Committing to a 4 season room is a big investment. It’s basically an addition to your home, not unlike an extra bedroom or a home office. That may not be a route you’re prepared to go at the moment, so the advantages of a 3 season room are worth considering.
The major difference between a 3 season and 4 season room is that the 3 season room will not be insulated, nor will it be designed to be heated or cooled all year long. It’s most comfortable in the spring, summer, and fall – hence the name.
However, a 3 season room is less expensive to build because it won’t necessarily need a poured foundation, HVAC vents, or plumbing the way a 4 season room would. If you’re on the fence about whether a 3 season room will meet your family’s needs, take a look at the many ways Unique Kansas City Patio Enclosures has seen people just like you use their newly built 3 season rooms:
For most of the year, a small table set up in your sunroom can serve as the family’s casual dining spot during the week, taking everyone’s mind off the television and their devices and bringing the focus back to talking around the table in a relaxed setting.
Parties and family gatherings
When you have an extended family get-together or a party, having enough space for everyone is always a concern. A 3 season room gives you additional seating and mingling areas without crowding the kitchen and dining room.
Hideout for kids or mom and dad
It’s nice to be able to have a little privacy but also keep an eye on the kids. A 3 season room will have a door that can be closed for privacy, but it’s usually designed to be just off the kitchen, living room, or dining room, so the whole family is still relatively close together.
Observing outdoor activity
When the older kids want to go outside but you have an infant who can’t, it can be a real struggle to watch them both unless you have a wide-open view like a 3 season room would provide. These spaces also make it easy for you to watch birds or other wildlife, sunrises, sunsets, or to gaze at the stars.
Convert into permanent living space if needed
If you someday need a little extra space, say an additional bedroom or a bigger kitchen, a 3 season room can easily be converted with only a portion of the costs of a totally new addition. This can be a major advantage for growing families or if you plan to sell the house one day.
A 3 season room is a good way to get much-needed sunlight during cooler weather, and we highly recommend them to customers who aren’t ready to commit to a full-on home addition. Ceiling fans, electric heaters, and screened windows are all options that Unique Kansas City Patio Enclosures can offer to make your sunroom fit your needs perfectly.