A Room for All Seasons: The Enduring Popularity of Conservatories
There is no denying the enduring popularity of conservatories here in the UK. Formerly used as greenhouses during the early Victorian era, these days the modern conservatory is a versatile addition to any home, providing additional space for storage, entertaining or relaxation.
So why are conservatories such an enduring feature of British homes?
What is a conservatory?
Also known as a sunroom, a conservatory is an additional space that is connected to the rest of a property by a single wall. Conservatories are installed for the purpose of providing additional living space and bringing a homeowner closer to the exterior spaces of their home which creates a sense of intimacy with their garden or patio area.
As a modern conservatory is typically utilised as a supplementary living area, conservatories will often house furniture, curtains and drapes like any other room within a residential property. With expansive panes of glass and a high, pitched roof, conservatories also have the innate ability to maximise natural light and create a sense of calm ambience.
Over time, the primary function of a conservatory has evolved from an elegant greenhouse for the wealthy to an everyday addition suitable for any household. Although their popularity decreased at the beginning of the 20th century, conservatories became a popular and stylish addition to residential houses throughout the UK following the end of WWII.
In addition to style and functionality, the technology utilised to construct conservatories has also evolved dramatically in recent years. Many new conservatories, for example, are now built with self-cleaning, double-glazed glass as standard, which provides better energy efficiency and security.
Why are conservatories still popular?
So why are conservatories still an enduring feature in homes all over the country?
Conservatories are a popular addition to British homes because they offer additional space, without a homeowner necessarily having to go to the trouble of building an extension. Conservatories are also a popular way of bringing home and garden together. In fact, the installation of a conservatory allows the enjoyment of a garden all year round, through any season, regardless of any adverse weather. This is because of the expansive panes of double-glazed glass and minimal hardware, which gives you a panoramic view of your exterior spaces.
Other benefits of installing a conservatory include:
- Added value – By essentially adding an extra room to your home, you are increasing its value for any potential future buyers. With an array of styles, designs and colours available, you can rest assured you’ll conservatory will blend seamlessly into your home.
- Aesthetically pleasing – Another benefit of installing a conservatory is improved visual aesthetics. A conservatory can effortlessly enhance your home with impressive, elegant style.
- Cost-effective – If you and your family are looking to add more space to your home, a conservatory may be the cost-effective alternative to an extension or moving house. Modern conservatories are both secure and versatile, meaning you can use them for just about anything you fancy.
Conservatories at Majestic Designs
Majestic Designs have been engineering our range of bespoke conservatories right here in our state-of-the-art factories in Cheddar for more than 19 years. With a fully employed, leading team of highly trained FENSA accredited and MTC registered installers and our very own in-house customer service team, we can guide you from consultation to installation with the utmost professionalism and craftsmanship.
Our exquisite conservatories can be engineered in a vast array of styles and colours and benefit from a plethora of modern comforts such as heightened energy efficiency and security. You can rest assured your conservatory will flawlessly complement the aesthetics of your property as well as your own personal tastes.
If you would like any more information about our range of bespoke conservatories, contact the team at Majestic Designs today.