Looking to add a conservatory to your home? Here’s all you need to know about all the different styles and designs!
How do you create the ultimate space where your home meets your garden? Somewhere to enjoy the heat of summer without the glaring sunlight in your eyes. Luckily, a conservatory becomes the ultimate place for you to enjoy the seasonal weather whilst making your home feel bigger too. Because not only are you adding a place where your garden joins your home, but you’re adding an entire new room too! Maximising the space of your home.
So, when it comes to shopping for your new conservatory, you need to know exactly what you’re getting yourself in for. More importantly, you need to find a style that complements your home too! Luckily, there are many different types of conservatories to suit any house style. Here’s your guide to different conservatory styles you can have to upgrade your home.
First on our list, is the Lean-To conservatory. Sometimes known as a Mediterranean or a Sun Room, these conservatories are one of the most common styles used in the UK. The simple style is great for a modern home, as they are stylish yet minimal in their design. This particular style is ideal for bungalows or homes lacking space, as they extend away from the home, ‘leaning’ on the existing structure. In winter, these conservatories are ideal for maximising the sunlight and converting it into warmth for the room – you’ll have Mediterranean-esque heat in your conservatory. This classic style is ideal for even homes with the smallest of space available.
Next up, we have Edwardian conservatories. This particular style, as the name suggests, takes inspiration from Edwardian design – to truly match those who strive for a classic feel in their home. Back in the day, conservatories were originally designed to grow plants in, but now they’ve become an extension of the home. However, the Edwardian design which maximised sunlight carried over, leaving Edwardian style conservatories with elegant roofs to draw in the sun for the plants to grow. The four-sided roof of an Edwardian conservatory does just that, creating a warm entertaining space for your guests. The elegant style is ideal for those with who desire a classic feel to their home.
Gable conservatories are ideal for homes that need a lot of head room. The features of a gable conservatory are that it has a lot of headroom, to create a room with a light and airy feel. The style and design of these conservatories are great for adding more space to your home, both on the ground and above. The design emulates Edwardian conservatories – with minimalism in mind, to give your home a classic feel. Sometimes referred to as Pavilion conservatoires, this particular style again maximises the sunlight (as it’s inspired by Edwardian design). The high roof adds a grand feel to your home, circulating the air to ensure its never stuffy. Combined with beaming sunlight, this style is great for those long summer days.
Number 4 on our list is Victorian conservatories, another one on the list of the most popular conservatoires in the UK. This particular style (pictured above), suits pretty much every home style, with a bay in order to maximise the space available inside. Accompanied by 3 main windows, this conservatory is a classic addition to any home. Again, like the Edwardians, the Victorians used these conservatoires to keep their plants in, in order to keep them alive during the winter months. Now, they become a classy and beautiful space for entertaining – in both summer and winter.
Orangeries differ from other types of conservatories. Whilst they are an extension they lean more towards utilising both brick and glass, as opposed to full glass styles. They find the balance between extension and conservatory, blending in with the rest of your home. These spaces have solid roofs, as opposed to glass ones, so they fell more like an extra room than a conservatory. However, they do utilise internal spotlights, to funnel in natural light to the room – so your orangery is well lit and beautifully designed.
6. Off the Wall
Similar to Orangeries, these conservatory styles use a balance of brick and glass. However, these particular conservatories differ as they are built as an extension from the wall of your home, as opposed to appearing as a separate room. Whilst most conservatories have one wall attached to the home, the off the wall style blends in the structure of the home more subtly, creating the effect of having a separate space.
Above you can see all the various types of conservatories for your home. All of the above suit almost any style of home, it’s down to your taste and the space you have available. Adding a conservatory or orangery to your home can help you maximise the space you have, creating an extra room that is both warm and inviting for guests.