If you live in a small house and desperately need some extra living space, adding a small conservatory to your home could be the perfect solution for you. 

Adding a conservatory to smaller homes is a fantastic way to gain the extra space you may desperately need. The are many perks to a small conservatory which will not only make your home bigger but will improve your lifestyle:

  • Fast installation time
  • Inexpensive compared to large conservatories
  • Creates much needed space
  • Easy to keep warm
  • Design your dream space

A small conservatory can make a massive difference

If you are considering adding a small conservatory to your property to gain some much needed extra living space and are looking for some guidance or general hints and tips on how best to go about planning, designing and building it, we have got you covered. In this article, we will cover all the pros and cons or choosing the best small conservatory for your small home, the best styles suited to gardens with limited space.

Solid roof conservatory
Solid Tile Conservatory Roof

How to choose the best small conservatory

Choosing the best small conservatory to install on homes with limited space isn’t as straight forward as you may originally think, there are several things to consider before choosing a small conservatory to add extra space to your home. We have compiled a list of the five most important things to take into consideration when choosing a small conservatory:

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Small Conservatory Style

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Choice Of Colour For A Small Conservatory

Colours are a fantastic way to personalise a conservatory, however, when planning a small conservatory, think about the choice of colour very carefully. Colours like anthracite grey are very trendy right now for conservatories, windows and doors, and whilst anthracite grey is a fantastic colour choice for the exterior of a small conservatory choosing a dark colour for the interior will make the small space seem closed in. Lighter colours inside of the conservatory will reflect the light and make the new room feel bigger and lighter.

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The More Glass The Better

Maximising the amount of glass in a small conservatory ensures that the room is light and bright, choosing the right conservatory system can actually maximise the amount of glass in your small conservatory, by choosing the right conservatory roof you can get more natural light into your small conservatory.

It is important that a small conservatory feels as light, bright and spacious as possible, in order to achieve this it is crucial to allow the maximum amount of natural light into the room through large areas of glass. There are several modern conservatory systems that have fewer glazing bars and allow more light, the one that stands out from the crowd is the Ultrasky, it ticks all the boxes and is the perfect solution for making small conservatories light, bright and inviting living spaces.

Ultrasky contemporary style Orangery with cornice
Best Small Conservatory Styles For Smaller Houses

By now you will have realised the importance of carefully planning for smaller conservatories especially if the conservatory is going to be built on a smaller house. Your new conservatory will create essential extra living space and if planned out properly it will make the adjoining rooms of the home feel light, bright and spacious, adding not only more space but more value.

Some smaller homes also have limited outdoor space and you may believe that if you have a tiny garden a small conservatory would not provide you with any benefit, but that certainly isn’t the case at all. In fact, a carefully planned home improvement project can totally transform any small home – adding desperately needed extra space and a whole new dynamic to the way the rooms flow.

If you would like to plan a home improvements project for your small home and would like some free advice on how to get the most out of your limited space, feel free to get in contact with us. We would be happy to show you how a conservatory could totally transform your small home, we are skilled conservatory designers and will be able to help you to unlock the true potential and space available for your small home.

Whats the best conservatory for a small house?

The best conservatory for a small house would feature as much glass as possible to make the room light and bright and feel spacious. There are many choices of conservatory for smaller houses but what you choose would depend on the style of your home.

Do I need planning permission for a small conservatory?

Small conservatories fall under the permitted building scheme which was rolled out by the government, the company you employ to install a conservatory for you will be able to tell you definitely whether or not you need planning for your proposed build.

Can a small conservatory have a solid roof?

Solid roofs can be fitted to any type of conservatory as long as the existing structure is sound and the frames can support it. A surveyor would usually inspect the frames when they come to measure the job. Be mindful of the loss of light when fitting a solid roof to a small conservatory as this could affect adjoining rooms. If you want a solid tiled conservatory roof for better thermal efficiency, a better option would be a modern high-performance glass roof replacement, newer glass roofs are thermally efficient and still allow plenty of light.

How much does a small conservatory cost?

Small conservatories are an inexpensive way of extending a small home, installing a light and bright conservatory can dramatically change the dynamic of your home as well as adding value to your property. A conservatory can add as much as 7% to the overall value to your home, so it would be a worthwhile investment. The initial outlay would depend on the actual size of the small conservatory, and the materials chosen for the build, a solid roof conservatory with aluminium frames would cost more than a glass roof and uPVC windows and doors. If you would like a free quote, please contact us.