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Does a conservatory add value to your home?

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A conservatory adds living space and light to your home, and can even increase your property’s value.

Typically, conservatories are low-cost alternatives to brick-built extensions, so you could add value to your property without having to pay for costly building work. But how much value do conservatories add to your home? And are they worth the investment?

Read on to find out if a conservatory increases the value of your property and important factors to consider before starting an extension project.

How much value does a conservatory add?

According to some property experts, adding a conservatory to your home can increase its value by 7%. In reality, the added value may be determined by whether the extension matches your property. So, when it comes to installing a new conservatory, it’s important to choose a size and style that complements your home.

When done right, a high-quality conservatory can add value to your home. A bright, sun-filled room could also help you sell faster. And thanks to the additional living space, your property might appeal to more potential buyers.

Five things to consider when adding a conservatory to your home

Planning permission

A conservatory is considered a permitted development, so it doesn’t require planning permission (provided it meets the relevant limits and conditions).

It’s crucial to check that your conservatory is a permitted development before you start the project. If you don’t obtain planning permission when it is required, you may be forced to dismantle your new extension. And in the long run, this could be extremely costly.

Find out more information about planning permissions for conservatories.

Style of conservatory

As previously mentioned, if you want to add value to your property, it’s essential to choose a conservatory style that complements your home.

We offer modern designs, such as our lean-to and gable conservatories. Or, if you’d prefer a traditional conservatory, you can choose between our classic styles, including Edwardian and orangeries.

If you’re unsure which style will suit your property, give us a call. Our team is on hand to help with any questions and offer useful advice on designing your dream conservatory.

The position of your conservatory

A conservatory is a great way to increase the amount of light in your home. Some conservatories receive more sunlight than others, depending on where they’re positioned on the property.

A south-facing extension may be ideal for those who plan to spend a lot of time in their conservatory since it receives sunlight throughout the year. If you’re an early riser, you might prefer an east-facing conservatory that gets full sunlight in the morning.

If you’re planning to sell your home, the position of your extension could have an impact on the amount of value it adds to your property.

For more information, read our guide on conservatory positioning.

Size

When planning your conservatory project, keep in mind that the size of your extension can impact the value it adds.

The most value is usually added by a conservatory that complements the size of your home. Property buyers value gardens, so don’t overstretch your extension and depreciate your home’s worth.

The size of your conservatory might also depend on your budget. Small conservatories are a great way to expand your living space without giving up too much of your garden.

Heating options

When it comes to heating your conservatory, there are a variety of options available to suit any space and budget. Choose from a range of low-cost heating options, including electric and infrared heaters. If you prefer a more energy-efficient solution, a log burner could be the ideal heating option when the temperature drops.

It’s worthwhile to invest in a heating solution so you can use your space all year round. And if you’re looking to sell your property, potential buyers may want to know that your conservatory is both functional and comfortable — no matter what the weather.

Read our guide to conservatory heating solutions, so you can find the right option for your needs.

How to add value to your home on a budget

With our flexible payment plans, buying your dream conservatory is easy. You can spread the cost of your brand new extension with an initial deposit of just £99. Learn more about our finance plans.

What’s more, you can design a conservatory project to suit any budget, thanks to our wide range of styles and customisation options.

At ConservatoryLand, we provide high-quality conservatories at an affordable price. With every element of the build in your hands, you can adjust the overall cost by customising the project, including the size, doors and glazing.

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