If you are looking to sell your house soon and want to add some value to your home first, there are a few things you may want to do.
Giving the place a lick of paint can freshen it up and make your house look cleaner.
Many will think of upgrading bathrooms and the kitchen to appeal to certain buyers. Whilst this is a great starting place, it’s not always enough.
The thing that entices buyers to a home is the amount of space it comes with. People want more rooms and storage space and conservatories are very sought after. As well as conservatories, accessory dwelling units (ADUs) that stand alone in the garden are also becoming more and more popular, with people recognising how much value they can add to a property and looking to learn more about how they can go about financing one. However, if you don’t have the space or the means to get an ADU, then a conservatory is a great solution to add some extra space to a property.
What is your home missing?
Conservatories come in many different forms and sizes, meaning you can tailor the perfect one to suit and balance out your home.
If you don’t have much light coming into the rest of your house, you could add a glass-roofed conservatory to let lots of light in.
In contrast, if you don’t have issues with light or you have a south facing garden it could be more beneficial to have a roof on your conservatory, perhaps with a skylight or glass panel to let more light in during winter months
People love rooms and if your home is lacking in the space category you can add value and potential by adding a conservatory.
Here are some suggestions for the use of a conservatory:
- Office – Conservatories can be a great location for a study, freeing up other rooms around the house and creating a relaxing place to work.
- Bedroom – If you don’t have many bedrooms in your house you can convert your conservatory into one. The only issue is conservatories don’t have the best insulation so make sure you have heaters fitted.
- Storage – If your home doesn’t have much storage space, a conservatory can be used for this. A conservatory can be a space to keep toys, your washing machine and seasonal furniture.
- Family Room – Conservatories can be additional spaces for your family. Turn your conservatory into a games room, a dining room or even a TV room.
Conservatories come in many different styles and designs. You can add a modern twist to a dated home with the addition of a sloped roof and large windows with a modern use of lighting.
Here are some modern conservatory design ideas:
Reverse Lean To Allimunium Conservatory
No Planning Permission Needed
You may be thinking, “why don’t I just add an extension to my home?”.
Well, a conservatory doesn’t need planning permission, but an extension does! Plus, conservatiories are way cheaper than building an extension. This is because the costs of building an extension include building materials, insulation and electrical fittings as well as roofing and roof insulation.
How much value do they really add?
So is it worth it in the end?
Conservatories that cost 5,000 – 30,000 can add 7% value to your home, meaning that if you spend around 15,000 on the whole project you will most likely get all of the costs back in the selling of the house. To pay for the project, try to save up, but if you can’t, you could get a home improvement loan instead. You can search here for more information on home improvement loans and how they might be able to help you.
You must ensure the conservatory is high quality and adds something to the property as a low-quality conservatory may add little value at all.
Take all the above things into consideration and you are almost guaranteed to succeed with selling your home at the best cost possible.