Saturday, September 11, 2010


K nown throughout the world for their illustrious gardens, the English developed the recognizable style of their famous glasshouse during the latter part of the nineteenth century. But, the greenhouse of yesterday has evolved into the conservatory of today.
Thinking about adding a unique space to your home? You can... with minimal construction cost. Why not add a conservatory? They're not just for horticulture any more. They add architectural  elements to an otherwise unimpressive structure. If you're handy try a DIY kit. There are many styles and uses for conservatories just as there are for any room. Conservatories bring in the light. They function as an outdoor room in most cases except the outdoor elements are eliminated. They can also function for a pool covering. Which ever style you choose... I always say... make it fun and make it your own.

Contemporary conservatory

A more traditional style and function

Have a conservatory in the city... add one to a townhouse

The pool pavilion is a great way to extend the pool's use during the winter.

Conservatories with low pitched roofs and a more substantial looking structure, originated as buildings where orange trees were grown.

Conservatories are as much an architectural statement about the importance of design.


Karena said...

I adore conservatories and the examples you have shown are excellent!

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DesignTies said...

Beautiful collection of conservatories :-) I'd love to add one to our house, but the side of the house it would go on faces north, and hubby thinks it'll be too cold. Men!!


La Petite Gallery said...

I just added a sunroom. I would have loved to get one of these lovelies, Wonder what the compleete cost is?


Evan said...

Love this post! We manufacture English Style Conservatories in the US and did the 4 green Conservatories at Bond 45 in National Harbor. Keep us in mind if you would like to collaborate!

scot said...

This is nice idea of conservatory on all part of house including swimming pool. It gives relief in summer also. I think it is best for all season.