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

Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the World  Palo Alto, CA, January 15, 2015 – Conservatory Craftsmen of St. Paul, Minnesota has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” for Design by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. Designers and

Winter living in your conservatory

Wednesday, 28 January 2015 by
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Whatever type of glass enclosure you want to build, you may feel like it won’t be as effective a living space in the winter because of the temperature outside. This is actually a misconception; with the right kind of design and execution, winter living in your conservatory is very possible, even if you reside in a

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Throughout my years of work on a variety of different kinds of structures, I have learned that there are three main materials used for building a greenhouse: mahogany or other types of wood, aluminum, and glass. Each of these three materials has a specific purpose for those who are building a greenhouse or conservatory.

Geothermal heating/cooling is one of the best ways to effectively cool or heat any given space because it uses the natural temperature variances of the earth to change the temperature in a certain area. While you may know that geothermal heating/cooling is beneficial, not everyone understands exactly why it is such an excellent technique.

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Winter weather brings some big challenges with it when it comes to keeping a conservatory-style roof in good condition. Winter ice and snow that builds up on roof windows or skylights can cause moisture damage to the wood parts of conservatories and rooftops. The weight of the snow and ice on the roof of a

Greenhouses of the future

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 by
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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
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#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
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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

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