How to determine which outdoor room is the best fit for you

Winston Salem Outdoor Room BuilderWith the outdoor living season just around the corner and the arrival of tax time many Greensboro and Winston Salem homeowners are planning on remodeling and renovation projects.  A great way to add value and versatility to your home is through an outdoor room addition. Not only will the addition of a screened porch, 3 or 4 season room or sunroom enhance the time you and your family spend outdoors, and in, it is also a great value.

Instead of pouring hard-earned cash into expensive interior room additions, savvy homeowners are investing in cost-effective exterior remodeling projects to boost the value of their home. An outdoor living space, including the addition of an outdoor room, can add value by providing another enjoyable living area to the home at a lower cost per square foot compared to an interior space or an interior addition.

Clemmons NC 3-season room porchMaybe the  most difficult part of any outdoor living project is deciding which structure is the best fit.  A good place to start is to determine which “type” of outdoor room will address the function(s) you wish to carry out.  Our article defining the different genres of outdoor rooms titled “What is the difference in a screened porch, a 3-season room and a sunroom?” is a great reference in guiding you through the differences.

Your preference may be a space that allows unbridled access to the outdoors. A room that will let you feel the summer breeze and smell the aromas that welcome the arrival of spring. A screened porch or 3-season porch addition will deliver these experiences while still providing protection from dangerous and bothersome insects, inclement weather, allergens and debris.

Interior of Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad Screen Porch

Interior of Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad Screen Porch

If you would like to take the benefits of a screened or 3-season porch a step further, Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad can integrate an EZE-Breeze sliding window system into your porch design. These panels enable you to turn your screened porch into a three season room to better utilize the space for more time throughout the year. Our Eze Breeze system works by allowing you to control the amount of screen you leave exposed, from half screen and half sliding panel, to closing the panels completely and creating a room with the “feel” of a sunroom without the extra installations required to have a sunroom. With an enclosure system such as this paired with a space heater you can comfortably enjoy your screened porch up until late Fall and early Winter.


Interior of Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad Eze Breeze Three Season Room

If you are looking for a conditioned space for year-round unlimited use, then a sunroom is the perfect fit. These outdoor rooms are often referred to as 4-season rooms, for obvious reasons, as they provide panoramic outdoor views during all seasons.  A sunroom uses the same construction criteria that an interior addition requires, such as HVAC systems , meaning they are insulated, heated and cooled.  These outdoor rooms also give you the option of extended finish and decorating options. From the use of drywall, paint colors, ceramic tile or hardwoods, even the use of interior furnishings — you can let your creativity and personal style really shine!

Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad Sunroom with Stone Fireplace

Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad Sunroom with Stone Fireplace

Choosing the best fit for your home’s architecture, your budget and your lifestyle is important. Archadeck of the Piedmont Triad has been in the business of building outdoor structures such as these for over 25 yrs. here in the Piedmont Triad area. We can help you choose the perfect outdoor room addition for you with our expert design team and experience in building. Contact us to learn more.

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