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Four Things to Consider Before Building a New Conservatory

Having a brand new conservatory installed is an extremely exciting time for a homeowner. Not only will your property increase in size (and likely increase in value), you will also have a new space to really make your own. Think of your conservatory as a blank canvas that’s yours to paint as you see fit. For those who have an eye for interior design, this is likely to be a dream come true. However, for some, kitting out a new conservatory from scratch can be an overwhelming prospect. With this in mind, we’ve made a list of four important considerations to take into account before having a new conservatory built.



Perhaps we’re stating the obvious, but deciding on how to furnish your conservatory largely depends on what you plan to use it for. For example, if you’d like to use it as a base for entertaining guests, comfy seating and homely furniture is a must. Alternatively, if you’re looking to create a space to retire to for a much-needed moment of solitude, minimalistic decor and a neutral colour scheme is likely to have a calming effect. Consider the primary function of your new conservatory carefully and be sure to kit it out accordingly.



Whilst it’s important to take your own personal design preferences into account, it’s also crucial to consider the style of the rest of your home. Whereas properties that boast a lot of modern design features would likely integrate better with a contemporary style of conservatory, a more rustically styled household would probably be complimented by a conservatory that was more traditional. Think about how best to integrate your brand new conservatory with the rest of your home and purchase furnishings to suit the style.



Whereas a large, grand orangery could be the ideal setting for a second dining room, a smaller conservatory is likely to exude the cosiness of a living room. Consider how big your conservatory will be when purchasing furniture as an overly cluttered space is likely to feel chaotic and uninviting. Similarly, a large open conservatory with sparse furnishings will feel empty and unhomely, so taking size into account is of the utmost importance.



Although the temperature of your conservatory will largely depend on how it is insulated, it’s important to consider the average temperature before proceeding with decoration. Conservatories are great places to display and grow plants, but a space that is too warm or too chilly may stunt the growth of certain breeds, so it’s crucial to consider this when selecting your conservatory greenery. Further to this, if you’re worried that your conservatory will be lacking in the heat department, some colourful blankets or a few electric heaters could be the perfect solution. Similarly, if your conservatory is likely to be stuffy during the summer months, some plug-in fans could help cool the room down.


At M&S Joinery, we install bespoke conservatories to suit the needs and design preferences of each individual. To find out more about our installation services in Willenhall, Walsall and Wolverhampton, click here to visit our website.