A touch of glass

You say con­ser­va­tory, I say or­angery; which­ever you add to your home, be sure it meets your needs sum­mer (and winter) long

EDP Norfolk - - HOMES & INTERIORS - WORDS: Kate Houghton

LIV­ING SPACE

Adding sym­pa­thetic ad­di­tional space to a prop­erty can be a chal­lenge. Nor­wich­based Am­ber Home Im­prove­ments have con­tem­po­rary and tra­di­tional solutions that add a new di­men­sion, from orangeries to conservato­ries and glass rooms; you can see some of their ideas at their Helles­don show­room. am­ber­home.co.uk

THE CLAS­SIC

Cane fur­ni­ture has been a con­ser­va­tory favourite for­ever. It wears well, re­sists weather­ing and fea­tures time­less de­signs. This Bari cane fur­ni­ture is avail­able from Roys of Wrox­ham; prices from £199.99. A se­lec­tion of frames and cush­ions can be or­dered to de­sign your per­fect suite. roys.co.uk

IN­DIAN SUM­MER

It has to be rat­tan… Think stretched ve­ran­das with lazily swing­ing punkah fans, a droplet­beaded glass of chilled G&T, and rat­tan fur­ni­ture with cot­ton cov­ered cush­ions in which to re­cline. While a wooden ve­randa isn’t re­ally a thing in the UK, the rest most cer­tainly is. Grey wash rat­tan arm­chair with cush­ion, £209, mod­ish­liv­ing.co.uk

TAKE A RUN AT IT

Porce­lain tiles are the ideal choice for home­own­ers who want to cre­ate a seam­less feel from their in­door space through to their out­door space, run­ning in a con­tin­u­ous pat­tern from con­ser­va­tory to pa­tio.

Hen­dre porce­lain tiles, £30/m2, man­darin­stone.com

CON­SER­VA­TION AREA

No longer the freez­ing in winter and bak­ing in sum­mer dis­ap­point­ments of old, tech­no­log­i­cal de­vel­op­ments in glass and un­der­floor heat­ing mean a con­ser­va­tory is now a true ex­tra room. Go clas­sic or go con­tem­po­rary, just en­sure you choose a sup­plier who can de­sign a so­lu­tion both in keep­ing with your home and your all im­por­tant life­style needs. vale­gar­den­houses.co.uk

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