|Thinking of joining in with the trend for a conservatory? What do you need to consider?|
Well, planning considerations, position, size and style. Glass is also incredibly important. The temperature of your conservatory really will dictate how often you use it. So many in the past have ended up as a big spare room because they are simply freezing cold in winter, boiling in the summer, leaving you with a 6 week window, Spring and Autumn, in which it is useful. Modern glass now has amazing thermal and insulation properties, meaning a well designed conservatory will actually be a useful, usable room.
Once the conservatory is up, you need to consider furnishing. Firstly, the chances are you will need blinds to block out the hottest part of the day and protect any furniture from sun bleaching. These can be very expensive, but if they are well designed and properly fitted, should last a lifetime.
Furniture can be any ordinary furniture, or something a bit hardier. Traditional homes often have cane conservatory furniture in place, and there are oodles of more modern wicker styles available.