Investing in A Sunroom: Pros and Cons

August 26th, 2014 - Posted in Architecture

You may have always wanted to have a conservatory attached to your abode, and one alternative that might be an ideal solution is a sunroom, as these enable you to enjoy lots of sunlight in your house while it remains protected from adverse weather conditions.

To help you decide whether a sunroom is ideal for you, I’ve put together a list of the pros and cons of this additional property feature.


Advantage 1

Many people love sunrooms as they are made out of thick materials, such as breeze blocks and bricks, so they are designed to withstand severe weather. This is obviously perfect living in the UK, as, let’s just say, outside conditions are not always ideal.

While glass conservatories are great for letting all the sunshine in and being a lovely place to sit in the summertime, they can get incredibly cold during the winter months. However, with sunrooms, this won’t happen, as they are designed to be just as warm as the rest of your house, particularly if you fix them up with central heating.

Disadvantage 1

The one thing that is likely to put you off investing in sunrooms is their price, as you can expect to fork out thousands for an extra room in your house. The cost of these also increases if you decide to install heating in them as well, so bear this in mind when looking at different sunrooms.

Advantage 2

Aside from all the enjoyment you’ll get out of sunrooms, they are also popular among homeowners as they can add considerable value to your dwelling. They do, after all, give your house an extra room, and some people may be willing to spend significantly more for a property that offers additional living space.

You may see this as an investment, in which case you should look at the features you install in the room as a means to increase the value of the property as well. For instance, I’d recommend choosing a stylish solid wood floor from the likes of UK Flooring Direct, as these not only look great in this style of room, but they are also sought after by homebuyers and, therefore, could see the price of your home rise.

Disadvantage 2

If you haven’t got a huge garden but are keen on getting a sunroom, you should be prepared to lose a substantial amount of your outdoor space as a result. This can be difficult to digest if you really love your yard, but you can just think of your sunroom as being a good way to enjoy looking out at the greenery without having to face the cold – which you often have to in Britain!

You can also pick sunrooms in different sizes, so you may be able to choose one that fits neatly in your garden and allows you to still enjoy some space outdoors.

Advantage 3

I think one of the benefits of having a sunroom that outweighs all the potential negatives is that it allows you to have somewhere to escape from the hustle and bustle of life in the house. Living rooms can often get crowded after a while, whether with people, or electronic equipment and clutter. But as sunrooms are designed to be there for you to simply look outside to your garden and chat with your friends and family, they don’t typically have television sets and stereos and aren’t a thoroughfare, which means you can come here to completely relax and unwind. Pure bliss!

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