Why incorporate a sunroom into your custom home?

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 Scott Barton

Colorado is one of the sunniest places in the United States to live. In fact, most people like to say that Colorado has 300 days of sunshine a year. While only 115 of those are completely clear days, that is still a lot of sun. With a custom home you can use a design that is easy to take advantage of the sunshine. A great way to do that is to have your Colorado Springs custom home builder design and build a sunroom. Most times people think of a sunroom as a feature in a house that is somewhere that’s always warm, but in Colorado Springs we have breathtaking views, sunny skies and we love the outdoors, so why not bring the landscape inside with a sunroom?

 

Sunrooms are relaxing

One of the best reasons to invest in a sunroom when building your Colorado Springs custom home is to have a designated space to relax and take some time to yourself. People today are busier than ever - especially if they’re a part of big families or have stressful jobs. After constantly having to be on the move, having a sanctuary that is meant strictly for being at peace is a wonderful luxury that is definitely worth the extra time and money. A sunroom is just a room with walls made of windows. By strategically placing the sunroom you can easily get a view of Pike’s Peak or the sunrise/sunset. The sun’s warmth combined with a beautiful landscape is probably one of the easiest ways to relax.

Sunshine is a great mood lifter and is an easy way to get the Vitamin D your body needs. During the winter, it’s hard to get outside and the dark can cause depression or sadness. Even if the sun is shining, and in Colorado it almost always is, it can still be too cold to actually wander into the outdoors. Unlike during the summer when you can sip coffee or wine on your patio, that luxury is gone - unless you build a sunroom. With a sunroom you can easily grab your coffee or drink and watch the sunset or just let your mind wander without being too cold or having to worry about the weather. Utilizing your sunroom as a retreat from hectic everyday life and some “me time” is the best use of space you’ll create in your home.

Sunrooms can be versatile

Although a sunroom is a great space for curling up with hot tea, a book and a blanket, it’s also a very versatile space and it can become whatever it is you need from that space at the time. Do you need a relaxing space to practice yoga with no interruptions from the family? Maybe you need a spot to let your kids play and their mess won’t be in the middle of the house. Whatever your reasoning is, having a Colorado Springs custom home builder add a sunroom to your home plans is a smart idea. The room is able fit whatever purposes you may need it for, while at the same time creating an experience of the outdoors without leaving the comfort of your heated (or cooled) home. The room can be elegant, outdoorsy, and even a spot for entertaining.

Outdoor hobby area

Whether the hobby is yoga or running, gardening and even art, a sunroom is a lovely spot to create a hobby area that is filled with sunlight and outdoor inspiration. If there’s enough sun, the room can act as a bright room to grow plants. The landscape and view can be the influence behind a beautiful drawing or landscape photo. The sun can even help to make exercising inside more enjoyable. Whatever the hobby is, it’s likely doing the hobby in a sunny, beautiful area will make you more excited about it.

Entertaining area

A sunroom can also double as a social area. If you love to entertain and have guests over for food, drinks or even to partake in the hobbies mentioned above, it’s easy to talk to your Colorado Springs custom home builder about the uses of the room and how you can creatively design it so the space is perfect for whatever you like to do. Make the room larger if you want to host dinner parties in it, or make it a smaller, cozy spot to invite a friend for a glass of wine and to watch the sunset. A sunroom can make entertaining in your home feel elegant and exciting.

The room doesn’t have to be extravagant

Something important to remember with a sunroom is that it doesn’t have to be extravagant - or it can be, depending on what you want. The decor of the room can be continuous of what the other areas of the home have or you can make the room its own unique space. You can fill the room with fancy furniture and accessories, or put simple, plain pieces in the room and let the outdoors set the tone for what is there. Since your sunroom will be part of your custom home design, it’s easy to make the room as detailed or simple as you want, so make sure you give the uses of the room extra thought so you get the area with a feel you want. Making the ceiling a certain way can even alter the look and feel of the room.

Studio Ceiling

Making the room with a studio ceiling - or one that is in line with the rest of the home - is a great way to keep things simple and adaptable. You can add in skylights or ceiling fans, and there is minimal detail. A studio or simple sunroom ceiling allows the nature of the outdoors to really be the focal point of the room.

Cathedral Ceiling

Making the room more of an extravagant, elegant area is easy if you give the room a cathedral ceiling. It adds drama to the design of the room and makes the room feel as if it’s more private and fancy. You can always create a cathedral ceiling and use the room for more simple activities, however it really shines when it’s made into a gathering or dining space.

A sunroom can not only increase the value of your home, but it can increase the uses of your home and give you a space for either your family or entertaining. It’s a great way to add a unique, special touch to your home and a Colorado Springs custom home builder can easily help you design a space that will be versatile and beautiful.

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