Top Ways to Utilise Your Conservatory
The Great British Summer is officially upon us, and with any luck we will see at least one or two more days of sunshine before the end of it. We love residential living during the summer months and think that one of the best places to enjoy your home during the summer is from the comfort of a conservatory. While we all know that a conservatory is perfect for escaping the summer rain, there are plenty of other ways to utilize your conservatory in the summertime. Here are a few of our favourites!
Families with young children, grandparents, or relatives who frequently host all-age get togethers will especially benefit from a conservatory to playroom transformation. We love this option because, even when the weather isn’t cooperating, families can spend time together in a beautiful and safe place. This option is also great for all day parties when children need or want to spend some time out of the sun.
Shaded indoor/outdoor area
For the days when it actually feels like summer, the conservatory is an ideal place to enjoy the season while staying safely shaded when necessary. Some conservatories come with French doors and full length openings, so your seating area is actually extended into the back garden.Furnish your conservatory with indoor/outdoor seating made from rattan or wicker to make it feel more like a garden than just another indoor space.
Lazy summer mornings practically cry out for an at home breakfast nook. If you don’t have space in your kitchen, or just want to soak up as much sun as you can, set up your conservatory with a small table and chairs in addition to any seating you already have. A long dresser or sideboard can be easily and cleverly converted into a breakfast bar, complete with cutlery,tableware, and even a coffee machine and kettle. You will appreciate this transformation when the sun is shining and the birds are singing, we promise!
Formal dining room
If your summer evenings are spent entertaining guests and throwing dinner parties, a formal dining room in your conservatory is an excellent and timely hosting decision. Let your guests dine under the stars with a fully stocked, formal dining space complete with table and chairs,fancy decor, and a drinks cart. If your conservatory has power, hang a few fairy lights and play soft music to set the tone of your party and your guests will be suitably impressed.
A movie room is perfect for warm summer evenings when everyone wants to relax and get comfortable together. Turn your conservatory into a home cinema with a big screen TV or entertainment system and access to all your movies and snacks. We love this idea because of its versatility: it can be used as a fun hideout for teenage parties (while you watch quietly from a distance), a family friendly cinema, or even a late night screening room for you and your significant other.
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by: Kaitlin Krull
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