If you’re getting the feeling that you need a bigger living space, you don’t need to move to a bigger house. By simply enclosing a patio into a sunroom will increase the square footage in your home. Odds are you don’t use your porch or patio as often as you once intended to. The weather is rainier or warmer than you expected, and you stay indoors.
What if you could open up an entirely new room in your home without an expensive or complicated addition? Below are the benefits of enclosing a patio to create a Florida room or sunroom:
Increase Home Value
If you increase square footage in your home, you increase home value. Enclosing a patio or porch into a sunroom can do just that. A sunroom conversion can increase home values by increasing the square footage of your home, but it can also increase your curb appeal. The open, airy look of a sunroom breaks up the unvaried look of a typical home. It adds variety to the neighborhood and helps your home stand out from the rest.
Add Light and Heat to your Home
As temperatures drop and the days get shorter, your home tends to feel darker and chillier. Going outside for fresh air and a little sunlight isn’t always ideal when it’s cold outside. A sunroom lets warm sunlight flood into your home throughout the year, bringing an inviting ambiance to your living space and warding off the frosty feeling winter can bring.
Make your Home More Energy Efficient
Enclosing a patio can help you save money on your energy bills. With all that glass surrounding the room, you might expect the comfortable air inside your home to escape. However, window and insulation technology has made creating glass walls surprisingly energy efficient. Double-paned windows and quality seals can provide efficient insulation that contains the temperate air inside your home. The natural light will also reduce the need for interior lighting. In the summer, blinds or window treatments can reduce glare and help keep the room cool. Opening all the windows can provide breezy cross ventilation, making air conditioning unnecessary during the milder times of the year.
Diversity of a Sunroom
Although many people use sunrooms as informal living rooms, a sunroom can be transformed into a bright and cheery playroom for the kids, a dining nook or a home office. It’s more than a porch. A sunroom provides a buffer between the outdoors and the cozy indoor living space. In fact, a sunroom can feel like an extension of the home or an extension of the backyard. Sitting in a sunroom, you get the best of all worlds; you can enjoy your beautifully landscaped lawn and garden while staying out of Florida’s unpredictable weather.
If you are considering enclosing a patio, we hope we’ve made that decision a bit easier. Adding a sunroom to your home will increase your living space as well as add value to your home. Not to mention the years of enjoyment of bringing the outdoor in! Dulando Screen & Awning has been enclosing patios for homeowners since 1969. You can depend on our experience to create the Sunroom you want. Give us a call today at 407-862-6060 or fill out our free online form. One of our design consultants will visit your home and provide a personalized estimate.