Adding a conservatory to your home can bring additional space, style and a feeling of being at one with nature. For those of us looking to upgrade our homes, these glass-based rooms can feel like a snippet of luxury. And, they offer our families more room to spread out and enjoy their time at home. When it comes to designing your conservatory, it pays to work with an experienced team to ensure you cover all elements. But, in today’s blog post, we’ll go over 5 things you may want to consider during the design process.

  1. Why Are You Building This Conservatory?

Establishing a new room’s purpose will allow you to do design specifically to meet your needs. So, if you’re looking for a dedicated space for your children to play, accounting for shaded areas and room for storage may be vital. If you want to convert this new room into an office space to help expand your business, you may want to consider tinted glass to reduce glare and enough plug sockets to charge your devices. Or, if you simply want to enjoy your garden throughout the entire year, you may want to ensure that a seating area can be fitted in which allows you to look over your outdoor space.

  1. What Materials Do You Want to Use?

Modern technology has moved on, allowing conservatories to step away from the archaic concept of boiling hot rooms that serve little purpose. Nowadays, advancements in glass technology and finishes as well as sustainable construction materials mean you can create a semi-outdoor space that the entire family can certainly enjoy. Most conservatories are manufactured from hardwood, aluminium and uPVC. If you’re looking to save money, opt for the latter but if it’s more important to keep a traditional feel, hardwood is the way to go.

  1. What is the Best Position?

If you have the space, considering where your conservatory is best placed will help you to enjoy it to the fullest. South-facing conservatories, for example, will get a lot of daytime sun during the summer. You may need to consider additional cooling technology here or consider bi-fold doors to allow in ample natural air. Equally, north-facing conservatories will traditionally feel very cold during wintertime.

  1. What Type of Style Conservatory Do You Want?

Conservatories have been a staple in British architecture for many years and, therefore, there are many different styles to choose from. Traditional Edwardian conservatories typically feature a rectangular floor space to maximise room while a Gable conservatory has a gable front to make the most of natural light.

Here at Castle Home Improvements, we specialise in the design and construction of conservatories of all different types. For more information and support during this process, get in contact with our team here today.