Monday March 4, 2013 at 3:53pm
One of the most interesting elements associated with a conservatory is that it has scope to add real versatility to your home. Although you may be tempted to simply look upon the new space as providing somewhere nice to have breakfast, when the sun is warming the room, this overlooks the many uses that are available.
That's not to detract, of course, from the fact that there is much to be said from for having extra space that can be enjoyed, even when it's still slightly too chilly to be having breakfast out in the garden. But there's the possibility to use the extra room throughout the year and to really take advantage of the space.
A home office
A conservatory can provide an effective home office space and there's nothing quite like being able to sit and work, while still being able to gaze out of the window at your garden. It certainly beats being stuck within the confines of a stuffy office.
You've created your own room with a view and suddenly you get to spend many more hours enjoying those surroundings.
If you're worried about the temperature dropping during the winter months, then you can obviously make use of an oil-filled radiator, or an electric fan heater.
A spare bedroom
To be honest, it feels like using a conservatory as a spare bedroom is something of a waste. But it's certainly possible to install a sofabed, or folding bed, within the conservatory. That can be useful, when you are stuck for space elsewhere.
For additional privacy, you may like to use of a selection of blinds.
A garden room
The warmth of a conservatory is perfect for growing plants and plenty of people do take advantage of this situation. It's possible to create some stunning arrangements.
With the doors open, you can really feel at one with the garden. It's also an impressive space for when you have friends and family visiting. Serving afternoon tea in the conservatory is one of life's great pleasures!
A new sitting room
Some properties were built with rather dull main living rooms. That seems to be a real shame, particularly if you spend a lot of your time gathered there as a family.
So why not change things around? There's absolutely no reason why the conservatory shouldn't become the focal point of the house. You'll free up the old sitting room, which can be used for any purpose that you choose.
A dining room
The conservatory will also make a great dining room. It offers a perfect setting on summer evenings, but can be used throughout the year. Once again, it makes sense to consider heating solutions, in order to create the year-round dining space that offers so much more.