What Makes the Ultimate Modern Extension?

If you’re looking to improve the value of your home, you can’t get better than a bespoke conservatory or orangery. But for those who really want something original that will stand out from the crowd, a contemporary glass extension is just the ticket.

Ask the experts
We may all have a vague idea in our mind as to how our contemporary conservatory should look, but you should always seek the advice of the professionals. Experienced designers and architects will know exactly what you should choose so that the space is used to its full potential and the design will complement your home. Not all houses will be suitable for an ultra-modern extension, and may affect the value of your home. Above all, your extension must be practical; after all you’ll be using it nearly everyday. Again, the conservatory and orangery experts can help you in this field, ensuring your extension will last a lifetime.

If you have a budget in mind, a design and build conservatory company will manage this for you, and ensure the project sticks to it!

Use lots of glazing
One of the main benefits of choosing a contemporary conservatory is that the primary material used is glass. Glass extensions allow for lots of natural light, saving on energy bills and also allowing for a great view of the outdoors. Most contemporary conservatories or orangeries will have a frame made of aluminium. Aluminium conservatories and orangeries, rather than those made out of hardwood, have more structural strength. This means you can have bigger panels of glass, which allow even more light in and also complement the minimalist style that many contemporary extensions follow.

Create more space
Aside from the added space an extension obviously brings, there are a few tricks you can use to create the illusion of even more space. As we’ve already mentioned, natural light is key when designing a conservatory or orangery. With big panels of glass, you get the most of the outdoor view, making the interior and exterior space appear as one. To add to this effect, choose the same flooring for your extension as you would for the outdoor area. For example stone flooring is popular for both indoor and outdoor purposes. Making the two areas join seamlessly is not only stylish, but great for creating space.

Open the doors
With such a great view of your garden, surely you’d like to be able to get outside quickly and easily. This is especially true in the summer months. Bi-folding doors, when closed, fit in with the fixed panels of glass, and when opened can free up an entire side of your extension. Perfect if you’re having a gathering on the patio outside and you need to move easily between the garden and conservatory.

With all these considerations in mind, you can meet with your conservatory or orangery designer to come up with the ultimate modern glass extension that will not only look amazing, but will be a practical addition to your home.