During a warm weather season a deck can feel like heaven; outside and in the sunlight, you can entertain and feel the summer breeze. However, in colder or rainy seasons, there are concerns to take into consideration like storing deck furniture and not being able to take advantage of a whole area of your home. Converting your deck to a sunroom can have immeasurable benefits and add value to your home. Don’t let potential cost scare you away, many contracting companies have financing choices to make this a worthwhile option for your home.
Assessing Your Deck
The conversion of your deck to the sunroom begins with assessing your deck. Due to the walls and large windows that will make your sunroom, you will need to make sure your deck is on a suitable foundation. The foundation of a deck begins with piers and footers, however, the standards for decks are typically not adequate for supporting a sunroom. Deck modification can be used to add additional joists and beams to support the extra weight of your sunroom. Be sure to check local standards and contact contractors to shed some light on what to look for in a foundation. To avoid permanent demolition or structural modification it is possible to buy prefabricated sunroom kits so you can set them up yourself, but the quality might not be as good as having the new room added to your home permanently.
Designing Your Space
Once you figure out the qualifications for strengthening your new space, it’s time to figure out how you want your new room to look. Do you want lots of windows? Do you want light and bright colors? Consider what you’ll see outside the windows of your sunroom as well and maybe look to improve the landscape. Check our portfolios of contractors to get an idea of what you want. The function of your space is an important thing to think of. Do you want a breakfast nook? An entertainment space? A library? How you design your space can make a big difference to how much renovation that is needed.
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