Friday 23rd August, 2013
Typically, conservatories are places designed to chill out in, where you can sit and read a good book, or simply enjoy an evening's conversation with friends and family. Conservatories can be versatile rooms, and if you use a little thought and imagination, instead of bringing your home into your garden, you could bring your garden into your home. The glass roof and exterior panels of a conservatory makes the room an ideal place in which plants can thrive and flourish, meaning you can turn your conservatory into the most pleasant room of your house in which it's a delight to spend time in at any time of the year.
So, why not consider giving your conservatory a whole new lease of life and turn it into a custom garden room? This is a way of adopting a brand new and extremely rewarding hobby. Tending plants and vegetables requires attention and dedication, but the rewards when your plants bloom and your vegetables ripen are inspiring. The added beauty of performing your gardening indoors is that you don't have to worry about undertaking your important gardening tasks in the rain or freezing cold, plus the plants you are trying to nurture are protected from the elements all year round.
Of course, indoor plants need a lot of watering as the rain can't get to them, so if you're aiming to turn your conservatory into a garden room and you've a carpet down it's time to rip it up. You need to think about adding a tiled floor, and making sure your newly reappointed room has proper drainage. Your plants are going to need suitable ventilation as well, so creating openings within your conservatory is a must. Be mindful about security though - don't leave your home vulnerable to miscreant activity when you are away.
As for the plants themselves, there are several specialist companies who will give you advice and suitable specimens when it comes to filling your new garden room. If you've a fancy for seeing your fingers turn a vibrant shade of green and to bless your sometimes-forgotten conservatory with a new lease of life, then this is surely the way to go.