Conservatories 'can boost home values'
20th Jun 2012
People hoping to boost the value or appearance of their home should consider adding a conservatory to the property, as this can tick both boxes, one expert has noted.
Ryan Notz, chief executive of MyBuilder, said conservatories are "certainly a good idea" to get extra space at a reasonable cost, but it depends on what kind of space people need.
The main thing is to understand the realities and limitations of the current space available and work out a sensible plan to improve the home – with a conservatory working best as an extension to an existing living space, such as turning a dining room into a family room.
"One of the nicest things a conservatory can do to your home is add light. If there is a broad opening to a conservatory, the natural light can really brighten up your home and warm up the space in the winter," he added.
As any sensible home improvement will add value to a property, then building a conservatory for the right reasons means future buyers will recognise this and pay proportionally more for the house, Mr Notz noted.
However, he explained: "Building a conservatory can still be quite expensive and it's not a decision to take lightly."
Posted by Staff Writer: Ewan Robertson
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