Sunrooms are an excellent addition to any Howard County new home for a multitude of reasons. They add copious amounts of natural light, which is not only eco-friendly but appealing to the eyes. Although we have cold weather and snow on the ground right now, you can imagine the benefits of a brand new sunroom. Some people want to use every space in the house for something practical. Others just want a sunfilled and cozy place to enjoy. Not sure how to use your sunroom for maximum design potential and practicality? Here are three unique suggestions on making that sunroom one of the most used rooms in the house year-round.
The Sunroom as a Home Gym
There’s a reason why most professional gyms provide ample natural light. Light from the sun helps provide Vitamin D to the body, providing additional energy and motivation. A sunroom’s wall consists mostly of windows to allow for much more light to enter, making it an optimal place for your intense workout sessions. Worried about privacy? Don’t sweat it! Translucent blinds or curtains can keep that natural light coming through for your home gym but not to the nosy neighbors.
As a Playroom
If you have your own children or grandchildren, you know how important it is to have a safe playroom. Why not use one of the rooms of the house with the highest visibility? Whether your outdoors doing yard work or sitting next to the kids, it’s best to be able to see everything going on at all times to prevent injury or even worse- accidentally breaking their favorite toy. Natural light is perfect for this, and its energy efficiency as well, eliminating the need for harsh lighting during the day.
As a Greenroom
Love gardening, but sad that you can’t do it year-round in Howard County weather? A new home with a sunroom might be perfect for you! Plenty of plants can grow in the conditions of a sunroom, even in the coldest of Howard County winters. Sunrooms are heat protected and sealed but surrounded by natural light. It’s almost as if the plants are growing outside. Try growing a mini herb garden inside your sunroom to add a healthy homegrown flair to your dinner plate.
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