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Submitted by  wcountrywindows at 22 August 2019 in  How to

They are increasingly popular method for adding extra space and style to the home. However, if the traditional Victorian or Edwardian-style conservatory doesn’t appeal to you, then you can choose from a range of contemporary designs. A modern setup is characterised by clean lines, pitched roofs and simplified casual frames. We’re also seeing clever innovations in glazing like self-cleaning glass and solar control technology. Today, a thermally broken aluminium system could prove more efficient for use in glazed extensions than all other types.

Fully glazed conservatories are less likely to clash badly with your property’s original aesthetics, meaning that period properties especially are well-suited to a fully glazed approach. Some customers have opted to open up their conservatory with the use of bi-folding and sliding door systems. Not only do these give the illusion of a wide open space but they also provide copious amounts of natural light. A modern orangery is worth looking into if you need extra light and space, but also desire to maintain some privacy.

If you own a south facing home but want to avoid excess light then an orangery is ideal. Orangeries are extremely versatile; use them as a lounge, kitchen, dining space, spare room or even guest bedroom. Additionally, if your kitchen is quite cramped, you may want to consider joining it up with a lean-to conservatory by taking out the brick wall separating the two areas – thereby creating an open plan effect. You can also apply floor-to-ceiling glass to allow in more light and install underfloor heating to keep the space warm.

Lean-to conservatories are a popular choice for homeowners with tiny gardens. Expect to pay around £8000 for a structure that is roughly 3.2 x 2m wide. Lean-to conservatory designs that span the entire width of a garden can look very smart when completed with bi-folding doors. The doors open out from the centre and fall back to the sides in a neat concertina shape; this technique can frame your garden in a striking panorama. It’s possible to create an even more spacious feeling with the use of bold colours on the walls and furnishings.

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