Are you looking into building a sunroom or an addition onto your home? You may be surprised to find that there are all kinds of sunroom styles to choose from and many size options too. In fact, you could have a challenging time figuring out just how much space a sunroom will need.
Most of your size requirements will depend on the budget you have available and the layout of your home. But, it can also include other factors, like whether you want an all-season sunroom or a simple patio enclosure. Let’s take a look at some of the factors you’ll need to take into account.
Considering Space Requirements
When you are planning for a sunroom installation, there are a few space requirements to consider. Not only will your sunroom need to be attached to one side of the home, but it will also be placed within your yard. If you have a small yard, your sunroom may quickly take over the outside space.
Of course, sunroom designers can be highly creative with floor plans and custom sunrooms are available in a wide range of sizes from 8’ x 10’ up to 16’ x 20’. You could even build two smaller sunrooms for different purposes, such as a reading nook next to the living room and a place to have breakfast off of the kitchen.
Sunrooms can also be built for different purposes, like enclosing a pool or adding a party space. Consider the purpose of your sunroom when thinking about the size of space needed, such as:
- Family Gathering Spot
- Pool Room
- Dining Room
- Den/Television Room
When installing a sunroom, you may also face local zoning regulations that limit the size of a building on a lot or the height of a structure. Or even the type of structure allowed on your property.
Making Use of Preexisting Structures
If you already have a preexisting structure outside it can make building a sunroom a little easier. A patio or deck can become the foundation of a sunroom. If your porch is partially protected by a screen or roof that saves the builders some time and effort too. It really behooves you to take a good look at what is already available to use when constructing your home addition.
Considering Structural and Mechanical Needs
The larger your sunroom, the more materials and time it will take to build it. Also, your sunroom may require more work if you want to have working heating or cooling. A small room is easy enough to keep at a comfortable temperature with a ductless mini split AC unit. However, a big open room will have to be tied into the home’s HVAC system for proper heating and cooling. It’s certainly something to keep in mind when planning your home addition.
No matter what you decide on, make sure to reach out to NJ Sunroom Additions to build it. Our trained installers will collaborate with you to plan, design, and construct the ideal sunroom for your space. Give us a call or fill out our online form to begin with a free consultation and quote today.
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