More than just a sitting area, modern sunrooms are being used for a variety of purposes that make the ultimate multi-functional room addition. Sunrooms are a relaxing space where you can enjoy the outdoors without exposing yourself to the elements.
Extension of Your Living Space
One of the most obvious uses of a modern sunroom is as an extension of your current living space. A sunroom gives your home some extra square footage, which is perfect for large families or if you regularly host gatherings. Many homeowners use their sunroom as a family room, complete with entertainment features like mounted television, pool tables, and comfortable seating. In the cooler months, a sunroom that doubles as a family room can be a central hub for family members.
Another use for sunrooms includes using the sunroom as a dining area. This is an especially good use of the space in smaller homes or those designed without a formal dining room. Many sunrooms are installed off the kitchen, so it makes sense to use this space as a dining room or breakfast nook.
Temporary Guest Lodging
Using your sunroom as an additional bedroom is a great use of this type of space. Sunrooms are easily converted to sleeping space and are perfect for guests. Or, if your sunroom is installed near a first-floor bedroom, it can even serve as a master suite.
Indoor Spa or Exercise Room
Sunrooms and relaxation go hand-in-hand, so it only makes sense to consider using the space for an indoor spa experience. Many people are staying home more but miss the spa experience or the trip to the gym. A sunroom allows you to enjoy many of the same amenities without leaving home.
You can create a Zen-like spa experience in your sunroom with a little creativity. Try adding a comfortable massage chair, premium sound equipment, and some natural plants. The great thing about a sunroom-turned-spa is that you can enjoy that relaxing spa experience at any time.
Working from home has grown in popularity, especially over the last several months, and more and more people are transitioning to remote work amid the world’s new normal. One national study noted that more than 3 million Americans work from home at least half of the time. Considering this, transforming your sunroom into a home office might be a good idea.
Many homes are not built with dedicated office space, which results in homeowners doing work from their living rooms, bedrooms, or spare rooms. Instead of cramping your indoor space, consider moving your home office to your sunroom. Doing this will give you a dedicated workspace that you can organize and decorate according to your needs. Relocating your home office to your sunroom will also serve to minimize distractions while working and will help you detach at the end of your workday. Additionally, studies have shown that more exposure to sunlight can help you be more productive.
Considering More Extensive Modifications?
Moving furniture in or out of your sunroom is pretty straightforward. However, if you are considering a complete sunroom overhaul or have plans for a more extensive sunroom transformation, it is best to consult a professional contractor. Professional installers can assess your current sunroom and make recommendations. Additionally, professionals will have the necessary certifications and permits to ensure that your sunroom addition complies with applicable laws and building codes.
If you are thinking of installing a new sunroom or would like to modify an existing sunroom, it is important to find a contractor you can trust. For more than 25 years Sunshine Sunrooms has served homeowners with expert advice and sunroom, kitchen, and bathroom transformations using the highest quality products available. With a team of knowledgeable professionals, the pros at Sunshine Sunrooms work with you to create the sunroom of your dreams.
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