How to Modernise a Conservatory

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A Modernised Conservatory Could Add up to Five Per Cent of Value to Your Home. Here’s How to Upgrade Your Existing Conservatory.

Is your existing conservatory past its best? If you are experiencing issues with poor heat insulation or a leaking roof, or you’d like to improve your living space, modernising your conservatory could be the best thing you do all year.  That’s because adding a well-built modern conservatory could increase the value of your property by up to £15,000 —  an impressive return on investment.

When modernising your conservatory, there are a few important things to keep in mind — don’t cut corners, scrimp on materials or attempt to do it yourself unless, of course, you’re an experienced builder. A poorly modernised conservatory could actually deter buyers and lower the value of your property, so it’s best not to attempt to do the building work yourself unless you are an expert.

Here are a few quick tips on modernising your conservatory from our home improvement experts — we’re always happy to offer personalised advice, too; all you need to do is contact us.

5 Great Ways to Modernise a Conservatory from Home Improvement Experts

  • Replace an old damaged or leaking roof with a solid roof construction. A solid roof will provide better insulation and heat regulation all year round while being resistant to damp and weather changes and more secure. Brackenwood specialises in solid roof installations and you can save up to thirty per cent when you have your conservatory roof replaced with us.
  • Replace the exterior doors — new patio doors can make a significant difference to the security, heat insulation and visual appeal of your conservatory. Brackenwood can provide bespoke conservatory patio doors that are made to match your construction and have A++ rated glazed panels. You can opt for classic French doors, modern sliding patio doors or folding conservatory doors tailored to your requirements.
  • Freshen things up with new furniture — bring the outdoor vibe inside by opting for plenty of plants, comfy sofas in warm and vibrant hues or wicker furniture for a modern, outdoorsy look. Add homely touches that exude warmth and comfort like cushions, family photos and decorations.
  • Brighten things up and improve heat insulation by installing thermally efficient blinds that cover the floor-to-ceiling windows. You can also give the walls or ceiling a lick of thermal paint to help keep the space warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
  • Opt for an orangery — if your existing conservatory is so tired that modernising it would cost almost as much as a new construction, why not opt for an ultra-modern orangery? This style of conservatory has a glass roof and glass walls while also benefitting from brickwork that provides privacy and security and blends with the look of your property. 

However you decide to improve your existing conservatory, make sure that you use a reputable local firm with heaps of experience.  Brackenwood has been modernising conservatories across Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey since 1987. You can view a portfolio of our recent projects or visit us at our Basingstoke showroom to see a variety of available conservatory styles

Related Topics in Our Conservatory Buying Guide:

  • How to Insulate a Conservatory Roof
  • How to Keep a Conservatory Cool
  • How to Keep a Conservatory Warm
  • What is the Difference between an Orangery and a Conservatory?