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16 Oct 2015

How to make sure your conservatory adds value to your property

Does a conservatory add value to your property?

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There are many ways to add value to your home, but the difficultly is deciding which home improvement will provide you with the best return on investment. However, according to Property Wire, home owners who invested in renovating their conservatory, had the best return on investment. Therefore, not only can a conservatory give you, your family and friends extra living space, if you do decide to sell your home later on, you can be comforted by the fact that conservatories can add between 5 to 15% to the value of your property.

However, as with any investment, you need to make sure you know what does and what doesn't work. This is why we have collected the top best practices for making sure your conservatory is adding value to your property. We sought advice from the experts to get the five most important ways to ensure you are adding value to your home by investing in your conservatory:

1) Make sure your conservatory looks like part of your home 

Phil Spencer, Property Investor and co-presenter of Location, Location, Location says "Make sure the conservatory matches the style of the rest of the house". This means that in order to add value to your property, you need to make sure that the conservatory not only looks like the rest of the home, but also feels like it is part of the rest of the house. How can you do this? The design of your conservatory matters. Think about both the interior of the conservatory as well as the exterior. In the interior, consider matching the style of the rest of the home, for example, if you live in a modern property, using lots of glass furnishings or a glass conservatory roof can help create a more contemporary look. On the other hand, if your property is more traditional, make sure that your conservatory matches the style, either by investing in a Duo Conservatory roof or a tiled conservatory roof

2 ) Maximise the light

Maximising the light in rooms not only helps you to concentrate, but brighter rooms also help your conservatory to look bigger, which in turn makes it more appealing to prospective buyers. To maximise the light in your conservatory, think about investing in a Glass Conservatory Roof, in particular if you currently have a polycarbonate conservatory roof. If you would prefer to have a solid conservatory roof because you wish for privacy from neighbours, you can always add central lighting panels or mix glass and solid panels with the Duo Conservatory roof. 

3) Check the foundations 

Make sure that the foundations of your conservatory look consistent with the rest of your house. This means ensuring that the conservatory has well-built walls and an insulated roof to protect the room from being too hot in summer, too cold in winter and leaking all year around. What is also important to consider is that a poorly made conservatory can devalue a house.

4) Ensure your conservatory is energy efficient 

A good quality roof means that a conservatory will not loose excessive heat.

5) Improve your kerb-side appeal

This is a key factor Sarah Beeny promotes: "First impressions count" House to Home. This means that is a conservatory can be seen from the road, the way your conservatory looks can add value to the property. Finials, crests and beautiful glass roofs could be an opportunity to create a “wow” factor about the property. See some of our designs for roofs here. With all of this considered, there will always be a ceiling price on houses. Why not request a quote to replace your conservatory roof here. Add Value to home with new conservatory roof

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