More than Just a Conservatory: Designs to Transform Your HomePublished on 13th February 2016
In recent years conservatories have received a bit of an unfair reputation for being ‘just a garden room’. Whilst this may have been the case in the past, it certainly isn’t now, as modern design techniques and building materials revolutionise home design.
Thinking of conservatories in terms of a ‘glass structure’ or a ‘glass extension’ will help you to envisage the many ways a bespoke conservatory could transform your home. Bringing together your garden and interior whilst adding space and light, can make your home feel like a totally different place.
Modern conservatory designs are surprisingly flexible, whilst you will still find some ‘out of the box’ designs, the huge range of bespoke options available will likely steer you away from them. Glass structures go far beyond the typical white UPVC conservatories common in many gardens, they can be as subtle as a small rectangular lean-to conservatory or as grand as a bespoke orangery. This flexibility means that regardless of the size, shape and needs of your home, you will be able to find a conservatory that suits you.
Flexibility also means your tastes can be catered for whatever the design requirement or physical footprint of your outdoor area,whether you want to make a bold statement with a glass construction or you’d rather have it blend into your home as much as possible. Conservatories can be surprisingly sympathetic to your existing home, they don’t have to be built entirely from glass, a part brick structure can use a very similar stone, where possible, to ensure the best match.
Advances in materials also mean UPVC and wood are no longer the only options when it comes to building your conservatory. Many frames now use aluminium, giving them a sleeker finish. Ensuring your conservatory looks great all year round and for years to come.
A glass extension transforms the home from both the inside and out, in more ways than one. Adding a stunning feature to the exterior and bringing the garden and home together makes an impact that will transform your living space. It will also provide great views to the outside, which is always a welcome addition.
Many people find the whole of their home to be much lighter after a conservatory is installed. Due to solid walls being replaced by windows, lots more light can filter into the home, often transforming the feel of the entire house. Not only that, but with roof lights, large doors or even a folding and sliding glazed wall, the home can be opened up into the garden, truly allowing the two to come together whilst letting air circulate throughout the house.
You may be surprised at how cost effective a glass extension can be too. Whilst it is always difficult to put a cost on bespoke designs, the price range for conservatories means there is an option to suit all budgets and needs.