There are a number of ways in which you can increase the value of a property, including giving it a good clean, sorting out the garden and renovating various rooms within the house. You can also increase value to a property by adding a stunning new conservatory. Conservatories are versatile spaces and can be used for a multitude of occasions. They can be large or small depending on the needs of the property owner and can be used all year round.
So what makes a good conservatory and what should you avoid? Take a look at our top tips on constructing your brand new conservatory, and what you can do to help maximise its value on your property as a whole.
Conservatory Shape and Size
Before you start building your conservatory, you’ll want to think long and hard about the shape, design and size of your conservatory. Smaller conservatories add a quaint and aesthetically pleasing feel to a house, whereas larger conservatories can be converted into an extra sort of room for children or even for parties. Don’t build a huge conservatory just for the sake of it, build it depending on what your plans are for that particular room.
You will also need to make sure that you have all the correct do9cumentation and planning permission before going ahead with any construction. If the conservatory impedes on any neighbouring properties or obstructs sunlight or a pretty view, you may have to make sure that the right authorities are notified and that permission is received. There is no use in building without permission, as you will only waste more money when your local council demand the unauthorised structure be taken down.
Tiling and Timber over Carpeting
As a conservatory is almost a ‘porch for your back garden’ carpeting is never recommended. During the summer time you will want to be able to step out of your conservatory into your garden barefoot and vice versa. It will be a lot harder to keep a carpeted conservatory clean than one with tiling or timber flooring.
Plus by mixing up your choice of flooring, you can create a dynamic and individual look for your conservatory that you might not have been able to achieve with carpeting. If you have tiles or natural stone flooring elsewhere in your home, perhaps consider also adding the same design to your conservatory flooring for extra effect. Using wooden or tiled flooring also allows your conservatory to be heated underfoot in the winter.
During the winter months, your conservatory may get less use as any kind of tiles or laminated flooring can get super cold in the winter. Why not make good use of your conservatory all year round by installing some underfloor heating? By enlisting the help of the right professional, underfloor heating is a great way to get good use out of your conservatory, and that also gets rid of the need for unsightly or awkward radiators in the room.
Window Shutters for Aesthetic Value
While it is very easy to simply install some blinds in your conservatory and have done with it, taking that little bit of extra effort to make every aspect of your conservatory perfect will really help to increase the value of your home. One great way of covering the windows and adding much needed privacy to your new conservatory is to invest in window shutters. As they are adjustable and can be cut to any size, window shutters can fit windows of any size or shape and will even work on angled conservatory roofs. Great for keeping the sun out on a sweltering day!
While the installation of a conservatory may not have a profound effect on the value of your home, it will certainly help when it comes to selling your home. Conservatories are widely sought after features of a property, as they can be used all year round and work beautifully as a dining space during the summer, without having to endure the stuffiness of a normal dining room. If you have done all the relevant research and gotten the right planning permissions before starting on your conservatory, it is sure to become a welcome addition to your home.
Article provided by The Window Shutter Company, a window shutter specialist based in South East England providing a beautiful range of options to suit any type of home.