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The Many Benefits of Adding a Sunroom to Your Home

Sunrooms and Solariums from Modern Windows Have Many Wonderful Options and Features

Sunrooms, sunroom additions, solariums, conservatories, or patio enclosures; whatever you call them, they are the perfect solution for adding more space, functionality and value to your home.

Some Options for Your Sunroom:

  • Can be enclosed
  • Can be insulated
  • Can be designed with climate control and heating
  • Can have windows and skylights that open and close
  • Can have an existing doorway / entryway incorporated into the design
  • Can be built on a foundation
  • Can possibly be built on an existing deck space
  • Can have a glass or solid roof, with or without insulation

A three or four-season sunroom from Modern Windows will enable you to maximize the space in your home and enjoy the outdoor environment in a controlled way, year-round. The addition of a sunroom can have many other benefits too, like improving your lifestyle, health and increasing your home’s value.

Sunroom Benefits:

Increase the value of your home

A sunroom addition increases the square footage of your home by providing an extra living space that can be used year-round. As a result, a sunroom not only adds additional value to your home but can make your home more attractive to potential buyers.

Reduce your energy bills

Because sunrooms are made primarily of glass, they are bright all year round. This is particularly beneficial in the darker winter months when having a naturally bright space may reduce your need for artificial electric lighting.  When outside temperatures are falling in the spring and fall, solariums can retain the warmth of the sun, offering a comfortable space to be without having to turn on the heat!

Improve your health by increasing your exposure to natural light

The benefits of natural light on health and wellbeing are huge. People who suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) can benefit greatly from the additional exposure to natural light that comes with a sunroom addition. Exposure to more natural sunlight has also been shown to:

  • Boost your vitamin D levels
  • Improve your mental health
  • Strengthen your immune system
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure

Create an extra, flexible space in your home

Is your family outgrowing your home but moving isn’t an option? Need some extra space to host gatherings with friends and family? A sunroom addition is a useful, extra space in your home that can be used in a number of ways. For example, unlike the addition of an extra bedroom, a sunroom can have multiple purposes and the option of external doors into the garden can create an indoor / outdoor living space.

Make room for your hobbies

Enjoy crafting and creating but struggle to find the room for your tools? A solarium can provide a crafter all the room they need, with the added bonus that you don’t have to tidy it all away every night. With the natural light in the additional space and protection from the outdoor elements, you can set up a permanent crafting space that can be used year-round.

Enjoy indoor gardening

Although a sunroom is not a greenhouse, with the ability to include climate control options, it’s still a wonderful place to grow plants. With the abundance of sunlight throughout the year, many gardeners enjoy having the additional space to grow plants that would not survive outside.

Create a play area for the kids

Those with children will not need reminding that their toys and crafts can end up in every room of the house if you are not careful. A sunroom makes an ideal playroom for any family. With the option of direct access onto garden space and the ability to close the room off from the rest of the house at the end of the day; this is a great choice for a safe play space.

Use your sunroom as a home office 

More people than ever before are working from home, but without a dedicated home office it can be difficult to find the space to concentrate. A sunroom can offer the perfect solution for those looking for privacy and convenience when working from home.

Prioritize your fitness

Do you love to work out at home, but are you tired of moving the furniture around to make space? A sunroom can be used as a dedicated workout space whether your fitness preference is yoga, weights, a treadmill or Latin dance. Optional opening windows, skylights or climate control can make it a comfortable and private place to exercise.

Modern Windows Custom Sunrooms are an Excellent Choice

Whatever your personal reasons for wanting to add a sunroom to your home, the team at Modern Windows will work with you to customize a result that will enhance the look and feel of your property, while providing the features you desire. Our staff will guide you through the entire process including any planning permission or permits required.

Thanks to their quality construction from heavy gauge aluminum and the addition of insulated foam core walls and roofing; a sunroom from Modern can be comfortably used for 3 or 4 seasons as a permanent extension of your living space.

Modern Windows sunrooms also come with the following features:

  • Insulated foam core roofing and wall panels
  • Customized construction to suit your home’s shape and style
  • Choose the number of skylights you want to achieve a customized lighting level
  • Incorporate a hidden built-in rain away gutter
  • Integration of patio or front entry doors
  • White or tan finish
  • 20-year warranty 

All sunrooms from Modern Windows are manufactured to order at our state-of-the-art factory in Powell River, BC. We also offer flexible financing options through SNAP Home Finance which include monthly payments and payments over (up to) 12 years. Contact us today for a free quote and to find out more about how a sunroom can give your home the additional space you’re looking for.

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