Choosing the right Conservatory

Choosing the right conservatory for your home

We could all use a little bit more space in our homes, whether it’s because of a growing family, or even just accumulating more possession than we know what to do with. A conservatory can be the perfect way to add this space, without breaking the bank. However, it is important to consider which type of conservatory will be right for your home and meeting your needs.

Not to worry, as we here at Aspect Projects have put some points together to help give you some ideas as to what type of conservatory is right for you.

The most important thing to consider when choosing a conservatory, is what would effortlessly blend in with the style of your house. There are typically two types of conservatory available commercially; contemporary and traditional. Contemporary conservatories are known for their simple frames and unfussy layouts, whereas traditional conservatories work from the designs of older buildings, to create an interpretation of a historical structure.

But which will suit your home, contemporary or traditional? Older properties may benefit more from traditional conservatories, rather than opting for the more modern looking conservatories available. This would help to seamlessly blend the design and look of your conservatory into your home. This does not mean you have to go for a traditional conservatory though. You can take the idea of juxtaposing the old and the new by designing a super contemporary conservatory to help bring your home into the modern age.

Once you’ve decided on the type of conservatory you would like, you have to next decide on the shape of it. Decide on the function of the space in order to get an idea of the size you will need, and research what is available.
There are many popular shapes of conservatory, such as the Edwardian and Georgian style, which is symmetrical and usually square or rectangular. Gable front conservatories are a great way to add height to a property, as are lantern roofs (more details at, whereas smaller properties may work better with a lean-to design, so that the size of the conservatory doesn’t overwhelm the house.

If you are not sure what conservatory would be best for your home, it is always worth seeking the advice of a professional, after all, a conservatory can become a vital part of your home so it’s best to get it designed and build as best as possible.

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