23 Dec Why Are So Many Local People Buying Conservatories?
Conservatories were originally invented by the Romans, who used them to look after exotic plants and fruits. (Conservato means to store and preserve, while ory means ‘a place for’.) Today around 1 in 5 households in Britain now have one, and they’ve evolved into structures with a far more diverse range of purposes – which goes some way to explaining why it’s becoming so popular to buy conservatories in Blackburn and Darwen.
Why choose a conservatory?
The versatility of conservatories is often considered a major advantage by many modern households. Indoor space can be an uphill struggle, especially for families, and a conservatory can work as a cost-effective alternative to an extension. It can provide valuable space to relax, eat, work or even sleep. During their construction, bespoke conservatories are moulded to a specific purpose, such as that of a home office, playroom, dining room or secondary living room. However, there’s nothing to say you can’t change your mind later.
A secondary living room is often a popular choice for a conservatory, because it occupies a unique household niche. Not entirely inside, not quite outside, it brings all the light and space of your garden into the warm cosiness of an indoor living area. The modest rural beauty of market towns like Darwen often give its gardens a certain countryside charm that’s beautifully captured by conservatories. Similarly, local homeowners in Blackburn love them for their ability to embody the same peace and tranquillity of the area’s nationally renowned parks and woodland.
Conservatories built for purpose
Home offices are another popular function for conservatories. That same sense of peace and quiet that makes them such fantastic places to relax also makes them ideal places to get your head down and get some work done. The image of a grey, lifeless office is equally unpopular in almost every industry, and a conservatory provides a lovely backdrop for your surroundings without the potential for too much distracting movement.
Though their structure and design might seem relatively simple, there are a lot of factors in play from an architectural point of view. Steady advances in glass technology provide greater control over both the amount of light entering and the amount of heat leaving the room, which are frequently both key concerns from customers looking to buy or build one. Modern electric roof vents and innovative bi-folding doors offer further options to shape the function of your conservatory to your own requirements. Not only that, but it can actually add a notable amount of value to your home – in some cases as much as 5%!
These are just a few of the benefits that a conservatory can offer your home, and go some way to explaining why they’re amongst one of the most popular home modifications not just in Darwen and Blackburn, but the whole of the UK. Click here to browse our range of conservatory styles, or call 01254 873002 to talk to a friendly member of our team about your bespoke idea.