A great way to add value to your home is to put up a functional room. It can be an outdoor living room, a home theater or a conservatory.
A home conservatory built as an extension of your home can become a beautiful space. Typically, it is a room constructed with glass roof and walls to attract natural light and attached to one side of the house. They are often referred to as a greenhouse or sunroom and originated way back in the 16th century at a time when rich landowners were engaged in the cultivation of citrus fruits.
You have two options in setting up your conservatory – hire a professional builder or do it yourself (DIY). DIY conservatories, however, are much cheaper which could mean big savings for you.
A do-it-yourself conservatory would require purchasing directly from the manufacturer with no middleman involved. You can order online or offline according to your design needs.
Online, you can enjoy the convenience of looking for your most desired conservatory designs. Numerous websites offer this service and even help visitors through its hotline by providing answers to their queries regarding design, specifications and installation. For those on a budget, you can get a free quote online as well as a 3D drawing of your design.
DIY conservatories can be made from wood, bricks or stone or a combination of these materials. What’s important is you choose a design that requires low maintenance to save you on repair costs moving forward.
Regardless of the style of your home, you can always add a contemporary or traditional conservatory that suits your needs. Common designs are the Victorian, Anglian, Edwardian, Georgian, the P shape, T shape, corner infill, gable front (a rectangular or square shape) and the lean-to. The Edwardian or Georgian features a square shape and is more spacious. The T shape features central doors that exit into a garden or patio while the corner infill is ideal for an outdoor space. The lean-to is more commonly known as a sun room or garden room and is great for a bungalow type of home.
You can integrate this space with your existing dining area or kitchen and you can also provide a veranda for this particular room if you wish. Along with constructing this space, you will also have to consider your flooring, heating system and furniture particularly if you’re going to make it as a sunroom.