Conservatories have been historically designed as classic, elegant structures. Over time, however, users have begon to design and decorate them with more modern accoutrements, making them suitable for everyday use. In doing this, conservatories have become popular additions in homes as well as various commercial settings, and they are being used for virtually any purpose. Designing a conservatory for use as dining room will create a unique eating area for any type of structure. With the right interior planning, conservatories can be designed with any aesthetic, from traditional and classic to contemporary with a twist and everything in between.
Apart from location and configuration, the conservatory's framework is one of the first elements to address during the initial planning phase. The framework will help set the tone for the structure's design. Wood framing will create a traditional conservatory with a warm, rustic feel. Aluminum, on the other hand, is sleek and sturdy for a strong, modern structure that will withstand extreme weather conditions. Aluminum and wood can also be combined in a wood-clad system, which features wood and wood veneer adhered to an aluminum frame. This type of system provides users the warm interior aesthetic with the durability of an aluminum frame. Vinyl-composite is another framing option, which features the durability of aluminum, and it does not conduct heat and cold, so creating a highly efficient building envelope.
Interior and exterior decorative conservatory elements will help create the desired aesthetic of the dining room. Classic adornments, such as finials, decorative corners, and ridge cresting are typical on traditional English conservatories. External base panels and traditional-style window grids will help create a contemporary conservatory design for the modern user. Decorative elements are available for wood-, vinyl-, and aluminum-framed structures alike.
Glazing is an important option to consider for a frequently-used conservatory. Low-emissions glass coatings will reduce solar heat gain and filter natural sunlight, creating a comfortable dining room for guests and preserving interior elements. LoE 340, for example, greatly reduces the transmission of UV rays, which, in turn, minimizes fading to furniture, draperies, and carceting.
A dining room conservatory is perfect for hotels, restaurants, universities, and hospitals alike. They can be as large as required to suit the users' needs, which also makes them a perfect addition to homes. Regardless of the aesthetic, designing a conservatory as a dining room will create a unique dining experience for guests of all ages.