Natural light holds a whole host of health benefits for the body. It can boost your mood, improve your sleep, and even help your body manufacture the necessary nutrient Vitamin D!
As you know, during the winter here in Alberta we don’t see a lot of sunlight. In fact, the shortest days are a mere 7 1/2 hours long. Plus, it’s pretty cold to be spending time outdoors.
That’s just one reason that makes adding a sunroom to your home a great idea. Keep reading to learn about the value that a sunroom addition can add to your home.
Bring the Outdoors In
It isn’t always practical to spend time outdoors. You have work to do or, as is the case often here in Alberta, it’s too cold.
By putting a sunroom addition on your home you can bring the outdoors in.
The walls of sunrooms are generally more windows than walls. Some sunrooms even incorporate entire glass walls. In short, there is little interrupting your view of the outdoors from inside a sunroom. In fact, it doesn’t even really feel like being inside.
Enjoy the benefits of being outdoors in climate-controlled comfort all year round. One more bonus is that you can do so without the unwelcome presence of bugs and other pests.
Add Versatile Square Footage
Whenever you add square footage and living space to your home, you’re likely going to increase it’s value to a certain extent. Larger homes are simply worth more.
The fact that a sunroom helps you enjoy the outdoors is the icing on the cake. This is especially true here in Alberta where the long, cold winters can easily give you cabin fever.
Another great thing about a sunroom is that you can use it for almost anything.
Do you work from home? Set up your home office in the sunroom. The natural light spilling in from outdoors helps reduce eyestrain and headaches when working on a computer. Plus, if you will be entertaining clients, they will love your bright workspace. Happy clients are always a good thing!
Even if you don’t need home office space, there are plenty of uses for a sunroom. Make it your family’s rec room, set up a reading nook by one of the windows, add a foosball table and a couple of couches. Everyone in the family will enjoy a hot mug of cocoa while watching the snow fall outside on a cheery winter day.
Add the sunroom to your master suite for a touch that homeowners will love. Enjoy a private place that gives you and your sweetie a chance to relax even when you have houseguests.
You can also put the sunroom right off the kitchen with a little breakfast nook or use it to expand out the dining room. Enjoy your morning coffee in the garden every day of the year. What a relaxing way to start the day.
Finally, you could set up your sunroom as a fitness room. Natural light automatically energizes you and will encourage you to get your sweat on!
Help Sell Your Home
Think about how much you love the idea of a sunroom. Well, buyers will love it just as much!
Dollar for dollar, it is hard to say exactly how much value it could increase your home by. However, it will definitely aid in selling your home quicker to potential buyers.
If you want to add a sunroom for your own family’s enjoyment you can take advantage of this perk when you do decide to sell. Buyers will love that your home has a sunroom!
Imagine this, in a buyer’s market, your home will be in competition with other houses in your area. The sunroom could be the factor that tips the buyer’s decision in your favour.
Even if the competition isn’t stiff, buyers will still fall in love with your sunroom. It will be easier to sell your home and you’ll have a better chance of getting a higher asking price. Plus, the mere fact that the sunroom adds square footage to your home helps.
Building Your Sunroom
So how much will you have to invest in your sunroom? That will depend on the type of sunroom that you want.
Obviously, larger sunrooms will cost more. There are also three-season sunrooms and four-season sunrooms. The main difference is that four-season sunrooms are more heavily insulated and more suited to use during the winter.
This is the type that we recommend in Alberta since the winters are long. You want to get full use out of your investment.
If your budget is limited, maybe start small with that breakfast nook off the kitchen we mentioned earlier. Not only will you have a delightful place to sit and enjoy some cookies and cocoa, but also it will make your kitchen brighter and more enjoyable.
Don’t worry, there’s a sunroom design out there for everyone!
Ready to Enjoy Your Sunroom Addition?
The value of adding a sunroom addition to your home is far more than just monetary. Your health, both mental and physical, will improve with the ability to enjoy the outdoors and natural light more often. There will be no point where you will regret having added this wonderful addition to your home.
Of course, the sunroom also adds monetary value. Buyers will be more interested in your home because of the sunroom and will be willing to pay more for it.
To learn more about adding a sunroom or help with custom design ideas, feel free to contact us! Here at HR2 Construction, our number one goal is to build relationships with our customers. Once we know exactly what you want, we’ll build it for you.