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What Conservatory Is Right for Me?

“Home is where the heart is”- it is a true saying in all sense. We all love our homes and always look for ways to make them more beautiful and comfortable.

While there are multiple ways of making your house aesthetically pleasing from the inside, a conservatory is a great way of enhancing the outer look of your home, whilst also providing an added indoor area for comfort and enjoying the outdoor sights without having to venture outside into the unpredictable weather. A conservatory allows you to enjoy the sun without having to endure the crippling cold or wind outside.

Conservatories come in many different shapes and sizes – from simple glass rooms to spectacular glazed extensions.  The problem for most people is that they are not fully aware of just how many different types of conservatories there are to choose from.

This guide looks at the top styles of conservatories that are available in the UK and how each one will benefit your home.

Conservatories: What to Think About While Choosing One

When deciding on the style of your new conservatory, it is important to think about what you want to use it for.

Here are some of the questions that you should ask yourself before choosing a conservatory for your home.

Will it mainly be used as a garden room, for growing plants or for keeping pets? A basic type of conservatory that can be accessed through an existing door from your home will probably suit these needs.

Do you just want to use it on summer days? If so, you can probably get away with a simple conservatory, but you’ll need to think about the impact of its temperature on the rest of your home and how cold it will be during the winter.

Do you want to use it to extend your living space all year round? You’ll need to think more carefully about size, style, construction and interior features, as well as the cost of adding it to your home by removing a wall to make it an open-plan space or having double glass doors fitted to it.

Are you after a conservatory with the wow factor? If you are looking for something that represents your personality, you can go for a bespoke conservatory. They can be expensive, so be clear on what you want to get the look you are dreaming of.

Types of Conservatory

For a better understanding, here is a list of conservatories that you can choose from:

Victorian Conservatory

For many people in the UK, the Victorian style is the epitome of conservatory design. Standing out from the home, with a rounded wall at the end, the Victorian conservatory looks attractive and makes complete use of the available space. Probably the UK’s single most popular choice, these conservatories look great as an addition to most kinds of properties.

Edwardian Conservatory

An Edwardian conservatory (also referred to as Georgian), is similar to a Victorian but has a rectangular or square shape and a pitched roof on each side. Due to its classic design, an Edwardian conservatory provides plenty of space and is ideal for use as a playroom, dining area or storage space.

P-shaped Conservatory

As its name suggests, a P-shaped conservatory is in the shape of the letter P, often combining typical features of both Edwardian and Victorian designs. Naturally, this design offers a lot more space and helps to make the conservatory more versatile for homeowners. With a P-shaped conservatory, it is possible to split the available space into two separate functions; one side could be a play area for children, while the other could be made into a dining area for the family.

Bespoke Conservatory

If you want to really showcase your personal style through your conservatory, then there is no better choice than a bespoke conservatory. It can be tailored to perfectly fit your home and can enhance the overall look of your property both inside and out. This style of conservatory can incorporate the finish of an Edwardian conservatory but will be shaped exactly how you want it to be designed.

Personalised colour options can further increase the individuality of your conservatory and ensure that your house stands out in your neighbourhood.

Whether you want to bring the outside in or add extra space to your home, these types of conservatories are the best way to enjoy natural light every day. Choose the one that you think would best suit your requirements and add a whole new experience of relaxing or admiring your garden throughout the year.

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