Extension or Conservatory: What's Right for Your Home?

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Choosing between an extension or conservatory is likely to be a key decision if you're looking to add more space to the ground floor of your home. This is particularly the case if you're hoping to create a better connection between your home and garden in the process.

Both have their pros and cons and both are a great way to increase the floor area of a house. However, which one will best fulfil your needs will depend on several factors, including what you plan on using the new additional space for, your budget (building an extension will likely cost more), the style of your house and how much extra space you are aiming for.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.