Top 5 Home Additions on Houzz

Friday, 27 March 2015 by
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In continuation of our series of some of our favorite spaces Houzz, this week we have our Top 5 Home Additions that we have fallen in love with from some highly skilled and brilliant architects and designers from across the country. Enjoy!1. Kitchen Addition Transitional Exterior by Philadelphia Architects & Building Designers Krieger + Associates Architects Inc2.


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

Farmhouse Sunroom, Minnesota

Friday, 06 March 2015 by

Around 5 years ago we were called upon to add an addition to this spectacular 1880’s old farmhouse in a rural area of Kasson, MN. The homeowners are both busy doctors at the prestigious Mayo Clinic nearby and were looking for a peaceful space to unwind after a demanding day.The homeowners opted for a total

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

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


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.