Thursday April 4, 2013 at 4:21pm
When you bought your current home, you may have envisaged living there for many years to come. There may have been the feeling that you had successfully created a real haven, providing protection from the wider world.
That's something that is clearly important, particularly for those who lead stressful working lives. The chance to return home and to be able to relax is essential, allowing that key separation between working and leisure time.
You may have reached the point, however, when you come to decide that spending time within the home isn't as much fun as it really should be. There may be a sense that something is not quite right.
Over time, your family may have grown and your needs may have changed as a result. A property that looked perfect originally may now feel rather small, or imperfect. It's natural to feel that it's time for a change.
The nature of that required change tends to vary from one person to the next. There may be a sense that you can only find happiness by moving home, but that's not something that's always possible. Indeed, there may even be financial limitations that get in the way.
Building a conservatory
A key alternative would be to think about adding more space to your home. Once again, there may be a sense that options are limited here, due to a lack of cash that may be available to you.
Of course, since we sell DIY conservatories, it's almost inevitable that we'll end up recommending such products. This blog takes a broader view of the world though and we certainly recognise that this is just one option that is available to you.
We believe that it's a good choice to make, primarily because there's the chance to add more value to your home and also to add the space that you require. If you're able to handle the installation yourself, or with the help of friends and family, then this can certainly help to reduce the costs that are involved too.
You may want to know how much value you will add to your property. Although it's impossible to provide a generic answer to such a query, one piece of advice would be to become familiar with the local housing market. Take a look at asking and selling prices.
By identifying homes that have added conservatories, it should be possible to get a fair estimate of how much value you will be adding to your own home.
Building a new conservatory has to be right for your family and has to make financial sense. We are very much in favour of checking out your options and making a reasoned decision.