Making A Home Addition Into A Relaxing Haven

Some home additions are created to increase square footage, allow for additions to the family, or some other reason. But you may also need to add on to your home because you just don't have enough room for a relaxing nook where you can put your feet up or indulge in your favorite hobby. Here are a few options to create a haven of relaxation by adding on to your home.

1. Add a Bay Window Reading Nook

If you love to read and don't have enough natural light and outdoor views in your home, adding a bay window reading nook may be ideal. A bay window addition can provide just enough space for some comfortable window seats so you can read in the natural light with a great view.

You can situate your bay window on the east side of your house if you'd like plenty of natural light in the mornings or on the south side of your home if you'd like to surround yourself with plants while you read. 

2. Add a Conservatory or Sunroom

If you love huge tropical plants and a bay window won't be large enough to hold all of them, a conservatory or sunroom may be the perfect addition for you. You can choose between a heated sunroom that you use throughout the year or a three-season sunroom that isn't heated.

In a colder climate, a heated sunroom will allow you to keep tropical plants year-round. You'll also be able to sunbathe and spend time relaxing with your plants regardless of the season.

3. Use a Bump-Out to Create a Personal Library

If you have a room that's not quite big enough to hold your books, you could turn it into a personal library by bumping out one side just enough to accommodate some large bookshelves. If you love to read, this can be another way to create your own specialized place to relax inside your home.

4. Add a Pool Room to Your Home

A pool can be the perfect place to relax in the water, allowing the stress of the day to melt away. If you enjoy swimming or even just hanging out in a pool, a private pool room in your house may be just the haven you need. In some cases, you may be able to install a pool in an existing room. In other cases, a home addition will be the best way to incorporate an indoor pool.

As you can see, different types of additions and rooms can create relaxing havens in different ways. For more information about the different types of home additions you can choose from, get in touch with your local home addition contractors like those at Cass-A-Bella Construction.