5 benefits of having a conservatory

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5 benefits of having a conservatory

House conservatory extensions have remained one of the most popular ways to expand a home. There are many good reasons why this has become the top home upgrade. Apart from being an attractive addition to any home, it gives you the extra space you have been thinking about. You may consider installing a conservatory on your property after seeing one at a friend’s house. However, if you aren’t sure about its benefits, we have five brilliant benefits of adding a conservatory for you!

What is a conservatory room in a house? 

A conservatory in a house is a specifically built room, usually attached to the side or end. It can be both a room and a greenhouse, made using various materials like brick, glass, wood, and even polycarbonate. Popularly added to the rear of the house, these room allows you to enjoy the garden all year while relaxing in comfort. 

Most homeowners love conservatories as they can benefit from a lot of additional space where they can further imprint their personality and style.  If you are wondering how to add more space, a conservatory could be the perfect solution. You get a whole new room that feels light and bright thanks to the many windows within the conservatory design. Thanks to all the glazing, a conservatory feels a lot bigger than adding a traditional extension.

Benefits of a conservatory 

We would like to start our top five brilliant benefits of a conservatory with one of the essential advantages to your home. Research shows that having a conservatory can add up to 7% to your house’s value (which means that it could be more than £15.000)! It’s am investment that the whole family can enjoy.

In our guide, you will find out everything you need to know about the benefits of installing a conservatory, including prices and advantages of having one. 

1. Connects your home to your garden

Having a conservatory room in a house will link your home to your garden. You can look out at your garden as the room still protects you from bad weather. An additional benefit is that you can use the conservatory as a kitchen or lounge, making it highly versatile and diverse.  When the weather is bad, you can relax in the room and still feel like you are enjoying the outdoors.

In this case, our recommendation is to build your conservatory from glass fitted in wooden, uPVC or metal frames. And keep in mind that planning permission tends to be more comfortable for a conservatory when compared to an extension. This is simply because the extension must be identical to the rest of your house, which can slightly make the whole process of acquiring a permit a bit longer. 

2. Creates more natural light 

More light means a healthier life! It’s becoming more common to acknowledge that being exposed to natural light can improve your health, happiness, and overall productivity. Have you not heard on the radio how often presenters mention that getting daily exposure to the sunlight can improve our sleep quality? 

The modern conservatory is a beautiful celebration of natural light, whilst unifying the inside with the outside of your property. This, in turn, allows for you and your family to enjoy the beauty of your surroundings. Spending time in nature and seeing it can significantly increase your energy, focus and creative flair.

Did you know that the average person spends only 5% out of their whole day in nature? This is simply because of our chaotic and busy lives taking over, keeping us away from what we may need and desire. Natural light is a great addition to any home. It will make the space feel bigger and it has so many benefits to your physical and mental health.

3. Offers practical space 

Whether you are considering building a new house or adding on to your lovely home, conservatories are versatile and visually appealing. Having a lot of room and space means that you can get creative in expanding your kitchen or dining area, or even create a new space for entertainment or relaxation. A conservatory is a superb option for creating a dining area for the whole family. You can all enjoy a meal together, or use it as an entertaining space for dinner parties with friends.

No matter your needs, a conservatory can meet you half-way there, and it can’t be compared to any other rooms in your home. For example, having a glass conservatory can be as conventional as a living or dining room, or you could specifically build it with a study room in mind. What about converting it into an artist’s studio or a playroom for the little ones? The possibilities are endless, and you will soon come to find that your conservatory will slowly become your favourite room in the house!

4. Uniqueness 

When we see something truly unique, we feel entirely drawn to it, right?

Seeing and being part of a unique experience makes us want to have that experience every day. A conservatory can spark something in your family that draws and makes everyone want to enjoy each other’s company in a more pleasant and fun way. 

If you want to add more allure to your conservatory, you could create a real showpiece! You can easily create a good ambience so you and your loved ones can relax and unwind after a busy day at work. What makes conservatories even better is that they conserve heat in the winter, whilst keeping your home cool during the summer months. This is due to their insulation that comes as a standard feature for many modern conservatories, making them very attractive to homeowners, no matter the season. 

Modern conservatory designs offer excellent flexibility when it comes to choice. Whether you want a sleek design or traditional look, a conservatory is available for your style and budget.

5. Wide variety of choices and lower prices 

With a conservatory addition to the house, you can also benefit from a wide range of options, including: 

  • Edwardian 
  • Victorian 
  • York 
  • Lean-to 
  • P-Shaped / T-Shaped
  • Gable 

Our conservatories are made up of fully transparent roofs which fall directly onto walls made of glass, or windows. They can easily fit any requirements, as they are a unique combination of windows and doors in your preferred design choice. With these in mind, you can choose your own: 

  • Frame (contemporary and minimal, or Georgian for a more decorative style)
  • Colour 
  • Make-up 

They all come manufactured in aluminium for high quality and durability purposes, and they can be easily coated to match almost any colour you’d like.  Door configurations and window options are numerous. You can add an external door to create a patio opening out to the garden. Choose lots of window openings to allow you to open everything up on a sunny day and bring the fresh air inside.

Many people prefer having a conservatory to an extension when thinking about the house conservatory price because extensions are usually more than £30,000. Whilst extension can be so expensive, conservatories cost as little as £3,000. 

This is because conservatories are built using a lot fewer materials than extensions, whilst being attached to your home, instead of having to create an additional room. 

For more information, we have a great article on what is the difference between orangery and conservatory. But if you want to see it for yourself, why not have a quick look at our range of external rooms and see which one fits the best with your property style, needs and wants. 

If you would like to find out more information about how a conservatory could add value to your home and improve your lifestyle, get in touch with us today, or simply give us a quick call on 0116 2665 088 today!

Posted: February 15, 2021