There is nothing more exciting than owning your own home and not having to answer to a landlord. You get to be the one in charge of what goes where and what your decor should look like, which can make you feel wonderful! Being the person who decorates, redesigns and reimagines a home space exactly to the specifications that you want is nothing short of fun, so when life moves along, and you need more space, why would you want to sell up and go when you can just add to what you already have?
Bringing in interior designers and contemporary architects to discuss the extension and changes that you want to make is just good sense when you have dreams for your home. There is no need to worry about extending the house blind when you can bring in the right people to discuss what you should be doing and how you should be doing it. There are many ways that you can use a conservatory as it can be such a useful space.
Here are six of the best ways to utilise the conservatory that you add to your home:
Obviously, your home will already have one of these, but you can have a second one. The first in the front of the house can be the one that you use for guests; no television, just comfortable seating and a sound system for background music. The conservatory lounge is the one you really relax in with family; how opulent! I love the conservatory’s that flow from a kitchen. This always makes a fabulous second sitting room where people can relax near to the kitchen.
Most people who need a home office space built always crave natural light. A conservatory offers the chance for 360 natural lighting as well as a space to be downstairs and close enough to family to have them nearby while still being undisturbed. Having a computer in a conservatory also means you can keep an eye on any younger members of the family when they are doing their homework or when they are accessing the Internet.
This is an excellent way to use a conservatory if your home doesn’t already have a dining room built. You get a chance to eat with family, and when it comes to those family meals where it has been snowing outside, you get to have a real atmosphere in the room.
If you’ve got children, you’ll know the endless frustration of tidying toys that get left around the living room. Well, a conservatory that leads into the garden provides you all with a space for those toys to go and a safe area for children to play away from the cream carpets and television!
There’s nothing worse than heading out in the pounding rain to the local gym. When you invest in some equipment and build your own, you can avoid all that and just watch the rain while you pound the treadmill instead.
Call it a man cave if you wish, a games room is a great family space that allows you somewhere to chill out together and enjoy retro games and board games. The conservatory can be that perfect space for all of you.
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.