A sunroom addition can create a versatile space within your home that is abundant with natural light.  

When we think of home additions, we often imagine bathrooms, bedrooms, decks, and even additional stories. However, there is another type of home addition that, although popular, often is forgotten—sunrooms.  

Believe it or not, sunrooms have been used to add natural light into homes and buildings for thousands of years. So, what exactly are they and why should you consider adding one to your home? Read on to learn more about these light-focused home additions, their many uses, and countless benefits.

What is a sunroom?
They are spaces that maximize natural light, typically with wall-to-wall windows or screens.

What are the types of sunrooms?
There are numerous types, some of the most popular varieties include:

  • Three-season: These spaces are designed to be used during spring, summer, and fall. These rooms are not climate controlled and are separated from the home by doors.
  • All-season: As the name suggests, these rooms are designed to be used year-round. These spaces, which are heated and cooled, are considered to be an extension of a home’s indoor living space and are not separated from the rest of the house by doors.
  • Screen Rooms: Unlike the other types of sunrooms, screen rooms are enclosed with mesh screens instead of glass. The use of mesh versus glass allows light and fresh air to enter the space while keeping you safe from the elements and pesky bugs.

What are the uses of a sunroom?
Homeowners can transform sunrooms to serve virtually any purpose. The exact usage of the room will depend on the type chosen, but common uses include entertainment spaces, hobby rooms, home offices, exercise rooms, dining rooms, reading rooms, green spaces, and living rooms.    

What are the benefits of a sunroom?
What could be better than adding natural light and more livable space to your home? A sunroom addition creates an extension of your home with ample access to the sun’s warming rays day in and day out – no matter the weather. Additionally, they can add curb appeal and increase the overall value of your home.

Let in the Light
At Criner Remodeling, we know sunroom additions. We’ve helped homeowners throughout Hampton Roads add light and warmth to their homes for more than four decades, and we can do the same for you. Contact our team today if you’re ready to add a sunroom to your home.