Will you add value to your home with a conservatory?

Conservatories are now one of the key reasons homeowners decide to stay at their current properties. When it comes to making a decision between moving and staying put, a lot now comes down to cost.

That’s because it’s now so expensive to relocate. When you take into account solicitors, estate agents and stamp duty, your expenses could easily rise over £10,000.

On the other hand, by installing a conservatory you can get the extra space you need whilst adding thousands of pounds to your home’s value.

So to help you out, take a look at our guide of how to guarantee adding value with a conservatory.

Match your home

One of the most important parts of investing in a conservatory is ensuring it complements the rest of your property. You don’t want something that’ll stick out like a sore thumb; instead blending in seamlessly. This can be achieved in a few ways. Try and use exterior materials that match your home, such as the brick colours. Also consider using the same flooring to run between your home and the conservatory.

Don’t overbuild

You want plenty of extra space right? Then why not have a huge conservatory at the back of your home? It may seem like a cracking idea at first, but the larger the conservatory, the more of your garden you’re eating up. If you only had a small garden to start, this isn’t ideal. Many people consider their conservatory an extension of the garden, so make sure not to ruin the appeal.

Shop around

We’ve all heard the horror stories of cowboy builders and rogue traders. You’ve probably even switched on the TV to find a programme putting these dodgy companies in the spotlight. Often what happens is the company will take a huge deposit and complete a shoddy job or sometimes never show at all. So how can you avoid this? By shopping around. Never pay a substantial deposit, ask for a portfolio of work and always ask for references. Any tradesman worth his weight in salt will be more than happy to oblige and this is the same for any industry.

Ventilation and heating

Conservatories can turn into saunas in the summer months because of the large glass panes allowing plenty of the sun’s heat inside. Then in the winter, you could find your conservatory too cold. Avoid this altogether by ensuring you invest in quality ventilation and heating to keep a comfortable environment no matter the time of year. For your heating we would consider underfloor heating, which is an efficient way to keep warm.

 

Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share

  • Experts say a conservatory will add over £9,000 to the value of your home, which is perfect in the current housing market.
  • With a conservatory you can have the extra space your family needs, without spending thousands of pounds on moving home.
  • There are a range of stunning designs and styles available for your dream conservatory, from traditional to contemporary appeals.
  • Conservatory window blinds will reduce your heating bills by up to 25%, retaining 46% extra warmth in the home.

Tom Crosswell

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