Sunrooms and home additions come to mind when homeowners think of expanding their living space. They are more cost-effective and save you from the hassle of moving to a new house.
Your trusted exterior remodeling expert, DreamMaker Kitchen & Bath of Greater Grand Rapids discusses what makes sunrooms different from room additions.
Sunrooms VS Home Additions
Rooms serve different purposes so when choosing between sunrooms and home additions, it’s important to know how you want to utilize your space.
A sunroom is mainly composed of glass, which provides you a wide view of the outdoors. Most have doors that lead to the yard. Meanwhile, a room addition offers more privacy. It’s a better option if you want to add a bedroom. A room addition lets you add plumbing, which is helpful if you want to build another kitchen or bathroom. Make sure to choose a local expert in kitchen remodeling and design for an aesthetically appealing and functional space.
All room additions are required of being conditioned by a central HVAC unit while sunrooms don’t need heating or cooling unless you request it from your contractor. A four season room should be insulated enough to let you enjoy the space in any weather.
Which Should You Choose?
Sunrooms can improve both your home’s interior and exterior. A four seasons sunroom can have similar costs with a room addition. It gives you an unobstructed outdoor view while protecting you from harsh winds, freezing winters and scorching summer days. With its thermal engineering designs, you can stay comfortable all-year-round.
However, most remodeling contractors find home additions more economical than moving into larger homes. Whichever you prefer for your home, it’s important to hire a licensed contractor for your sunroom or room addition.
At DreamMaker Kitchen & Bath of Greater Grand Rapids, we specialize in home additions, four season porches and sunrooms, bath remodeling and more. We can help you plan, design and build an area that will add space, value and appeal to your home. Call us at