One of the most desired home renovations that we can think of is that of adding a conservatory to the building. A lot of people may be under the false impression that a conservatory is nothing but a fancy name for a greenhouse. But this is far from the truth. Conservatories make for brilliant extensions of your home – if you do it right, of course.
Conservatories make for great extensions because they offer a more relaxing and comfortable environment than a lot of rooms in the house or even the immediate exterior of your back yard. There is something pretty cool about being surrounded by unobstructed views of your garden while you read, eat, or sit around, while not having to be outside!
But, I mean, if you do want to use it as a greenhouse, then go ahead. They do make pretty good greenhouses. But if you’re looking for a modest house extension, then a conservatory can be the cheapest – and
If you’re looking to build a conservatory, then you’re on the road to making a magnificent renovation. The first step, of course, is making sure that you’re allowed to build one. Even if you own the property outright, there may be some permissions that you need to be granted. Ensure that your local authority doesn’t have any qualms with you adding a conservatory to your home.
If you don’t own the property, then you’re going to have to seek permission from your landlord. Heck, they may even be willing to get the job done. Conservatories can add quite a bit of value to a home, though you have to be careful not to assume that it will pay for itself!
You need to make sure all the necessary professionals are booked in and available before you undertake any large job. For starters, you may need help with installing copper earthing rods, connecting your new room to an electricity supply and any plumbing work that may need doing.
When you’re in these initial planning stages, I suggest that one of the first things you consider is temperature control. A lot of people neglect this aspect of things when they’re building a conservatory, and they may find themselves paying dearly for it. In the summer, it needs reliable ventilation to keep it cool – the warm rays of the sun and the surrounding glass combine to create a pretty warm atmosphere! But you also need to consider the winter, when your conservatory can get pretty darn chilly. The best materials for your conservatory have temperature control in mind. But you also need to consider strength, as well as general aesthetic. A lot of people don’t want it sticking out too much from the rest of the home.
After that, you get to look into the more fun aspects of interior design. Whether you go for modern, opulent, or a more traditional and comfortable edge, make sure your conservatory feels like the expensive addition to your home that it is. In other words, don’t be afraid to make it worth your time and money!