Why It’s Time to Take a Fresh Look at Conservatories

There’s so much more to a conservatory these days than it being a mere extension to your ground floor. Designs can be sleeker and more modern. The use of space is cleverer than ever and challenges preconceptions. The contemporary conservatory can add something special to your property. This is true specially if it’s designed to let a lot more light into the house.

Be aware of the difference between a conservatory and an extension

These two architectural forms are similar, and usually the only way to distinguish between them is that an extension has more solid walls than glazed areas. However, this is open to interpretation. You could argue there are technically more solid walls than glazed ones, so although it has the feel of a conservatory, it’s actually a very sunny extension. It also requires structure and thus foundations. Normally, if what you’re planning doesn’t need foundations and it’s mainly glass, it’s a conservatory. I’m saying this up front so that some of our less typical conservatory options included here make more sense!

Here’s a selection of the different types of conservatory you can go for, and some inspiration for adding one to your home.


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