The cold season usually keeps homeowners from getting outdoors. After all, no one wants to play games in the snow, watch the sun come up on a frosty morning, or relax outside when it’s raining or snowing. While it may be nice to cuddle up on the couch on cool days, the monotony can lead to a touch of cabin fever. If you had a room where the light and views can entice without feeling the chill, it would offer a break from those boring days. Installing a sunroom before winter just might be a way to help the family enjoy the outdoors while still feeling cozy.
A well-built three-season room or four-season room offers homeowners a better quality of life throughout the coldest and darkest parts of the year. Whether you are planning on building a sunroom from scratch or thinking about upgrading to an enclosed patio, there are many benefits to installing a sunroom before winter.
Sunrooms Offer Increased Sunlight
If you are prone to seasonal depression, it’s important to get as much sunlight as possible for improved mood and Vitamin D production. In winter, the days are darker and the sun sets earlier, so it’s more difficult to get that dose of sunshine. However, sunrooms have wall-to-wall windows to let in the maximum amount of light. The ability to sit in a room filled with windows while you sip a cup of hot cocoa is a great way to increase exposure to sunlight.
Sunrooms Provide Better Views
A qualified sunroom designer can help homeowners make the most of the views from their property. You can position that sunroom towards nearby green spaces, stunning sunsets and beautiful skylines. Every time you step into the room, you’ll see something that refreshes the mind and soothes the spirit. The better views also increase the chances that you will spend more time in the sunroom, where you can get the benefit of extra sunlight and fresh air.
Sunrooms Keep Snow/Debris Out
If you live in an area with lots of wind, enclosed rooms are a lifesaver that allow you to take in the fresh air and listen to nature around your home without leaves and snow drifting into your personal space. An enclosed patio with window screens is the simplest and most inexpensive option.