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Why Every Home on Vancouver Island Needs a Solarium


Do you want to be able to enjoy a summer meal in your backyard without being bothered by flies? Or maybe you’d like to add a new living space to your home for year-round entertaining? Or possibly you’d like to increase your home’s real estate value? Then a solarium might be just what you’re looking for. Keep reading to learn more about solariums, and why we think every home on the Island should have one.


What is a Solarium?

A solarium, or sunroom, is a room in your home that’s designed to provide a view of the natural scenery and let sunlight in while shielding you from unpleasant Victoria weather. Solariums often take the form of enclosed patios and are typically constructed with floor to ceiling glass panels for maximum enjoyment.


What are the many benefits?

In addition to the extra living space, adding a sunroom comes with several benefits including:

  • Improved health and vitality: Daily exposure to sunlight can result in significant health benefits. With as little as 15 minutes a day in a sun-filled room, your body will be able to absorb your daily dose of Vitamin D, which plays an important role in the health of your bones, hair, teeth and immune system.

  • Improved mood: Just as Vitamin D increases your physical health, it can also have a profoundly positive impact on your mental health. Because Vitamin D increases serotonin levels, a little time in your sun-filled room can improve your mood, and help to alleviate symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and depression.

  • Return on investment: When it comes time to sell your home, you’ll find that a solarium offers a good return on your initial investment. Not only are solariums a beautiful way to create new living areas for homes of all shapes and sizes, but because they add square footage to your living space, a sunroom can also increase your home’s overall real estate value.


If you’re thinking of adding a solarium to your home, visit Allied Glass without delay. Our staff can help you design a space that will fit your needs, lifestyle and budget. We’ll help you consider how you’ll be using the room, how you’ll control the climate, and how to create a room that fits seamlessly in with the existing architecture of your home. Contact us today to learn more about our services, or to request a free consultation.


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