Transforming Your Home & Garden: A Guide to Bespoke Conservatories

Published on 6th June 2019
Modern conservatories are an ever more appealing¬† concept to many of us. Whether you think of them as bespoke conservatories, glass extensions or something we’ve yet to hear, they transform spaces like nothing else.

When it comes to extending, you want to future proof. Opting for something modern achieves this, along with a whole host of benefits. Whilst a standard brick extension will do the job of creating more space, it can’t offer the added bonuses a modern glass design can. Being able to sit and enjoy your garden by merging indoors and out, whatever the weather, is therefore key to the appeal of the glass extension. Along with many more exciting features.

With a bespoke design your ideal conservatory or glass extension, can be whatever you need it to be. Limitless possibility might seem a little daunting though, so here are a few things to consider, before you dive in:
Function

Your modern conservatory needn’t just be used in the traditional way.¬† Our previous projects are built with a whole host of practical uses in mind. This is why we so often refer to them as modern glass extensions. We don’t want to box our designs in…if you can excuse the pun. A conservatory brings to mind a space with purely frivolous uses. Our modern glass extensions offer far more than this. They become a part of your home, often the heart, rather than a just bolt on.

Many of our clients use their conservatories as striking kitchens or dining rooms, home hubs, pool houses and additional living spaces. The point is, a bespoke glass extension offers additional space in whatever way you need. So think about how you would like to use your new room, and then you can begin deciding how you’d like it to look. You can also factor in how our ability to merge home and garden and create bright, airy, open plan spaces could improve the overall functionality of your home.

Direction 

Most often, the best place to situate a new conservatory or extension is at the rear of your home. That part is simple enough. Unless you have extensive dead space in your side return, or a particularly large and open front garden.

However, the position of your home itself will also have an impact on the best position for your extension. This depends on your personal needs. Thanks to our bespoke nature apropos can accommodate these easily. South or north facing we’ve got your covered!

Consider how much sunlight you’ll get on a typical summer and winter’s day and how exposed to other elements, such as wind and rain, your bespoke extension will be. Then decide what the optimal conditions are for you to most enjoy the space. Compromises may be needed, but with a few simple considerations you’ll find the best possible position for you.

Style

Both the exterior style of your property and your personal taste should of course be taken into account.

There are a plethora of choices and design elements that can cater to your personal tastes. If you choose to work with apropos, aluminium frames can be powder coated in the colour of your choice. Our bespoke design service also comes into play again here by allowing you free reign over the process.

The ability to gain planning permission is often eased by paying close attention to the style of your extension too. It should be in keeping with your surrounding neighbourhood and, whilst requirements differ, enhance the general aesthetic of your home.

Budget

Modern conservatories and extensions vary widely in price, with many different options on the market.

Setting an ‘ideal’ budget and an ‘uppermost’ budget will help when it comes to discussing ideas for your bespoke conservatory. It’s worthwhile considering the investment you are making too, often a conservatory will add its cost and more to the value of your home.

To set a realistic budget, you should think about what you are looking to get from the space. If all you need is a simple shelter to relax in, you’ll get away with spending far less. If, on the other hand, what you want is to extend your home, improve the way you use your space and invest in your property, then a little more budget is required.

At apropos, we believe that if a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing properly. This is why we’re strong advocates of top quality materials, beautiful design and precision engineering. Making all of our designs, not just gorgeous spaces, but great investments too.

Whatever your budget, a good plan will go a long way to staying within it. So be sure you know exactly what you want and how you’ll be enjoying the space once you have it. Do your research and check out all your options. Then you can get ready for the fun to start!

For more information on getting started with your home improvement project download our free Buying Guide here.
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