Thousands of UK home owners each year take the decision to add a Conservatory as a way of making the most of their home. The choice and variety of what’s available is massive and can be accessed at a variety of levels. But the first step is often a visit to a showroom. What should you expect when you do this and how can you make the most of it?
From the start it’s important to be prepared. Go to the showroom with your homework already done. What size/space is available for the conservatory? Are there are features or challenges to bear in mind? Do you have any idea what look or style you’re after. Go with an open mind but be prepared. One great tip is to come along with some photos on your phone or tablet so that staff at the showroom can get an idea of what is on the table.
When you visit you’ll probably be confronted with a number of pre-built examples of conservatories. Some showrooms go to considerable lengths to present a number of alternatives that you can go in, look around and be in. This can be a little overwhelming for some so do take your time. Although these are pre-built look at the details and try and imagine them in your own home/garden. How do they feel?
As you travel round you can expect to be accompanied by sales staff. Again, this environment can bring on a number of reactions. Take your time, listen to what they’re saying. With the research you’ve already done you should be well informed and able to discuss what options present themselves. It’s worth saying that the cheapest option isn’t always the best.
Then you may sit down for a design appointment. Many showrooms will have a variety of flexibility in what they can offer – from the look of the overall conservatory down to the detail of fittings. Remember the pre-built examples mean you can take another look.
Like most purchasing experiences a little time in the showroom can pay dividends so go slow and be thorough. With this approach it can be a good experience and a good step towards your own conservatory.
It should describe the kind of experience a customer should expect when visiting a conservatory showroom, from looking around pre-built examples of conservatories to speaking with sales staff and design appointments.