Building A Sunroom For A Hot Tub? Consider These Points
The addition of a sunroom to your home can add an extra living space that you can use in a number of ways. While sitting in this bright new area and enjoying your morning coffee while reading the newspaper can be appealing, you may wish to consider other ways to spend time in the sunroom. Some homeowners favor adding a hot tub to this part of their home. If you don't like the idea of an outdoor hot tub — perhaps because of frequent inclement weather or a lack of privacy — planning to have a hot tub in your new sunroom addition can make sense. Here are some points to consider if you wish to pursue this remodeling idea.
Hot tubs are available in several different sizes, and while they can sometimes appear small when they're in a large outdoor space, you might be surprised at how large they can look indoors. Before you finalize the plans for your sunroom addition with your contractor, it's imperative that you decide what size of hot tub you want to have in this space. Knowing this size will play a critical role in helping you to determine what size of sunroom you need. Remember, you won't want the hot tub to fill the sunroom. You'll likely want a few pieces of furniture and some open space in this area, so plan the size of the sunroom accordingly.
Your home remodeling contractor will need to build your sunroom so that it can adequately support the weight of your hot tub. Hot tubs are heavy on their own, but when you add the water, they become extremely heavy. By knowing what hot tub you'll be buying, you can determine its total weight when it's full of water. You'll want to share this information with your contractor so they can plan the sunroom addition accordingly. Generally, this will mean that there will need to be extra floor joists and support posts under the addition.
A big challenge of having a hot tub in any indoor space is ensuring that the space is ventilated enough. Excess dampness can lead to mildew, so you need to be sure that you won't face this issue once you get your hot tub. You'll definitely want windows in the sunroom that you can open. Windows at opposite ends of the addition will allow you to get a cross breeze that can carry excess humidity away. Your contractor will likely also recommend a ventilation system that will keep the sunroom at the desired humidity level. Reach out to a residential remodeling contractor to discuss this project.