Small conservatory ideas

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Adding a conservatory to your home not only gives you an extra room – along with a healthy dose of natural light – but also means you can enjoy your garden all year round too. And, you don’t need a lot of space to add a practical conservatory as it can work in even the smallest of areas. For example, a simple glass structure with folding doors may be all you have room for. But it will add an extra element to your home, whether you are extending your kitchen or creating a study or dining room and, by putting a little thought into decoration and light, you can transform the space you do have to maximum effect.

Not only will going small help keep your conservatory budget down, it will also most likely come under ‘permitted development’ regulations so you will not need planning permission (as long as the conservatory is separated from the house by external quality walls, doors or windows). Check The Planning Portal for the most up-to-date regulations. There are plenty of designs and materials to choose from, from classic styles with timber frames to more modern looks with aluminium or uPVC structures.

A new space with an abundance of natural light can lend itself to so many different decorating schemes and trends. Most conservatories adjoin kitchens or sitting rooms where they will be the most use. So choosing smart hardwearing conservatory furniture that is less likely to bleach in the natural light is fundamental when thinking about your small conservatory decor. The same goes for flooring; choose materials that will stand up to heavy through traffic from your garden, such as stone, laminate or sisal floorcovering. Once you’ve taken these key points into account you can lift your setting with colour, pattern and themes to create the ideal small conservatory that is right for you. Take a look at these small conservatory ideas to transform your new space into a place that’s a joy to live in.

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