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How a new conservatory can be a space for your whole family to enjoy

Fern in conservatory. Photograph by Bev Lloyd-Roberts

Adding a conservatory on to your property is something fantastic that you can do for your whole family, and for yourself.

It is a way of adding some additional room to your property, giving everyone a little more breathing space, and particularly important if there are young or teenage children in the home! There are many benefits to having a conservatory, some you may know about and some you possibly won't have even considered.

Adding additional space to your property - A conservatory is a fantastic way to add some extra space to your property without having to throw anything out or ask any of your children to leave! Whether you use your room as a living room, a dining room or even just a family room this is a wonderful place where you can all relax together. An extension will generally be a lot more expensive, so this is a fantastic way to have some more space without blowing the budget.

Somewhere to spend time together - This is particularly relevant if you have your new conservatory as a living room, a dining room or a family room. Your whole family will be able to get together here, play games, eat meals together at the table, dance, sing and just generally have a real large space that can be filled with fun. A conservatory makes a fantastic space for children, who will love being able to play with their toys - particularly in the gorgeous daylight that you have flooding in.

Insulating your home in the winter time - A conservatory will be, generally, built on the back of your home, and will be a fantastic way to insulate your walls and keep the back of your home warmer during the coldest months. This will work as an extra barrier between your home and the elements, and is a great way to save some money on your energy bills.

A suntrap - During the summer months you will be able to enjoy the garden and the sun from your conservatory. This is particularly handy if you are having a family gathering or a barbeque, as you can keep the guests out in the garden and have somewhere else to retire to should it become chilly - or if the typical British wet weather shows up.

Adding value to your property - In addition to generally being a fantastic investment for the whole family, a conservatory is a brilliant way to add some extra value on to your home. It can be advertised to a prospective purchaser as an additional reception room, as well as being a fantastic way to showcase your wonderful gardening skills - and your property's unique appeal.

Overall, there are many fantastic benefits for the whole family from having a conservatory. It is a fantastic way of adding some extra space without having to think about selling your family home and all the upheaval that goes with it.

Photo credit: Bev Lloyd-Roberts

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