Best of Both Worlds: The Perks of Having Conservatory-Style Sunrooms

When deciding to extend their homes, most people will often decide between a conservatory and a sunroom. Why choose either one, when you can have both?

The key difference between a conservatory and a sunroom is that the conservatory has a glass roof while the sunroom has a solid roof. Since a conservatory-style sunroom has a see-through roof, they can be the perfect option for contemporary homes. Now that you know you can have the best of both worlds, here are just a few of the advantages you may get to enjoy by choosing a conservatory-style sunroom for your home.

An unobstructed view of the outside

Floor-to-ceiling- glass windows are a regular feature of conservatory-style sunrooms, which means you get to have a completely unobstructed view of the outside, from the sky to the landscape.

An energy saver

Conservatory-style sunrooms allow plenty of sunlight to come in, which means you won’t have to worry about illuminating your space when the sun is up. You can also use this type of sunroom as a greenhouse. This can be ideal if you enjoy the thought of having fresh herbs all year round while enjoying your coffee in your sunroom.

Making a conservatory-style sunroom work

Before you decide to add this type of sunroom to your home, remember that energy efficiency is a critical aspect of your sunroom design. You should consider using full height opening sashes that can be tilted inwards, as this allows for better ventilation. Likewise, use aluminum frames on the exterior and wood for the interior for better insulation inside the space.

Source:

What Would You Choose: A Conservatory or a Sunroom?, Condo Blues

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About valleyhomeimprv

Steve Silverman is Cape Cod native with a BA in psychology from Bates College. He moved to the Pioneer Valley in 2004 and became a VP with VHI a year later, then bought the 20 employee company in 2013. He and his wife and two teenagers have a farm in Southampton where he spends time growing food and learning new ways to live in harmony with the land.

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