Screen porches are awesome. There’s no doubt about that. If you need a comfortable place to relax, enjoy hanging out with your family and friends, or just have a quiet moment away without having to go anywhere, a screen porch is the best.
But we live in Massachusetts, which means there’s some pretty hard limits on when we can enjoy a screen porch. Remember January, when it was so cold, or December, when it just wouldn’t stop snowing? That’s not exactly screen porch weather – and that means that even though you’ve got the space, you’re not using it.
Sunrooms are also awesome. However, because sunrooms feature glass windows, rather than screen, you can enjoy them throughout the year. Depending on the design options you go for, your sunroom can be insulated and heated – a true outdoor living space for all four seasons.
The Advantages of Converting a Screen Porch Into a Sunroom
As home renovations go, converting a screen porch into a sunroom is easy and affordable. All of the essentials of the structure are already there. Your local deck designer can incorporate the existing screen porch into a sunroom, integrating windows and doors as needed to create a gorgeous, spacious sunroom.
What will you use your sunroom for? There’s literally no limit on how you can enjoy a sunroom. Some people use their sunrooms in much they way they use the screen porch – as an area to relax and unwind. Sunrooms are also very popular as children’s playrooms. They’re great concentration spaces – if you need to study, work on creative projects, practice a musical instrument, or mediate, a sunroom can be exactly what you need.
If you think you’d like to convert your screen porch into a sunroom, the time to talk to your local deck builder is now. The spring building season has already started. The sooner your screen porch conversion is completed, the sooner you can begin enjoying your new sunroom.