How to refresh an older conservatory or orangery

Apr 26, 2018

Wanting to refresh a conservatory in the past usually meant changing the inside furniture, getting a new set of blinds, or perhaps giving it a new coat of paint. Therefore, rather than changing anything of importance, you were often simply moving the furniture around in the hope that it would look different!

Because of this, home extensions of the past, such as conservatories and orangeries, often became outdated in terms of how they looked and what they were used for. Unhappy with this, many homeowners in Hampshire and around the UK simply stopped using their conservatories – until the inevitable happened and they were removed or replaced with something newer, and often strikingly similar! This seemingly unstoppable march of buying, using, not using, and then replacing a conservatory, resulted in some people simply deciding against it. Thankfully, things have changed for the better. Following advances in design, manufacturing techniques and materials, home owners in Hampshire can now change practically any aspect of their conservatory. What’s more, this can now be done quickly and affordably.

One of the biggest changes you can make is to the roof. Replacing a glass roof with a solid roof consisting of tiles can instantly transform your home. Not only will this transform how you use your conservatory, but it will also significantly improve your home’s thermal efficiency. In terms of changing what you use your conservatory for, doors may not immediately spring to mind. However, incredible new designs in doors, such 3,4 and 5-leaf bi-folding doors now means you can replace entire sections of your conservatory with doors that effortlessly open up to the outside world. Such access in and out of your home really will change how you use your conservatory, as well as modernize the overall look and feel of your home. Because of this, updating a conservatory is becoming a much more realistic and viable option for many.