Ready For Summer: Making The Most Of Your Conservatory’s Space

April 24, 2014 10:18 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Getting closer to the summer means that you will soon have more opportunities to enjoy your conservatory but before you do that, have you stopped to think whether you are making the most of the space available? In our latest article, we’ve compiled a great list of space-saving tips for your conservatory – check out our top four below!

Living Space, Not Storage Space

It is very tempting to use your conservatory as an additional storage room, particularly during the winter months or whenever it is not in use. However, cluttering your conservatory with boxes and furniture will considerably reduce the living space available and the comfort levels of your conservatory. It gives you another chore to tackle when the warmer weather comes around, and may even put you off using your conservatory altogether it’s a missed opportunity!

Go For Built-In Storage

Many conservatory owners use this space to read, watch movies, or listen to music. If this is your case, you will need some kind of storage to keep all your CDs and books in order, but consider whether shelving units are the best solution? Don’t forget to account for space for Ottoman chairs, coffee tables, and benches and choosing those with built-in storage are great space-saving alternatives.

Keep Furniture To A Minimum

A conservatory is a place where you should be able to relax, unwind, and perhaps entertain friends and relatives. It is obvious that you do need to fit your conservatory with some furniture, but try to keep it to a minimum so that you maximise the seating and living space available. Some furniture items that you could consider include drop-leaf tables, sofa chair beds, or folding dining chairs.

Choose The Right Plants

Plants can add a lively and cheerful touch to any conservatory, and they are an easy way of turning your conservatory into a more liveable space. Because conservatories get extra light and are usually warm, flowering plants will do well. However, make sure not to overdo it by placing lots of small plants all over the conservatory. Instead, choose a few tall-potted plants (such as bougainvillea, cabbage palms, or yucca), which will have the same effect while taking up less space.

At GLS Windows we specialise in designing and installing beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces, including conservatories, garden rooms, orangeries, and garden rooms. Thanks to our wide-ranging expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, we can help you build the conservatory of your dreams, creating a spacious and inviting living space. Our team of experts will be pleased to listen to your needs and assist you with all aspects of bespoke conservatory design, from obtaining planning permits to tiling and double glazing.

We also offer other services like plastering, electrical work, solar glass installation, underfloor heating, fitting heating and air conditioning units, and many more. If you live in the Leicester or Birmingham area, give us a call and we’ll get back to you with the perfect conservatory solution.

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