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How much does a sunroom add to home value? Is it worth spending thousands of dollars on a sunroom? We will be one of the few to let you know that most people are not looking to recoup their monetary investments when installing a sunroom. Anyone who focuses on a sunroom's financial value does not understand the gist of the sunroom. We cannot quantify the value of happiness and enjoyment you will bring to your home with a high-quality install. Besides, you can always get a higher price on the home when you sell it because of the increased home value.

How much does it cost to build a solarium?

The first question that most people ask our solarium builder is how much they will pay to install a sunroom. These constructions are a surprisingly affordable extension that will always increase the overall value of the home. The national average cost of building a sunroom is anywhere between $8,000 and 90,000, depending on the intricate custom details of the sunroom.

How much does it cost to build a 12x12 sunroom? The general rule is that a small porch is always more affordable than the bigger one. Sizing down is a common way of minimizing costs for most average homeowners in Canada. The cost of materials could be between $3 and $5 for each square foot, while the labor costs between $25 and $120 per square foot.

What is the difference between a solarium and a conservatory?

There are few distinctions between a conservatory and sunroom, and most people will interchange the terms because both constructions serve similar functions in most homes. However, the following is a technical breakdown of the differences so you can make an accurate selection from our collection.

The earliest history of the conservatory was in Europe, where people would use them to conserve and nurture plants. The solarium is a later invention with the primary purpose of allowing more therapeutic light into the home. The most significant similarity is that both rooms have glass as the primary construction material to allow maximum light. In essence, the conservatory is a sunroom, but the sunroom can never be a conservatory because the sunroom is the broader category of these constructions.

How to decide between a sunroom and a conservatory

Sunrooms in Calgary are the best options when you want more recreational space and not a horticultural space. They are an extension of your living room, and will be a great entertainment spot for family, friends or colleagues.

Most people prefer sunrooms with translucent material to ensure privacy of the home, while conservatories are transparent to increase the amount of direct sunlight for plants. It is also more normal for sunrooms to have one or two solid walls, while conservatories have entire glass walls.

Are you torn between both? We offer several options and can break down more differences and similarities when you reach out for consultation. Let us help you discuss your home's budget, ideas, and needs to find a package with the best results. Contact us (403-251-7353) today to learn more.

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