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Thursday 29 June 2017
29 June 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Green Living

5 ways to make the most of your conservatory

Great all-year round and easily customisable and planned to suit your needs, conservatories can be some of the most versatile additions to any property. With so many design solutions to choose from, it can be hard to make up your mind but we’ve rounded up the 10 best ways to make the most of your conservatory. Whether money is no issue or you only have a tight budget to make it work, find your dream conservatory inspiration right there!

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  1. Year-round swimming


This is definitely one of the most luxurious options on our list but kind of a dream project too. Turn your conservatory into a year-round sun room and indoor swimming pool. While it might sound a little over the top, you don’t need to go overboard with outrageous indoor swimming pools designs. In the UK, indoor swimming pools are relatively accessible with prices starting at £10,000 for a more conventional indoor liner pool. What’s more, you would be adding real value to your property when time comes to sell, much more so than with any old exterior swimming pool as they can be used all year-round.


2. Indoor terrace garden


This option is completely doable on a smaller budget and especially great if you happen to live in a cooler climate. You only need some rustic pieces of garden furniture and a variety of indoor and outdoor plants to be able to recreate the relaxing atmosphere of an outdoor garden, to enjoy all year-round.


3. A kitchen in the conservatory


Turning a conservatory into a kitchen or kitchen extension is also a great project, especially if you love spending time in the kitchen and entertaining guests with dinner parties. Luminous and practical, it would be a dream for any cooking aficionados out there but it has to be carefully planned and may require additional planning permission depending on your area and a bigger budget if you need to


4. A cosy living-room

Recommended to get your sunlight fix even in the winter months, turning your conservatory into a cosy living room is another great option, even for tighter budgets. Opt for a mixture of clean lines and natural materials such as wooden floorings to keep things light and airy.


5. A playroom for the kids


Conservatories also make for great playrooms. Spacious, practical and close to the garden, they are the perfect space for kids to get a little messy and spread toys and drawings without being a little bit of a nuisance in the house. We recommend putting carpets and mats on the floor for warmth in the cooler months and using boxes to put away toys and drawing material at the end of the day as the sun tend to discolour plastic and drawings.




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