Greenhouses of the future

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 by

Greenhouses are important for facilitating plant life in a variety of settings: whether they are residential or commercial in nature, the most advanced greenhouses of today are the ones that have sophisticated features that improve their energy efficiency, optimize their ability to grow plants, and create less work for their owners. Here are some of

Sheridan Road Magazine Feature

Friday, 12 December 2014 by

#flashbackfriday to our feature in the August 2012 Sheridan Road Magazine.   A  Breathtaking Perspective by Jenna Schubert The beauty and wonder of a conservatory makes it one of the most sought-after and admired rooms in the home and commercial design industry. For the team at Conservatory Craftsmen, based in suburban Minneapolis, there literally is

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


Conservatory Craftsmen was called upon to design and replace two aging greenhouses in a beautiful home in Hanover, Pennsylvania. The greenhouses were built in 1939 using curved single glass which is impossible to repair or replace and wooden slats over the top to keep down solar glare, but they too had reached a point of

Smart Home Automation

Tuesday, 25 November 2014 by

Today’s modern family loves to add space to the house in a manner that adds light to the house, and does not reduce it, like a standard room addition will. The conservatory in today’s world also allows families to grow healthy plants and crops for eating and seasoning. However, it can be difficult to maintain

Growing Winter Crops

Friday, 21 November 2014 by
building a greenhouse

These days people are more conscious than ever about what they’re eating. More and more people are opting to produce their own sources of fresh food that they can feed their families. Growing winter crops is a great option for people all around the country. Whether you live in Minnesota and you want to make


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


Traditionally, conservatories were built as a place to sit and relax in the sun, or grow exotic plants. Todays conservatories however are used much more as a home addition and a space for your family to use year round. With this in mind, Conservatory Craftsmen recommend flooring materials that not only compliment the existing homes

Conservatory Windows and Glass Efficiency

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 by
como park in minnesota

Over the years, I have made a point of visiting conservatories in every city and country to which I have the privilege to travel. My fascination with green spaces under glass began as a child in St Paul, MN where I would make frequent trips to Como Park (now Marjorie McNeely) Conservatory in St Paul. Built about 100


One of our recent projects was a custom designed traditional mahogany conservatory in Livingston, New Jersey, a leafy suburb located about twenty miles west of New York City. The glass enclosure offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, and overlooks the outdoor swimming pool. Choosing the Conservatory Design. We were contacted by the New Jersey