A conservatory can be a visually astonishing addition to any home, but when people decide to invest in a conservatory, there is a lot of thought needed to be had as to what style of conservatory is wanted or desired, where it is going to be positioned, and how it will influence the visual and insular aspects of a home.

Den or Dining Room?

The first decision you make should be about the planned use and type of conservatory you want. Conservatories are one of the most adaptable home add-ons you can invest in – they can be used as sitting rooms, home offices, play rooms for children, dining rooms, kitchen extensions and more, and each room comes with its own space, use and subject requirements.

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Knowing your proposed use for your conservatory can help you make decisions about design and size: if you’re choosing to use your conservatory as a dining room, you will need to make sure any tables and chairs can comfortably be included within the space, whilst should you prefer to use the extra space as a sitting room or serene den, you want materials and lights that are inviting and more comforting than those of a home office.

Perfect Positioning

Positioning is vital for your pleasure of your new space. You need to make sure you have more than enough room in an area of your property that gives you views of your garden and gets plenty of sunlight. South facing conservatories are a popular choice among homeowners because they get much more daylight than any other position, which is great for sun seekers but does mean you will have to put more consideration into blinds, curtains and ventilation. There are pros and cons for every position; study your property with a certified builder so you can obtain the benefit of their expert judgment and find the position that is best for you.

Perfect For the Period

Conservatories have been an admired home addition for years and their style has modified with the changing styles of home designs through trends.

As modern houses are built in a cleaner, simpler way, so are modern conservatories. Lean-to conservatories are a popular choice; they are rectangular constructions with a single roof pitch.

Material Choices

Putting in natural materials like timber, or bamboo from Empire Floors, into your conservatory can help it feel like a solid part of your home’s structure, and there are a massive amount of glass and frame options for you to choose from.

A Matter of Teamwork

Finding the right design team is vital; you need to find a team you can trust and who will listen to your requirements and help make them a reality. Find a team with experience who you know can work with properties of your period and style, and make sure you are paying for superiority in their job. When you have a clear idea and an expert team, nothing is standing between you and adding a conservatory to your home.