If you’re a homeowner with plenty of outdoor space as part of your property, you want to get the most out of it. You want to enjoy the great views, sit in comfort, be able to host guests and relatives easily and seamlessly, too, so they can get in on the fun.
If your wish list is anything close to that, you need a 4-season sunroom. It’s the ultimate way to enjoy your outdoor space, and you can also add both square footage and value to your home in the process.
There’s a lot involved in making the right choices and decisions for a 4-season sunroom, so let’s review. This blog post covers the basics, along with some of the more complicated issues that come into play.
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Sunroom Basics to Add to Your Porch or Patio
Some of the benefits of adding a sunroom are obvious. They add light and space, and they give you the freedom and the feeling of being outdoors while still experiencing the comforts of an indoor space.
But sunrooms also have some hidden benefits as well. They can function as an additional room, whether you want that room to be a home office, a playroom or a quiet place for simple relaxation.
Sunrooms will also improve the value of your home. Some of this is about adding square footage, but for many homes, sunrooms add a “wow” factor that helps differentiate them from other properties.
Believe it or not, sunrooms can also add to the energy efficiency of your home as well. More natural light means you don’t have to rely on electric lighting to illuminate your home, and today’s sunrooms come with energy efficient glass that can hold in heat in the winter and help cool it during the hot Austin summers.
4-Season Sunrooms vs Enclosures
One of the basic decisions you’ll have to make if you’re upgrading your outdoor patio space is a sunroom versus some kind of enclosure.
Parts of the decision are simple. If you’re on a tight budget and you don’t use your outdoor space all that frequently, enclosures present a number of advantages. They’re less expensive and simpler to install, but you can still get a surprising number of design features.
By comparison, 4-season sunrooms do it all. They can be designed to custom fit your outdoor patio space, whether it’s by extending a room or giving you more of an outdoor feel in an indoor room.
In addition to this versatility, it’s tough to match 4-season sunrooms when it comes to the comfort they provide. They stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and the natural light adds an intimate feel to even the most basic room.
Turning Your Porch Into an Austin Sunroom
Another possibility when it comes to sunrooms is to convert your porch into a 4-season sunroom. If your porch is finished and complete, there’s a good chance this will be easier than it sounds.
It can also save you money. Building a sunroom from scratch and adding it to your home is a great option, but for homeowners on a budget, converting a porch can result in substantial savings.
The amount varies on the space, materials and your needs and preferences, of course, but it’s an option that’s well worth considering.
What a Sunroom Will Do For Your Patio
Many homeowners have wonderful patio spaces that they love, but they also don’t realize what a 4-season sunroom will add.
Think versatility, especially if you like to entertain and have guests and relatives over. Imagine being able to have a barbecue outdoors when the weather is pristine, then move the party indoors when it gets too hot or inclement weather enters the picture.
Sunroom vs a Patio Cover
Getting a patio cover is a great idea. It gives you basic protection for outdoor events, and it makes it easier to use your yard and patio as a whole. Patio covers are low maintenance and cost effective, and they’re usually easy to install.
But they don’t really measure up to what sunrooms can provide when it comes to features and versatility. A 4-season sunroom is a genuine addition to your home, and as such it adds value and square footage, not to mention extra comfort for those same outdoor events.
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How a Sunroom Adds to the Value of Your Home
There are two ways a sunroom adds value to your home. One is about simple square footage—by increasing the living space of your home, you can expect the value to go up 4-6 percent, based on the national numbers.
But a sunroom can add far more than just simple square footage when it comes to value. Putting some thought and adding extra design features can upgrade your home and differentiate it from similar properties in the neighborhood.
One of the best ways to get a handle on added value is to work with one of our experts at Nu-View. We can give you something basic that meets your outdoor needs, but we’ve also sold 4-season sunrooms that can transform an ordinary home into something truly spectacular when it comes to curb appeal.
4-Season Sunroom vs a 3-Season Sunroom
Making the decision between a 3- or a 4-season sunroom is one of the most common questions for those who have decided to do this kind of addition.
Generally speaking, this decision is based on three things—cost factors, usage and comfort level. If cost is an issue and you don’t use your outdoor space all that much, a 3-season sunroom is usually the way to go.
But if you’re looking for the ultimate outdoor experience in an indoor space, you need a 4-season sunroom. We can give you an installation cost guide and a cost guide patio, and we can help custom fit your sunroom to your home.
Get the Best 4-Season Sunroom for Your Austin Home
If you’re looking for a sunroom in Austin, you definitely need to put Nu-View on your shopping lists. We’ve sold many kinds of sunrooms at all levels, and we know the area when it comes to three season needs versus a four season addition.
To find out more about all season sunrooms, you can call us at (512) 918-8904. You can also contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, where you can book a custom patio consult or ask our Friendly Phone Lady any questions you might have about getting your great new Austin sunroom.