5 reasons to love conservatories #CP

I have been working from home for almost five months now and for me that meant setting up my desk in the conservatory, a space where i previously didn't have much time or care for. 

Conservatories could perhaps be seen by some as a home improvement trend of the past, but with many working from home these days, it seems that people might be starting to fall back in love with them, as they give some amazing benefits and that extra bit of space for those that need it in these strange times. 

They can be a great addition to any home, and here’s why…

They let in natural light

Who doesn’t love natural light in their home? It’s so beneficial to our health and our mood - especially in the winter when many people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder. There’s no better way to flood your home with natural light than to incorporate a conservatory. When you need a little pick-me-up and to feel at one with the outdoors but it’s cold, miserable and wet, simply snuggle up in your conservatory and you’ll feel like you're making the most of the daylight without being exposed to harsh winter weather.

It gives you extra space

A conservatory is essentially an extension. It’s an extra room for you to live in, enjoy and store your belongings. This is perfect for families who might need a bit more room for all those toys that seem to mount up in every corner, or perfect for couples to turn into a relaxing spot for a glass of wine in the evenings. Whatever the reason, a conservatory can be tailored exactly to your needs.

It adds value to your home

When you invest in big changes to your home, it’s always important to consider the value this will add to it and the edge it will give it over other houses in the area. We all know how competitive the housing market is, and that little extra something - such as a conservatory - could be the perfect addition to win over a buyer. With prospective buyers in mind, make sure you opt for a great quality conservatory with anti-glare glass, a glass roof over polycarbonate and good quality domestic concrete for the structure.

It can be used as a greenhouse

Due to the glass features of a conservatory, they naturally retain the heat and can feel somewhat tropical in the summer. If you’re a keen gardener, you can use a conservatory as an extension of your garden and create a space for your plants to thrive. Plus, who doesn’t want a room full of plants in their home? They look beautiful and improve the air quality.

It’s great in the winter

Now, hear me out with this one. Many people with a conservatory may neglect it during the winter. In the same way that it gets very warm in the summer, it can get very cold in the colder months. If you can combat this with your heating system or electric heaters, then your conservatory can still really come into its own in the winter. It can be a super relaxing spot to curl up into on a rainy day. You know that feeling of hearing the wind and rain when you’re cosy in bed? Imagine that all around you as you unwind in your conservatory.

With these plus-points in mind, don’t underestimate the power of a conservatory! Whether you’re house-hunting or planning on implementing some home improvements, put conservatories on your radar.

Karl Young

Part-time daddy and lifestyle blogger. Father of 2 boys under 2. Golfer, scare-fan, tea-lover, traveller, squash and poker player. I write on the @HuffPostUK http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/karl-young/

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