Adding a Sunroom to Your Waterfront House

Adding a Sunroom to Your Waterfront House

A sunroom is a fantastic way to make the most of your stunning waterfront views.

Living on Maryland’s waterfront offers far more than a house. It provides beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay or one of its many peaceful rivers. With such desirable scenery, one would naturally want to take it in as much as possible. Whether you are planning to build a custom home or renovate an existing property, you might find adding a sunroom to be a perfect solution.

What Is a Sunroom?

A sunroom is a structure featuring large, wrap-around glass windows with screens. Their purpose is to let in as much natural light as possible while maintaining as much temperature control and protection from nature as possible. In other words, there’s no more worrying about flies inspecting your brunch or storms raining on your party! 

A sunroom is not a screened porch, which only has screens and no temperature control measures in the design. It is also not the same as a greenhouse, which is primarily designed for optimizing plant growth. 

Three-Season Sunroom

Sunrooms come in two different types, one of which is the three-season sunroom. This option is less expensive and offers prime livability from spring through fall. In Maryland, this will likely mean April through November. 

Four-Season Sunroom

A four-season sunroom includes heating and cooling that are either independent or connected to your home’s central HVAC system, plus insulated, low-height walls with electrical outlets and thicker, more insulating windows. This means you can enjoy sun-filled days even in the thick of winter!

Costs of Adding a Sunroom

Adding a sunroom means adding a place to quietly contemplate, to enjoy afternoon tea, a good book, or games, or to use as a family, hobby, or office room. The cost of adding a sunroom to your custom home design or existing house depends on your location and the complexity of your design. On average, a sunroom will cost $30,000 in 2021, although the price ranges widely. Other considerations to keep in mind are that your property tax may increase, but your home’s value will increase significantly. If you are ready to take the next step in your custom home or home renovation journey, Shore-Line Construction is here for you.


At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!

If you’re interested in learning more about what Shore-Line Construction can do for you, check out our website or give us a call at 410-574-6623. Keep up with all of the latest news by following our blog and social media pages on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and Houzz!

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