Conservatories are often thought of as purely summer spaces, and although there are few things better than relaxing in a stylish conservatory on a warm, sunny day, these versatile living areas can actually be incredibly useful throughout the year.
However, if you want to use your conservatory during the winter months, you need to ensure the space is ready for the frosty weather. As @thisismoney says, “A building that is essentially large windows and a plastic roof is bound to lose far more heat than a brick structure with an insulated tiled roof.” Luckily, with a little bit of planning and a few clever alterations, keeping your conservatory warm and toasty this winter should be easy. Keep reading to find out more.
Modern conservatories are a far more energy efficient than the ones built just a few decades ago. If your conservatory is a fairly recent addition to your home, you may well be surprised by just how well it traps heat, even on the coldest of winter days. However if your conservatory is old and draughty, it probably turns into an icebox as soon as the mercury begins to drop. If this is the case, you could well find a thorough refurb helps to make the space more efficient during cold weather.
Adding a few soft furnishings to the space is another great way to make your conservatory comfortable in the winter months. A warm rug will help to keep your feet off the cold floor while new blinds will make a big difference when it comes to keeping warm air in the space. In the summer months, your newly-installed blinds can be used to help keep the sun out and maintain the ideal temperature.
As conservatories are generally fairly small spaces, installing just one good quality radiator can make a real difference to the temperature in the room. Set your radiator to come on regularly throughout the day and your conservatory should remain warm throughout the winter. What’s more, as your conservatory is directly connected to the rest of your property, this warmth will help to insulate your living spaces and boost the overall temperature of your home.Tags: winter