My outdated lake house had what is called a sunroom.
It was an extra room added onto the back of the lake house with lots of windows.
It had a enjoyable view of the gardens as well as it was sort of love being outside, as well as yet not. I got the benefits of having AC in the summer time as well as heating in the winter. I consistently entertained in the sunroom since it has all the benefits of being indoors but some aspects of being outdoors. I now have a new lake house that doesn’t have a room love that. The closest thing I have to it is a sizable front porch. It is not wide enough to hold our table as well as chairs though, also, the porch isn’t even screened. I have been spoiled with a room that has Heating as well as Air Conditioning control; Now I just have to lay outside in the heat as well as cold. I deal with wind as well as rain. Also, at night bugs are a problem. I have thought about enclosing in the area. Most people recommend screening in the front porch as well as making it a lanai. A screen only keeps out the bugs though, and what about having heating as well as air? I would need to add windows then as well as make it our own sunroom. The cost of this project would be quite severe, but I miss our outdated room. I know I would lay out there everyday if I had access to quality heating as well as air. Since I don’t, I hesitate to lay outside since I am never the right temperature, and perhaps I can add a small little sunroom on the back of the house. That might be a cheaper option.