Conservatories are a great addition to your home. They provide you with a space to relax in, which makes the most of natural light. In the North East, they can be particularly useful as during the colder months, depending on the amount of glass in your conservatory, they can be one of the warmer rooms in the house.
However, there are some great additions which you can make to a conservatory which can really elevate the room and help you get the most out of it. With that in mind here are some of the great additions you can easily make to your conservatory.
Amazing vinyl flooring
Vinyl flooring has several great benefits which make it an ideal flooring choice for a conservatory. One of the key benefits to vinyl flooring is the ease with which it can be maintained. For flooring in a conservatory, which usually leads directly into a garden, the maintenance needs can be quite high due to muddy and wet footprints being brought in from the garden.
With flooring such as luxury vinyl tile flooring, the cleaning needs are much more straightforward than an option such as carpet or hardwood. Vinyl is also a really durable flooring option which makes it an excellent choice for high traffic areas.
Vinyl used to have a reputation as a flooring choice which was not the most desirable and unattractive. However, the designs of vinyl have improved significantly in recent years, and there is now a vast selection of styles which can really enhance any room.
A feature wall
Feature walls work really well in several rooms in the home, and the conservatory is a great place to install one. Depending on the style of conservatory you have, a feature wall can be easily achievable. With conservatories which have been built onto an existing wall and simply encapsulate an existing door, the feature wall can utilise the previous outside wall as a base.
Feature walls can use wallpaper, paint, large artwork or even tiles. One option which is becoming more popular is a ‘nature wall’ which uses plants and grass. While these can be difficult to maintain, by using artificial or ‘fake grass’ the maintenance needs are significantly reduced while maintaining the desired look. A lush green feature wall will help bring nature into your home and increase the connection between outside and inside.
By using artificial grass, you can also carefully control the colour, length and style to help create a feature wall you will love.
Retractable blinds on rooflights
One of the issues with a conservatory, even in the North East, is the heat levels in the summer due to the large amount of glass often used. By installing retractable blinds, during the summer, they can be closed to reduce the amount of sunlight coming into the conservatory. This will allow you to regulate the temperature better and be able to enjoy the conservatory during the summer months.
However, when the colder winter months arrive, the blinds can be retracted to let as much natural light in as possible and warm up the conservatory naturally. This means you may need to spend less money on heating the room artificially.
When you have spent the money building a conservatory or purchasing a home with one already installed, you want to be able to enjoy it all year round. Any of the above additions will allow you to do that, but there are others, including furniture choices and technological additions which can help you get the most out of your conservatory.