Thinking of adding a new addition to your home’s existing floor plan? There is, perhaps, no better way to enhance your square footage while maximizing the value of your home than by building a beautiful sunroom. Compared to full room additions, a sunroom can add beauty and design to your home décor while opening up your interior with natural light and an open view of the outdoors.

The first step towards building a beautiful sunroom starts with finding reliable sunroom installers in your area—like our experts from Home Renew. Since 2012, we are dedicated to providing professional home remodeling services at affordable rates—including gorgeous custom sunrooms that will raise your home’s value without breaking the bank.

The second step towards building the sunroom addition of your dreams is coming up with the design. The design is an incredibly important aspect of your sunroom construction—and it’s worth it to take some time to consider your options and to decide on a plan. If you’re planning on building a sunroom for your home, take a look at this article and learn how our expert team of contractors at Home Renew can assist you in creating the perfect custom design of your dreams.

Which Sunroom Style Suits You?

There are many different styles to choose from when building your custom sunroom, and a design specialist can help you sort through your choices. Keep in mind, though, that every sunroom comes with insulated walls, glass windows, and insulated ceilings—features that set the typical sunroom construction apart from a typical lanai, patio, or screen room.

Here are some of the choices for sunroom constructions:

  • Cathedral Sunroom: Commonly referred to as a “Gable” sunroom, this style features vaulted ceilings, which are added to increase space and let natural light come into the room. This kind of ceiling also allows for better climate control, sun protection, and to provide shelter from the elements.

  • Cathedral sunrooms can complement any home with a distinct, sophisticated design. What’s more, they’re an affordable option, too. This is the reason why many families in the Chesapeake area choose to add a cathedral-style sunroom to their homes.

  • Patio Enclosure Sunroom: If you have an existing outdoor patio or lanai in your room that you can’t use all year round, then perhaps it would be a wise idea to turn it into a sunroom instead. In doing this, you can enjoy a very spacious addition to your home whatever the season is.

  • To turn a patio or lanai into a sunroom, you’d need to invest in an energy-efficient window wall system. You’d be turning your outdoor area into a secured indoor living space with increased security, sun protection, as well as protection from insects, bugs, and mosquitoes.

  • Studio Sunroom: If you don’t yet have an existing outdoor area with a roof, then perhaps you might want to build a studio sunroom. A studio sunroom construction features a sloped or angled roof, commonly called a straight eave roof. Most sunrooms in this style boast a structurally insulated panel or SIP system, allowing the roof to be somewhat flat and adding insulation. This also adds a modern, contemporary twist to any home.

With the ample space and natural light that it offers, a studio sunroom can be used in a variety of ways. Those in the Chesapeake area are known to turn it into a dining room, family room, living room, or home office. Some even transform it into a relaxing yoga or fitness studio.

How to Design a Custom Sunroom

Now that you have the choices when it comes to designing a sunroom, how do you decide which one suits your needs? There are several factors to keep in mind, including:

  • The Purpose of Your New Home Addition: Before deciding on the style of your sunroom, you should first decide on what you want to use it for. Do you see it as a place to entertain guests, or as a relaxing spot to rest after a long and tiring day at work? As mentioned earlier, a sunroom can also be turned into a home office or a study, and since it offers natural light, you can also use it as a greenhouse to grow several kinds of indoor plants.

  • Decide How Often You’d Be Using It: If you want to use your sunroom throughout the year—regardless of the weather, consider a four-season or all seasons room. This type of sunroom is designed to integrate into the home’s HVAC system, allowing you to enjoy it whenever you’d like.

  • Three-Season Sunroom: Another option is a three-season room. Unlike all seasons rooms, these aren’t designed to be heated or cooled, which makes it a more affordable option. A three-season room is more suitable for you if you live in an area where winters aren’t too harsh.

Lastly, there are screen rooms. Adding one to your home would ensure that your new home addition is safe from birds, debris, and insects. This is the perfect choice for families who like to enjoy the warmer months being one with nature—without having to step outside, that is!

Call in the Experts!

If you’ve decided to build a beautiful sunroom on your property, the next thing to do is to call in the experts. At Home Renew, we’re proud to offer the best solutions when it comes to sunrooms and other home remodeling projects. Our well-trained and highly experienced contractors provide dependable services at affordable prices, using products made in the United States.

In addition to building sunrooms, we are also equipped to provide premium-quality, professional roofing support, and window replacement services. Give us a call today or fill out our quick online form to get a free, in-home pricing quote and consultation and start building your perfect sunroom now.