Now that winter has well and truly arrived, we’re all thinking of cosy evenings spent in our conservatory, snuggling up in one of our favourite chairs with a hot drink and a good book. With that in mind, there are lots of ways to ensure your conservatory is as warm and energy efficient as possible – here we offer a handy guide on how best to stay cosy this winter.
Choose Your Colours Carefully
If you’d like to inject lots of warmth into your conservatory without too much effort, go for a splash of autumn tones in your home furnishings and accessories. Shades of russet and gold will complement most existing colour schemes in your conservatory, and you can add these colours in your own style. Go for a cushion or two with golden tones for a subtle nod to the changing of the season, or add a large throw to your sofa or armchairs for a more dramatic warming effect.
Winter Pine Cone Decoration
To add a real sense of the new season, head outdoors and collect a selection of pine cones. These can be arranged in your conservatory or living room to create a touch of style. If you have wooden furniture or features in your living or relaxing area, you can create an autumnal glow by adding orange and yellow accessories such as cushions, lampshades and throws. Why not try choosing a gold lampshade to get the ultimate autumn glimmer as you relax in your conservatory?
You can keep the heat in your home without spending a lot of money. Energy saving conservatory blinds can reduce heat loss and contain high sound absorbing properties, making your conservatory a true haven and an ideal cosy space to relax.
Heavy curtains are a top choice for homeowners, as they can trap heat and will add style to your conservatory at the same time. You can also conserve warmth by covering up wooden or laminated floors with rugs or mats that complement your décor.
Also try using draught excluders to plug any gaps at your front door, and keep the cold from blowing through your letterbox with a little extra padding in brush form. This will stop your new room from getting too cold and prevent you reaching for the thermostat.
Add a Conservatory
If you haven’t added a conservatory to your home, now might be the best time to make this change. If you’d like to enjoy your surroundings this winter without subjecting yourself to the cold, getting a conservatory could be the best move you ever made.
An energy efficient conservatory from Ultraframe will minimise your heating bills and keep you warm. Ultraframe conservatories are built with longevity and efficiency in mind, so you know that you can rely on your comfortable and stylish living space for years to come.
An All-Year-Round Space
A conservatory from Ultraframe isn’t just efficient in the winter months, during the summer the energy efficient glass – (a popular product supplied by Ultraframe) – will stop your room from becoming overheated, while allowing you to benefit from sitting in the sun.
If you’re thinking of updating and replacing your conservatory roof, the Livinroof and Ultraroof380 products are ideal. They’re perfect for temperature control, design flexibility and offer superior ventilation, so you won’t have to worry about a stuffy conservatory.
An Additional Room for Your Home
By adding a conservatory to your home, you’ll be creating an additional room that can be used as a dining area, lounge, study – or for any other purpose you think is suitable. This will add value to your home and make it more appealing to prospective buyers in the future.
Rather than incurring the cost of moving to a bigger home, which can be expensive, you can stay where you are. This also means you won’t need to entail the stress and disruption that normally come as part and parcel of the relocation process.
If you choose Livinroof or Ultraroof – which are both solid roof systems that include glazing – you’ll benefit from an internal ceiling pelmet that will help create that much-coveted ‘real room feel’ that homeowners want to achieve with their design.
Find Your Nearest Ultra Installer
If you have a conservatory that is no longer performing or are thinking of adding one to your home, use our free search tool to locate your nearest Ultra Installer. They will be able to talk you through the benefits of a new conservatory and can advise on other products too – like our orangeries and house extensions.
Contact the Ultraframe team directly by sending an enquiry form about your preferred products at the end of the process. We will be able to answer your questions, provide you with some guideline prices, and arrange to visit your property if required. No obligation will be entailed – so why not contact us today.