Technology and design go hand in hand, and when it comes to choosing a design for your conservatory or orangery the same applies. Whilst a traditional design may be the choice if you live in a list building, or just prefer the classical look, for those who want something a bit different choosing a modern extension comes with many excellent benefits.
The popularity in conservatories during the 80s and 90s is still evident today. These extensions were primarily made of PVCu, and over time gained a reputation as a poor choice of extension as they were thoughtlessly stuck on the side of suburban homes.
But these days, you have far more choices. Gone are the days of bright white squares. You can have a hardwood conservatory, a classic stone orangery, or you can opt for a more contemporary style aluminium conservatory or orangery. A modern design will stand out from the crowd, particularly if you choose a good architect with vast experience in bespoke extensions.
Aluminium tends to be the material of choice for a modern conservatory. This is a great material because it will provide your extension with structural integrity. This added strength also means that the glass panels can be larger, so you have the option to incorporate full height windows into the design of your conservatory, a popular modern design feature.
By using the latest technology, you can have a completely modern living area not only in terms of design but also in structure and materials. Energy efficient glazing is now available to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer and keeps your bills down. Modern building materials tend to be eco-friendly, so you can be proud that your new extension is kind on the environment.
If you wanted to, you could also incorporate some nifty tech features, like electric folding doors, or electric roof windows.
Bend the rules
With traditional conservatories and orangeries, the designs tend to be well traditional. These classic designs work well to blend your extensions seamlessly with a traditional building. But if youd rather have a bit more flexibility on the design of your extension then a contemporary style allows you to do that. Experienced architects and designers will work with you to determine how to best use the space, allowing as much light in as possible, and combine this with a stunning design and solid structure.
As with many home improvements, adding a stunning contemporary conservatory, orangery or any other extension to your house will add some value. A bespoke contemporary extension will maximise the added value, as it will be a unique feature of that property and should (hopefully) be stunning to look at.
Classic hardwood conservatories or stone orangeries are timeless in their design, but there are plenty of other options out there allowing you the bend the rules! Talk to an experienced architect about designing your very own contemporary conservatory.