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Conservatories: The Perfect Edition to Your Home

If you don’t already have a conservatory, why not? These extensions are a great addition to any modern home, offering value, additional living space, and storage solutions. Conservatories are highly versatile and can be used in a variety of ways to bring a touch of modern elegance to your home. Here at Swish Home Improvements, our team has put their heads together to come up with all the reasons why you should add a conservatory to your home, and the ways to use your existing conservatory effectively! 

Increases Property Value

Homes that come with a well cared for conservatory drastically increase the value of your property. If you want to figure out exactly what kind of value you should expect from the installation of a conservatory, you should expect roughly a 7% overall increase in value, though more complex conservatory designs could push this percentage even higher. 

The area of your home can also have an impact on the increase in value a conservatory offers, with prime locations boosting the numbers to an expected 12% value rise. While this applies mostly to many sought after properties in London, areas of the North East are also considered prime locations for properties with conservatories. 

Timeless Design

Conservatories may seem like a fairly new trend for housing, but they have been a popular addition to homes since the Victorian times, offering a timeless and sophisticated touch to your home that will never go out of fashion. They were, and still are, an excellent solution for adding natural lighting to the home and giving the illusion of more space, making them great for more compact properties with large gardens. 

There are a number of design options to choose from when it comes to finding the perfect conservatory for your home, including P-shaped, T-shaped, lean-to, gable, Edwardian, Victorian, and York conservatories, meaning that it’s easy to find a conservatory that flows with your home.

Extra Room

If you’re looking to add more space to your home, a conservatory is a cheaper solution to an extension as they are made with fewer materials while still strong and sturdy enough to be used as an entirely new room in the house. Conservatories are often used as an additional bedroom, lounge area, or as a way to extend the kitchen or dining area. 

As conservatories are a great source of natural lighting in the home, turning one into a brand new, fully functional room can offer a variety of benefits. You can use your conservatory to store items or clothing that aren’t used regularly or add a bookcase and a couple of comfy chairs for a well-lit study, providing plenty of light to read your favourite books. Conservatories are especially great for hosting parties, offering more space for guests and providing easy access to your garden for those warm summer nights.

Top Tips For Decorating Your Conservatory

For many people, a conservatory is used as an additional space in the home that is designed to be a solution to letting in natural light from outside. With large windows and typically white interiors, it can be tricky to know how best to decorate your conservatory. Here at Swish Home Improvements, our team has put their heads together to help you liven up your conservatory with amazing decor. 

Warm Lighting is a Must

Because the inside of your conservatory will typically have white spaces between the windows, adding a warm light source can take away the harshness the white produces. Go the extra mile with string lights or hanging bulbs that provide a warm glow and are great to look at! Alternatively, you can create a cosy and relaxed environment using lights that have a dimmer option, so you can adjust the amount of light in your conservatory on an evening. 

Beautiful Curtains and Blinds

The large windows that are designed to flood your home with natural light reach the end of their usefulness when the sun goes down. Therefore, having curtains and blinds in place to block out the night is not only practical but opens the door to a range of decorating solutions. Curtains and blinds come in a variety of types and styles, and while we don’t recommend heavy curtains that are suitable for winter, you can add your own personal touch with blinds and curtains that suit your style. 

Use Textures to Add A Cosy Feeling

Adding a layer of warmth using blankets, cushions, throws, and rugs can turn your conservatory into a cosy space that’s great year-round, but why stick to flat, smooth surfaces? Choosing tasselled cushions, buttoned blankets, fluffy throws, and thick rugs can be a great way to liven up the space within your conservatory and create a more lived-in, messy feel that reflects a shabby chic interior. 

Have we piqued your interest? Would you like more information? 

If this guide isn’t enough to convince you why a conservatory would make a great addition to your home, our team at Swish Home Improvements are here to help! We’re dedicated to providing high-quality conservatories to North Yorkshire and the North East, and we pride ourselves on being experts in conservatories! Get in touch with our team today!