How do people use a conservatory?

If you’re considering adding a conservatory to your home, or you have an existing conservatory that is under used you might want to consider ways to use your conservatory. The traditional way people use the extra space is as a garden room or extra sitting room. A place to relax in and enjoy the garden even in the great British weather. It can be very relaxing to watch the wildlife even in the rain!

These days there are so many ways to enjoy the extra space a conservatory brings to your home. You can use it as a living room, or snug, just an extra relaxing space – if you need a quiet space away from the tv or games consol. It makes a good dining room, a place to entertain friends and family. Conservatories make a great kids room, so that you can have the rest of the house free from their toys. It’s fun to have a play room for your children, which can change as they grow up. Conservatories can make a great kitchen extension, turning a simple kitchen into a kitchen diner with a real wow factor.

More people are working from home than ever, a conservatory makes a good home office. An easy solution if you need a new work space, as most don’t need planning permission. You may need to use roof blinds or consider the roofing options to reduce glare, if you’re in need of office space you should think about a conservatory or a garden room. If you love to exercise outside, but aren’t so keen on the wet and cold why not use your conservatory as a home gym? There are so many options available, so far we have looked at the most common options. If you want something a bit quirkier with blackout blinds you could create a home cinema, or if you have enough space you could even use a conservatory to house a swimming pool!


Obviously it’s best to think about how you’re going to use the space before you start the build. This means that you can plan useful features before you start building. If you’re going to use the space as a kitchen or work space you may want more brickwork and less glass. A garden room will benefit from extra glass so you get a good view of the garden. If it’s an entertaining space why not add bi-fold doors so in the summer you can open the room up completely so your guests can use the garden and conservatory, perfect for a family barbeque. It’s important to consider heating and cooling options, you can add underfloor heating (great for a play room) or roof vents – handy if it’s a kitchen extension. Make the space your own, and it will be used for years to come.

Roof replacements

If you already have a conservatory but you don’t use the space maybe it’s time to have a re think. Is it not being used because it’s too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter? Maybe the roof leaks and you have just shut the door so you don’t have to deal with it! You can have your roof replaced to give your existing conservatory a new lease of life. If your conservatory is not a comfortable temperature all year round why not consider a replacement tiled conservatory roof. This will make the space more energy efficient and warm all year round. You can then think of a new use for the space. Have fun decorating and furnishing it so your family can make the most of the space. If your old roof is leaky, but you don’t want to have a fully tiled roof you can get a replacement glazed roof, you may find the technology has moved on since you first had it installed and the roof is better than when it was new.

However you choose to use your conservatory it will add value and extra space to your home.

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If you’d like to talk about ideas for your conservatory please get in touch, we’ll be able to help and give you a free, no hassle, no obligation quote