Designing your perfect conservatory


When it comes to the conservatory there are quite a few different styles to choose from. For instance, you may opt for the traditional appeal of an Edwardian or Victorian conservatory. On the other hand, a gable fronted conservatory could be your cup of tea. And if space is an issue, a lean-to could be the answer.

Whatever conservatory takes your fancy, a lot will simply boil down to your home, the area you have available and your own tastes and personalities. Of course, you’ll want to add value to your home too.

One of the main purposes of a conservatory is to bring the outside in. This is achieved with large windows which allow in plenty of natural light. Never compromise on this when designing your own conservatory.

The colour itself will be another of those choices which comes down to personal preference. uPVC is the cheapest option for your conservatory and although it typically comes in white, is now available in a range of other colours too.

The flooring is another area to consider. There are a few options too, such as laminate, ceramic, natural stone and bamboo. Of course, your budget will have a significant part to play in this, so take a look at each option and make a firm decision.

So you’ll have decided on a design, with the windows, flooring and roofing all settled. Now it’s time to think about the interior and a great place to start is with the window furnishings. Curtains aren’t popular and realistically you’ll be looking towards conservatory blinds.

Blinds are a great addition to any conservatory, providing privacy and energy saving benefits, whilst reducing the sun’s glare and keeping you in peace and quiet too. They’re fantastic at any time of year, keeping you cool in summer and warm in winter.

Conservatory blinds are the perfect insulators and you can save many hundreds of pounds every year. With many styles and designs on offer, you can easily find a design and colour to suit your taste.

Last but not least you’ll need to consider the furniture. This shouldn’t be taken lightly, and it’s important to get furniture which fits into the room nicely without taking up too much space. Wicker furniture is always popular in the conservatory because of its lightweight make-up.


Facts & Figures You’ll Love To Share

  • Experts say a conservatory will add over £9,000 to the value of your home, which is perfect in the current housing market.
  • With a conservatory you can have the extra space your family needs, without spending thousands of pounds on moving home.
  • There are a range of stunning designs and styles available for your dream conservatory, from traditional to contemporary appeals.
  • Ensure the conservatory company is Fensa or Certass accredited, especially when it comes to the glazing of the conservatory.

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