Credit card alternatives could help fund a conservatory
Lifestyle News | Posted Tuesday, 29th Mar
Now that spring has officially begun, some homeowners may be considering looking into credit card alternatives to pay for a conservatory for their property.
Speaking to the Independent newspaper, Philip Macdonald, managing director of Abbotts estate agents, said the quality of a conservatory is the most important thing if homeowners are hoping to add value to their house.
"It has to be more than a lean-to or a greenhouse in disguise," he told the newspaper.
"But get the quality right and not only do you give your family the flexibility of an extra reception room, but you can substantially add to your home's value."
According to Mr Macdonald, the extra usable space can add up to 30 per cent to the asking price, which could prompt people to use credit card alternatives to get the extension.
It follows comments from Lucy Halsall, editor of Grow Your Own magazine, who said people are finding more inventive ways to grow their own produce without a garden - such as using balconies or conservatories.