If you’re looking to add square footage to your home without the hassle and expense of a traditional addition, an NJ conservatory or sunroom just might be the perfect solution. However, many homeowners don’t really understand the difference between the two styles. The pros at NJ Sunroom Additions are here to help! To understand which option would be best for you, it’s important to learn more about what sets them apart.

Sunroom Characteristics 

Sunrooms--also called solariums or patios--are built with the purpose of adding extra room to your home. The space within is typically used for an additional living room. Generally constructed with an opaque roof, New Jersey sunrooms will let additional light into your home but are not designed to bring in as much light as a conservatory. They are also usually designed to be quite temperate so they can be enjoyed in three or all four seasons. 

A sunroom is perfect if you want to:

  • Increase the amount of usable square footage in your home

  • Create an additional living space 

Conservatory Characteristics

In contrast to sunrooms, conservatories are usually built with the purpose of providing space for horticulture. Also referred to as a greenhouse, a New Jersey conservatory will be built primarily with glass for the walls and roof in order to let in as much light as possible while protecting plants from harsh weather and winds. Because of their glass construction, you generally cannot control the temperature in a conservatory.

A conservatory might be right for you if you want to:

  • Bring in maximum amounts of natural light 

  • Create a sheltered space for your plants

Whichever option you choose, the experts at NJ Sunroom Additions can design and install the ideal sunroom or conservatory for your home in Bergen County, NJ. Sunrooms and conservatories satisfy different needs, so we will work closely with you to help determine the best style for your requirements. To learn more about what we can do for you, give us a call or complete our contact form to request your free estimate today!