Designing a Conservatory: All Your Questions Answered

a large conservatory on a traditional home
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The very idea of what designing a conservatory involves has evolved in recent years. Once upon a time, they were an incredibly popular option for those looking to extend their homes, yet the spaces created were often too hot in summer, too cold in winter and prone to leaks, drips and condensation. 

The new generation of conservatory ideas are anything but downmarket, with refreshed designs in both modern and traditional styles boosting your home's kerb appeal, while advances in glass, better ventilation and smarter home heating all help to keep the internal temperature in check.  

Rebecca Foster

Rebecca began her journalism career writing for a luxury property magazine in Bangkok, before re-locating to London and becoming a features editor for a self build magazine. She is an experienced homes and interiors journalist and has written for many homes titles including Homebuilding & Renovating, Ideal Home and Period Living.

She has expertise on a wealth of topics — from oak frame homes to kitchen extensions. She has a passion for Victorian architecture; her dream is to extend an 1800s house.