How to Match the Design of a New Conservatory with The Architecture of the Property
Architects charge a lot. There’s no getting away from that. They fall into the legal team/private health care/landscape garden designer section of my spending allowance. It has to be said, that section of my wallet is never occupied.
When it comes to achieving an ambiently smooth and fitting conservatory design for your property, employing an architectural firm is fortunately unnecessary.
All property owners prefer extensions and upgrades to be in keeping with their style.
After all, they will be looking at it every day and if it jostles for attention against another feature or clashes with the colour palette, the effect will be less than harmonious. This is especially important to achieve when thinking about garden rooms as their primary purpose is still for extra living space, relaxation, working out, guest rooms and hobby or art studios. Their whole purpose is to ease the stress and strain of daily life.
With a keen eye, a few simple rules and the assistance of a reputable garden rooms company, your new design will appear to have sprouted from your very own lawn. Take an objective look at the buildings surrounding your garden – note anything that is visible from the proposed site of your new building.
Take care to consider the facade of your home which faces the plot and the materials used for its exterior finish. You may also have other garden buildings in sight or an interesting urban skyline to draw upon. You may wish to mimic brick slip coinage or window/door frame colour or the contemporary reflectiveness of folding/sliding doors.
Think about position and orientation in terms of making it fit in. Is there a natural void, a separate garden room or a vacated spot where an old shed or summerhouse once stood?
With a studio, south-facing glazing can create glare and summer overheating so perhaps some of the glazing could be swivelled away from that direction, slipping around the corner of the building. Then again, with advances in integral blind systems, this need not be too much of a concern, if the budget suffices. Here’s the answer to the question “Why install Conservatory Blinds?”
In simple terms, try to keep the number of new materials you are bringing in to a minimum and consider incorporating aspects of architectural design already visible from the site. Allow the building space to settle in and any existing trees and shrubs space to grow. Cramming too many things into a small space can make it feel even smaller. Create a pathway from sympathetic material to your new building, meander with the site for a more natural feel.
This kind of design consideration
will be apparent when receiving a quotation from a well experienced conservatory design company but is largely common sense and, as you can see, is worth putting the time into yourself. If you can have a firm idea in your mind of exactly what you want, then the whole process is so much easier and faster.
The only cautionary note concerns marrying your budget and planning requirements with your aspirations. A good sized building can normally be installed with existing permitted development rights, with some neighbourhood courtesy restrictions on square meterage and height. To read more about the different conservatory option available and to get price guides visit compareconservatorycost.co.uk