Small Conservatories Cost
Small Conservatories For Your home
Installing small conservatories is a very popular solution for homeowners wanting to create more room in their property.
Fortunately, there is quite a large and competitive market to choose from. As an added bonus to the new living area they they create, small conservatories also represent really good value for money and often increase the resale value of the property itself
However, there needs to be some forethought about the style of the conservatory so that it takes the most advantage of the space available.
Which is the best small conservatory design?
Designer & bespoke conservatories, such as Orangeries, are quite substantial buildings. These are usually on the larger side, which is not a good idea if you are tight for space. Orangeries are also one of the more expensive styles as they tend to be more like a regular extension – unlike a conservatory which is usually more that 70% glass.
It’s probably better to consider a style like Georgian, Edwardian or Lean-to. These styles are known for a more simple floor plan – being either rectangular or square.
Victorian conservatories, whilst very attractive, have faceted sides making them almost circular in shape. Building a small Victorian conservatory could lead to you having difficulty in working out the internal furniture layout and make the room feel a bit cramped.
Very often a small conservatory would be around 3×3 in size (measured in Metres) because it is unlikely to need planning permission to build one with these dimensions.
You should also consider that having a conservatory with a high pitched or vaulted roof could make it look unbalanced or “top-heavy”. This could be the case with Victorian, Edwardian, Gable or Pavilion styles.
A small lean-to conservatory will be the most suited choice, as the floor-plan is rectangular. The roof is a single flat plane slope, which is especially useful if you have a bungalow.
Don’t forget the impact the choice of doors can have. If you have a small room and the doors open inwards, you can lose a big chunk of your living space. However, opening outwards can also be awkward. If you have small area outside the conservatory then you could have the same issue there.
You can use outward opening double French Doors if you have the space or maybe sliding doors could be an option.