Conservatories are an amazing invention, they really are. They not only add extra space to your home but also add value to the property. While conservatories are a great addition to any home, the downside is that they just don’t bear the brunt of cold weather.
Often, during the Winter months, sunrooms can become too cold to use. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. If you are willing to invest in your conservatory, you can transform it into a space that can be used all year round. There are still a couple of months until Winter sets in, so you still have the time to make these changes before the cold weather arrives.
For all our top tips for preparing your conservatory for Winter, keep reading, below:
Get underfloor heating
The coldest part of a conservatory seems to be the floor. However, if you can invest in underfloor heating, you can remedy this. It might be a little pricey, but underfloor heating is ideal for having in your conservatory.
Not only would this type of heating ensure that the floors are warm, but it will also keep the rest of the room nice and toasty as well. Plus, if you ever wanted to sell up, underfloor heating would add value to your property.
Have a basket of throws
Sometimes the key to making a space seem cozier is the accessories. In the corner of your conservatory, have a basket of throws. These are not only great for keeping warm in the Winter months, but they also make the room look a little cozier.
When choosing throws, just make sure to go for designs that fit well with the style of the space. If you have a leather sofa in your sunroom, throws can come in incredibly handy, as the material gets really cold.
Check for drafts
Go around the conservatory checking for drafts. If it is an old build, it may only have single glazed glass that can lead to lots of cold air getting in. If this is the case, it might be a good idea to consider having the glass replaced with double glazing.
It might be expensive, but double glazed glass will make a big difference to how cold your conservatory is. It will let a lot less heat out, and so you will be able to save energy on your heating bill. Plus, having a double glazed conservatory will add value to your property.
Put up thick curtains
If you don’t have curtains in your conservatory, think about putting them up. By simply adding curtains, you can prevent a lot of cold air from entering your home. Just make sure to choose specialist draft-excluder curtains, and you should be just fine.
If you aren’t a fan of having curtains, you could always consider getting blinds. As well as draft excluder curtains, you can also get blinds that prevent any drafts from entering the room. So it might be worth looking into investing in there.
If you want to ensure that you can use your conservatory all year round, all you need to do is take note of these tips.