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Kitchen Conservatory Ideas: Expanding Your Home

08/04/2015

Whether you moved into a house which already came with a conservatory or you're looking to having one installed, they can be used for so much more than a place to sit during the summer months. Have you ever considered turning your conservatory into a kitchen? A kitchen conservatory will brighten up your home, transforming your kitchen into a light and spacious area. This is the perfect place to cook, dine and entertain.

The Kitchen Conservatory

A kitchen is one of most important rooms in any home, it's a place where the family gathers to eat, catch-up and spend some quality time together. If you're a garden lover, a kitchen conservatory would be perfect as you can connect with your garden and is ideal if your family enjoys BBQs. Due to double glazing, a kitchen conservatory is completely habitable and has many benefits over a traditional brick extension. Households who build extensions miss out on a lot of natural light, especially if their house is north facing. A conservatory however, offers the best of both worlds.

Kitchen Conservatory Ideas

A kitchen conservatory must be well ventilated so that any heat from cooking or appliances can escape. If your conservatory is south facing you may want to consider conservatory blinds. When building a conservatory it is important for it to not only look fantastic but it is also practical and functional, so make sure you choose the right design, size and position.

Your conservatory style and build will affect the outlay of your kitchen so this is something important to consider. Appliances will be better off in the main area of the kitchen but you don't want them to block off your view of the garden. Make sure you position work tops and appliances accordingly.

There are many things to consider when transforming your conservatory into a kitchen, these include:

  • Kitchen worktops and surfaces: This will be one of the main design elements when planning your kitchen conservatory. The worktops should stay with the theme of the room but remain practical.
  • Kitchen islands: Installing a kitchen island is very popular within many homes and is a great choice for a conservatory kitchen. These work tops look great and are highly versatile, perfect as a breakfast bar or for food preparation. Make sure you have accommodated for this style of worktop within your design.
  • Heating: Under-floor heating is favoured amongst many households and is known to be more energy efficient than radiators. If you have considered under-floor heating then now is your chance to get it installed.
  • Conservatory doors: It is likely that your kitchen conservatory will back onto your garden. Use this to your advantage and install doors which provide easy access to your garden. Sliding patio doors or bi-folding doors are a popular option. They open wide allowing for smooth and easy transition.

With these ideas we hope they have helped you with your kitchen conservatory plans. If you are still in the process of deciding on what conservatory is right for your home, give us a call on 01953 600505.

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