Conservatories and orangeries are great investments for any home, especially during the summer months. But when winter rolls around, we tend to shut the door and keep it that way until spring comes back around. Why not make the most of the space this year!
How to warm up your space
There are a number of methods that people use to heath their conservatories throughout the colder months. Some are more permanent solutions, which are in place throughout the year, while others are removable for the summer months.
The first permanent solution is to have your central heating system extended into the space. This is a great option if you are planning to use the space as an extra room as you would with other rooms in your house. With this solution, you will also need to have sufficient wall space rather than against a window.
If a permanent radiator is not right for you, investing in an oil-based electric radiator can work great, and 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.
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, so this needs great consideration before being undertaken.
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 to these, making them look 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 in barefoot feels that little more inviting.
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). 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.
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.