A conservatory is a room attached at one side of a house with a glass roof and walls. People usually use it to grow delicate foliage or as a sun lounge but that’s not all it can be used for. Carrying out simple adjustments and changes to a conservatory can make them attractive and advantageous.
Most conservatories are too hot to be used in summers or too cold to be used during winter. Condensation, extreme brightness, cheaply executed construction, and non-compliance with building regulations can be a typical problem when you have one in your house.
Here are some things that you can do to make use of your conservatory all year around:
- Replace your glass roof with a polycarbonate roof to keep the cold and dampness out.
- If your conservatory is too cold for the winters, install under floor heaters and radiators.
- If it is too hot for the summers, place blinds to cover your glass roof and walls to block the sunlight.
- You can opt for double glazing i.e. installing double layered glass windows that have a space between the two layers to help secure the heat, and reduce external noise.
- Note: Before you alter the exterior of your conservatory, make sure you check whether you need planning permission or not.
Along with being beneficial during seasonal changes, a conservatory can be used as an additional space for entertainment and relaxation. Here are 7 great ideas to convert your conservatory into something more meaningful:
Vibrant Dining Room
As busy as our lives have become nowadays, we tend to pack up our meals and rush along. Why not convert your conservatory into a beautiful dining room to enjoy a relaxing meal with your loved ones? It doesn’t have to be a conservative setting. Create a white background and compliment it with bold colors and gorgeous accessories. You can enjoy the view of your lush garden while you wine and dine with your family. Start your day by having breakfast in a cheery atmosphere while light pours inside and gives your dining room a fresh, vibrant look. Enjoy a starry dinner with bright moonlight and the view of an enchanting sky.
Add comfortable sofas, fluffed pillows, and warm blankets in your conservatory to make it a place to gather with your friends and family. You can use pastel colors to create a relaxing ambience and unwind there. You can also utilize some of the space by creating a small corner to have fun while relaxing. Spread a soft blanket, throw some cushions around and keep a small sized cupboard filled with board games beside it. You can also add a mini fridge to enjoy chilled beverages while you relax. Install some candle holders and light aromatic candles to enhance the experience.
What better way to make use of a room made of glass than converting it into a greenhouse? Make your space lovelier than ever by adding tall, exotic plants. Plants improve your air quality while giving a tropical look to your home. You can fill your conservatory with refreshing plants without many limitations as you’ll have a non-restricted light source.
Here are a few advantages of turning your conservatory into a greenhouse:
- Grow variety of plants with longer growing season
- Protection from pests and predators
- Grow plants without dangerous pesticides
- Easily customize the greenhouse to your needs
- Enjoy raising your own food
- Relax, save energy, and relieve yourself from stress
Turning your conservatory into a party room gives you a separate area to enjoy with your friends and family without disturbing other non-interested members of your home. Depending upon its size, you can host intimate parties in it as well as huge ones. Give it a classy touch by adding neutral colored tiles and a few plants. You can also add a flamboyant masterpiece for the final touch. Adding a kitchen extension to your conservatory for this purpose would be a great idea. It can add up to the convenience factor as you won’t have to go back and forth inside your house to serve your guests the best cuisines.
Make your conservatory a perfect place to enjoy your morning and evening teas, and conduct your intimate gatherings by turning it into a classic tea room. Give it a ‘garden room feel’ by adding stone tile flooring and beautiful, lush foliage. You can leave the windows undressed to enjoy the outside view while you sip on that steaming cup of tea. Select the furniture that suits you the best and fits your needs. Use pastel colored table cloths to cover your tea tables to make it pleasing to the eyes and use bold colored crockery that contrasts with it.
You can use the extra space as a game room for your kids to play in! You won’t have to worry about your kids playing outside and facing the harsh weathers or getting infected by pesky insects. In addition, you won’t have to clean after them all the time as they’ll have a dedicated area where they can make all the mess they want for the time being. You can train them to clean up after themselves after they’re done with the fun. Add a huge cupboard to this room to store their board games, roller skates, cards, and anything and everything they enjoy playing with.
What’s more convenient than having a quiet place to study in? If you want to study or just read a book by yourself you can use your conservatory to do so. Add plants to make the space more relaxing for you. You can add comfortable sofas and lights that fit your needs. Make use of the natural sunlight in the day time and use those lights at night to read and study comfortably without disturbing anyone else. You can also add a bookshelf to organize your books and stationery for regular usage.
Don’t let your extra space go to waste and make the most of it with all the wonderful ideas above!