“The screen porch is one of my favorite places in the house,” Renee said. “It’s the one place where we all go to relax. After the kids’ sports practices and a long day in the office, it’s where we go to crash out with a pizza and catch up with each other. Maybe it’s not fancy, but it’s real – and now that it’s November, it’s real cold!”
Converting a screen porch into a sun room is a very cost-effective way to add usable space to your home. Winter temperatures in Massachusetts can drop to well below freezing, which means there’s at least three months every year where enjoying your screen porch requires a hat and coat. By having your local building contractor convert the screen porch into a sun room, you reclaim all of that space.
Sun rooms have a few more advantages over screen porches. First and foremost, they’re more secure. Many Massachusetts homeowners wind up using their sun rooms as a home office – it’s great to have a comfortable place to concentrate and get some work done. If you’re doing any coursework or anyone in the family needs a quiet place to study, the sun room is a great option.
Sun rooms are also great for the younger members of the family. During the cold winter months, going outside to play isn’t always an option – especially when it gets dark so early. Converting the screen porch into a sun room provides a safe, warm place for playtime. At the same time, since the sun room features multiple windows, the little ones can enjoy a great view of all of the outdoors. Great for learning about the natural world, weather, animals, and the neighborhood.
If you’d like to convert your screen porch into a sun room, the time to talk to your local deck contractor is now. Getting your plans in place means you’ll be able to get your upgrade done as soon as possible!