location. Sunrooms give the feeling of the outdoors with the safety of a playroom. Specific sunroom models have secondary night latches with throw bolts to keep windows and doors cracked for maximum air flow while providing maximum security - especially for toddlers.
Sunrooms for Pets
Some homeowners choose to build sunroom additions specifically to create an oasis for their dogs or cats. This is often done by owners who work during the day and are unable to let their pets outside as much as they would like. Sunrooms are a great way to give pets the sunshine they crave while keeping them safe during the working hours. Just as the secondary night latch is perfect for keeping kids safe, it keeps pets safe as well - giving them maximum ventilation during the hours homeowners are away.
Living a healthy and physically fit lifestyle is a high priority for many Americans. Building a sunroom to be used as a home gym / exercise room is a very popular trend helping people reach their lifestyle goal. Homeowners are able to work out with the feeling of the outdoors all around in the comfort of their home. Basement home gyms are a thing of the past. Sunlight and fresh air give owners more energy which lead to better workouts, which result in happier and healthier people.
One of the most popular uses for a new sunroom is an oasis for relaxation and pampering with the feeling of nature all around. Homeownersenjoy having sunrooms designed and outfitted with all the amenities of a luxurious spa in the comfort of thier own home. Hot tubs, lap pools, massage tables and whirlpool foot spas are common in a sunroom spa. Experience rejuvenation like never before.
Sunrooms as Game Rooms
Lastly, homeowners often will add a sunroom to their home to create a game room recreation area. These rooms tend to include a pool table, complete bar, arcade quality pinball machines and anything else to make the game room experience complete. Sunrooms as game rooms make the perfect addition to a home especially if entertaining is common. Friends and family will enjoy the outdoor feel with all the comforts of home.
These are just a hand full of ways that homeowners choose to use their sunrooms. Each homeowner is different and will choose to use their room in a way that fits their budget, needs and lifestyle.