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How Much Does a Sunroom Addition Cost?

A sunroom can be an excellent addition to your home. You get to enjoy the lovely weather without having to deal with pests or hot weather. Whenever you start to plan a home improvement, it’s wise to answer the question, “What does a sunroom cost?” You’ll be glad to know that you can get a sunroom within your budget, and it will give you a lot of practical enjoyment and a return on your investment. Here are a few projects to give you a sense of the price.

Cost of Sunroom Addition

A sunroom cost per square foot ranges from $25 per square foot to more than $200 per square foot. Type is often the biggest price factor, followed by size. For example, if you want a simple patio enclosure that provides you with a little protection from the elements, you’ll pay the least. By comparison, if you want to effectively add a new room to your home, you can expect to pay $200 per square foot or more.

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How Much Does It Cost to Add a Sunroom?

The cost to add a sunroom runs $25,000 to $100,000 or more. Your estimate depends on the size and what you want to include in the project. The more like a home you want it to be, the more it costs. Leaving it as close to nature as possible may come at a lower price. We’ve compiled a few sunroom ideas to help you get started.

Sunroom Addition Cost

As we mentioned before, a sunroom addition ballpark will cost somewhere between $25,000 to $100,000 for the most common sizes. If you’re just planning to add a few extra feet to your master bedroom or living room, you may pay less. The largest sizes cost the most. To determine the best sunroom for you, it’s smart to begin by asking yourself these questions:

  • What will I do in the sunroom?
  • Do I plan to entertain family or friends in the sunroom?
  • Which home comforts do I want/need?
  • What is my budget for this project?

You can use the answers to guide your decision-making.

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All Season Room Additions

All season room additions cost the most in this category, ranging from $50,000 to $100,000. The chief difference is that you’re getting a whole new room for your home that just happens to take advantage of the sun’s natural light in any season. Otherwise, you will have everything you need:

  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Television
  • Comfortable flooring
  • HVAC

Most of these items are easiest to add when you build the room. So if you’re not sure whether or not you want them, it’s wise to think it through before deciding.

Glass Sunrooms

All glass sunrooms may cost the least, around $25,000 to $70,000. Glass and framing are often less expensive than extending the foundation or the roof. In regions with cold winters, the design of a room made entirely of glass is most important. The structure must be able to support the glass and a load of snow without breaking.

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What Is a Good Size for a Sunroom?

Most sunrooms range from 100 to 400 square feet. The smallest may not have much more space than you could use to fit patio-style furniture and a few plants. The largest will give you room for a table and seating on the sides, perfect for entertaining. If you want to install a medium-size television, you may need a room that is at least 200 square feet to maintain the right distance for your seating.

What Is the Best Direction for a Sunroom to Face?

In the northern United States, the best direction for a sunroom to face is primarily south. You may choose to install windows on three or even four sides. Just keep in mind that you might want shades or blinds on windows that face directly east or west. Otherwise, you run the risk of an unpleasant glare at certain times of the day.

What is the Difference Between a Sunroom and a Four Season Room?

There are many different types of sunrooms, and you want to be sure that you’re getting the right one. A solarium or conservatory is designed to provide a comfortable place to spend time and enjoy the good weather in three seasons. It may not have insulation, heating, or air conditioning. By comparison, an all-season room has everything you need to enjoy it in any season, including heating.

Does a Sunroom Add Value to your Home?

Like most additions, a sunroom addition increases your home’s resale value by about half of the amount you pay. It’s a good idea to keep in mind that use-value is just as important when determining return on investment. If a sunroom gives you more enjoyment of your home, it’s a useful addition to consider.

Is a Sunroom Worth the Money?

Many homeowners are delighted to see how much fun a sunroom can be for their homes. At Peacock & Company, we love to help people get the home of their dreams, especially if it includes a sunroom. To learn more about what we can do for you, browse through our services. When you’re ready to get started on your sunroom addition plans, contact us to schedule a free consultation.

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