Posted on October 17, 2010 by Martin Preisler
We have installed a fair number of conservatories, and it is my opinion that they generally speaking don't add much value to a house. Yes, they may give you some extra square meters of sun light, but generally speaking they are not very pretty and more importantly they are not looked upon as habitable space when it comes to a house sale. Mostly I recommend our customers that they consider building a house extension instead.
However, while I was surfing the net, I suddenly stumbled upon a French manufacturer of conservatories, OpenSun. Quite a revelation. I think the photos speak for themselves, but imagine a conservatory made of floor to ceiling glass panels, effectively giving you an outdoor room. It is beautifully crafted and the rounded design appeals to me aesthetically. The design is circular which is unusual, but the best feature is definitely that it folds back so that the encircled area becomes an outside area at a click off a button. Although not an estate agent, I am pretty sure that this will add value to your house.