The Advantages of Conservatories, and Why They’re Still Popular


The Advantages of Conservatories, and why they’re still popular

It’s 2018, and the “conservatory craze” of ten or so years ago seems to have passed to some extent. Not so long ago, everyone was investing in conservatories, but it’s hard to deny that this trend has slowed down somewhat over the past decade or so.

While that may be true, the conservatory is hardly extinct. It remains a fantastic option for many homeowners and is definitely still popular as an alternative to full home extensions. Here, we take a look at why that’s the case, and at some of the many advantages of conservatories.


Conservatories, while not insignificant in terms of their cost, offer a more affordable alternative to a full home extension. Rather than fork out on a two-story extension, why not consider adding something a little different to your home? If it’s more space you need, then a conservatory has you covered. If you’re looking to add variation to your rooms, then a conservatory still has you covered. While there are advantages to be had from home extensions, it’s a case of weighing up what you need vs the required cost.

Stylistic potential

Second on our list of the advantages of conservatories is their stylistic potential. What we mean here is simply that you can mix up your house’s “theme” a little. Let’s say that the person (or people) you share a house with have different tastes and requirements to you. A conservatory would be the perfect way of introducing something a little different into the home. As it’s often seen as “separate” to the rest of the house, it’s going to feel a little different anyway; that allows you to experiment with the room’s decor, without throwing the balance of the entire property off. We’ll discuss versatility more generally below, but the conservatory gives you plenty of room for manoeuvre when it comes to style.


The only real constraints a conservatory puts on you come with its primary function: it lets more light in. With that in mind, there are a few quite obvious things you wouldn’t be able to use a conservatory for. For a cinema, for example, you’d probably be better off converting the basement. All joking aside, though, the conservatory really is a very versatile room. You can turn it into anything from a reading room to a walk-in garden. Equally, you could easily combine the two and fill your reading room with plants. What we’re saying is you’re not restricted at all – in much the same way as a home extension, your new room can be used for pretty much anything you want to use it for. Just maybe not a cinema … that really wouldn’t work.

Why they’re still popular

Well, we’ve kind of covered this point in our previous paragraphs. It’s easy to see why so many people still opt for a conservatory, given the convenient nature and stylistic potential for them. These glass home extensions are a great option for anyone looking to add something a bit different to their property, and that isn’t going to change any time soon.

You can get in touch with the Bingley Windows team by giving us a call on 01535 958 183, or by filling out one of our online contact forms. All of our conservatories are of the very highest quality, and we’ve got a wide range of styles available.

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