Will a sunroom add value to a home?
Thinking of adding a sunroom, but are unsure how exactly you will use it? How will building a sunroom add value to your home, and what to know before you make the investment.
What is a sunroom?
Sunrooms are a popular addition to a home that can offer a versatile place to entertain guests, lounge, or simply enjoy the outdoors and fresh air without being bothered by pesky insects and glaring heat. It’s also a great way to add extra square footage. Sunrooms rooms are cheaper than full-sized additions, go up much faster, and will help set your home apart from other listing if you choose to sell.
Types of Sunrooms and Uses
Sunrooms are generally custom-designed to suit the home to which they are attached and can be built for a variety of budget and intended uses. What can I use my sunroom for? Explore these 35 Beautiful Sunroom Design Ideas for some quick inspiration. Once you know what you want to use your sunroom for, you can decide how you want it built.
- Patio Cover – Insulated and non-insulated covers for your patio or deck can provide shelter from the rain or call shade on a sunny afternoon. Pre-engineered panels are cost effective and go up fast.
- Screened In – If you’re looking for an addition living space on a low budget than you might want to consider a screened in sunroom. Choosing a screened in sunroom will give you the best of both worlds while still offering a comfortable outdoor living space with protection from the glaring sun and heat without mosquitoes, flies, or other pests invading your space.
- All Glass – If you live in a cooler climate and want to use your sunroom year-round, than you might want to consider the all-glass sunroom option with energy efficient windows that keep the heat and UV rays out. It’s an indoor room with an outdoor feel, the perfect space to relax or entertain even in the coldest months.
Choose from a patio cover, a screen room or a full four-season room to bring just the right amount of outdoors to your patio. With multiple sizes, styles and options to choose from, the patio of your dreams can be a reality. Also with the 15-year full-service warranty that is transferable when you sell your house, adding a sunroom will bring additional value to your home if you choose to sell.
Sunrooms add light, space and value.
Sunrooms are very attractive to homebuyers, especially those in colder climates; in the United States, sunrooms are most popular in the Northeast and Midwest.
An article posted in the Chicago Tribune asked which rooms are “very important,” respondents to the National Association of Realtors (NAR) most recent “Profile of Buyers’ Home Feature Preferences” ranked a sunroom higher than a media room, exercise room and in-law suite.
“It’s a relatively inexpensive addition to a house,” says Paul Bishop, managing director of research for the NAR. “It adds square footage and it sets apart the house at resale.” Read the full article on how sunrooms are becoming a must for homebuyers cashing in on the outdoor living trend.