There are many reasons why you might be thinking about down-sizing. Maybe the kids have grown up and left the nest, leaving lots of empty rooms. Maybe it’s costing too much to heat in the winter and keep cool in the summer. Maybe you need to free up some cash that’s been tied up in your large home since you first took out the mortgage. Finding a smaller home can be tough, as the market is small and the demand is high.
This is where considering a park model trailer comes in. A park model trailer is a fixed based home, typically 1000 square feet or less. This means you can buy a bigger lot if you want more garden, or keep a small of plot land to keep your property taxes down.
One of the main attractions of a park model trailer is the small space, meaning that you save money on property taxes and it forces you to make sure that everything in your home is needed and wanted. There’s no room for junk or a closet full of things you don’t need. The act of clearing out your large home can be very cathartic, offering you a chance to really consider what things spark joy and what things hold memories that you’d rather be rid of. You can be sure that whatever you take with you to your park model trailer will be things that you have actively chosen to keep, rather than random things that you’ve just never had the chance to throw out.
However, a park model trailer limits you on the amount of space that you have for entertaining guests, especially in Calgary’s warm summer months. This is why many people are turning to 3 season sunrooms as a way of expanding their park model trailer space without having to move or upgrade to a full-size home. A Desert Sun Patios’ three season park model trailer sunroom is one that doesn’t connect to your home’s HVAC system. Instead, it relies on well insulated walls, tempered glass windows; the quality material allows the heat from a small heater to keep the room warm during the cooler fall and spring evenings, and cool during the warm summer days.
Even though some people worry about the long, cold Alberta winter, Calgary sun rooms are a great way to spend the spring and fall as well as the warm summer months. Of course, you can still use your park model trailer 3 season sunroom in winter; it might require an additional space heater (or an extra blanket!) If you’re not sure, here are some of the benefits of having a park model trailer sunroom:
Easy to construct
Trailer sunrooms are remarkably easy to add on, as most park model trailers are a standard size. This means it’s possible for contractors to buy materials in bulk. This means that they can pass the savings on to you and the work can start easily. A typical installation can take 14 days or less, and the time is even shorter if you already have a park model trailer deck or patio that the constructors can build directly on top of.
Park model sunrooms allow you to have some extra storage space for things likes books and memorabilia, as well as new wall space to hang photos and paintings on. Many people find that 3 season sunrooms allow them to create a more formal area for guests and for day to day living. 3 season sunrooms can also be used for home office spaces as they provide plenty of natural sunlight and lots of space for your desk and filing cabinets.
Additional break out space
Even when there are no guests around, there comes a time when all families and couples need a space to escape to. Many park model trailer home owners turn their three season sunroom into a TV free room, meaning that you can create separate zones in the house so everybody gets to do what they want without disturbing each other.
Trailer sunrooms give you a pleasant warm space to retreat to, including the ability to have closed doors for those times when you need a bit of peace and quiet but don’t want to leave the house to get it. The natural insulation provided by a three season park model trailer sunroom means that closing the doors to the rest of the house will only help to keep you warm and comfortable.
Feel the heat
Calgary sunrooms typically benefit from warm spring and fall days, and the increased number of windows means that your sunroom won’t need much of a heating system. The power of the sun will assist in keeping the room warm, and by keeping open the doors to the rest of the house, you’ll barely need to touch the thermostat until winter comes. Of course, you can increase the effectiveness of your trailer sunroom by purchasing better insulation for the walls as well as glazed windows to trap more heat. You can further increase the effectiveness of your park model trailer glazed windows by buying windows that are filled with inert gases such as argon. The gas inside the window traps more heat than regular air, making them much more efficient at keeping a warm room warm and a cool room cool.
Many of the benefits associated with park model sunrooms also apply to park model patios as well. These tend to be a better option if you prefer outside living and want somewhere shaded to cool off inside of being trapped inside. The only downside is that you are at the whim of the elements, and there’s little protection on your patio from wind, rain or the summer Calgary thunderstorms. However, the points about storage, space and construction are all valid and are excellent reasons to consider adding a park model sunroom or patio to your home this year.