Ideas for conservatory use

Ideas for conservatory use
Ideas for conservatory use

Building a conservatory is often a cheaper way of adding space to your house rather than building a full blown extension. Construction is usually easier and takes less time and, with modern insulation and double or even triple glazing, home owners should be able to comfortably make use of a conservatory all year round.

It’s important to have a use for the conservatory and not to use it as a dumping ground for extra bits of furniture, drying laundry, exercise equipment and larger children’s toys.

For many people, the ideal use is as an extra living room or sun room which can be especially pleasant to use in the Summer months. However, do make sure that it is has good ventilation and blinds to prevent the room from becoming too hot. With good insulation, you should be able to use this room in the colder months of the year too, bringing the garden closer without actually having to venture out into the cold.

It can be ideal to use as a breakfast room or dining room, especially if there is immediate access from the kitchen. These days many people use their kitchens as a place to entertain in as well as to prepare food in and having a conservatory leading from the kitchen may allow enough space to do both.

You could use the conservatory as a home gym which is preferable to having a dedicated room for exercise rather than having odd pieces of exercise equipment hidden around the house. A conservatory can make an ideal office or a room from which you work from home. It may be suitably distant from the rest of the house to allow you to feel that you can leave work behind once you leave the place. On the other hand, when you are working in your conservatory-office it may have such a pleasant outlook over your garden that this motivates you to work well.

If you have young children, then you could use your conservatory as a play room allowing children to play nearby while you are working in the kitchen but allowing them one room in which to contain all their toys and games.