Adding a sun room to your home will increase the value, especially if you live in popular vacation areas by the beach. Before the construction phase, however, it is important to follow a few steps in the planning process of your project. Going straight to the construction phase is ill-advised, because if you accidentally install your sunroom in an area that does not get sunlight, what was the point? You need to take the time to map out the ideal spot for your sunroom, take measurements, obtain a building permit, design your room, and hire a construction company.
Take Measurements; Can Your Property Fit a Sunroom?
You need to figure out how much space you have surrounding your home that can fit this large addition. If your property does not have sufficient space for building a sunroom, you may need to consider other options. Therefore, taking measurements is an extremely important step before building a sunroom.
Obtain a Building Permit
Most zoning offices separate large construction projects from smaller ones. You need to consult your state zoning offices to obtain a permit. Many states differ for what they will and will not allow in terms of housing renovation. If you build your sunroom without approval from your state’s zoning offices, you could be asked to tear it down if it does not meet regulations. This will be a serious blow to your wallet.
Come up With A Design Plan
Designing your sunroom is a crucial step to make a contractor’s life a lot easier. Create a detailed diagram including the number of windows, measurements for the sunroom itself, and what purpose your sunroom will serve. The size and design of your sunroom is quite dependent on what its use will be. For example, an extra bedroom’s size is quite different from a cozy sitting area.
Hire, Hire, Hire!
Let a professional construction company take care of the building phase for you. This will save you a lot of headaches. Be sure to get in contact with them quickly to discuss work schedules and construction plans.
Light Up Your Sunroom
Warm lighting can add a subtle coziness to your sunroom on a breezy summer night. If this is appealing to the design and purpose of your sunroom, be sure to let your construction company know. They will equip your sunroom with the correct electrical fittings for lighting. If you do not let them know, you will have to do-it-yourself which can be a daunting task if you lack experience.
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