The right conservatory on your home can increase the value of your property, however it is worth noting that planning permission is required to build a conservatory on to your home.
Conservatories can be made from many different types of material, including timber or hardwood conservatories and UPVC conservatories, which means you can choose a material that will complement your house, while creating a unique conservatory design to suit your tastes.
When it comes to choosing your conservatory design, there are many possibilities, such as Victorian-style conservatories, Edwardian-style conservatories and Georgian-style conservatories, as well as bespoke modern conservatory designs.
In addition to choosing the design of your conservatory from the range out there and the material your conservatory is made from, there are some other important points to consider when choosing a new conservatory design, and here we outline the main ones to help you make the right decision about your new conservatory:
- Take the time to look through conservatory brochures to find a conservatory design you like before meeting your conservatory company or conservatory manufacturer. By doing this, you can clarify to the conservatory supplier exactly what type of conservatory you would like and this will make the process easier and quicker.
- When choosing a conservatory design, always think width not projection, as this will allow you to place a table across the width of the conservatory so you can arrange your conservatory furniture to take full advantage of the garden views.
- It is worth getting some pegs and string and marking out the area where your new conservatory will be and fill the space with the things you want in your conservatory, including conservatory furniture such as a table, sofa, chairs and conservatory plants. You can then judge whether you have as much space as you would like.
- Depending on the shape of the conservatory, it is recommended that you do not put doors in the front of the conservatory because this creates a corridor, which will make it difficult for you to arrange your conservatory furniture.
- Make sure you choose a conservatory shape and design that will enhance the look of your home, and try to match the construction materials and colours to those of your house.
- Why not include interesting conservatory features like bargeboards and unusually shaped windows in your conservatory design, and make sure you lead the conservatory off a room that you use on a regular basis such as the kitchen or living room.