Although Summer is here, in the UK especially that never guarantees good weather! Often “Summer” in the UK consists of a few glorious sunny days inter spliced with grey skies and thundery downpours in a cycle lasting from May to October.
When we are lucky with the weather there is nothing more glorious than sitting in the garden enjoying and the summer blooms, enjoying the tranquillity and lazily watching a bee buzz from flower to flower. When we are not so lucky we often find ourselves sitting inside often in front of the TV casting longing gazes garden-wards. Although there is nothing that can be done about the weather there is a solution to spending rainy days sequestered inside on the sofa. A conservatory can be the perfect solution.
Conservatories are a highly popular way to bridge the indoors-outdoors divide and allow you to enjoy the garden even when the weather is not conducive to sitting out.
Often even when we have a downpour it remains mild, with a fresh feeling and the “scent” of rain often being a refreshing and welcome interlude. What better way to enjoy the Summer showers than sat relaxing in a conservatory, with the windows open listening to raindrops dancing on the roof?
Conservatories have grown in popularity and intricacy of design since the initial surge of popularity in the 1980s and the bespoke element to conservatory design has come on in leaps and bounds with the sky being the limit on size, shape and finish.
Many people believe conservatories to be only really of use during the spring and autumn as they believe that they are too hot in summer and too cold in winter, whilst this can be true in a poorly planned out conservatory it needn’t be the case for everyone.
Blinds on the ceiling of the conservatory are of great benefit to keep excessive heat out in the summer and lock in the warmth in the Winter. Many conservatories can be fitted with radiators at the time of installation but in many cases a small convector style heater is all that is required. During Summer it is often prudent to ensure a constant flow of air around the conservatory to provide the optimum temperature ceiling fans, installed at the time of erection provide a perfect solution although this can be achieved with a free standing fan or even a small “desk” type fan.
Conservatories not only provide somewhere to enjoy your garden during inclement weather they provide an extra room, used by many as a dining room, playroom or study. Conservatories can add over 5% value onto your home when it comes time to sell on, it may not be a fortune but it is a welcome bonus from a room that will have served your family well for many years before.