People across the UK have enjoyed every opportunity they’ve had this summer to spend time in the hot weather. Whether you’re based in London or Manchester, your conservatories have probably been open all day, every day to allow some fresh air into your homes. If it’s not for the air, it’s been perfect for family members, friends and even pets to come and go during a barbecue.
You might have been fortunate enough to have had a conservatory built as part of your home when you bought it. Even so, it belonged to the former homeowners and you might want to put some money into redesigning or extending it. If you’ve never owned one in the first place, then it might be the perfect time to make a worthwhile investment.
According to research from Showers To You (via the Daily Express), more people in the UK are set to modernise their homes. It’s believed that six in ten homeowners will improve their current properties over the next six months and the costs are expected to reach £50.89 billion.
The north-west of England has seen a significant rise of nine per cent in home planning permissions this year. If you’re still a sceptic, you need to consider how you will benefit from both an increase in your home’s value and the addition of a new room. It’s easy to think you don’t need any space, but it could prove to be more valuable once you can use it.
Once you’ve settled into your home, there’s a likely chance that you’re not going to want to move somewhere else any time soon. It means that your conservatory could be used to host parties, a lounge where the children can watch TV or play games or even a place where you can detach yourself from the noise in the house and do some important paperwork.
Specialists at Key Retirement (via the Daily Record) said that the additional time and resources you put into your house will benefit you when it is eventually sold. Of course, you won’t be surprised to hear that the addition of a conservatory is one way to give your home a bolster in the property market.
It’s suggested that investing in a conservatory – anywhere from £5,000 to £30,000 – can “add around seven per cent to the value of your home.” While house prices will continue to fluctuate, there will always be someone looking to buy a new property. You might not consider it now, but a conservatory is an incentive for most people to buy a specific house.
No matter what stage you’re currently at with your house, you’ll be paying off a mortgage or looking at ways to make it feel like your home rather than someone else’s with each passing year. Without a conservatory, you probably won’t think you need one. Once you’ve made that purchase and have that space, you will be able to lay it out the way that you – or the entire family – can enjoy it.