A conservatory is a great addition to your home. It adds value and it gives you a great place to relax when the weather is warm. It’s also a lot easier than building an extension and you won’t need planning permission for it. So, if you need a bit more space in the house but you don’t want to build a full extension on there, a conservatory is ideal. However, even though a conservatory is a lot simpler than an extension, that doesn’t mean you can’t make mistakes with the design and build. A lot of people find that and the finished product isn’t what they wanted. If you’re considering adding a conservatory to your home, make sure that you avoid these common mistakes.
Not Budgeting Properly
The first stage in any home improvement project is to write a budget. Conservatories are easier because you usually get one company to put it in and they’ll be able to give you a full price upfront for it. But that’s not the only cost that you’ll have to cover. That conservatory needs to be furnished and decorated once it’s built. You might even want to put some new flooring in there. If you only consider the cost of the actual conservatory and not everything else that goes inside, you’re likely to come up short and end up with an unusable space until you can save the rest of the money that you need.
Not Considering Insulation
The conservatory is a room that is mainly used in the summer. The big windows let a lot of sun in and make the room into a heat trap. But what about the winter? If you don’t think about insulation, the conservatory is going to be freezing cold. Even if you’ve got heating in there, it’s not going to be a nice space. It’ll also make it harder to heat the rest of the house if you’ve got an uninsulated conservatory stuck on the side, so you’ll be wasting a lot of money. Always look for companies like Rundle and Dorey who can install an insulated roof. That way, you’ll be able to get use out of your new conservatory all year round, rather than just in the summer months.
Choosing The Wrong Position
You won’t really be able to use your conservatory at all if you put it in the wrong place. Getting enough sun is vital in a conservatory, so you’ve got to position it well. That means you need to have a look at the available spaces and work out which area gets the most sun. However, you also need to consider the rest of the space around it. For example, you don’t want to fill the entire garden with the conservatory because then you don’t have any outdoor space. You need to find an area that you don’t use that much which gets a lot of sun.
If you make these mistakes, your conservatory will just be a very costly room on the side of your house that you never use.
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