Why You Should Consider an Attached Greenhouse

by Ari Koufos 04/25/2022

Pergolas and covered patios are wonderful during the warmer parts of the year. While humans can bundle up and build a fire, even a covered outdoor space cannot protect your garden from harsh winter temperatures. If you're interested in finding ways to keep growing your veggies, flowers and other plants all year long, consider building a lean-to greenhouse. Here are some of the key advantages.

Easy Utilities Access

Having your greenhouse attached to your home means easy access to electricity and water. Both of these are necessities if you want to have all of the features of a year-round greenhouse. Rather than using extension cords, hoses and other means to connect a separate structure, your greenhouse can use the same systems as your home. Obviously, this will affect your energy and water bills, so opt for the most efficient lighting and irrigation systems as possible.

More Efficient Heating

Keeping your greenhouse warm is significantly easier if it shares a wall with your house. Though minimal, heat transfer through the wall and into the greenhouse can make a few degrees difference. While it might not feel like much to us, it can mean life or death for some plants.

This also presents an advantage for the gardener. Without needing to cross the yard in the rain, snow or freezing temperatures, caring for plants in winter is a much more comfortable job.

An Indoor-Outdoor Space

You have creative control over the design of your greenhouse, both inside and out. One major advantage to this is that by building an attached greenhouse you also gain a mixed outdoor-indoor space. Add a few chairs or a small table to have your morning coffee among the greenery. Set up colorful string lights and other decorations and use it as an enclosed space for entertaining away from the elements and pests--provided you have the room.

Is an attached greenhouse the right option for you? Consider these key advantages to determine whether your garden could benefit from this all-weather upgrade.

About the Author

Ari Koufos

I have been selling Real Estate in the Greater Boston Area since 1997. I am the Co-Founder & Current Broker/Owner of Realty Executives in Watertown. A lifelong resident of Watertown which I still reside with my Wife Debra and my Twins Emily & Christopher.  I am a  supporter of many local & national charities. One of my most rewarding fundraisers was as a rider in the PanMass Challenge in 2010,2011,2015 & 2016 raising over $50,000 over those 4 years for the Dana Farber Jimmy Fund. I am a 1988 Graduate of Bentley University in Waltham. I have extensive knowledge of all types of Real Estate participating in over 1000 transactions. I also have New Construction experience & specialize in condo conversions.  

Purchasing a home is one of the single most important investments in a person's life. With my expertise and guidance in the home buying and selling process, I can help find the most appropriate home for you. You can be assured that an experienced Real Estate Professional is working with your interests in mind. Please contact me on my cell at 617-799-8948 for a free consult if you are thinking of Buying or Selling your home.