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The Benefits of Conservatories for the Older Generation

As we get older, it's hard to think about the idea of moving to gain space. The thought of having to pack everything up, deal with estate agents and solicitors, transferring all the utilities and all the other difficulties which come with moving. So what are the alternatives?

Extending your home might be one, but it brings with it a lot of mess, and can take a long time to get everything sorted out. There are plans to be drawn up, planning permission to be sought from the council, surveys to be done, and then the work itself which can be very disruptive.

One of the best solutions to gaining extra space in your home, without lots of building disruption, mess and hassle is to have a conservatory installed.

Conservatories come in all sorts of styles and designs, and as long as you follow the rules and regulations correctly you rarely need planning permission. They're often quite a lot cheaper to build than an extension too, and of course there's much less mess involved because they're an addition that's attached to the outside of your home.

The benefits that you get, however, can be huge. It creates a nice open space that lets in plenty of light and sunshine; somewhere to use as an extra lounge area if you want it, or as a pleasant dining space, or even as somewhere that the grandkids can play when they come to visit and it's too wet for them to go outside.

In the winter it gives you a room where you can hang washing to dry without worrying about the rain and without it clogging up the rest of your home. You can use it as a place to sit and admire the garden without worrying about cold biting winds or snow on the ground, and if the weather drops sharply, then it also acts as a barrier against the cold getting into the rest of your house. It works like a protective layer between the main rooms of your house and the outside, helping you to keep heating costs down in the winter too.

As well as all this, you'll add a bit of extra value to your home too. Conservatories can be quite sought after, so if you do decide you want or need to sell your home, you can be safe in the knowledge that the value will be increased not decreased, and the house will probably be easier to sell too.




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