Conservatories have been in use from earlier Roman time. The ancient conservatories are different from the modern conservatories which are used for many purposes. While the ancient conservatories are used for growing plant, the modern conservatories have been used for a range of activities such as spa, sitting rooms, art studios etc.

In the U.K. Many houses are found attached with a conservatory. The surplus space in the garden has been taken as an advantage for adding an extra room. These can be used whenever they are wanted for relaxing or entertaining guests.

During past times the conservatories have been used only in summer. As the rooms are cold during winter, they were used only in summer. If certain heating devices are installed such as radiators, they can be used well. Now a days, energy efficient double glazed windows are used for modern conservatories. The advantage of using them is that the warm air inside the room is kept inside and any cold air is prevented from entering the room. Also outside noise can be blocked by the use of double glazed windows. This is one of the advanced features of modern conservatories.

Using shutters or shades may provide instant privacy for people. These systems may help in getting rid of the impression that you are on display when you are in a conservatory. Modern features and energy saving materials including PVCu and utilization of maintenance free glass are seen in modern conservatories. Several bespoke conservatories are being constructed these days by many contractors.