It’s clear that a sunroom represents one of the best return on investment home improvement projects out there. It’s a quick project that can instantly add a sizeable number of square meters to your house, and if you build it on top of an existing deck, you’ll find the budget incredibly affordable. The biggest choice remaining for you, therefore, is how to best use this new space.
There are many traditional ways to use your new sunroom: a new dining room, an extra living room for adults only or a beautiful guest room are some of the most common ways new sunroom owners put their space to use. However, for those willing to be creative, there are some truly unusual ways to use your sunroom that will transform your home:
- Pet room – the additional room in your house benefits from plenty of sunlight as well as being able to be sealed off from the rest of the house in terms of sounds. This means that you can set it up as a perfect room for pets, especially those that live in cages and make noises throughout the night. Birds in particular will enjoy a quiet undisturbed space with plenty of sunlight, but you’ll also find that you can set up inside runs for small rodents and rabbits during the winter months.
- Music room – the ability to sound proof your sunroom makes it a perfect space to house a music room. Make sure you choose high quality seals around the interior doors, and then let the musicians in your life have it! The space in your new sunroom also allows you to install bigger pieces, such as a drum kit or a mixing desk that you might not otherwise be able to store.
- Smokehouse – a truly unusual use for your new sunroom is to turn it into a smokehouse to prepare your own meats for winter. You’ll need to make sure you have adequate ventilation, but the ability to have all your smoking equipment close at hand and plugged into your home’s electrical grid makes this a great use for your sunroom for beginner smokers and experts alike.
- Day spa – for many people, the big windows and natural warmth of a sunroom makes it feel like a tranquil oasis in the midst of all the hustle and bustle of daily life. You can take it one step further and deliberately set your new sunroom up as a day spa: big potted plants, large comfy chairs and a range of spa treatments ready to hand will make you special and spoiled just by walking into the room.
Whatever unusual use you find for your sunroom, you’ll want to make sure that your original plans allow for any special accommodations you may need. This may be additional sound proofing, extra ventilation or tinted windows for that extra layer of privacy. Our experts will discuss your dreams and help you to design the perfect sunroom.