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Spruce up your home & garden with a conservatory

Posted on Oct 7, 2013

Whether you would like to enjoy your garden all year round, or you are looking to increase the size of your living space without the problems of an extension or moving homes, a conservatory is ideal. Increasing numbers of people are now having conservatories built and installed to their homes, mainly because it adds great value to your home and also means it is like to sell a lot quicker with a conservatory rather than without one.

But before purchasing a conservatory, you need to consider how much room you have available, the amount of money that you would like to spend, and the style of conservatory that you are looking for. Whilst some conservatories are suited to properties with large gardens, there are also a wide range of conservatories designed to suit smaller gardens.

Below are the various types of conservatory styles

Victorian Conservatories

One of the most common conservatory types is the Victorian Conservatory, mainly because of its timelessness and versatility, also the fact that it suits most house types, whether they be a period home or a brand new build. This conservatory has rounded sides that create a soft appearance. This conservatory style is distinguished by its faceted front, creating a curved appearance.

Gable Conservatories

Also known as gable fronted conservatories because they have a front side that resembles the gable of a home, this conservatory makes good use of floor space and feature added ceiling height, this conservatory style is ideal if you want to let in as much light as possible. Rather than sloping back, the front panel of the roof stays upright, creating a perception of greater height.

Lean-to conservatories

The lean-to conservatory is ideal for properties that don’t have too much space available, it is also quite popular with homeowners that prefer a cleaner more simple look. Because the pitch of the roof can be changed, it is very versatile.

P-shape conservatories

The P-shape  style conservatory is perfect for larger, detached properties; this combines a Victorian conservatory with a lean-to conservatory. This can either be five-faceted or three-faceted. If you combine a lean-to conservatory with a Georgian-style conservatory, this is then called an L-shaped

T-Shape conservatories

This is a very versatile style of conservatory; it allows you to create two living spaces within one room. With T-shape conservatories, the central area goes quite deep into the garden, which creates a sense of bringing your garden into your home.

Lantern Roof Conservatories

The Lantern conservatory style was pretty much the first conservatory style, they used to be known as orangeries. If you have the right budget, the Lantern Roof conservatory has elegance in abundance.   Distinguished by its two tiered roof, the height within a lantern conservatory creates a real feel of light and spaciousness. This is a popular choice for people with swimming pools.

Edwardian Conservatories

Similar in style and shape to Victorian conservatries, the Edwardian conservatory is rectangular and has no soft edges. This is advantageous as more of the available floor space is utilized.

Garden room conservatories

Garden room conservatories are both timeless and simple with a single pitch roof and probably one of the most common types of conservatories. They are unfussy, extremely flexible, modern and make good use of any ground space.

Georgian conservatories

The Georgian conservatory style is very similar to the Edwardian style of conservatory, originally built on period homes from the 18th century and early 19th century, the style of these has been replicated on many non Georgian homes ever since. Originally, people who owned Georgian conservatories were classed as posh.

This is an article by Leekes Conservatories, Leekes are an award winning family-owned home improvements company that specialise in conservatories, windows, and doors.

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