Sunroom, Deck or Gazebo - Which Outdoor Oasis is Right for You?

Sunroom, Deck or Gazebo - Which Outdoor Oasis is Right for You?

If you want to spend more quality time in the great outdoors this summer, enhancing your outdoor landscape is a great way to start. Now is the perfect time to plan the projects that will make your summer adventures more fun. By the time the hot days of summer arrive, you can be lounging in your new sunroom, hanging out on your brand new deck or spending quality time in your new gazebo.

In a perfect world you would be able to afford all three - adding a sunroom to your home to enjoy the summer rays, installing a new deck off the back of your property and placing a brand new gazebo at the end of your garden path. In the real world, however, you will probably have to choose the option that works best for your needs and budget. Here is a look at each option and what you need to consider before construction begins.  

Warm Up Your Home with a New Sunroom

If you love the warmth of the sun and the beauty of the great outdoors, adding a sunroom could be a great spring project. When construction is finished, you will have a whole new room - one that you can enjoy all year long.

A sunroom is the perfect choice for bird watchers, nature lovers, gardeners and anyone else who loves the beauty of the outdoors. One of the biggest benefits of a sunroom is that you can enjoy it no matter what the weather. On the downside, you will be inside your home and not truly in the great outdoors. You will also have to hire a contractor to add a sunroom to your home, and that could really drive up the cost of the project.

 Enjoy Your New Deck

Adding a deck to your home is a great way to enhance the beauty, and even the value, of your house. Modern buyers crave outdoor living spaces, and having a new deck could make your home more valuable.

A deck is the perfect choice if you love to entertain in the summertime. Just pull your grill out of the shed and get ready for a wonderful backyard barbecue. You can even add a small refrigerator to create a true outdoor kitchen.

Perhaps the biggest disadvantages of choosing a deck is that you can only use it when the weather is nice. A sudden thunderstorm could send the entire party indoors, and even a light rain or chilly wind could make the deck a less than pleasant place to be. You will also probably need a contractor to build the deck, so set your budget accordingly.

Install a Great Gazebo

A gazebo is the least costly of the three summer project options, making it a good choice for the budget-conscious homeowner. If you love to garden and have a spacious back yard, adding a gazebo can make your outdoor landscape even more attractive and fun to live with.

You can also enjoy your new gazebo even when the weather turns chilly or rainy. The roof will keep the rain off while the sides can stop the wind and keep you cool and comfortable.

Unlike a deck or sunroom, you can probably install a new gazebo on your own. There are plenty of ready-made models on the market that you can simply buy and set up, and there are also gazebo kits and plans available. If you have the time, you can probably build the gazebo on your own and do it for very little money.

Now is the perfect time to enhance your outdoor landscape and make your home more enjoyable. If you start now, you could be enjoying your new sunroom, deck or gazebo by the time the warm summer season arrives.