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Ideas for upgrading a conservatory

  • 07-02-2020 8:53pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 98 ✭✭ Owlet
    Registered User


    We've just bought our first family home and would like to modernise/upgrade the conservatory. In our dreams we would convert it to a proper extension but I assume that would require redoing the foundations which would be out of our budget for now anyway. Is there any way of upgrading the conservatory in the short term - i guess we coule re do the flooring to something more modern. Is it possible to upgrade the glass so it looks less plasticky and and a bit more contemporary? Just looking for some ideas and inspiration really.

    And if by some miracle someone has ever come across a conservatory that could be turned into a proper extension fairly easily please do give me some hope (I know we would need a structural engineer to confirm foundations).

    Photos of conservatory attached. Thanks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 662 ✭✭✭ bemak
    Registered User


    knock it and give the light back to the room that it extends from!


  • Registered Users Posts: 177 ✭✭ brio09
    Registered User


    Owlet wrote: »
    We've just bought our first family home and would like to modernise/upgrade the conservatory. In our dreams we would convert it to a proper extension but I assume that would require redoing the foundations which would be out of our budget for now anyway. Is there any way of upgrading the conservatory in the short term - i guess we coule re do the flooring to something more modern. Is it possible to upgrade the glass so it looks less plasticky and and a bit more contemporary? Just looking for some ideas and inspiration really.

    And if by some miracle someone has ever come across a conservatory that could be turned into a proper extension fairly easily please do give me some hope (I know we would need a structural engineer to confirm foundations).

    Photos of conservatory attached. Thanks.

    curious what did you go ahead with? we are buying our first family home and the home has a conservatory / sunroom that the sellers used as a family room. we are thinking of what to do with it


  • Registered Users Posts: 734 ✭✭✭ buzzerxx
    Registered User


    I would say that is very cold in winter and way too hot in the summer. A lightweight warm roof with insulation and plastered ceiling and 2 velux windows is a good option. It would cost about 8k


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