Now’s the time when the weather’s warming up, and everyone wants to spend as much time outside as they can. But, being outside is only fun if you’re relaxed and comfortable. Too much heat or too many bugs can be a real issue for that! So, how do you solve that issue? A screened-in porch or sunroom is the perfect solution. Not only will it add value to your home, but it will provide the perfect setting for morning coffee, happy hour, or play time with the kids!
Here are some things to think about before you pull the trigger on adding a sunroom to your home.
Establish Your Budget
Creating a budget for your sunroom addition or screen add-on is an important first step to planning. Determining a realistic budget will help you, your family, and the company you work with to determine the scope of your project. If your home currently has a deck or porch, you should consider converting that space into a sunroom by adding a screen or glass. Or, if you have a concrete foundation to build on, you may warrant savings with regard to foundation work. You can also take advantage of financing options for this addition to your home. This will allow you to achieve your sunroom goals without having to write a lump sum use your savings account.
Pick Features that You Will Love in the Long Run
Once your budget is established, you can begin working on the design and layout of your sunroom. Determining how you will be utilizing this extra space in your home is important to determining what features you will want included. Do you want the room to be a focal point in your home? Will it be a place where the whole family can gather? Or, do you want it to be more of a secluded space where you can relax and unwind from your day?
If you’re looking for more of a stand-out focal point for your home, you may want to look into a vaulted ceiling with floor-to-ceiling windows. But, if you’re looking for a place to unwind and relax for happy hour, you may want to consider adding a screen so you can enjoy the breeze from outside.
Choose an Experienced Company to Create It
When researching companies to complete your sunroom addition project, it’s important to select someone who is reputable in the industry and willing to work with you in building a room that will fit your specific needs. The first step to any home improvement project should be a free, in-home estimate and consultation. Once the plan has been chosen, you should then receive a statement of work, which outlines all the specific points between the service provider and the customer. This should list each addition requirement, milestone payments, and deliverables with an estimated timeline.
If you’re thinking about adding a screen room to your home, we can help with that! Reach out to us at (843) 717-1746 for more information on how we can help you with your new addition, and for a free at-home consultation.