Deciding the style for your conservatory guides the other choices that you have to make in this project. For instance, you can make an estimate of the costs just by focusing on one style. You may also be able to identify construction materials just by knowing which design you prefer.
There are a wide range of conservatory styles to choose from. The purpose of the conservatory helps to decide the best style to go for. So while considering the aesthetics of these designs, consider first what your needs are and then look for the best option. And if cost is an issue, then consider a DIY conservatory, and save yourself thousands in the process.
The Victorian Style
Considered as the most popular style, the Victorian conservatory includes elaborate ridge details, a bay front, and roofs that are pitched steeply. Since it suits all kinds of houses, it is a safe choice if you do not have big preferences as far as style is concerned.
While in most cases, this style appears to be classic-looking, the modern designs can be configured based on your preferences. Generally, Victorian styles have Gothic-shaped doors and windows and roofs with complicated shapes.
The P Shape
If you have a big space to spare, the P Shape style is highly recommended. It is ideal for properties that are larger and more detached. A mixture of Victorian and Edwardian style, the P Shape is versatile since it extends in varied directions.
This design has a good layout that divides two living areas. In most cases, the longer part is used for lounge or dining space. The more rounded part of the P is usually used as a playing area for kids or a well-designed indoor garden.
The best thing about this layout is that its dimensions leave enough space for the outdoor garden. It does not occupy an entire block, but spares enough room that is functional at the same time.
The T Shape
Just like the P Shape, the T Shape design works best for big properties. It is ideal for huge houses with long walls where the conservatory is attached. This style features central projection that can be a combination or either one of the Gregorian, Victorian, or Gable style.
Although versatile, this design only works for big properties since it tends to occupy most parts of the garden as it extends further from the house. But despite its requirement of huge spaces, this style is very flexible once it is integrated to your houses architecture.
The Gable Style
The Gable-end is a variant of the Gregorian style. Its name is taken from how the front roof does not slope back to its centre. Instead, it stays upright and follows the same line as the end of the house. And just like the Gregorian style, the Gable-ends floor plan is either rectangular or square, which maximizes space for the interior design.
Although it seems traditional and less elaborate compared to the T Shape and P Shape, the Gable-end allows you to position furniture pieces and appliances in such a way that its easy to organize and maximize.
These are some of the most popular conservatory styles. In choosing, consider the size of your property, the amount of money you are willing to spend, the architecture and design of your house, and the reason why you are adding a conservatory in the first place. With all these to work on, you should be able to pick the perfect style for your purpose.
The author does not allow comments to this entry