Get Extra Space The Easy Way: Consider A Sunroom

If you want more space in your house but you aren't sure how to get the space you need without making a huge addition, you should consider adding a sunroom to the house. A sunroom can often be used for three seasons throughout the year without needing to be heated, and is a great way to get more space.

You'll want to talk with a home renovations contractor to see what it will cost to frame out the area, and to turn into a usable space. Here are a few things to consider to make sure the sunroom is worth the investment.

Insulation

Add insulation to the space so it doesn't pull air from the house, and so moderate the temperature more easily. Polyurethane foam insulation is ideal for a sunroom. It will protect against moisture, expand to add strength to the exterior walls, stop air loss and wind from coming through, and it will make the room quiet. If you plan on using a space heater in the winter, it will help keep the air trapped in as well.

Electricity   

You want to have outlets to plug in televisions, lamp and other items out in the space, and you want to be able to plug in a heat source if the room will be used in the winter. Spend the money to have the space wired with outlets, and possibly overhead lighting, so you can use the space like a normal room.

Large Efficient Windows

You can bring natural light into your home and into the room with large windows throughout the walls in the room. Get the most efficient double hung windows that are available in the space, so you don't have to worry about energy loss while you enjoy the views. Thick strong windows are also a great security feature in the home. If you have sliding doors leading out of the sun room, get efficient glass for the doors.

Adding a sunroom is one of the fastest and easiest ways to get the space that you need, and you don't have to add plumbing or ventilation to the room when you start the project. Talk with more than one home renovation company, such as EcoHomeNY Designs inc., to see how much it will cost to add the room onto your house, and make sure that you ask for siding and roofing shingles that will match the existing materials so everything blends. 

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