Have you been considering building a conservatory for some time now? Have you recently started, and are wondering how you will finish if off? Or maybe you’ve never given it a thought before. Well, this guide hopes to change that!
Building a conservatory has loads of benefits. It is a great way to give you extra living space, and to really open your home up. It will also add value to your home, and may make your home easier to sell in the future. Plus, given its close proximity to your garden or outdoor space, it can be great at putting you back in touch with nature too.
So, let’s take a look at four finishing touches that can make your conservatory idyllic. We’ll touch upon bringing in a little nature with a fireplace. Also, the installation of spotlights, comfortable seating, and some sliding doors. Read on to find out more.
Given the materials they’re made from, conservatories can sometimes be quite a cold part of the house. This is neither ideal nor appealing! A great way around this is to install a fireplace or wood burning stove. Go for firewood dried using a kiln. This process reduces the amount of moisture that is inside the wood significantly. In doing so, the wood is easier to light and more reliable. That means no dud pieces that you can’t use! It also makes a clean burn, which is always preferable!
Comfortable seating –
Your conservatory is not the place for seating meant for posing, and not relaxing! Be sure that you go for the comfiest sofa or chairs you can. If you are going to all the effort to build this room, you want to be able to enjoy it afterward! Go for plump and soft seating. If you are buying brand new, be aware that your seat may be firm, to begin with. This is okay; it means that the seat pads and cushions have been stuffed sufficiently. It will start to soften over time. You’ll just have to make sure that you have a nice sit-down good and often!
Sliding doors –
This is a great way to connect to your garden. Instead of traditional doors, how about building your conservatory to have sliding doors. They open up for more, therefore letting in more light, air and nature as they do. They also allow for a more inside/out living space. If it is raining, you can pull up a chair here and be sheltered but right by the fresh air. If you want to do some work, you can set up your desk at the perimeter too.
It used to be the case that spotlight lighting was prohibitively expensive to install for many homeowners. However, as its popularity has grown, prices have decreased. While there are now ways you can do it yourself, it is wise to hire a professional. Get it wrong and you could end up with unsightly holes in your conservatory ceiling. This is certain not what you want!
Love, Charlotte x
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