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When valuing a sunroom based on use, you must compare it to other home improvements of similar investment and the average usage of those products. Our customer survey tells us that our average customer uses their sunroom over two hours per day! Let´s compare this to some other products.
Based on this usage comparison, sunrooms are a great option to consider. You will use your sunroom far more than other projects that you could do.
The average square footage (floor area) investment to install a unit on an existing home is between $125 and $150. This price includes the room, its installation and related construction work. Installing a unit on a new home is considerably less. Costs can increase significantly if you require extra construction work on your existing home. The price can also fluctuate based on your interior furnishings, floor covering, shades, furniture, and region of the country.
Now let´s take a look at the financial value of a sunroom and see what it really costs you.
Price of average room
Resale value of a properly designed and installed sunroom (national average)
80% = $20,000 recovered when you sell your home
$25,000 less $20,000 = $5,000 true investment
ten years in home
= $500 per year
= $1.40 per day.
Remember that the key to maximizing your enjoyment and lowering your long-term investment is to make sure you do the job right. Please see our Design Tips page for this important information.
Sunroom Resale Values:
Light-filled sun spaces have the most appeal in the areas of the country with lots of dark days. “Here in the Pacific Northwest, a sunroom is a big deal and people really appreciate it,” says Bellevue, WA real estate agent Peter Freet. "The sunroom will have the most appeal to buyers," says Freet, if it is "an inviting family space that works with the traffic flow, opening up to another room such as the family room, kitchen or even the master bedroom." Sunroom breakfast additions are particularly popular.
Sunrooms get the highest return from the Windy City, where Chicago real estate agents predict a 71% return, with 80% in the West, followed by 73% in the East and Midwest, and 68% in the South.
In addition to Chicago, cities with high expected returns include San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle, Spokane, Honolulu, Hartford, Lake Winnipesaukee, New Orleans and Atlanta.
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Palm Beach, FL
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