When people hear the phrase ‘adding onto a house’ they sometimes might imagine an extensive renovation that makes your square footage expansively larger. While that can be true in major home additions, one add-on that provides an incredible value and a great ROI is having a 3-seasons room built onto your existing framing.
A 3-seasons (or 4-seasons) room is a small addition to your home that is also typically referred to as a sunroom. They are enjoyable areas with an incredible amount of natural light and fresh air depending on your design. With our beautiful Minnesota landscape especially, these rooms are a great way to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors but without exposure to bugs or harsh weather. Here are some reasons that you should be considering this project as your next way to invest back into your home.
Three or Four Seasons Rooms Provide A Great Return on Investment
It goes without saying that the more invasive a home renovation is, the more it will cost. That being said, a 3 or 4 season room addition doesn’t really involve as much as one would think. Concrete post platforms can be used to support the structure instead of pouring a full slab foundation. A simple flat roof or low slope roof can be integrated into the design instead of tying into the original roof. Besides some framing, electrical, and finishing, the actual scope of what is involved to create these enjoyable areas is very low scale. All this and you’re adding livable space to your home which increases the market value.
These Home Additions are Incredibly Enjoyable
The best reason to consider a sun room type addition is because of the increased quality of living that you can receive from these areas. How great would it be to enjoy your morning coffee in a screened-in porch? Can you imagine a relaxing afternoon nap in the space with the comforting sun beaming in through floor-to-ceiling windows? How about a cool breeze coming through the room as you chat with friends and family at night without being bothered by mosquitoes?
Three Seasons Rooms Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
You may be focused on the view to the exterior from the 3-seasons room addition but the project also provides value from the exterior. This renovation will make your home appear much larger and it will change the landscape of your entire property thus boosting the overall aesthetics of the area.
The Space Can Be Used Year Round
Since Minnesota is known for our snowfall, you might want to enjoy the view of the snowfall from your 3-seasons room. In this instance what is recommended is actually a 4-seasons room that has insulation and is heated. This is the route that many homeowners take in case they want to pipe their air-conditioner (and furnace) into the area and have extra space year round.
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