Throughout the winter, some people find it difficult to get themselves out of bed and face the cold temperatures and the nasty weather conditions outside. Though you must leave the house for work or school, most of your free time is spent inside the house. However, wouldn't it be nice if you could enjoy the comforts of your home (including the warmth) but still enjoy the sunlight hitting your face? Well, it is possible with a sunroom built onto your home. Here are three advantages of having a sunroom during the winter.
Exposure to Vitamin D
Over the course of the winter, the days get shorter and darker, which gives you less time to enjoy the sun and get the vitamin D that it provides you. When it comes to the winter blues, some people assume that its an emotional response to the colder weather; however, it can actually be a result of the lack of exposure to the sun causing a chemical effect on the body. With a sunroom, though, you can spend time in there and get the vitamin D you need to give your mood a much-needed boost without needing to stand in the blasting cold air.
Partake in Gardening with Ease
If you enjoy growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, and/or other plants, then the cold weather can really hinder your ability to do so since this is a hobby that takes place outdoors for the most part. However, with a sunroom, you have a large number of windows letting in infrared heat, which allows the space to act as a greenhouse for the plants that would generally go dormant during the wintertime. So, even if there is snow outside, your sunroom can become a lush oasis.
Have the Space to Spread Out
Because winter can be cold and harsh, your family will likely be spending more time indoors. Bonding with the family is both healthy and rewarding, but it is good to have some time to yourself every once in a while. If you are finding it difficult to find a space in the house for your "me time," a sunroom can add a significant amount of square footage to the home, allowing everyone to have some extra elbow room when needed.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of adding a sunroom to your home or if you have already decided that a sunroom is what you and your family need, contact a sunroom installation contractor in your area.