Often built as an extension to an existing property, a conservatory is a multipurpose area that connects the indoors to the outdoors. Popular as a workspace, playroom, or second lounge, it can be enhanced with cupboards for storing toys or everyday items and hardwearing counters that are great for housing plants. Conservatories frequently feature multiple windows, and these large expanses of glass mean this space can experience fluctuating temperatures. As a route into the home, wet footprints and muddy paws are common, too, so durable, water-resistant floor materials are a must-have. Carefully chosen lights will ease the transition from day to night and make this a welcoming spot for entertaining guests.