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Will the addition of a quality conservatory (+- 16k) add value to the house?

Asked on Feb 25 2014, Home Improvement in Reigate | Report content

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  • Yes, I don't see why not. A quality conservatory/orangery is a good addition to a home, especially if more living space is needed. Do consider the impact on garden space though, large conservatories in small gardens can de-value a property or make it more difficult to sell. Go with a glass roof if funds allow, and consider roof blinds. Some people add an extra room with skylights, this can be a better option, although may require planning permission. Also consider heating, the number one mistake people make is adding a tack on conservatory with no proper heating, then the room can only really be used in summer. With our climate, a room without heating is seldom used.

    Answered on Feb 26 2014, Report content
  • I am currently looking for a new property. A big no-no for me is a small kitchen in a house with a conservatory tagged on the back. Traditionally house were built with a lounge, a dining room and a kitchen, with the kitchen being the smallest room. Building a large kitchen extension incorporating a dining area (not a couple of cabinets with a worktop on top) would add more value to your house than a conservatory. Building a conservatory would mean that anyone wanting to have a large modern open plan kitchen/diner would just have to knock it down. Conservatories don't need planning permission but for the next 3 years nor do extensions of up to 3 metres (4 metres on a detached house). With relaxed planning laws until 2016, now is the time to consider major building work.

    Answered on Mar 24 2014, Report content
  • Don't add a conservatory, many buyers do not want to pay for these awful additions. Some like them, some don't. It ain't worth the money.

    Answered on Apr 23 2014, Report content

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