A conservatory is a beautiful modern space that seamlessly ties together a home. It’s always a good idea to keep the space looking fresh and as inviting as possible to ensure the space is comfortable and able to be enjoyed all year round. Homeowners can do this by swapping out their old conservatory roofs and outdated décor for improved usability, energy efficiency and style.
Although additional single-story living space is always handy, replacing an old conservatory can seem like a daunting task. Improving and modernising your existing conservatory can sometimes be just as effective and more budget-friendly.
Maybe it’s the sound the plastic conservatory roof makes in the rain? Maybe it’s the overpowering, uncomfortable heat during the summer? For whatever reason, we often find that homeowners struggle to enjoy their old conservatories, especially if it has a polycarbonate roof. Read our top five tips for modernising your conservatory and create a space you can enjoy all year round.
With this in mind, we’ve collected a few ideas to help you modernise your conservatory this spring.
Upgrade your lighting to modernise your conservatory
Roof lanterns are an increasingly popular choice for both conservatory roof replacement and on new build glazed extensions. They create a raised ceiling at the centre of your conservatory, giving a bright and airy feel to the room. You can install skylight windows into your roof lantern to create a regular airflow around your home and eradicate any problems with damp and condensation.
A roof lantern isn’t the only way to improve the lighting in your conservatory. Fresh new lighting may add to the room’s ambiance to truly update the look of your conservatory. Soft adjustable LED lights along the perimeter of the room or a few stylish new lamps can go a long way to creating a unique atmosphere in any living space.
Modernise your conservatory roof
An easy way to completely transform the exterior look of your conservatory. There are many roof options to choose from, such as glass, tiled and solid roofing. Glass is a great insulator of sound and lets in vast amounts of natural light.
A tiled roof combines the best of a traditional fully glazed conservatory with all the benefits of a brick built extension. Personal preference will largely dictate which is the best option for you. If your conservatory roof is older, style won’t be the only improvement you can expect. A newer, more energy-efficient material may save you money on energy bills. It may also have other benefits, such as minimising the sound of rain or a storm on the conservatory roof. A new conservatory or conservatory roof may also improve the overall value of your home.
Bring nature inside to modernise your conservatory
Freshen up your room, in look and scent, by adding some greenery to your conservatory space. Conditions in a conservatory aren’t ideal for some plants, so be sure to choose the right plant for the environment.
Olive trees have emerged as a favourite for conservatories in the past few years. Olive trees require the fluctuating day and night temperatures to flower and produce fruit. If treated well, expect to see flowers and fruit throughout the summer.
Modernise your conservatory doors
Swapping conventional sliding doors for bi-fold doors are a great way to modernise your conservatory. Bi-fold doors open further than conventional doors, and this often makes a room seem larger. They’re incredibly energy efficient and come in a wide range of finishes to suit any taste and home.
Global Windows: your local conservatory and double glazing experts
Hopefully, we’ve inspired you with some of these ideas. Global Windows are the company to call when you want to improve your South Yorkshire conservatory, or for any other home improvements. Give us a call or get a free online quote to find out more about the wide range of services we offer.
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