When my husband asked me what I wanted for my birthday last year, I jokingly told him my very own sunroom contactor. I was totally joking though because I knew that we did not have that in our budget. However, he surprised me. He knew how much I wanted a sunroom, and he had been looking at them online to see if we could swing one. We don’t live paycheck to paycheck, but we couldn’t just dish out 10,000 dollars either on a whim. With the contractor that he found, it turned out that we did not have to do that.

He had gotten a quote from a reputable contractor in Chicago who has created some gorgeous sunrooms for other clients. He did not have to take anyone’s word for that either because he was able to see the proof right on the contractor’s website. When I was out with my sister one day, he had the contractor come over and give him a quote on what it would cost. It helped too that he was running a special that allowed us an additional 15 percent off of the final cost.

He then sent me to my other’s sister’s house, with her help, for a week because he told me he was going to be really busy at work and thought it would be a good time for me to visit her. In this short time, the contractor was able to build a beautiful sunroom on the back of our house. It has an angled ceiling for a ceiling fan, and there is a small fireplace in one corner for winter nights. When I saw it, I was so surprised, and extremely happy too! I knew I would get my sunroom one day, but I honestly was not expecting it this year!