Conservatories come in many styles. Some styles are chosen for their looks, while some are chosen for more practical reasons such as size and shape.
Whichever style is chosen, a well-designed conservatory provides space, warmth, hours of natural daylight and a relaxed fresh ambience. The following are four conservatory styles that provide all of those qualities and are among the most popular of all.
The classic, understated elegance of the Victorian conservatory never goes out of style. Whether it’s a 3 or 5 facet design, its attractive ’rounded’ style with characteristic front bay and pitched roof is as popular as ever. The Victorian conservatory’s association with the simpler, charming style of the Victorian era, make it an ever-popular choice of conservatory.
The Edwardian conservatory’s design includes stylistic touches of the Edwardian period and is also more functional, incorporating a rectangular shape that maximises available floor space more efficiently. It features a pitched side, back, and front roof, and the roof’s pitch and apex and ridge height can be designed to best suit the adjoining house.
Lean-to conservatories, also known as sun rooms, are simpler conservatories that have an attractively unassuming look. Rectangular with a low, flat roof, lean-to conservatories can function perfectly as an extension of your home, and they’re a practical choice for homes with height restrictions such as bungalows.
P-shape conservatories integrate best with larger properties. They consist of a combination of a lean-to conservatory and a Victorian conservatory. These two different styles form a natural division that can provide two separate living spaces. Typically, the lean-to part may be used as a dining area while the Victorian part makes a great relaxing or play area.