Homes come in all shapes and sizes with all kinds of rooms, interiors, exteriors and features. In the UK, more and more of us are opting for houses with conservatories built on, to better enjoy the outside from within.
But exactly what is a conservatory room in a house, and how can it be made as comfortable as possible?
A conservatory is a room on a property that sticks out externally from the main property, normally onto a patio, or into a garden, and is normally only attached to the property on one side of the wall. It is primarily constructed of glass, often floor-to-ceiling, or partially glazed windows and a glass roof.
Conservatories originated in the 16th century, when rich property owners tried to start cultivating citrus fruits themselves, so as not to have to import them from warmer climes abroad.
Many large cities have municipal conservatory buildings for gardens, art galleries or public spaces, but most common now are home conservatories.
These bridge the gap nicely between the indoors and outside world, allowing those within them to enjoy the feeling, smells and sounds of the great outdoors no matter the weather outside.
Conservatories are often southern-facing to take advantage of warm weather as best they can in the UK, but, unfortunately, it’s still common for conservatories to only be used during the summer – and even then, on days when it’s not ‘too’ hot!
As much as us Brits seem to love having conservatories, we’re not very economical with using them: either spending lots of money on constantly heating and cooling them to keep the temperature comfortable, or just not using them at all when the temperature isn’t quite right.
But there is a way to ensure full usage of a conservatory year-round: Home Logic Conservatory Insulation.