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Will the humble conservatory make a comeback?

Conservatories became popular in the eighties as a cheaper alternative to an extension. Despite the promise of adding an extra, light-filled room, conservatories tend to be too cold in the winter and too hot in the summer, rendering them near impractical.

So, if like Goldilocks, you’re looking to make your conservatory ‘just right’, we’ve come up with a few ideas to transform it into a more usable space.

  • Add roof insulation. This option will help to reduce the amount of heat escaping through the roof, saving energy and money. Couple this with thermal blinds or curtains to make your conservatory more efficient – and ultimately more practical.
  • Swap the glass roof for tiles. Although this option requires a higher financial investment, the resulting space should be more appropriate for use 365 days per year – perhaps as a separate room entirely or as an extension to your living or kitchen areas.

With a host of benefits from reducing your heating bills to increasing the size of usable living space, modifying your conservatory could potentially also add value to your home.

Perhaps, then, the conservatory is here to stay.

If you’re considering selling your home, please get in touch to speak to our friendly, expert team.

Interior and exterior shots of a conservatory with roof insulation. The resulting space is more usable and extends the family kitchen-diner.
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 Jared Thomas

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Jared Thomas

Director (Sales)

With over 16 years’ experience in estate agency, Jared has expert knowledge of the local area and the property market. He leads a team of highly experienced estate agents and is committed to providing an excellent standard of client care and satisfaction. Jared has extensive experience of all housing markets, both in cities and in villages, and does not believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach.