Why Should You Consider Remodeling Your Sunroom?
As you must already know, a sunroom is a glass and screen enclosure within the indoors of your home that renders an outdoorsy feel to your interiors. Homeowners who are lucky enough to enjoy the luxury of a sunroom in their living space often talk about its rejuvenating effect. A sunroom is known by several names -- a sun porch, porch enclosure, glass enclosure, solarium, or Florida room.
Sunroom additions and renovations make a lot of sense. Why? Although this project doesn't fall among those with the highest ROI, a carefully planned remodel will ensure getting at least half of the investment back after resale. Hence, it is a viable renovation project to consider. Some of the factors that positively impact the resale value are the length of time you can use the sunroom, size, location, versatility, attractiveness, and energy efficiency. Therefore, it's our recommendation to try including these aspects when you plan renovating or adding a sunroom to your house. Apart from this, giving a whole new dimension to your sunroom will, of course, give it a fresh, new look.
So, if you have decided to begin with this project, there's another important factor to consider. Your plan. And the most crucial component of this plan is your budget. You should calculate the cost required to remodel a sunroom as accurately as possible in order to avoid any last-minute surprises. Now, how can you do that? Read on to know.
Our simple yet comprehensive and free sunroom remodel cost estimator removes your pain of going through multiple permutations in order to arrive at an estimate that meets your needs. Just enter your requirements and our calculator does the rest. What's more? You can try out any number of combinations to finally arrive at your desired figure.
How Does Kukun's Sunroom Remodel Cost Estimator Work?
Our free and easy-to-use cost calculator gives you detailed options to enter inputs and then calculates an estimate of your expenses. Let us take you through our estimator so that you can see what it takes into consideration when calculating your remodeling cost.
1. Enter type of remodeling and size of property
To start, you will select one of the below three options for the type of remodeling you are planning for your house:
Adding new square footage to the house, whether that is adding more space to a single story house/apartment or to the second story if your remodel requires any new foundation, this is your option
Remodeling the sunroom without any change to the walls.
Expanding the existing area by moving walls within or outside the perimeter of the house.
You will then select the size of your space:
Enter the room dimensions here if none of the above apply
2. Enter property details
On the next screen, you will be asked to enter your zip code and year of built of the property. We do not share this information but it helps us to give you a better estimate because labor and material costs vary wildly by geography
If you wish, you can check the box with include the equity I could be building in my house calculations and enter the complete address, allowing us to not only estimate the cost for your remodel, but also to calculate your return on investment (ROI). The ROI is based on real estate activity around your home, as well as renovation activities (e.g., permit data and home sales history in your area). Please note that this is applicable only for a 'Down to the Studs' project, which is part of the next step. You may also choose to leave the box unchecked and proceed as follows to get your estimated renovation cost.
3. Enter scope of renovation
After you enter your location, select the option that best describes the scope of your renovation:
Ready To Sell
A 'Ready to Sell' sunroom remodel will give you the best ROI possible without the need for a permit. The renovation probably features new flooring, light fixtures, and a fresh cost of paint. This renovation level is perfect for those preparing a home for resale as it gives a major face-lift to your home.
A 'Typical Renovation sunroom remodel will liven up your space with probable inclusions such as new electrical, some HVAC work, new insulation and drywall, texture, paint, flooring, trim work (baseboards, door casing, etc.), fixtures and shiny new hardware. For this level of renovation, you may require a permit especially if you touch the electric or plumbing or if you are moving a wall
Down To The Studs
: A 'Down to the Studs' living room remodel includes all the new, spruced-up versions of the 'Typical Renovation'. It might incorporate new doors and windows, custom materials, longer lead times and stretched job timelines. Here, you will require a permit. This is the level you need to strip all your walls.
Choose one level and finally, we reach the last step.
4. Uncheck the works you want excluded
Here you enter the tasks you would like to exclude from your sunroom remodel project such as:
- Demolition, framing, roofing, and windows
- Lighting, HVAC and electrical fixtures
- Insulation and drywall
- Trim work
That's it! You will now get a precise estimate for your sunroom remodeling project. Once you are ready to move forward with your estimate, you can easily apply for a loan, analyze your finance options or hire a professional to get started on the work right away.
Our cost estimator also gives you the option to calculate your recoup cost. You just need to enter some simple details such as:
- Zip code
- Full address
- Number of bedrooms and bathrooms in the house
- Year of build
- Property type
- Current market value of your property
- Does your house have a garage or swimming pool?
- Size of your house and lot in square feet
The above information will be used to calculate the material and labor costs in your area so that you can arrive at the total recoup value of this project.
We offer you options for professional remodeling contractors who have worked in your neighborhood and who have been vetted by your neighbors and your city. You can explore the contractor's profile, check out their online reviews, view all their previous permits, and ask around your vicinity if you should hire them.