To celebrate houzz selecting us for our 2015 Best of Houzz award, we are returning the favor. Conservatory Craftsmen are going to be doing a series of blogs featuring our some of favorites from Houzz. We are kicking it off with our Top 5 Screened in Porches from some very talented architects and designers from


The appeal of a conservatory is the flood of natural light that sweeps over the room. No other home addition can offer a space where plants grow, humans live and the surrounding landscape is brought indoors. But sometimes the heat from the sun can cause room temperatures to skyrocket, making the room feel like a

Kitchen Conservatory, Illinois

Friday, 27 February 2015 by

This client was planning a large kitchen renovation and wanted to create a visually dramatic transition from the outdoor entertainment area to the new kitchen in their beautiful home in Chicago, Illinois.Designing an addition for the ‘inside L’ of a home can be very tricky, and requires design knowledge to ensure proper drainage for when

Orchard Ridge Conservatory, Minnesota

Thursday, 19 February 2015 by

This custom gable conservatory in Woodbury, Minnesota was built for a talented homeowner who designed the interior to be a warm, relaxing space for their family and friends to enjoy all year round.The conservatory was the last piece of this outdoor renovation, with French doors leading out to the perennial gardens and a beautiful in

Mill Pond Conservatory, Connecticut

Monday, 01 December 2014 by
View from Pond

A little over 3 years ago, a prospective client from Greenwich, Connecticut contacted us and told us he had plans to restore a water mill and convert it into a spectacular conservatory space. His plan was to remove the rotted water wheel and have a new one built in its place. The addition was to be


So, you’re thinking about adding a conservatory to your property. Sometimes a traditional conservatory or orangery is not suitable for your existing home, due to either limited space or planning restrictions. This is when we recommend you consider a Freestanding Conservatory, or garden house. 4 factors to consider when creating your dream Freestanding Conservatory: 1. Conservatory

Solar Conservatories

Monday, 08 September 2014 by

Solar technology isn’t new. Its history began in the 7th century when people concentrated the sun’s energy to make fires. Today we can have everything solar powered, from cars to space stations! Building science engineers and architects have been learning how to capture this solar energy efficiently into the outer surface of the building using solar

Conservatory Blinds and Shades

Tuesday, 02 September 2014 by
roller blinds

When it comes to regulating the temperature of your conservatory the space needs to be addressed completely separate from the rest of your home. Not only will properly positioned, energy efficient window treatments save money, they will also help with privacy. There are many Conservatory Blinds and Shades options to consider:     PLEATED SHADES: Pleated shades are the most versatile way to treat

Your Custom Conservatory Design

Friday, 29 August 2014 by

OK- We have established that the Conservatory is the perfect place to join your home with your garden. How are we able to do this to make sure the design is right fit for your home? 1. First and foremost we must take in consideration your home and lifestyle. Just because you don’t have a 100

long island

There is really no place in the country that quite compares with Long Island. A rural and country atmosphere, heavily influenced by the ‘city’, you might call it ‘country cosmopolitan’. Miles of beautiful sand beaches and everywhere inland miles and miles of pristine oak and beech trees that dwarf even the grandest of homes. The regular working