Say Goodbye To Your Summer Room Without Even Missing It
Make the most of your additional downstairs living space with these four seasonal ideas to enjoy your conservatory no matter the weather.
Conservatories have come a long way since the cold, draughty constructions of the 1980s which lacked quality glazing or proper sealing systems. Over the decades that have followed, there has been something of a renaissance of these convenient additions to the internal living space of a family home. Underfloor heating, self-cleaning glass, insulated roofs and double glazing all provide a way to enjoy conservatory living throughout every season.
Now that summer has ended and the colours of autumn are visible on the trees, it’s time to design a conservatory interior that you can make the most of in the run-up to Christmas. Here’s how to do it.
If your construction takes the form of a kitchen extension, then you’ll likely already spend a lot of time in this family hub of the house. With the extra space, your kitchen is the perfect room to play host for a wonderful Christmas feast. Those who opt for an official extension can often lose a bit of light in their kitchens, particularly if their home is north-facing. But bespoke conservatories allow plenty of natural light to flood into the room through glass which is designed with the latest technology.
Turn a summer room into a family snug to be enjoyed throughout the autumn and winter seasons when the kids aren’t in the garden as much as you’d like! Underfloor heating, a couple of bean bags, some clever storage seating, a wall-mounted TV and a chunky, thick-pile rug are all easy ways to transform the space into a comfortable area that all the family want to lounge around in. You can even use this as an opportunity to teach your children about nature, by hanging up a bird feeder and watching the visitors who eat from it.
There’s no reason why you have to stop entertaining just because summer has come to an end. You might have put away the BBQ set for another year, but a dining room conservatory extension provides the square footage for a large dining table. Whether your style is a rustic farmhouse table with some chunky benches or a more elegant table complete with candlesticks and elaborate place settings, you’ll have plenty of room to host your nearest and dearest this autumn. Some spotlights and insulating blinds allow you to create the perfect ambience and enjoy a warm space with plenty of atmosphere.
If your family is made up of competitive personalities, and is missing summery Sunday afternoons running around a Rounders square, then why not bring the games inside? While most people wouldn’t deck out their living room with games equipment, a conservatory games room is the ideal space to indulge in some extra entertainment. You might choose from investments such as a pool table, table tennis table, table football table, or even some vintage arcade games, juke box and a karaoke machine.
Whatever you decide to transform your conservatory extension into, autumn is already upon us, so it’s time to get cracking and design the perfect extra living space for your home.