If you’re thinking about adding a conservatory to your home, it’s one of the best ways to extend available space and let in more natural light. There are so many benefits to conservatories and one of them is their versatility! If you have a conservatory, you can transform the space into nearly any room in your home.
Are you looking for inspiration? There are so many ways you can transform your conservatory into a usable living space without spending too much, while adding value to your property. Discover our conservatory extension ideas below.
1. Extend Your Kitchen into the Conservatory
The kitchen is the heart of the home and, second to your bedroom, is probably the place you spend the most of your time. From preparing breakfast to prepping dinner or raiding the fridge for a snack, your kitchen needs to function well.
By extending your open plan kitchen into your conservatory, you can create a more communal and spacious area that’s ideal for both its functionality and its hosting ability. If you can’t extend your kitchen into the conservatory, or it’s too pricey, check out our next point for an alternative idea.
2. Transform Your Conservatory into a Dining Room
In most UK properties, there isn’t enough space for a dining area. This can mean that mealtimes are often spent in front of the TV, with family members balancing plates of food on their knees. Not only is this risky to the state of your carpet (how many times has pasta been dropped on the floor?), but it can also be quite unsociable.
With a conservatory extension, you can now have a dining room! Place your dining room table in your conservatory, decorate as you like and you have a space to be enjoyed all year round. Enjoy breakfast watching the sun come up, lunchtime looking out on the garden, and dinner time looking up at the stars. If you haven’t used your conservatory as a dining room just yet, it’s a great way to add another functional room to your property without paying for a house extension.
3. Space for a Children’s Play Room
If you have children, you know how much stuff they have and how much room they can take up. If you have children, you want to know they have a space in your home improvement where they can play safely and run around. A conservatory can be an ideal place to put a child playroom. With no furniture, you can fill the empty room with their toys and let them get on with it. Of course, it’s important to keep an eye on them to make sure they don’t get up to any mischief, but in general a playroom in your conservatory is a great solution.
Top tip: if you want to take extra safety precautions, why not install toughened safety glass?
4. Utility Room in the Conservatory
For many people, having a designated space to hide the washing if there’s not been time to do it is an absolute dream. However, if you have a conservatory you can make your dream utility room a reality. It may not sound like the most glamorous use for your conservatory, but it is one of the best ways to have a separate laundry space in your home extension. What’s more, the heat during the day will help dry your clothes in next to no time.
5. Make a Home Work Space or Studio
Remote working is rapidly growing in population as people want to take control of their lives and work to a schedule and in a place that suits them. However, it’s no use working remotely if you don’t have an enjoyable space to work in. using a conservatory as a home office can be a great solution, providing you with plenty of light and great views throughout the day.
You can make your conservatory office as simple or detailed as you like. You can either just put a desk and a chair in there or you can go all out with a fully-fitted bespoke office set-up that’s both beautiful and functional for your needs.
Top tip: it can get sunny in conservatories during the day, so be sure to fit conservatory blinds. Buy some that are transparent enough to let the light in but that don’t cause you to squint.
6. The Ultimate Games Room
Our final suggestion is to transform your conservatory extension into the ultimate games room. Perfect for entertaining, store your boardgames, pool table, and PlayStation in the conservatory. You can really deck the place out! If you want to get really creative, you could consider adding your very own cinema screen…but let’s not get carried away.
A games room in your conservatory is a great space for entertaining. What’s more, it can be closed off from the rest of the house. So, if you’ve got little ones sleeping upstairs or half of the group want to hang out in the kitchen extension or watch movies in the lounge, the other half can play games in the conservatory. A conservatory games room is the perfect solution for a big family!
Our Top Interior Design Tips
Many people want their conservatory to flow effortlessly from the house and into the garden. So, it’s a good idea to match the décor and interior design to compliment this. You want your conservatory to look as organic and natural as possible, creating a seamless connection between the inside of your home and the garden. One way to achieve this is through the addition of plants. However, ensure you don’t over-clutter the space as you want it to look open and you also want to allow light to come in.
We always advise our customers to opt for light colours. The more you can do to keep that summer feeling going throughout the year, the better. So, when decorating your conservatory, choose light but welcoming colours. The lighter the colours, the more open your conservatory will be – making it an enjoyable space to be in whatever the time of day.
Get Advice from the Conservatory Experts
If you would like to know about the UPVC conservatories we sell and install, speak to our experts. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and suggest the best conservatory solution for your home. We install a huge variety of conservatories, suitable for every home and budget. So, speak to one of advisors today and extend the space in your home.