Summer time is right around the corner, so being outdoors more often is likely something you’re looking forward to. Making your home a place where you can relax outdoors is ideal, so that you don’t have to venture far to get relaxation. With a sun porch, you can have a place to soak up sun or even entertain your guests. These unique, yet stylish porches can be added on to the back of your home by a licensed contractor.
Transform an Unused Space into a Sun Porch
One way to add a sun porch to your home is to take an unused room or space in the back of your home and transform it into one. This can be easily done with the help of a professional remodeler. A lot of homeowners use this option if they don’t have sufficient space in the back to add a sun porch. It can also be more cost-effective.
Why Build a Sun Porch
Sun porches aren’t a new concept. In fact, they have been around for centuries. You’ll find them to be quite popular in southern states because they get year-round sunshine. A lot of sun porches in the south were built out of necessity, since some homes didn’t have air conditioning. So a sun porch that was screened in was used as a way to get fresh air during the hot summer months. Then this trend started to become popular in northern states where they would instead use windows to block out the harsh winter cold when enjoying their sun porch. Today, you can find sun porches being built all over the United States, thanks to their modern design and charisma that people love so much.
Sun Porches are Versatile
Another reason why people like to build sun porches to their homes is because they are versatile. It’s easy to turn a mud-room or small aclove into one, giving you a place where you can enjoy being outside without feeling the effects of heat, snow or rain. Even better, you can still enjoy nature without having to deal with mosquitoes and other annoying insects. Some people even have windows installed, transforming the sun porch into a greenhouse where they can grow their favorite plants during the winter.
Choosing the Look of the Sun Porch
The best part about having a sun porch built for your home is getting to design it. You can make it look like a deck, have it big or small, or use carpet or hardwood flooring. Then for the doors, you can use porch-like doors or French doors. Some opt to have a lot of windows, while others choose to go with more shade and less entries and exits. Then giving it décor is fun – why not include tables and chairs or even a portable fireplace?
Giving your sun porch your own unique style can be done with the help of a licensed contractor. At CA Green Remodeling, we have the expertise to build you a sun porch. Call us today to get your free quote!