Do you need a little more space for relaxing or entertaining? Adding a three season room to your Seacoast New Hampshire, Northern Massachusetts or Southern Maine home may offer the ideal solution.
What Are Three Season Rooms?
Whether you call them three season rooms or sunrooms, these additions increase your living space without breaking your budget. The rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows that provide excellent views of your property. If you prefer, windows can be added to a short knee wall instead. Because the rooms aren’t insulated or heated, they’re most comfortable during the three warmer seasons of the year – spring, summer and fall.
Three season rooms aren’t air-conditioned but usually include ceiling fans that circulate air and keep the rooms comfortable. Screened, double-paned windows allow for excellent air flow on warm days and prevent warm air from escaping when there’s a chill in the air. Not sure if a three season room addition is right for your home? These three reasons may make you change your mind.
Three Season Rooms Provide an Excellent Spot to Enjoy the Great Outdoors
Three season rooms offer the best of both worlds, providing a comfortable place to enjoy the outdoors without worrying about flying insects or sweating in the mid-day sun.
Your new three season room may even help you lower your skin cancer risk. Skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the U.S., will affect one in five people by age 70, according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. Spending more time in the shade will decrease your sun exposure and help you avoid sunburns that could increase your risk of skin cancer.
Adding low emission (low-e) windows to your three season room provides built-in protection against the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) A and B rays. These rays damage your skin and cause skin cancer. Although harmful rays are blocked, you won’t notice any change in the brightness of the room when you install low-e windows. Low-e windows will keep your three season room warmer during chilly days, cooler on hot days and reduce furniture fading.
Your Three Season Room Expands Your Living and Entertaining Space
A three season room may be an ideal solution if you:
Need More Room for Entertaining: Does your home feel too cramped and crowded when you host picnics and family gatherings? A three season room addition will give your guests plenty of room to spread out.
Enjoy Dining Outdoors: Eating a meal outdoors is one of those things that’s often better in theory than practice. The sun beats down on your head, melts the ice cubes in your drink, and turns your ice cream sundae into a slushy mess. While you’re trying to keep the sun out of your eyes, flying insects swarm around your food, making it a challenge to enjoy your meal. A three season room makes dining a much more pleasant experience.
Want to Enjoy the View: Your three season room offers the ideal spot to watch the wildlife or changing scenery in your backyard. It’s the perfect place to relax with a cup of coffee in the morning or unwind after a long day at work. Adding a heater to the room can extend your use of the room during the latter part of the fall or early spring when it can be chilly in New England.
Don’t Want to Worry About the Weather: A rainy or windy day can quickly ruin your plans for an outdoor party or gathering. When you have a three season room, you don’t have to cancel or postpone your event. Simply move everything inside and enjoy the day despite the weather outside.
Would Like a Quiet Spot to Rest and Relax: Three season rooms are attached to your house yet removed from the hustle and bustle inside. Your new room is the ideal spot to take a quick nap, read a novel or surf the web in peace.
Want a Safe Place for the Kids to Play: Your three season room can become a part-time playroom for young children who aren’t old enough to play outdoors unsupervised. While you prepare dinner, the kids can safely enjoy a little outdoor time. Three season rooms also offer space for your teenagers to hang out and entertain friends.
Three Season Rooms Are Fairly Inexpensive
Building a three season room is much less expensive than constructing a traditional addition. According to Home Guide, a three season room can cost between $8,000 to $50,000 depending on size and features. In contrast, the average cost of an upscale bathroom addition in New England is about $95,000, according to estimates from Remodeling’s 2020 Cost vs. Value report.
Depending on the size and complexity of an addition, construction may take months. That’s not the case with three season rooms. Most can be built in just a few weeks.
Three season rooms give you added space, improve curb appeal and may even increase your home’s value. We can help you create the ultimate three season room for your home. Contact us if you’re ready to expand your space with one of these versatile rooms.