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With HGTV remodeling shows becoming more and more popular and Pinterest setting home design goals pretty high, it’s easy to start creating a big list of projects to do in your home! But where do you start?

Riley Addition

A spacious addition to a charming Cape Cod style home! This 2 bedroom Cape Cod style home got the G.P. Harris treatment with an addition that created more space for the Riley’s to enjoy.

Imagine soaking up the sunshine in the comforts of your own home without those pesky bugs and pollen. A four-season sunroom, also known as a solarium, is a glassed-in room accessible from the indoors that lets in an abundant amount of natural light. It’s a great addition for homebuyers to consider as it’ll provide additional space for the family and help increase the value of the home. We’ve compiled our top 5 reasons why sunrooms are a great addition to homes in Central PA.

1. Increase Value of Home

Sunrooms will add square footage to your house and which will ultimately lead to an increase in value. In comparison to a living room expansion or bedroom addition, a sunroom is a more affordable way to expand the footprint of your house. It’s a win-win investment as you can enjoy the space yourself and the financial benefit when it’s time to sell.

2. Bring The Outside In

Your landscape could be one of the best views in the county, and a sunroom allows you to bask in it without being subject to inclement weather or mosquitos. The sunroom is a great spot to keep an eye out on the kids playing in the backyard or sit and relax without worrying about allergies or bug bites.

3. Multi-Purpose Space

Many homeowners use sunrooms as an enclosed patio for a relaxing brunch or lounging area, but it can also be used for other purposes. The natural light during the day makes it a great play area for kids or a workout room. Plants will also love this new space as the abundance of light imitates that of a greenhouse. Depending on how you utilize the space, sunrooms can even help cut down on electricity bills as the need for artificial light will be reduced.

4. Extend the Season

Enjoying natural light regularly is not only good for your mental health but also for your physical health. By increasing your sun exposure throughout the year, you can experience significant health benefits, like soaking up extra vitamins. Vitamin D, in particular, helps build stronger bones, boosts your immune system, and aids with muscle function. In addition, sunrooms help maximize the day’s sunlight and extend the season well into the fall as the roofed enclosure allows for more control over the temperature inside.

5. Personalization

As experienced contractors, we know firsthand the amount of personalization that can go into a beautiful sunroom. From ceiling fans to energy-efficient windows, there are many options available in the market to create a functional sunroom that fits in seamlessly with the rest of your home. For example, the Yorkshire Addition we completed utilized the same hardwood flooring in their new sunroom to create cohesiveness within the house.

Enjoying sunny weather all year long is just an addition away! Our team at G.P. Harris is always happy to help you with your home remodeling projects. To start the conversation, contact us at (717) 454-7870.