Make your conservatory open-plan
One way to increase your conservatory use is to open it up to the rest of the house. While this may sound simple, blending your conservatory space with another room gives you lots of benefits.
While being able to see and hear family members in other rooms and nip back and forth with ease is a joy in itself, an open-plan conservatory is also much more functional than one that’s tucked away. If your conservatory leads on from your kitchen — voila! You have a new dining room. If it follows on from your living room, why not turn it into a cosy ‘no tech’ reading room or a designated games room?
This being said, before you rush to make your conservatory open-plan, we hate to say it but… you will need to think about planning permission.
Generally speaking, you do not need planning permission to install a new conservatory or orangery. You’ll probably remember this from when you got yours installed!
However, if you want to install an open-plan conservatory or remove an external door to open it up after it has been installed, you will need approval. We could go into the details here, but it’s easier if you just give us a call — we’ve worked on lots of open-plan projects, so one of our experts can talk you through the process.