Why Do I Need a Conservatory?

Back in the 1700s, homeowners used conservatories to grow tropical fruits due to their ability to trap heat and avoid the rain. In the 21st century, the possibilities for your conservatory are limitless. Equipped with innovative glazing technology and venting systems that keep them at a moderate temperature all year round, the conservatories at Outside Interests can be designed to suit whatever purpose you have in mind, no matter how outlandish. 

Are you thinking about installing a conservatory in your home but unsure how to use it? Here at Outside Interests, we like to think outside the box. Here are just a few of our top suggestions for how you can make the most out of your stylish new build.


Before we go too crazy with our suggestions, let’s strip it back to basics. After all, the Georgians might have been on to something with their original intentions for conservatories. Their ability to produce extra heat and moisture whilst trapping sunlight and warding off rain and wind make conservatories the perfect environment for allowing certain plants (that would most certainly not survive outside in unpredictable British weather) to thrive. 

Growing your own produce is highly beneficial in a number of ways. For starters, it can be more environmentally friendly than buying from your local supermarket, as it negates the need for excessive plastic packaging. Moreover, fruit and vegetables from supermarkets are often less nourishing, as transporting them results in a loss of nutrients. Finally, growing your own food can be much more cost-effective than buying it.

Living Room / Dining Room Extension 

This is probably the use that springs to mind when you think of a conservatory. Many homeowners use them to extend their living space, opening up the house to create more room and airiness. By doing so, they also let in an abundance of natural light and warmth, which can help you save on electricity bills. On top of this, we all know the impact sunlight can have on our moods. Imagine being able to reap the benefits of vitamin D when you’re inside, only with none of the wind, rain or snow.

But why stop with the living room? Why not use your conservatory to extend your dining area, opening up the space for guests and bathing them in warmth and light as they eat their food? One amazing benefit of this option is its ability to transform a summer barbecue. We’ve all been there – got everything cooking outside just as it starts to drizzle with rain. With your stylish conservatory, you won’t have to worry about hastily rushing everything back to the kitchen, and you can still pretend you’re outside (whilst angrily cursing the British weather.)


Since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, working at home has become increasingly common and a permanent, preferable solution for many. There comes a time when working at your kitchen table won’t cut it anymore, and you may have been thinking of investing in a functional office space. In this case, a stylish conservatory workspace could be the perfect solution.

Contact Outside Interests Today

The benefits and uses of conservatories in this day and age certainly don’t stop with the few mentioned above. From a games room to a kitchen extension, there are countless other ways to enjoy your home’s naturally warm, bright new space. If you’re interested in finding out more about the extensive range of conservatory styles we have on offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Outside Interests. We would be more than happy to help you with any enquiries and make suggestions based on your property, requirements and wishes.

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