One thing about living in Texas in the summer is that you have to put up with heat and humidity. I'd like to add a sunroom with air conditioning, and I'm definitely not interested in a screened porch. Most of the sunroom designs I see are either cheap looking or are altogether too extravagant. Can you point me in the right direction cost-wise?
Barry H. ~ Houston, Texas
Sunrooms have a very wide range of style and quality and they have an equally impressive range of pricing. You can spend $7500 on a DIY kit or $75,000 for a very nice turnkey sunroom. You can expect to spend an average of $15,000 to $35,000.
To really nail down a hard cost, you will have to check with your local building department to see what permits and engineering will be required to add this to your home. Theses fees can add up into the thousands. You will also want to know what kind of foundation, electrical, demolition, stair, or decking requirements you may need.
These requirements will be spelled out in whatever sunroom plans you decide to go with. There are many sunroom manufacturers and most of them have good websites when you can research their products and get a feel for which product will best suit your needs in Texas. I hope this helped!