Sunrooms – The word
sunroom means different things to different people. Normally, we think of a sunroom
as an insulated, heated, and cooled year-round space attached to your
house. We build a sunroom with the same level of foundation, structure,
trim, and finishes as the rest of your home. Our goal is to design and
build it to look like it was always there rather than an afterthought.
Sunrooms usually have a lot of windows to let the sunshine in. Often, when
people ask us to build a sunroom, they are addressing a specific need
that their house lacks. Perhaps they want a place to sew, to read, or
to gather with friends. Because sunrooms represent air-conditioned space,
they add to the square footage of your house. That means a sunroom will
directly add value to your home when you decide to sell the house.
Usually our sunrooms start at around $30,000, while the average price is
around $50,000. We often convert existing porches into fully finished
sunrooms, and the cost of these conversions is much lower, starting at
$15,000 and averaging $22,000. The biggest cost factor in a sunroom is
usually how it will be heated. We’ll determine whether it can be
tied in to your existing HVAC system. If not, we can add a new system
to heat and cool the new space. Room size and flooring choices can also
have a significant impact on the cost.
Patios/Hardscapes – The range of choices here is almost unlimited, so it’s difficult
to pin down pricing, but here are some guidelines:
- Basic concrete is the most economical option, with patios starting around $4,000.
- Stamped and stained concrete patios start at around $7,000.
- Paver patios start at around $8,000.
- Natural stone patios such as flagstone start at around $10,000.
- Firepits can range from $1,000 for manufactured block fire pits to $5,000
for custom stone fire pits.
- Outdoor fireplaces can cost from $5,000 to $30,000 depending on size and
stone choices. Outdoor kitchens start at around $6,000 up to $20,000 depending
on size and choices of appliances.
Factors significantly affecting the cost of hardscapes include project
size, soil conditions, drainage, slope, roots and rocks, and accessibility
of the area. Your Archadeck design consultant can help evaluate these
factors on your specific project.
These are some rough guidelines to get you started. Your Archadeck design
consultant can help you understand your options and how they affect your
budget. We encourage you to be prepared to openly discuss your budgetary
ideas with us during your design consultation. Understanding your budget
helps us propose something that will work for you. Once we agree on a
specific scope of work and sign a contract, your price won’t change
unless you decide to make changes along the way.
Call us today for a personal consultation with one of our designers –
there is no charge for this service. Or come by our showroom at 1427 Gregg
Street to look at samples and ideas to see what Archadeck can do for you.
You can reach us by phone at
(803) 784-1566 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.