If you find yourself longing for additional living space, consider expanding on your current home rather than purchasing a new one. It can be difficult to decide what type of expansion to go for. Popular options include Bucks County sunroom additions and complete room additions. Don’t be confused by the two! Which option you choose depends on how you’re planning to use the space.
Which To Choose – Bucks County Sun Room Addition or Room Addition?
Only you can answer that question, because it depends on your personal preferences. Paul Construction & Awning suggests asking yourself the following question: What will the primary purpose of the room be? What are you looking to do with the additional space you are seeking? Does a child need a full bedroom? Do you need a home office? For these needs, you’re best going with a complete room addition. If, on the other hand, you want an extra space to relax, entertain, and spend time with family, a year-round sunroom is a wonderful option!
Here we explain the differences between sun rooms and room additions.
- Utilization of the Space. Luckily, both types of additions will provide you with that much needed extra space in your home. The difference is how you use that space. Sunrooms are typically made of mostly windows. This allows you to enjoy nature without being fully outdoors. You can also easily access the outdoors, as many sunrooms have doors leading right to the outside – sometimes onto a custom porch or patio. However, a room addition will provide you with more privacy, which is necessary for bedrooms, offices, bathrooms, etc. You can also add plumbing in a room addition if that’s something you may use your added space for.
- HVAC. While you might think that a Bucks County sunroom addition is useless in the winter months, sunrooms can actually be equipped with HVAC units. This allows for you to get the most out of your sunroom in the wintertime. But sunrooms do not require heating or cooling units like the rest of the house. To make your family more comfortable in the cooler months, you could also install double or triple paned windows, bring in space heaters, and lay down thick carpeting. A room addition, on the other hand, must be tied in with the current furnace or central air system.
- Location. Sunrooms are constructed on the back or the side of the main house. There are far fewer restrictions on the placement of a room addition. And if your property is on the smaller side, you can always build up!
Let Paul Construction Help With Your Bucks County Sunroom Addition!
While room additions are necessary for certain uses and purposes, a sunroom addition is a great way to get additional space for relaxing, entertaining, dining, and enjoying nature. If you’d like to request a free in-home consultation, contact us today!