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How A Conservatory Can Really Change The Way You Live Your House

By Brown Ezilon.com Articles Published 10/23/2010 | Architecture and Interior Design

If you are lacking space or intimate places in which to retreat and relax in after a long day at work or on those cold winter weekends, a conservatory is an ideal addition you can make to your home. By adding a sun lounge or conservatory to your house as an extension you will be increasing the space and the value to your house.

Now adding an extension such as a conservatory may seem expensive as a first thought but by following a few simple steps you will be surprised how it could actually fit in your budget and house planning.

Before you do decide to build any extension always check with the local planning authorities to find out if you need permission before carrying out your plans. Normally it is quite a straightforward procedure, but it is best to check before hand.

Once you have got those issues straight measure out the exact area you intend to exploit so that you can submit it to potential builders and suppliers of the materials you need. Make sure you allow for enough internal space, although the builders will offer quotes according to the surface area you will need. Once you are building an extension a little more space will not make much difference in the price.

Make sure you research the different styles the market proposes to see whether they will fit in harmony with your houses structure and style. You do not want to risk that your conservatory looking out of place with respect to your house. You have such a wide range of choice on the market, from wood, glass to brickwork that you will surely find the suitable structure for your needs.

Shop around and contact the highest number of companies that offer conservatories and do not stop at the cheapest offer, for you must consider what they can offer for the price they are proposing. Once you have studied your various options, shorten your list to three or four companies and then try and negotiate for a better price.

Once you have an idea of how much you will be spending always allow for an extra ten percent on your budget in cases of unexpected expenses that may pop up. You may also decide you want to add something extra during the building process, so it is handy to have a little more on the side.

Once you have finally erected your new sun lounge or conservatory you will find it will become the core of your home. If you make it cozy and comfortable by furnishing it with armchairs, bookcases, cushions, plants and any other furnishing that may render it inviting you will really reap all the comfort and advantages of your new investment.

During the winter months it will turn out to be a cozy retreat in which to relax, have breakfast or read in, while in the summer months you can block the sun out with blinds and open the glass doors to let the breeze in and take advantage of the outside air and atmosphere, without being exposed to the blazing sun.

Make sure you take full advantage of your new investment for you and your family to enjoy and render it an area that was worth spending money for.