Spring is always a time for new ideas and thoughts about how to make your home bigger, better and more comfortable. However, with all these thoughts comes the nagging truth about finances, and while it’s easy to make cosmetic changes on a budget, you don’t end up with extra space for you and your family. This is when you need to start thinking outside of the box and outside of your house, and look at the possibilities that a new sunroom provides.
A sunroom is the best value for money extension available to you: it is lightweight in construction meaning that it can sit directly on top of your existing patio or deck. Even if you don’t have either of these, it can be installed with minimum foundations and planning requirements as it represents a small enough addition that it fits within the Calgary building code guidelines. If you need further reasons why a sunroom is the best way to expand your living space at home, try these:
- The quiet – imagine having a whole new room in your house which you can seal off with tight fitting doors and enjoy a serene sense of peace and quiet. Whether you keep it as your own private oasis, or make it a room for the nosier members of your house to go and get their energy out, a sunroom provides quietness in our often hectic lives.
- The warmth – the combination of big, south facing windows and the double (or even triple) glazed glass means that your sunroom acts as a natural heat trap. Not only will this save you on heating bills for the room, but it makes your new sunroom the perfect place for an early spring morning cup of coffee or a romantic setting for an autumn evening meal. The warmth also means that you can extend the kinds of plants you can grow; nothing beats a sunroom chili plant!
- The views – if you have a garden to be proud of but no windows to enjoy it from, a sunroom gives you the perfect balance between being outside in the cold in winter or surrounded by bugs in the summer, and being cooped up with a small window view. Many sunrooms have glass windows all the way round, giving you a full panorama of your garden all year long.
What you choose to do with all the extra space that a sunroom gives you is up to you. The possibilities are endless: many sunroom owners turn it into a formal living room for parties and guests, while others choose to make it their dining room to make sure it gets used every days. More unusual uses include a library, music room or even a home gym; the motivation of a beautiful view as you work out can be incredible! Whatever use you put your expanded living space to, it’s a dream that can quickly become reality. A typical sunroom installation can be done in under a month.