Conservatories have been in existence since the 16th century, devised as a practical purpose for cultivating citrus fruits which require a warmer climate than often found in the UK. Nowadays they can be found attached to the back or side of many homes and used for all manner of applications. A conservatory could add value to your home and provide much needed space to avoid moving into a larger property.
However, adding a conservatory can be a costly endeavour but there are plenty of options available to help you finance the new addition to your home. You should always look at using your savings first but if you don’t have any savings or can’t spare the time to save up, an overdraft, credit card or a personal loan are available to help cover the costs.
Another option available to you as a homeowner, is a secured loan for a conservatory, like those offered by Nemo. But remember, a Nemo loan is secured against your home so you must ensure you can afford the repayments or your home may be repossessed.
Dining Room Extension
One of the most popular reasons for getting a conservatory, using it as a dining room is ideal for smaller homes which just have a table in the kitchen. The glass roof and windows provide a nice outlook during summer (assuming you have a scenic garden) and at night during dinner parties this could create a good atmosphere.
Return to the initial purpose of conservatories and use yours to grow everything from a few small pot plants to creating your own personal jungle. The glazed windows help focus the sun’s rays on the plants and their growth. Small trees can be planted which bear fruit not possible in the regular British garden, such as lemons. Just remember to water them as well.
The light environment created by a conservatory can prove a lot more productive space for working in than a small room upstairs. Turn it into a home office or if you run a small business use it to see clients, whether cutting their hair or providing accounting advice.
Many homeowners convert their garages into gyms but these can be pretty dull and uninspiring spaces. Though the conservatory will get warm during summer a window can always be opened and come winter it can be a great workout temperature. You save on travel and gym membership fees too.
Whether you’ve already got young children or have one on the way, installing a conservatory for their use can be a good idea. Rather than have toys littered across the house keep them all in this one room. Being downstairs in a clear room means you can always keep a watchful eye on them as well. Conservatories present a range of benefits for every homeowner in different ways.