Our Top 10 blogs from 2020

Well, 2020 was certainly a year like no other and one that most of us would probably rather forget. However, we’ve been taking a look back over all the people we spoke to, projects we completed and blog posts we wrote, despite the global pandemic! Here’s a roundup of our most popular blog posts from 2020…

1. How to extend a kitchen with an orangery

If you are considering a kitchen extension, a garden room or orangery can provide you with a light and bright space. Our guide will give you plenty of ideas and advice!

2. How to improve your home and add more space

Thinking about how you can make improvements to your home now that lockdown is over? With many of us set to invest in updating the properties we’re already in, we’ve looked at the best ways to add more space.

3. Choosing blinds for your orangery or garden room

Our garden rooms include clever ventilation features and solar glazing to keep them feeling cool while the sunshine bathes the room below. Some clients still choose to install blinds as a personal preference – and they look great! If you love the idea of having blinds in your bespoke garden room, you’ll know it’s not easy to find a perfect fit, so Conservatory Blinds Limited share their expert advice…

4. Garden Design: Dining Outdoors

Award-winning landscape designer Alexandra Noble shares her expertise on how to design the perfect outdoor dining space.

5. How to build an orangery or garden room

In the early stages of an extension project, it is easy to feel like you have a daunting task ahead of you. Knowing what to expect can really help if you are about to have an orangery built, so our Managing Director James Upton shares our process in more detail…

6. Let there be light: sun-filled garden rooms

How to make your home as lovely and light-filled as possible. Inside our homes, responding to space and light seems more important than ever. Natural light generates atmosphere, emotion, and calm in our interiors. It creates a welcoming warmth throughout the house, highlighting interior features and giving depth and character to details. As it bounces off walls, it helps to give your home life and movement.

7. How to grow and care for Hellebores

At a time when we seem to be hungry for colour, Hellebores bloom and bring splashes of pinks and whites to an otherwise bare, wintery landscape. We share the best tips for growing and caring for Hellebores in your garden.

8. What makes British interior style so unique?

British interior design has come a long way in recent years. We have embraced our heritage on a larger scale, combining it with our unique, edgy characters and a pinch of international influence.

9. How to use your orangery all year round: a seasonal guide

We take you through the four seasons of the year, showing you what makes a garden room such a unique addition to your home as the months go by.

10. Client testimonial: An Oxford orangery with entertaining in mind

From time to time, we ask our customers to write for our blog. Here’s Mrs J talking about how they designed an orangery with entertaining in mind.