Conservatories are brilliant in the summer months, and they really help to bring the outdoors into the indoors. But what about in the winter months? So many people shut off the conservatory as soon as the weather turns, but there is no need to do this if you know how to heat it properly. Having more space will be really useful, especially when you have all the family over for Christmas and you need all the extra room you can get!
Here’s how to keep it toasty:
Sort out the floor
One of the worst things about the conservatory, especially if you have tiles, is how chilly the floor is on your feet. That’s why it’s a good idea to put a rug down so it can as a barrier from the cold, the fluffier the better! If you have the budget to do so, you could even go as far as to put underfloor heating in. This would be effective in the long run and would contribute to the heat of the entire room as well as the floor.
Make use of draught excluders
Ensure that you line the doors onto the garden with draught excluders. It’s a quick and easy solution which will make a difference straight away.
Light some candles
Consider putting up curtains
Although people tend to go for blinds over curtains in a conservatory, curtains are a more practical solution at this time of year and tend to keep in more heat. Yes, you may not be able to see out as much, but with it getting dark outside so early, does it really matter? If it does matter to you, then you could simply hang curtains over the doors. Either way, curtains are a good solution and they can make the room feel cosier.
Insulate your windows
As conservatories are made mainly of glass, heat can easily escape. That’s why it’s a good idea to make sure that your glass is either double or triple glazed.
Purchase a small electric heater
You’d be surprised at how powerful a small heater can be. A lot of conservatories won’t have a radiator, so this is the next best thing. You’ll find that you won’t have to spend a large amount to get one that works efficiently, so shop around and see what you can find.
Conservatories can be used all year round if you put the right provisions into place. Have you any tips for us?