Conservatory design ideas from traditional to contemporary
For many people, a home extension is the ultimate home improvement project. The extra space created when extending your home can have a huge impact on your overall standard of living. The extended living area can be used for dining, relaxing, working or anything you can imagine. Traditional brick-built extensions are a great way to extend your home but there is an alternative. Conservatories are now one of the favourite home improvements for UK homeowners.
With the increasing popularity of the conservatory, home extensions instantly became both more affordable and less complicated to plan and install. A glazed extension such as a conservatory or orangery usually won’t require planning permission. Foundation work will be kept to a minimum and it can be installed in a fraction of the time of a traditional brick-built extension.
Which conservatory is best for you?
A conservatory is an excellent way to extend your home. Whatever type of property you live in, there’s sure to be a conservatory design which will perfectly suit your home’s style. If you’re thinking about extending your home, here are some conservatory design ideas from the tastefully traditional to the stylishly modern.
Traditional style conservatories
If you live in a period property, you’ll want to ensure that your conservatory does not detract from your home’s classic character but actually enhances it. For heritage homes, we recommend three types of conservatory:
- Gable conservatories – Designed to optimise the feeling of space and height in your home’s interior, Gable conservatories are the perfect choice for any period property. Their geometrical design with gable end roof looks impressive from the outside and gives a symmetrical feel to your home. Being square or rectangular in shape, Gable conservatories are easy to furnish and create a striking feature to match your property’s period architecture.
- Victorian conservatories – With their steeply pitched roof, bay frontage, and intricate ridge detailing, Victorian conservatories tastefully reflect the architectural style of the Victorian period. Due to the abundance of Victorian buildings across the UK, they are a popular choice and can be combined with other classic conservatory styles for a larger glazed extension.
- Edwardian conservatories – Combining the pitched roof of a Victorian conservatory with a more modern square shaped design, the Edwardian conservatory is a timeless classic that bridges the gap between old and new. Perfect for Edwardian properties, they are equally suited to installations on more contemporary properties.
Contemporary style conservatories
For homeowners living in more modern properties, it’s just as important to choose a conservatory style to suit your home. At High-Tech, we offer the following modern conservatory styles:
- Lean-to conservatories – Simple in its design, the Lean-to conservatory offers excellent customisation potential in terms of size and roof pitch. It creates a bright and airy living space where natural light floods into your home and is quite aptly often called a sunroom. The ability to lower the roof pitch means it is an excellent option for bungalows and dormer style properties.
- LivinROOM – The LivinROOM provides homeowners with the natural light of a conservatory and the more solid feel of a traditional brick extension. Inside, its plastered perimeter ceiling can house downlights or even integrated speakers while the exterior can be tastefully designed to match your home’s existing aesthetic.
At High-Tech, we also offer a selection of replacement roof options to upgrade your existing conservatory. If you’d like to find out more about any of our home extension options, get in touch today. Call us on 01452 857 057 or contact us online.