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Adding a conservatory to your home can give you some much needed extra space. Whether it’s an extra room to entertain guests, a green workspace or simply somewhere to relax and unwind, a conservatory is a multifunctional space. A conservatory is also a great place to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors as the season’s change. 

Days and evenings can be enjoyed year-round in a practical conservatory, and there are many different ways to use this room that you might not have previously considered. However, the most popular use of a conservatory is undoubtedly an extra lounging or dining space that can be adapted to suit your needs. Here at Unicorn Windows, we’ve put together this handy guide to help you decide how to use yours to best suit your family:

An eco-dining room

One of the most popular ways to use a conservatory is as a dining room, especially for homes that do not already have a separate dining space. Why not take advantage of the abundance of natural light and bring the outdoors in by creating a green oasis around your dining furniture. It could make the perfect space to wine and dine your family and friends.

Kitchen Extension

Use a conservatory to extend your kitchen and create dramatic views with huge angled windows and sliding doors to create an indoor/outdoor space. This style is perfect for those who love to entertain and host large parties. 

Utility Room

Do you have an extension that you are not using? Consider getting organised by turning it into a practical utility room. Choose a robust tile flooring that is durable and easy to clean. Don’t forget to add flowers and greenery to keep the space looking appealing.

Entertaining Room

Another one for those who love a house party. How about if your conservatories sole purpose was to entertain guests? Cocktail bar with bar stools, perhaps? Make your perfect entertaining space at home.


One clever use of a conservatory for families is as a playroom. Keep all those toys and clutter in one place that you can shut away at the end of the day and keep all that messy play in one room.

Home Gym

Do you enjoy working out but don’t want the hassle of having to go to the gym? Consider purchasing some fitness equipment and setting up your own workout area. 

Garden Room

Add furniture made from natural materials such as rattan or wicker furniture and stone flooring to create a beautiful garden room.  Leaving the windows deliberately bare can create a feeling of bringing the outdoors inside.

Family Room

Create a comfy space for the family to get together with a large sofa, blankets, and a TV so you can relax and unwind. Neutral fabrics will keep the room feeling bright and airy.

Home business

If you are a budding entrepreneur but the costs of overheads associated with starting a business frighten you, then setting up shop in your conservatory might be an option. A conservatory could provide the perfect location. Great for florists, groomers or beauticians looking to work from home.

Home Library/Study

Having a library at home sounds like a decadent luxury, but you can make this book lover’s dream a reality with a conservatory. Create a study area to create a calm and airy workspace for your studies.

We hope this article has inspired you to turn your conservatory into a usable space that works for you and your families lifestyle. Whether you want a play or family room to unwind in or love to host garden parties, your conservatory is valuable. If you are considering installing a new conservatory, don’t forget to check out our range.