Ahhhhhhhhh. Spring. The birds are singing and the crickets are chirping. And after one of the longest winters in recent history, most New Englanders are eager to get outside and spend some quality time with friends and family. A sunroom, three-season room, or screened porch is a great way to extend your time outside in the spring, summer, and fall. But what is the right space for you and your budget? 

Sunroom or Four-Season Room

If you want to bring the outside in all year long, a sunroom (or four-season room) is your best option.  A sunroom is basically an addition with lots of insulated windows. You can experience a sunny afternoon on a cold winter day, or a warm, bug-free summer night. Because a sunroom involves the same components of any other home addition—a foundation & footings, insulation, heating, and air conditioning—it is the most expensive way to bring the outside in.

The Oxland Builders team will make sure your sunroom seamlessly flows with the rest of your home by helping you choose your best design options, including:

  • Wood or ceramic tile flooring
  • Custom wood molding and trim
  • Built-ins and custom cabinets
  • Ceiling fans and decorative lighting

Three-Season Room

Like a sunroom, a three-season room has insulated windows. Because it doesn’t have central heating, it costs less and doesn’t add square footage to your home. However, with the addition of a small space heater, many people are able to enjoy their three-season room through early fall and winter. You still have a lot of options with a three-season room, including:

  • Electricity
  • Decorative lighting
  • Ceiling fans
  • Fireplaces
  • Wall-mounted TV’s
  • Built-in furniture and cabinets

Oxland will work with you to help you make the most of your budget, creating a space that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.

Screened Porch

If you’re looking bring the outdoors in on a budget, a screened porch may be your best option. Like a three-season room, a screened porch does not have central heating. It includes screened-in openings that will let you enjoy an afternoon breeze without the annoyance of insects. A screened porch provides some valuable living space, and many of the amenities of a regular interior room—at a fraction of the cost.

Sunroom, 3-Season Room, & Screened Porch Builders in NH Seacoast & Southern ME

Oxland’s experienced home builders and remodelers are here to help you design a quality sunroom, three-season room, or screened porch that you can enjoy for years to come. Contact us today to discuss the outdoor living space of your dreams!


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