A lot of US residents have larger backyards and gardens than those found overseas, many homes are built on larger plots of land, especially new builds and so enjoy a good amount of space and land for us to develop and enjoy. The excess of land has many homeowners wondering how they can put it to good use; a lot of homeowners in the warmer areas of the United States such as the southern and west coast states will often build their own swimming pool, others prefer to create back yard paved areas for family gatherings and summertime barbecues.
There is another way to enjoy backyard living though – through sunrooms. Sunrooms are like large conservatories or greenhouses, rooms where you can enjoy all the natural light outdoors but not have to worry about the wind and lower temperatures. A lot of homes with sunrooms have cropped up with many newly built houses now featuring a sunroom either at the side or back of the house.
Sunrooms can be used for a variety of uses with sitting rooms and dining areas being the most popular in the US. Depending on how you are going to use your sunroom you may need to look at different features such as heating and insulation for four season sunrooms. Some households will only use their sunroom during the summer and possibly the spring if the weather is good and so you can actually save money on building and maintenance costs by getting just a two season sunroom which is just a porch area with a roof and screens.
It is the possibility to have these different variations that makes sunrooms so appealing, as no matter what your budget is you could easily afford a sunroom to enjoy outdoor living which is a growing trend here in the USA. Some homes that have swimming pools will actually get larger sunrooms that encompass their swimming pool which can actually keep your pool warm, cleaner and able to use even in the winter or bad weather. Considering the amount of maintenance pools require, having protection from leaves and other dirt can help you spend less time cleaning your pool and more time using it!
Sunrooms come in a variety of different styles and materials such as wood, vinyl (uPVC) and aluminium so it’s easier to find a look that suits your property, there are squared off designs as well as rounded ones which newer windows can be formed to form an attractive addition to your home.