Thinking of adding a conservatory to your property? There are 6 reasons why you should!
This year, more than any other, has shown us all how important our homes are. Many people are spending more time at home than ever, while working on the sofa and teaching kids at the kitchen table have become common occurrences.
Your home is at the heart of your life, and there’s surely never been a better time to make it more practical, attractive and enjoyable. Adding a conservatory to your property has numerous advantages. As skilled Devon conservatory fitters, we know it’s one of the best ways to boost your living space.
Here are some of the most compelling reasons to enhance your home with a conservatory.
1. Creates an Extra Room
A major advantage of getting a conservatory is that it adds a whole new room to your home. Conservatories are a brilliant way to increase floor space, plus they’re more affordable than traditional extensions or loft/basement conversions. Less hassle than moving house too!
Perhaps your property currently feels cramped, especially if you have a growing family. Imagine how it could be transformed by a light, spacious conservatory.
Almost half of conservatory owners surveyed by Which? said wanting to increase their living space was a key reason conservatories appealed to them. After all, isn’t space the ultimate luxury?
2. Complements Your Property
There’s a style of conservatory to suit every home. Traditional types of conservatories include the bay-fronted Victorian and rectangular Edwardian designs. If you want something simpler and more modern, consider a Mediterranean conservatory. Gable conservatories’ triangular rooves create a great sense of height. T-shaped designs are ideal for detached properties; P-shaped and L-shaped conservatories are more versatile.
A well-designed conservatory doesn’t look like an ‘add-on’ but rather a natural extension of the property. You can be confident that yours will perfectly complement your home.
3. Unites Indoor and Outdoor Space
Ordinary rooms and small windows can make you feel cut-off from your garden. Thankfully, you can bring your indoor and outdoor areas together with a conservatory.
Large windows with low sills are a defining feature of conservatories – they’ll give your extra room a feeling of openness, breaking down the barrier between home and garden.
To make the transition from interior to exterior seamless, why not add bifold doors? When folded back, they bring the outside in – ideal on sunny days. A conservatory with bifold doors quite literally gives you a fresh perspective.
Many of the Devon conservatories we install look out onto the kind of beautiful landscapes the South West is famous for and help homeowners to maximise their enjoyment of them.
4. Has a Multitude of Uses
It’s hard to imagine a more adaptable room than a conservatory. Add one to your property and you can enjoy decorating it however you wish and using it for almost any purpose.
You could make your conservatory a continuation of your kitchen, dining room or living room. How about adding an exercise bike and working out in there? You might like to turn it into a cosy reading room, craft room or playroom. It’s a novel place in which to work from home or help with schoolwork. With floor cushions and candles, your conservatory becomes a tranquil haven; a refuge from the world.
5. Offers Year-Round Comfort
Conservatories are undoubtedly mood boosters, because they bathe homes in natural light. They’re also delightful after the sun sets – you could illuminate yours with LED spotlights and twinkling fairy lights. Gorgeous!
A well-built conservatory provides a comfortable environment day and night, all year round. That’s especially true if it’s fitted with a Guardian Warm Roof: this insulated roof system has many benefits, not least its ability to maintain a comfortable temperature indoors whatever the weather.
6. Increases Your Home’s Value
Adding a conservatory can potentially make your home worth around 5% more, according to the Telegraph. ‘Conservatories that are made with quality materials and provide a lot of light add notable value to a home,’ the newspaper emphasises.
If you ever decide to sell your home, you can be confident that your conservatory is likely to make it more attractive to buyers and could help you to achieve your asking price.
Stunning Devon Conservatories from The Window Centre
Our Devon conservatory experts offer a first-class, comprehensive service, encompassing design, customisation, installation and more. Thanks to our wide range of architectural conservatory systems, colour choices, rooves, decorative elements and finishing touches, we can make your home better than ever with the conservatory you’ve always wanted.