If you want to add some more space to your home a conservatory is still a great option, but homeowners are taking a different approach to the design of these extensions than in the past it has been revealed.
Speaking to the Express, Carol Peatt, of West Wales Property Finders, explained that many of their clients are looking for a home with a conservatory, but that they’re looking for a specific kind of space.
“Well-constructed wooden orangeries or slate roofed sunrooms appear on the wish list of the majority of our clients,” she said.
Ms Peatt explained that the appeal of these kinds of structures is that they can typically be used all year round and can easily become an extension of a living space. She also noted that traditional uPVC conservatories, which were previously favoured for their durability, are less appealing to today’s buyers.
In addition to the change in the design of the space and the materials used in its construction – with a definite shift towards natural materials like slate and wood – there has also been a change in preference when it comes to conservatory doors.
Bi-fold or sliding doors are growing in popularity among homeowners installing a conservatory on their home because they make the space more flexible and often provide better views out to the garden.
If you’re thinking of adding orangeries in Manchester to your property it’s worth considering all of these points before you settle on a design. Of course, the most important thing is that you love your new bright space and are able to use it all year round.
The quality of the glass you use in any conservatory or orangery is crucial if you want to be able to use the space all year round, so you should speak to your installer about the options and ensure you pick glazing that will prevent heat from escaping and that offers solar protection.
It isn’t only the glass itself that can make a difference though. In an article for the Courier recently Adrian Mottram, of Angus Classic Interiors in Scotland, explained that there are a few tricks you can employ to make your conservatory a pleasant space to relax in all year round.
He noted that in the past there was a trend for Venetian or vertical blinds in conservatories, which he claims gave them a “quite cold and clinical” feel. Now, however, people are turning to fabrics and upholstery to make their conservatory a more appealing place to be.
People are increasingly “introducing fabrics by dressing conservatories with thermal-lined or blackout curtains, boosting its usage to 12 months of the year”, he asserted.
Opting for curtains rather than blinds can also be a nice way to introduce a splash of colour and a bit more character to a conservatory. If you pair the fabric you choose with cushions on your conservatory furniture, or even match it to a rug that you can put on the floor, you’ll have a coordinated and stunning space to enjoy.