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Let’s Talk Conservatories

Conservatories are one of the most sophisticated and sought-after house extensions. These are simply put, a beautiful outdoor premise with a view of ‘outside’ but protected from the elements. So, how do conservatories achieve this sophisticated functioning? They are often made of glass or transparent material to enable the occupants to still be in touch with nature while spending time inside the conservatory. Conservatories take a little more time to construct than other outdoor constructions but have recently been approved as DIYs in the majority of the world countries because of the simplicity of their construction. Selecting the best conservatory type to construct might be challenging as there are a number of different conservatories based on their design and outlook. Below are 4 most sought after conservatory designs that you can construct at home.


The Elizabethan is a very popular conservatory because of its space and construction ease. It is characterized by a rectangular shape with a three-sided pitched roof which reflects the essence of the Elizabethan period. This exhausts the space while maintaining the essence and beauty of a conservatory. Because of its shape, this design as well allows for more dynamic kinds of furniture to fit into space.


There has been debate on whether orangeries are conservatories or not. Well, orangeries can be defined as conservatories with little more concrete on the walls and solid roofing. This means that it will take a bit longer to construct it and will cost you a bit more. Orangeries have a rich history dating back to as far as modern construction started. They are more convenient for more permanent and long-term constructions. Orangeries can actually be used as a permanent place of residence for an individual.


This is one of the most popular conservatories in modern times because of its suitability for almost all kinds of buildings. This design is so seamless it can basically fit in almost any home design, made from almost any material. If the home is a temporary build or a permanent structure, Victorian design can still fit in perfectly. This style includes a steeply pitched roof, a bayfront, and ornate ridge details according to homeowner preferences. With the modern-day construction materials, Victorian conservatories are built to last for lifetimes.


Like orangeries, extensions have been controversially listed as conservatories by different individuals and professionals. The biggest difference between a conservatory and an extension is the habitability of an extension. Often, conservatories can be invested in a bit more to make them more habitable. This would involve making sections of it more concealed and permanent. This includes sections such as roofing, access, and flooring. Therefore, space can double up as an extension and a conservatory depending on its ability to actually be a safe space for someone to live in for extended periods of time without breach of privacy or safety.

Conservatories are some of the most customizable areas within a household. It is a very beautiful region to have within a household to just enjoy the exterior space of the night sky or just simply commune with the beauty of nature from a distance. With the advent of technology and different construction materials, conservatories are here to stay and even last longer than anticipated. If you have a few bucks to spare during or even after you are done with constructing your home, you can invest in a conservatory and I assure you, you shall never regret. It can be used even as a relaxing zone, a dining area, and even a place of yoga and meditation. Quite the investment!

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