Spring has officially sprung – which means there will be more time to be spent outside enjoying the warm Colorado weather! Is your house ready for springtime activities? Creating a space for family and friends to enjoy is just one of the many benefits of spring home additions, and outdoor spaces, like porches, patios and sunrooms, are the perfect way to do it. All of these additions offer a great way to enjoy the outdoors, but which one is best for your home depends entirely on what you’re looking to get out of them.
Porches are a great addition option for those with smaller homes who might not have the backyard space for a patio or sunroom. They don’t take up too much space and can greatly increase the appearance of size without using much-needed room. Roofs provide cover from sun and rain while you’re able to sit outdoors and enjoy a nice book or glass of wine with friends.
Porches come in many different styles and designs depending on their purpose and the amount of space you have to work with. Some common styles are the wraparound, front, back, and screened porches.
Patios are a great addition to your home if you have a large backyard. They are very versatile and can be designed in a multitude of ways to fit both your home and style. For example, if you like to entertain outdoors for large groups of people, adding an outdoor kitchen or fire pit may be of interest to you, and if you would prefer to be shaded from the sun and rain, perhaps consider adding an awning or pergola. When it comes to the materials used to build patios, brick and concrete are two of the most typically used, but decorative stone or a combination of all three are also common.
Sunroom additions are a great alternative to entire room additions and make use of natural sunlight. People who prefer enclosed spaces tend to gravitate towards sunrooms over patios and porches because they have actual walls and windows, not just optional screens. Depending on the type of sunroom, they can be built with insulation, heating, and central air-conditioning to be fully functioning year-round. They act mainly as an extra sitting room in your home and are best for increasing the total square footage without doing a full true addition.
Whatever your preferences and home space will allow for, getting a jump start on your spring home additions is better done sooner than later. We would love to discuss your options and give a free consultation for any renovation you’re thinking of for this season. Feel free to give us a call at (303) 944-0488 or visit our website.