How much value does a conservatory add to your house? Every creative mind can easily daydream a masterpiece, a home extension which will outrank every Pinterest board out there! The sunroom extension designs are endless. But are conservatories worth it? When it is time to sell, will you gain more money if you add a conservatory? It all boils down to return on investment (ROI).
Do sunrooms add value to your home? If done well, definitely. The estimated value added to your home could range from 5 to 15 percent depending on your initial investment. A conservatory priced at £10,000 could see a five percent return.
There are many ways to boost your home’s value, so are conservatories worth it? A sunroom might help sell your home quickly. Arguably, conservatories help sell properties due to their popularity. Research shows that homes with conservatories are increasingly popular, rising from 1.7 million (1991) to 4 million (2011).
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Conservatory sizes: what size adds the most value?
Choosing the correct size for a conservatory extension is vital for added property value. Your conservatory should appear as if it was part of the original house, not a quick add on. Often the conservatory which adds the most value to your home will be one that is proportionate in size.
As British buyers highly value gardens, be careful you don’t reduce your home’s value by oversizing your conservatory. Small sunrooms can still add value. Large conservatories will add to the size of your home, but neither are considered a full room during valuations.
Obviously, you will also need to determine how much cash you can spend on a conservatory. It is better to create a small sunroom instead of a big build on a strained budget.
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What is the average cost of a conservatory?
Many individuals selling their home ask, “how much is a small conservatory?” The idea is to add a cheap conservatory and quickly add value to their property. Size isn’t the only consideration for your wallet.
The costs of conservatory extensions depend on the type of sunroom you choose. For example, the lean-to conservatory could be only £5,750. Whereas orangery extensions range between £14,000 to £50,000.
What type of sunroom increases your property’s value, a conservatory or an orangery? The benefits of building a conservatory are the price and time-frame. However, the orangery can add more overall value to your property.
Are conservatories a good idea for increased property value?
With all said and done, are conservatories a good ideato help sell your house? They are a great option if you want to add value to your home before selling as conservatories are a relatively fast option. However, it’s not worth building a low-end conservatory, as this could actually decrease the property’s value.
To be sure whether conservatories are a good idea for you, consider the following:
- Neighbourhood’s ceiling price
- Garden size
- Your timescale
- Planning permission
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Getting a valuation is a good starting point as it will help you keep your property within your neighbourhood’s ceiling price. You can contact us for a free quote to find out the current value of your home. This will help you determine the best way to add value to your property!
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