With summer here it is the ideal time to begin looking at new conservatories for your house. They are a great way to make the most of the sun’s heat and help push the days of relaxation later into the year. If it is something you are interested in then we have the design guide to help you along the way.
It sounds obvious but this step is not to be underestimated. Your conservatory will be an extension of your house. As such it needs to be more than a physical extension, it needs to be an aesthetic one too. The first thing to do is go to the section of your house where you would like it to be and take photos. Familiarise yourself intimately with that part of your home and began to imagine how to draw it outwards into the area you want.
Before we get too far we have to address this. For most homes this is a simple thing. So long as the conservatory does not exceed the size restrictions already in place on your home you are free to do as you wish. However, if you live somewhere like a heritage sight or conservation area then you need to ensure that you meet any legal requirements. Just ask if you are unsure. It is much easier to tackle this early on, before you start contracting people to do work they will not be allowed to do.
Now that you have an idea of what you want and you know that you can do it, we can begin to look at the existing market. You want to check out as many different sources as possible. Magazines, websites, blogs and television programs are all great sources of information. Take pictures and screenshots and start to collect a portfolio of things that you like.
Find a Specialist
It is time to take all of your hard work to an expert. Speaking to someone from the industry will help refine your ideas into something achievable. They will be able to provide you with physical samples of things like handles and window frames. Being able to take these home and look at them in the context of your house will help bring your imagined design to life. You will also want to get advice. The experts will help you identify any potential problems and deal with them before they turn into real issues. They may also have ideas that would not have occurred to you. These people are experts for a reason so utilise them.
So what are you waiting for? Projects like this are loads of fun and the end result will add a great and long-lasting improvement to your home.