A conservatory is a great way to extend your home. The large glazed sections combined with the extra floor space create a bright and airy living area, ideal for a multitude of uses. Conservatories are available in several different styles. The style you choose will depend on the type of property you live in, your personal preference, and what you’ll use your conservatory for.
To help you get a better idea of what type of conservatory is perfect for you, here are a few conservatory design ideas from the tastefully traditional to the cutting-edge contemporary.
Traditional conservatory designs
There are hundreds of period properties in every town and city across the UK. From imposing Georgian town houses and traditional Victorian terraces to 1930s semis and post-war social housing; their different styles are reflective of the changing fashions of the times. If you live in a period property and you’d like to extend your home, here are two perfect conservatory styles for your home.
- Victorian – The curved design of the Victorian conservatory brings in an abundance of natural light. It is identified by its faceted, steeply pitched roof and ornate decorative crest. Perfect for complementing the unique character of many period properties, it is equally suited to adding period charm to more modern homes.
- Edwardian – The Edwardian era is often viewed as the epitome of architectural style. The Edwardians combined the best of the preceding Victorian and Georgian eras to create a look suitable for the new century. Edwardian conservatories are usually square or rectangular with a centre pitched roof. Their geometrical design helps to maximise floor space and create a symmetrical look to your home extension.
Contemporary conservatory designs
If you live in a more modern property, particularly one built in the last few years, you’ll want a conservatory designed for the 21st century. At Global Windows, all our conservatories meet 21st century requirements in terms of energy efficiency and security standards. Sometimes, however, you’ll want a more contemporary style to suit your modern home.
- Lean-to – a lean-to conservatory is perhaps the most modern extension option. Its minimalist style and use of straight lines creates a stylishly contemporary appearance. It is perfect for properties where space is limited and can be conveniently installed onto any property. The roof’s pitch can be altered during installation, so it can even be installed onto bungalows.
- Tiled roof conservatory – Combine the natural light of a conservatory with the more permanent feel of a traditional extension by installing a tiled roof. A tiled roof conservatory will increase privacy levels and help to boost energy efficiency. An integrated skylight provides excellent ventilation and some extra natural light. Tiles can be matched to your existing property to perfectly blend your new and old living areas.
Whether you’ve already got a conservatory that could do with an upgrade or you’re interested in extending your home, local Sheffield manufacturers and installers Global Windows can help. For more information on our range of conservatories, contact us today. Call us on 0800 610 1234 or send us a message online.