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Are Sunrooms Worth The Money? The Pros & Cons Of Sunrooms

David Cerrone - Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Are Sunrooms Worth The Money? The Pros & Cons Of Sunrooms

Sunrooms are fantastic, and for a lot of people, they’re a dream renovation. You get a new space that’s full of natural light, and it’s the perfect area of your home to chat with guests, relax, and just enjoy good company. 

When you’re making a big renovation decision like a sunroom, you should consider all the pros and cons that come with them. Making an informed decision is essential and well worth your time.

Many people wonder if adding a sunroom to their home will be too difficult, too complicated, or too expensive - but there are plenty of advantages and disadvantages to adding a sunroom to your home. 

Today we’re going to go through both the pros and cons of having a sunroom to help you make your decision.

What are the benefits of having a sunroom?

Sunrooms are a fantastic addition to any home because they’re an excellent room to be in. They’re comfortable, cozy, and the perfect place to spend an afternoon off work. 

There are plenty of advantages to installing a sunroom in your home, but here are three of the biggest pros to having a sunroom to consider:

1. Affordability

Building a sunroom doesn’t have to be a considerable expense. When people think of a sunroom, they immediately think about it as some luxury item that will put them in debt for years to come, but this isn’t true. 

A sunroom is as cost-effective as building any other kind of home addition, and it’s actually easier and less expensive to maintain.

A 3-season sunroom is a very affordable option for homeowners, and a small 4-season sunroom can cost a lot less than you might think. 

Sure, if you’re thinking of building a large 4-season sunroom with all the extra add-ons, then it’s going to cost more than a simple addition, but that’s to be expected. If you’re looking for basic sunroom for your home, then you can get them affordably installed.

The size of your sunroom makes more of a difference to the overall cost than you’d expect, so when considering this extension, be sure to take that into account.

2. Natural Light

Who doesn’t love natural light? It’s great for your complexion, does wonders for your mental health, and you can grow plenty of indoor plants! Natural light is also amazing for your mental health and exposure to it has proven to help you sleep more. 

Sunrooms have large windows (it’s kind of what makes them a sunroom!) and they maximize natural light in your home, making you feel summery even when it’s grey and dull out.

This extra light entering your home is excellent for reducing the cost of electricity because you won’t need to turn as many lights on. 

Another bonus of natural light is it can help a room seem a lot bigger than it actually is. This is perfect for small homes or anybody who wants to get rid of that cramped feeling.

3. Versatility

Sunrooms can be incredibly versatile and adapt to fit the needs of you and your family with ease. 

It can be an:

  1. Extra sitting room
  2. Games room
  3. TV room
  4. Dining aream
  5. Play area
  6. Work out space
  7. Office space

The possibilities are endless!

What are the cons of having a sunroom?

The main issue people have with sunrooms is the cost, but the price depends on the size of the sunroom you want and what features you want to be installed. The cost of your sunroom comes down to what your needs are, but a skilled team of sunroom experts can always work with your budget to try and help you get the right fit for your home. 

The enjoyment you’ll get out of a sunroom, as well as the amount of versatility that comes with it, is practically priceless. It’s hard to put a figure on peace, pleasure, and relaxation after all.

Depending on where you live, there could be some other disadvantages or cons to consider before opting for a sunroom.

Some other concerns you should take into account include:

  1. An increase in property tax
  2. Insurance rate adjustments
  3. Extra utility expenses, especially if you get a four-season sunroom installed
  4. Limited privacy unless you install drapes, blinds, or other window coverings, but this could increase the cost of your sunroom
  5. If you install a 3-season sunroom, you might have difficulty heating it in the winter

When thinking about adding a sunroom to your home, consider all the advantages and disadvantages of having one. 

Remember, adding a sunroom to your home is not a do-it-yourself kind of job and is definitely a job for professional and experienced sunroom craftsmen. 

Getting a professional to do your sunroom for you will not only leave you with a fantastic room to enjoy the warm sunlight, but you’ll also be able to get it completed with minimal stress and disruption to your day-to-day life. 

At Fitch Design Studio, our team of expert craftspeople is there to help make your renovation dreams a reality. We’ll work with you to identify the best ways to fund your project. Visit our financing section on our website for more information.

We would love an opportunity to sit down and show you how we can turn your dream of a new sunroom into a reality.

Call us in Rochester at (585) 377-3330 or in Buffalo at (716) 919-3330.