Adding a sunroom to a house not only provides an indoor/outdoor space that enables virtually unobstructed views of the outdoors, it also lets natural light flood into the interior. An easy and affordable way to add extra livable space to a home, sunrooms are often constructed with Eastern White Pine (also known as Northern White Pine) beams.
A wide range of sunroom companies across the country offer customizable packages for sunrooms ranging from basic square additions to beautiful geometric structures resembling glass cathedrals. Four Seasons Sunrooms, California Sunrooms, Better Living Sunrooms and Patriot Sunrooms are among those with Eastern White Pine options.
Known historically as solariums or conservatories, these spaces were initially intended for use as greenhouses, but in the eighteenth century, they became popular as ‘garden rooms’ that allowed enjoyment of greenery without exposure to the elements.
Many sunrooms cost less than $20,000 and can help save energy by capturing the warmth and light of the sun, cutting down on the need for electricity. Double-pane glass helps prevent heat loss in the winter. Sunrooms can be used as dining spaces, family rooms, playrooms, breakfast nooks or just a place to relax.