Eight ways to use a Conservatory in Edinburgh

November 2018

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Adding a conservatory or sunroom to your Edinburgh home is a brilliant way to create that additional space you need for your family. Thanks to the continued advancements in technologies, there is an option to suit every Scottish home, no matter the style and if done properly, it can even add value to your home.

When considering the type of extension you want, be it a traditional conservatory, orangery or sunroom, it’s also important to think about how you plan to use that extra space. A conservatory is obviously a great way to bring the outdoors indoors and bringing a wealth of natural light, but it’s important to remember the flexibility of the space.

To help, we have outlined a number of options that could suit your home and help turn that conservatory or orangery into the perfect new space for your family.

Dining Room

A lot of homes in the Lothians and Edinburgh just don’t have that space to include a stand alone dining room.

Not only does a conservatory give you that space, but it allows you the perfect opportunity to fire up that bbq in the summer days, but escape to the comfort of the conservatory if the Scottish weather hits suddenly!

Adding additional features like bi-fold doors only helps open up the space more,  blurring that boundary between outdoors and indoors, so you can still enjoy the feeling of eating out when that rain hits.


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Play Room

As your family continues to grow, we are always thinking how best to use the space to accommodate the new arrivals, or even taking the leap of moving to a bigger house for that additional space. A conservatory is a great way to expand your living space without the expense of moving or cost of losing your spare room.

 CONSERVATORIES MAKE GREAT PLAYROOMS AS THEY:

• LET IN NATURAL DAYLIGHT

• GIVE YOU THAT ADDITIONAL SPACE TO STORE GAMES AND TOYS

• GIVE CHILDREN THE FEELING OF PLAYING OUTDOORS ALL YEAR ROUND, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT’S NOT POSSIBLE IN THE SCOTTISH WINTER

• CREATE A SECURE SPACE FOR THEM TO PLAY

As parents or grandparents, we understand the importance of play for children. We also know how kids can also struggle with not being able to get out and often get underfoot in the long Scottish winter, so a conservatory is a great option when not being able to get out in the garden.

Adding French doors or Bi-Folds again can open up that space, making it great during the summer when you need to move the toy boxes in and out!


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Office or Study

Conservatories are the ideal environment for a working space. Light, airy and away from the distractions of the home’s core, they provide a middle ground in where you are still in the comfort of your home, but can separate yourself easily and focus on the day job. A job which entails working from home demands a space of its own – whether this means a desk and computer or a stool and an easel, the creation of a dedicated room can do wonders for your productivity.

Living Room

The addition of a second living room is something that many of us in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas dream of. Whether we’re looking for a comfortable space to read away from the television or simply want a way out of the stylistic compromises that come with a lack of space, using a conservatory as an extra or even primary living room can be hugely beneficial.

Adding a detail like perfect fit blinds can give you that option of opening up the space to the natural light of the rare Scottish summer, then make the space more private and cosy in the evenings.


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Kitchen

The kitchen has become a more integral part of the home’s living space of late, as we use it as a place not only to cook and prepare food but increasingly as one in which to entertain. Few kitchens can offer sufficient room for seating, but an extension into your conservatory may well be the solution to your problem. As well as increasing the space available to you this is also a great way of bringing more light into your kitchen and generally making it a nicer place to be.

Remember, conservatories or orangeries don’t have to be a separate, enclosed space – they can be open plan which will instantly make your home look and feel bigger. A design like this could allow for a kitchen island or open plan kitchen with dining space.


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GYM

Why see your gym membership fees slip away from you month after month when you could be getting the same exercise in the comfort of your own home? The bright space of a conservatory can work well as a motivational tool to get your muscles pumping without feeling self-conscious or having to travel after work to fit it in to your already busy schedule;

GAMES ROOM

We are all just big kids and heart and it’s everybody’s dream to have a room of the house which they can dedicate to fun. Using your conservatory as a games room keeps everybody happy. Not only can you enjoy the warmth of the space but this is a great way to keep your grown up toys out of the way of the main house.

GREEN HOUSE

Most of us make an effort to incorporate a bit of greenery into our homes. However, restrictions on space and, more often, light can make it difficult to find a place for your plants. Whether you’re keen on botany or are simply trying to improve the air quality of your home, a conservatory is a perfect environment for plants to thrive in.

If you wish to discuss how a conservatory or extension might be the right fit for you, contact us on 0131 440 2855 or visit us:




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