My husband and I used to dream about the kind of house we wanted when we would finally be able to buy one. For the first eight years of our marriage, we lived in apartments in three different cities, so it was nice to finally start looking at real estate in Chicago when he got a permanent job offer about a year ago. It did not take us long to find what we wanted, which had everything we had dreamed of except for one thing. Before we made an offer, I did a search for Chicago sunrooms because I wanted to see just how easy and affordable it would be to add a sunroom to the back of the house.
That is actually one of the things that we wanted most, because we both enjoy sitting outside and watching the sunrise, the sunset, and even the birds. It is just very relaxing to us, and we knew that a sunroom would be better than a porch because of the weather conditions that occur in Chicago. it would not be a big deal if it was Florida or Texas, but Chicago can get some pretty nasty winter weather.
We still wanted to be able to sit outside and enjoy nature even in the dead of winter, which meant we needed a sunroom rather than a porch. We were able to find a contractor in our area who gave us a quote even before buying the house, and we knew we could make it work. We bid on the house and had the closing just a month later, and they started the work on the sunroom about two weeks after that. It is absolutely gorgeous now that it’s done, and we do spend most of our time in there. It has windows all around it, a ceiling fan for the summer months and a fireplace for the colder months. It really does not get any better than this.