If you are lucky enough to have a conservatory the last thing you want is for it to remain under-utilised and become something of a white elephant. Why would that happen you may ask? Well, you’d be surprised how many conservatories remain largely unused due to problems such as being too hot in summer or too cold in winter, these issues are easily rectified.
Irrespective of whether you have a traditional conservatory or a futuristic frameless glass extension they offer the chance of increasing the usable space in your home. While it can prove a challenge to make a modern glass box look cosy or give a more traditional conservatory a contemporary look it can be done. Here are a few ways you can update your conservatory and allow you to get maximum use on what could be a perfect space for both relaxing and socialising.
Think About Stay Cool Coatings
During the summer months what could be nicer than sitting in your conservatory taking in the evening sunlight. However, many people often avoid this as they feel it is too hot. One way of solving this issue is by covering your glass with a solar reflective coating. This will regulate the temperature in your conservatory while also removing that annoying glare that makes reading or watching TV so difficult.
Think about Fitting Blinds
Another way to control the temperature is to fit blinds in your conservatory. When you are selecting blinds in Bathgate or anywhere else in the UK, you have a wide variety of options to choose from. These range from simple roller blinds to tilt and turn and conservatory specific blinds. If you want to make life easier and you have the budget you could fit remote controlled blinds that can be opened and closed from the sofa. Blinds not only make any conservatory more aesthetically pleasing but also help make it a much more welcoming space.
Keeping your conservatory well insulated is key when it comes to a more usable space and by their very nature, they can appear cold and unwelcoming in the winter. If you are concerned about feeling the cold when the temperature drops consider installing low emissivity glass. This is designed to radiate heat back into a room and significantly reduce heat loss in the winter months. By ensuring your property remains warm and inviting in winter you will have an area that is usable all year round and undoubtedly add value.
Reduce the Noise
It is not just the heat or cold that can be an issue in a conservatory. Quite often because of where they are situated in the property noise can be a concern. One way of resolving this is to fit glass with acoustic insulation. This type of glass works by reflecting the noise to the outside and absorbing the sound. This will allow you to relax in peace after a hard day at work.
Decorate it Tastefully
One of the ways you can improve the look and feel of your conservatory is by thinking about the décor and furnishings. The addition of a comfortable sofa and chairs along with some attractive rugs can immediately make your conservatory a more welcoming space. Plants and greenery are also another way to enhance the look of your conservatory, don’t worry if you don’t possess green fingers as there are lots of fake plants around that look just like the real thing.
These are just a few of the ways you can turn your conservatory into a more usable space and give your home that valuable extra space many people are looking for.