A great advantage of living in the Midwest is getting to experience all the seasons—summer, fall, winter, and spring. Native Iowans know that the length of each seaon varies from year to year, and each is completely out of our control. Every seaons brings its unique set of benefits and challenges. The wind, rain, heat, and snow can drop like a vengeance, sometimes out of nowhere. If you live here, you've likely heard the saying, if you don’t like the weather, just wait 5 minutes. It’s bound to change!
What's all the hype about sunrooms?
In the face of consistently inconsistent weather patterns, more and more people are beginning to incorporate three- and four-season rooms into their homes so they can enjoy the benefits Mother Nature offers year round, without having to battle the elements. Sunrooms can either be added onto your home’s current structure, or you can transform an existing porch or deck so it's usable all year long.
A sunroom brings the outdoors inside by creating an open, bright interior space with a full view of your yard. Essentially, it's a room with walls made primarily of windows that offers year-round protection from the elements; the rain and snow will no longer keep you from enjoying your yard!
In addition to the obvious benefit of protection from inclement weather and precipitation, these rooms offer several other less obvious benefits to your home environment. Let's take a closer look...
They add value to your home.
As mentioned above, a sunroom is essentially an interior room with many windows. It will not only add valuable square footage to your home, but it can also be an attractive selling point to future prospective homebuyers.
Suffer from allergies?
During high allergy seasons, sunrooms allow those with pollen and other sensitivities to enjoy the beauties of the outdoors without feeling miserable. Keeping out all the pesky insects that creep, crawl, fly, buzz, and bite during certain times of the year is an added bonus. You won't need to spray toxic chemicals (bug spray) onto your skin, either.
Stay cozy!In the winter, four-season rooms with fireplaces keep family members warm and cozy. Watch the snow fall while cuddled up on the couch under a warm blanket with your hot cocoa.
Who doesn't want more space?A sunroom is like a bonus space for the kids, your pets, entertaining guests, and more! Extending your living space presents a world of new opportunities. Maybe you need a playroom for the kids, or you'd like a bar area for entertaining friends. Perhaps you want to give your furry family member a safe, protected nature space to lounge. Design a comfortable media room by adding a ductless system to suit your heating and cooling needs, a big screen TV, surround sound, and a recliner. The possibilities are truly endless!
With all of the possibilities and benefits, remodeling your home to include a four-season room or sunroom can add value and versatility to your home. These spaces offer a greater selection of finishing choices than other common outdoor living structures and allow you to show off your personal style.
If you're interested in adding a sunroom or four-season room to your home, give us a call or click on the button below! We also install Daikin ductless heating and cooling units, which we often recommend for these types of additions or remodels. Cyclone Contracting is a home improvement company in Ames, serving Boone, Story City, and the surrounding areas.