Timber conservatories and orangeries are great investments for any home, especially during the summer months. However, when winter eventually rolls around, we do not spend nearly as much time in our timber extension as we do in the summer.
Many of us tend to shut the door and keep it that way until spring comes back around. But your timber conservatory is part of your home, so why not treat it that way? Afterall, you wouldn’t stop going into your living room or your spare bedroom in the winter months, so why do we stop going into our timber conservatory? In this blog, we detail some quick and easy ways to warm up your timber conservatory this winter
How to warm up your space
There are a number of methods that people use to heat their conservatories throughout the colder months. Some are more permanent solutions, which are in place throughout the year, while others offer more temporary solutions and are removable for the summer months.
The first permanent solution is to have your central heating system extended into your timber conservatory. This is a great option if you are planning to use the space as an extra, or spare, room. With this solution, you will also need to have a sufficient amount of wall space and you will need to ensure that there is enough space to fit your system under your windows or against any other structure.
If a permanent radiator is not right for you, investing in an oil-based electric radiator can work as well. Additionally, you only need to have it on when you plan on using the space, potentially making it cheaper in the long run. It also means that it can be stored away in the summer making your space look neater and tidier.
A great form of heating that is increasing in popularity in recent years is underfloor heating. This will mean a big overhaul of the flooring in your conservatory and may require a sizable financial cost upfront, so there is much consideration to be taken before opting for this costly but modern solution.
Alongside heating the space, there are also a number of things you can do to make the space feel cosier. Making you want to use the space no matter what the weather.
If you have soft furnishings in the room, such as sofas, you can add things like large cushions and throws, making them look more inviting, even with the rain beating down on the roof. Adding a rug to a hardwood floor can add that spot of warmth underfoot, so even walking barefoot feels that little more appealing and feels more comfortable.
A selection of candles spread and lit around the room will add instant warmth to the room (even if there isn’t enough to physically warm the room on its own). The dancing of the flames combined with warming scents can draw you in – just drape a throw around you and watch the rain trickle down the windows.
Thinking of a Conservatory Makeover?
Are you thinking of treating your home to a new conservatory or orangery in the coming year? Head over to our Conservatory or Orangery pages to find out more. For any questions please contact a member of our expert team who will be more than happy to assist you. Brinard Joinery supplies high-quality bespoke joinery products which include our delightful timber conservatory.