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Conservatories History From Grand to Affordable

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Conservatories History From Grand to Affordable

Looking back through time it is clear to see Conservatories history dates back to the 16th century, it’s easy to Improve the quality of your home by creating a space that is airy and light and evokes grandeur. A conservatory would add a touch of sophistication and/or function to your home by acting as a sunroom, playroom, or greenhouse. Conservatories originated in the 16th century as orangeries because wealthy landowners wanted to grow citrus fruits like oranges and lemons that were becoming a household staple on dinner tables as trading with the Mediterranean expanded.

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Municipal conservatories came into vogue in the early 19th century.  They were popular in many European cities, especially in ones with cold climates and large populations, to house one’s wealth with their exotic, tropical plants and flower displays. But by the end of the century, they were gaining a more social reputation as the ideal locations to host tea parties and such.

The “Golden Age” of conservatories was definitely brought about by English society. During the reign of Queen Victoria I, Victorian conservatories were the definition of regal and orate. To this day they are the most popular style of conservatories.

Also, it’s important to note that according to the United Kingdom, a conservatory is a building that  has at least 50% of its side wall area glazed and at least 75% of its roof glazed with translucent materials, either polycarbonate sheeting or glass.

Today, there are various styles of conservatories to fit to suit different homeowners’ styles and preferences.  One can choose from the following: the elegant Victorian style, the classic and more laid-back Lean-To style, the airy and light Georgian style, the high front Gable style, the P-Shaped style which combines Lean-to and Victorian, the Bespoke style for large venue structures, and the modern Loggia style.

If you want to learn more about conservatories and the different styles take a look at our Conservatories page 

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