It has been three years since purchasing our home, and we have finished all of the major projects we had planned for it after first walking through the house deciding whether or not it was the house for us.
Well, except for one major project, enclosing the screened in porch off the kitchen into either a three or four season room.
It's a good sized porch, measuring 16 x 16, and we use it for sipping morning coffee, and evening dinners when weather permits and it is neither too hot or too cold.
It has views of the Shenandoah Mountain range when the leaves are off the trees in late autumn as well as in the winter and the early weeks of springtime before the leaves re-appear. THAT of course means pollen in large quantities arrives on the porch and it's not my favorite pasttime.... to sit and sneeze on a pollen covered porch.
During the winter months the porch sits empty and light amounts of snow blow through the screens, as well as very cold air, so it's unusable that time of the year.
There are French doors from the kitchen dining area out onto the porch leading to the deck stairs below, so it's an easy exit for us as well as the pups down to the backyard.
We had a sunporch company come and give us a quote on making this a completely enclosed sunroom with lots of windows, a few of which could be opened when there is no snow or pollen in the air and were stunned at the price they quoted us, so we are getting a second quote from the man who built our deck and back stairs, but we are stumped as to how many and what size windows we want on the western side where the late afternoon sun would stream inside and heat up the room.
I guess we just have not come to a firm decision as to how much use the room would get, whether or not we want to heat or cool it year round, whether it would get too hot in the summertime, AND definitely debating if we want to spend the money.
I would love to hear from a few people who have a sunroom on their house, about cost, too hot or cold, and how much they use the room. Was it worth the money spent?