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Let There Be Light: 9 Reasons Your Dream Home Should Include a Sunroom

Stephanie Kratz
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August 15, 2019

Do you ever get the feeling that you home is missing something?

You can't quite put your finger on it but you know it's there. You're relatively happy with how much space you have, but a little more wouldn't hurt. You don't need any more bedrooms, but you can't shake that feeling.

We've got your answer. Your house needs a sunroom! Sunrooms are amazing features many people choose to add to their homes. They come in a variety of options and endless designs.

No matter what you choose, however, you would have a hard time not enjoying a naturally lit luxurious sunroom in your home! Check out what you would be getting.

The Benefits of a Sunroom in Your Home

Sunrooms are a great place to hang out with friends and family, practice hobbies, or escape to for some alone time. However, those are just a few examples.

You can decorate them however you want, keeping a more minimalistic approach or going all out with furniture and entertainment!

Check out these 9 benefits of adding a sunroom onto your home!

1. Natural Light is Good for Us

First of all, natural sunlight is good for our health. It may sound like a stretch but it's a medical fact.

When we're exposed to sunlight, our body synthesizes vitamin B. Vitamin B can be a major factor in keeping our bones strong and healthy.

While too much sunlight can lead to skin cancer, people who get too little sun are also more prone to certain types of cancer. Getting too little sunlight can also be associated with things like multiple sclerosis, heart disease, and high blood pressure.

2. A Great Place for Hobbies

As we brushed on earlier, a sunroom can create a great space for hobbies. If you're an artist of any kind, you know that low light and art don't mix well. This includes painting, drawing, building model plains, knitting, sewing, etc.

No matter what your hobby is, it will be more enjoyable in a brightly lit sunroom. Not only will you enjoy the health benefits of the sun's rays, but you'll also have no problem with lighting!

3. Increases Home Value

Due to all of the benefits of a sunroom, they're in high demand for most people seeking a new home. If you know anything about the rule of supply and demand, you know that a sunroom will increase that value of your home.

A sunroom not only provides all the perks listed in this article, but it also adds square footage to your home, which also adds value to your home.

4. Natural Light Boosts Our Moods

People are always trying to brighten rooms. That's because we're naturally drawn to brightly lit spaces.

We already talked about how sunlight improves your health, but did you know it can also improve your mental health?

Depression is often associated with an imbalance of serotonin. Sunlight triggers a release of serotonin in the brain, naturally helping boost your mood. Lack of sunlight is a huge cause behind Seasonal Affective Disorder.

5. The Perfect Environment for Plants

Sunrooms are also the perfect place for plants. Most plants require a lot of sunlight they wouldn't normally have access to inside your house. As a bonus, you can keep plants year-round, even in the winter.

A sunroom also keeps the environment warm and balmy, the perfect environment for the majority of plants. Additionally, plants come with an amazing amount of health benefits!

6. Lower Your Energy Bill During the Winter

Along with providing a perfect environment for plants, a sunroom could also help low your energy bill during the winter. All of the extra sunlight coming in will bring in plenty of heat while keeping out the cold.

Although, getting the most heat out of your sunroom windows only works if it's not a separate room. It is also affected by which direction your windows face.

7. A Great Way to Expand Your Home

As we suggested before, expanding the square footage of your home is a great way to add value to it. However, if you're expanding your house, doing it with a sunroom is an elegant and charming way to go about it.

Whether you choose to create a sunroom as a separate room or as an extension to an existing room, nothing is more beautiful than a wall full of windows letting the sun in.

8. Perfect for Early Morning Yoga

Practicing yoga is very beneficial for your health.

Another great use of a sunroom for fitness enthusiasts is early morning yoga. Imagine doing your favorite, most relaxing yoga poses as you watch the sunrise over the horizon. Add some ambient music and you may want to move your bed in there.

If you're not into early mornings, you could get an equally satisfying yoga session in at dawn as you watch the sunset. However, regardless of when you use your sunroom for yoga, being surrounded by natural light, plants and solitude never hurt!

9. Options

As we mentioned above, sunrooms come in a variety of options. Did you know there are sunrooms created as an extension to an existing room, three-season sunrooms, and four-season sunrooms?

When added to an existing room, you're basically extending a common area and making a new exterior wall, primarily made up of windows. This is a popular option as it creates a big open space.

Your next option, a four-season sunroom, is a separate room entirely. However, it's created and designed to be completely temperature controlled so you can enjoy it year-round. Typically this requires adding a heat source.

Finally, there are three-season sunrooms. The main difference here is that it has no heat source and can't really be used during the winter.

Are You Ready to Renovate?

Are you ready to start enjoying the benefits of a sunroom in your home? If so, we can help you from beginning to end to make sure you get the very most out of your new addition!

Check out some of our services to see what we can offer you!

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