In this post, you'll learn ...
- How to best utilize your new sunroom addition
- Sunroom options based on how often you plan to use your home addition
- The custom options available for your Patio Enclosures sunroom
Extending the usable living space in your home is an exciting change but deciding which type of home addition is right for you can also be stressful. In this blog post, we will help make that decision a little easier.
Determine the Use of your Sunroom
Create your perfect space by first determining how you and your family will use your new sunroom. Sunrooms have many uses besides serving as a sitting area. A sunroom can be used for multiple purposes like an entertainment room, exercise room, home office or sitting area -- The options are endless! Choose the right type of sunroom for you and your family and start creating your ideal sunroom with Patio Enclosures® today!
Have you outgrown your current family room or living room? Or is your entertainment space currently in the middle of your home’s floor plan and not in an ideal location? If either of these applies to you, a sunroom may be a consideration as a family room. You’ll have the benefit of outdoor living indoors. Four season rooms, three season rooms, and solariums are great spaces for entertaining. Whether you use your new space for a family gathering or a game night, a sunroom is a terrific way to increase your home’s square footage for more space to relax and have fun with family and friends. Add a pool table or other table games that you and guests may enjoy playing during a night in. Add comfortable seating for people to sit and talk as they enjoy each other’s company – but not so many that it crowds the room for those who prefer to stand.
Don’t forget to consider space for snacks and drinks! End tables or high-top tables make a great addition for people to set down their drink or food or play a quick game of cards or checkers. Using a sunroom as an entertainment room is a great way to use the space and create a unique atmosphere for hosting guests.
Relax after a long day at work or a day of working in the yard in a four season room, three season room, screen room or solarium. Your sunroom can be used as a morning wake-up space or a comfortable reading spot. Your pets will love the light, views and fresh air, as well. The options are limitless! If you need a spare room for guests, consider using your sunroom for them to relax in. Add a daybed or sleeper sofa as well as blinds or shades to utilize the room for lounging during the day and sleeping at night. Not only does this help maximize space, but it also gives you the opportunity to use the room as a sitting area when you don’t have guests in town.
Goal: Home Office
The demand for at-home office space is on the rise! According to Flexjobs, 3.9 million U.S. employees, or 2.9% of the total U.S. workforce, work from home at least half of the time. A sunroom addition as a home office could be the ideal solution as a separate space to shift your mind from home mode to work mode.
There are several benefits of using a sunroom as a separate home office:
Don’t work from home? You can still benefit from a home office as a resting place for your computer, laptop or tablet. It can also play an important role in storing important or confidential documents and office supplies.
Solarium and four season rooms can create a new indoor area for different hobbies such as gardening, year-round. Since these rooms offer natural light, your plants will have a suitable place to live. Solariums and four season rooms are also ideal for use as a crafting space, reading space or indoor birdwatching.
There’s no better light for crafts than natural light! No need to worry about colors distorted by fluorescent lights or squinting as you do complex projects. Instead, enjoy a nice bright space to tackle crafts and other hobbies you’ve been thinking about. Get creative and maximize your space with storage for all your hobbies and crafting accessories!
Decide How Often You Want to Use Your Sunroom
Use Your Sunroom Year-Round
The next step in deciding how you will use your new sunroom is to determine how often you want to use it. If you plan to use your sunroom year-round, a four season room or solarium may be the best option for you.
A four season room offers added security features, sleek door handles and advanced weatherlock with interlock sashes. The great thing about four season rooms is they are designed to be heated and cooled, so you can enjoy your sunroom year-round.
A solarium will provide maximum views of your surroundings thanks to its glass walls and glass roof. Each solarium is manufactured with our 1-inch-thick double-pane insulated glass to improve heating and cooling performance.
Enjoy Your Sunroom for Three Seasons of the Year
A three season room is less expensive than a four season room or solarium, but it isn’t engineered to be heated and cooled every day of the year. However, depending on your area of the country, a space heater like an electric fireplace or portable fan may be all you need to stay comfortable. Some of the features of a Patio Enclosures three season room include added weather protection and a dual-point locking system. A three season room’s draft and weather resistance allow you to spend more time in your enclosed space, while the locking system provides security.
Use Your Sunroom in Warm Weather
A sunroom is a great place to relax during the warm months. You can enjoy the outdoors without leaving the comfort of your home. In the warmer months, a screen room is a perfect space for those who like to be one with nature. You can enjoy the outdoors and not be bothered by mosquitos and other insects.
Customize Your Space with Patio Enclosures
Once you’ve chosen the type of sunroom best for you and your home, personalize your space by choosing from the endless custom options offered by Patio Enclosures, including frame color options, roof style options, glass options, window and door configurations, and more.
No matter what your perfect space looks like, Patio Enclosures can help you create it. Schedule your free, in-home estimate, or give us a call at 800-230-8301 for more information.
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