After building a number of home extensions in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas, we know that a garden room can have a big impact on your property and can provide you with extra space. Despite both conservatories and garden rooms being an extension onto your home, there are a number of differences between the two. Some are small, and some are big, and can completely change the design of your investment. It is, therefore, important to know the difference between the two, as one may suit your home more than the other.
Main Differences Between Conservatories And Garden Rooms
Having a garden room fitted onto your home is the perfect alternative to moving house and can add value to the way you live, as well as the price of your property. The type and design of your investment can have a significant impact on your home, so knowing the differences between conservatories and garden rooms can significantly impact the outcome of your decision.
Roofing contributes to the design of a conservatory, as well as a garden room, and it is one of the easiest ways to distinguish differences between the two. So, depending on what suits your home and what you wish to accomplish, either of the two may be an option.
For conservatories, the roof will be fully glazed and may feature a range of eaves, gables, turrets and in some cases, coloured glass. The reason conservatories have this as a roof, is to try at let in as much natural light as possible. Whereas, garden rooms feature a tiled roof which can be matched by our professionals to the rest of your properties roof. Much like conservatories, garden rooms also utilise light as much as possible, often including a glazed gable to let in natural light.
There are a variety of different types of roofing for house extensions which can also include flat roof windows to allow light to enter to room. For inspiration on flat white extensions, and to give you an idea of how it can transform your home, take a look at our recent work on Mr & Mrs Richards property. An orangery garden room will have a flat roof and light is provided through multi-paned glazed timber roof lanterns; this is just one example of the type of roof you can expect with garden rooms.
The idea of light entering a conservatory is also achieved through the structure of the building frame. The frames are glazed with light timber to help maximise the amount of light able to enter your conservatory. Whereas, garden rooms tend to be predominantly brickwork based, which means that it is able to fully connect to the existing structure and architecture design of your property. Our specialist team are able to match materials to your home to ensure that your garden room is in keeping with the rest of your home.
Although conservatories are well known for letting in a lot of light, this does not mean that garden rooms are unable to do the same. Take Mr & Mrs Roberts new house extension for example; the brickwork has been matched with the rest of the home, yet the roof is opened up with glass to let in as much light as possible and create a warming and inviting living space. This goes to show that you are not limited on the structural build of your garden room, and you can mix and match elements of conservatories with you garden room to ensure that it meets all of your requirements.
There are a variety of different uses for each extension type, and most conservatories and garden rooms can be used for multiple purposes. However, some people may find that conservatories are too warm to convert into rooms that they use on a daily basis, for example, their kitchen. Whereas, because of the design of a garden room, you can extend a variety of rooms, making for an improved living space. Some ideas of uses include:
- Games room
- Living room
- Dining room
A popular option that our clients opt for is to incorporate an open plan design into their garden room. This is usually something that you are unable to achieve with conservatories due to the amount of heating that it will pass through the home during the warmer months. Open plan living in Aylesbury has become increasingly popular and is a creative way of giving your home more space and extending on a property you already adore.
If you would like to incorporate a kitchen into your garden room, then we also offer kitchen extensions in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. Feel free to contact our team today for more information and to start planning your garden room.
Bring Your Vision To Life
Everything that you love about a conservatory is improved within a garden room. The ability to allow light to enter while not making the room feel too hot is one of the many reasons our clients decide to opt for our stunning garden rooms. You can take a look at our designs and the outstanding work that our team have completed over the years for inspiration. You can guarantee that your vision will be brought to life with our range of services and expertise.Back to FAQs