Does a Conservatory Add Value to Your Home?20/05/2015
There are a variety of ways you can improve your home and add value you to it at the same time. A lot of people do this if they decide to relocate in the future, helping them sell their property. Some of the most popular choices include a new kitchen, loft or garage conversion and not forgetting the famous conservatory. Installing a conservatory lets you enjoy your garden, gives you an extra room in your home and is a great investment, especially for when you finally move home.
Having a conservatory built onto your house can cost £5,000-£30,000 depending on the space, style and materials you decide to use, so it's important to choose carefully. A conservatory could add around 7% to the value of your home, giving you the opportunity to make your money back. The great thing about having a conservatory is that there is no planning permission required, as long as no more than half the area of the land of the original house is covered.
Plan before you install
It can be very easy for people to just buy and install a conservatory without thinking about what it might actually look like once it's attached to their home. That's why we recommend you try and design it so it fits with the rest of your property. You can always enhance the feeling of space by installing the same flooring throughout your downstairs area; it will then feel like the conservatory is part of the rest of the house.
Here are a few things to consider when you are designing your conservatory:
- Shapes and size: Conservatories come in different shapes and sizes such as square, rectangular, 'T', or 'P' shaped. The size depends on how much space you have and what you want to use the conservatory for.
- Style: You want your conservatory to match the rest of your home as much as possible, so if you have brown windows, then opt for a brown finish on your conservatory. If you live in a period property then the Georgian and Edwardian conservatories might be better suited.
- Entrance: If you want to make you conservatory part of your home then think about where your entrance is going to be. By having access your conservatory via your living room or kitchen, for example, you are making the conservatory part of your home.
What we can do
We are a family run business and pride ourselves on our high standards of workmanship and customer satisfaction. We believe in a no hard sell approach and want to make our customer's experience with us as helpful as possible. If you are thinking of getting a conservatory, we have two showrooms where you can come and visit, giving you the chance to speak with one of our team members. We can discuss any plans you may have and help you create the perfect conservatory to suit your needs.
For more information, please feel free to contact us on 01953 600505 or pop in and visit our showrooms in Diss and Wymondham.