Love al fresco dining, reading on the porch, and cocktails on the patio? If so, you’re probably also familiar with swarms of gnats, too chilly nights, and rained out bar-b-ques. Want to enjoy all the things you love about the outdoors without all the bothersome bits? Try a three season room.
A three season room is any space that is attached to the house and provides some shelter but doesn’t shut out nature. It is generally screened or has glass walls. It has the sense of being in the outdoors without fully being in the outdoors. It’s a space that you can easily enjoy for at least three seasons of the year.
Here are three reasons you should start planning for a three season room and how easy it is to get one.
Additional Living Space
A three season room may actually add to the square footage of the house. As long as it is attached to the structure and is serviced by the same heating and cooling system as the rest of the house, it’s calculated in the total square footage.
Even if you decide not to add heating and cooling to the space, it still adds value as a luxury outdoor space. Outdoor spaces that include things like fire pits, screened porches, outdoor kitchens, and the like are in high demand in the market right now. An outdoor space can add a substantial amount to asking prices for homes on the market.
A three season room can be used for many purposes. It can be a sitting room, entertaining space, greenhouse, and more. Through the late spring, summer and early fall, it’s a fully functional room that transitions between indoors and outdoors. Extend the use of your three season room with an outdoor fireplace. It will provide a touch of warmth and ambiance that stretches the space into use throughout the entire year.
Remodel Without the Fuss
Adding a three season room to your home is like undertaking a remodel project without all the hassle of a remodel. You won’t interrupt the structure of your home. There’s no plumbing or electrical involved (unless you want that). It might even be as simple as enclosing an existing deck or patio.
There are many exciting considerations for your three season room like retractable glass walls, oversized bay windows, or screened walls. A fire pit with a chimney or electric fireplace keeps the space in use all year.
Unfortunately, the outdoors don’t always provide the most comfortable experience. Sunburns, rain, wind, and insects all add to the unpredictability of the outdoors. The three season room works to limit or remove all those variables for a more comfortable outdoor experience.
With the protection of a mostly enclosed room, you can use things you wouldn’t be able to in a regular outdoor setting. Tile on the floors, kitchen appliances, fireplaces, upholstered furniture, decor, and more all have a place in the three season room. You won’t have to stick to outdoor-approved items only when you can protect the space from the elements.
Now is the time to start planning for a lengthy outdoor season with a three season room. Get all the parts of the outdoors you love without all the annoyances.
Get more ideas for how to dress up your three season room with a cozy electric fireplace.