How to Plan a Sunroom Addition

Nov 01, 2019

Sunroom Sunrooms are a great addition to any home because they can provide you with an extra livable space to do the things you love. However, to get a sunroom that will truly benefit you and meet all of your needs, you’ll need to take some time to carefully plan for this extension of your home. Below are some steps that you should follow in order to get the sunroom of your dreams.

Determine Your Budget

Having an estimate of what your budget will be is essential when planning your sunroom addition. That’s because without knowing what your budget will be, you won’t be able to determine what features will be feasible and which will be out of your reach. If your budget is on the lower side, you might have to make some adjustments and sacrifices, but a reputable contractor should offer financing options to help you get everything that you want.

Choose the Location

When planning a sunroom addition, it’s important to determine where it will be located. For example, will it be constructed off of an area that already has a doorway? Will it open up to an existing patio or deck? These are all important factors to consider because they will affect the way your sunroom is laid out, as well as its price.

What Will You Be Using It For?

Knowing what you’ll be using your sunroom for is important when planning for this addition. For example, if you’ll be using this area for entertainment purposes for family and friends, you’ll want a larger space. However, if you’ll be using for a relaxation area where you can go to enjoy some peace and quiet, then you might not need to make it as large.

When Will You Be Using It?

Is your new sunroom going to be used year-round or for three-seasons, during the months when it’s not too cold? If you want to use your sunroom all year, you will need insulation, heating, thermal paned doors, and more. However, if you intend to only use your sunroom during the warmer months, then you probably won’t need all of these features, which can reduce the cost of the overall project.

Choose the Features You Want

After you’ve determined your budget and established what your sunroom will be used for, it’s time to choose what features you want your sunroom to have. Do you want vaulted ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows? Or perhaps you would rather have a room with lots of screens to enjoy the breeze and provide natural ventilation? The features that you choose are what’s going to truly give your sunroom the look and feel that you want. Some additional features that many sunrooms come with include:

  • Flooring
  • Moldings and trim
  • Outlets
  • Lighting
  • Siding
  • Decking
  • Decorative windows
  • And more

Decide on a Company You Can Trust

The most important step to consider when planning a sunroom addition is deciding which company you’re going to trust with this important project. You’ll want to work with a company that shows you that they care about your needs and goals, rather than pushing the most expensive products that they offer. A good indication of a reputable company is if they will come out to your home for a free, obligation consultation where they will listen to your needs, and help you find a product that will work for your budget and lifestyle. It’s also a good idea to do some research and see if they’re accredited by the Better Business Bureau. An A+ rating with the BBB is a good indication that they are a trustworthy company. Finally, make sure to check out their reviews from past customers to see if they were satisfied with the way their sunrooms turned out. If you notice a trend of positive reviews, you’re probably choosing a good company to work with.

Beautiful Sunrooms from Dreamstyle Remodeling

When you’re looking to have a sunroom added onto your home, there’s no better company to turn to than Dreamstyle Remodeling. We offer a variety of gorgeous sunroom options that can be customized to meet your specific preferences and needs. Just place a call to us and we’ll come out to your home for a free, no-obligation consultation where we will listen to what you’re hoping to get out of your sunroom, and then help to recommend an option that’s perfect for you.

To learn more about the sunroom options we have available, contact America’s # 1 remodeler, Dreamstyle Remodeling, today.

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