When you are on the market for a new greenhouse how do you know which one is right when there are so many available? Especially when they range from cheap to average to very expensive. Finding the right one can be a puzzling and very time consuming process. There’s little greenhouses, big greenhouses, narrow, wide, free-standing, attached. The options are limitless. But, if you really want to stand out and make a statement you can’t go wrong with a Victorian wooden greenhouse.
Free-standing or Attached? What’s Right For You?
Greenhouses can be built free-standing or in a lean-to style. A lean-to style greenhouse is one that is built against a wall. The benefits of that is:
- That the wall will retain heat keeping the greenhouse warmer for longer.
- A greenhouse attached to a wall is stronger than one that is freestanding.
- It is more aesthetically pleasing.
- You will not have to worry about going through the extra trouble to install electricity for heaters like you would with a freestanding greenhouse.
Victorian Wooden Greenhouses: the Buckingham Palace of Greenhouses
Victorian greenhouses were designed after years of research to replicate the look and feel of the Victorian era. They instantly add a sense of prestige wherever they are and are a great way to add beauty to your backyard.
When you are building a greenhouse one of the most, if not the most important thing to consider is what kind of material you will be using. Two obviously good choices for constructing greenhouses are aluminum and wood. Aluminum is low maintenance and lasts far longer than wood but it is not as strong or as appealing as wood. Wood greenhouses may not last as long as aluminum greenhouses. But ones like Victorian timber greenhouses prove that there are far more reasons to choose wood then the one reason not to. Victorian wooden greenhouses show off both the versatility and durability of wood.
By now you are probably already trying to find the nearest home department store. So you can pick up all the materials you need to have your very own Victorian greenhouse. Just remember that woods like timber need protection from microorganisms that live in the soil. They can cause decay and damage your entire frame. So, always start with a good base and make sure your wood is at least a foot above the ground. Do that and you’ll be on your way to enjoying an amazingly designed greenhouse for years to come.