Having a conservatory rather than an extension can be a great choice. To start, a conservatory is much cheaper and will let plenty of light into the space.
However, once the novelty of your new conservatory has worn off, many people find themselves bumping into several issues that stop them from using the space at all.
The conservatory can sometimes be like a greenhouse in the summer – making it too hot to use. In the winter, it can be the chilliest part of the house. Plus, for the summer storms and windy winters, the rain can be incredibly noisy.
The trick is to make your conservatory the best seat in the house, all year round; a place that is neither too hot nor cold and peaceful enough to curl up with a good book.
The easiest way to create a little shade in the summer is by installing some blinds. Using blinds to reflect the sun rather than absorb it should also help to keep the room cool in the summer. Blinds or drapes may also offer a little insulation for the colder months – making your conservatory that little bit easier to use all year round.
Invest in a solid roof
While everyone loves the natural light flooding into the room, it can get a bit too much...
Investing in a tiled conservatory roof will help regulate the temperature a little better. The room will be much more insulated and will keep the temperature at a comfortable level – both in the winter and summer.
Not only will it solve the heat and cold situation, but solid roofing will also be much quieter for rain, hail, and all the other noisy weather conditions you’re used to.
Underfloor heating can work wonders for conservatories but isn’t necessarily kind to everyone’s budget. Storage heaters or extending your current central heating to include radiators for the conservatory, could make the room that little bit snugger for the colder months. Electric heaters are a very little hassle and provide a quick solution for your problem.
It’s worth remembering; however, that storage heaters can get expensive. So, to help save you a little money on your monthly bills, ensure you’ve got as much insulation as possible in the conservatory first.
Get creative with soft furnishings
Everything from area rugs, cushions, draft excluders, and drapes can help to reduce noise in the space. Soft furnishings can absorb the noise and make it that little bit quieter while the weather is on the turn.
Mix and match furniture
A faux leather armchair isn’t going to feel great on a hot day, as you peel yourself off the seat to head into the garden. Similarly, though, a wicker sofa is going to be less than comfortable in the winter.
As such, you should try to mix and match your furniture in the conservatory. Blankets can always make everything look a bit more coordinated. Mixing furniture will give you more use for the space, as you’ll be able to pick and choose the type of seat you’re using, depending on the season.
So, with a few changes, your conservatory can be a dreamy haven for the whole family throughout the year.