It is like being outside but getting the perks of being indoors.
My house has an affixed, screened lanai. I loved the size and look of the space, but never wanted to sit out there! The windows looked pretty and the glass door was gorgeous. The problem is that I never wanted to open the windows. Down south, the outside temperature is never right. I didn’t want the hot, muggy summer season air blowing in or the cold winter air. I also didn’t want to sit in an area with no heating or cooling, so I either sat inside my current home with perfect Heating as well as Air Conditioning or dealt with the breeze when I was working outside. So, my poor lanai was ignored. I finally got smart and decided to upgrade the space. I bought all new windows and screens to make the area air tight. I then got a ductless HVAC component installed to give heating and cooling. I now can sit that much closer to the outside but have the temperature control I want and be comfortable. I have made half the room a sitting section and the other half my home gym. Everyone loves coming over to my home and sitting in that room. It is like being outside but getting the perks of being indoors. The sizable windows show a perfect view of the lake, sand and my gardens. I can happily sit in that room for hours now that I have the temperature control program that I want. The cost of the home upgrade was not that much when I consider how often I use the space. If I had to spend a dollar everytime I relied on the HVAC equipment, it wouldn’t take long to make it back.