In recent years, old glass conservatories have become a thing of the past. Updating a conservatory with a new solid roof has become a popular method of making a conservatory habitable all year round, among others.

Conservatories typically consist of a shallow or slab foundation, ‘windowed’ walls and a roof glazed with either polycarbonate or glass. This tends to mean that they can easily become too hot or too cold and are often affected by condensation. They aren’t typically considered a permanently habitable part of a house and can be uncomfortable to use.

Thankfully, making your conservatory an all-year-round space is easy. In this article, we will walk you through simple ways to update your old conservatory to make it a more livable space, you can love once again.

What Do You Want From Your Conservatory Conversion?

Before you even begin calling in a specialist, it’s important that you decide what you want to use the space for. For example, an extra living or dining area.

Replacing Your Conservatory Roof

Replacing your old conservatory roof for a solid one is possibly one of the biggest improvements to update your conservatory.

Choosing to install a Guardian Warm Roof will allow you to enjoy a huge range of benefits and transform your conservatory into a year-round living space. No matter what the temperature or weather, your conservatory will no longer be too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter. A solid roof will also provide you with privacy, giving you the look and feel of a regular home extension.

Invest in New Conservatory Blinds

If you have conservatory frames and glass which are in good condition, some new blinds are an excellent way to update your space. Fabric blinds will give a pop of excellent pop of personality.

Ensure You Space is Sealed

A draught conservatory is never comfy. It may seem like a big problem, but fixing it could be easier than you think. Installing new seals in the frames could mean the difference between the space being cosy in the winter and the space staying unused.

Give Your Conservatory a Spring Clean

This may be a simple point, but giving your conservatory a spring clean can make all the difference. Especially if you have a PVCu, aluminium or timber conservatory, which can look dated without an efficient cleaning and maintenance routine. 

Try hiring a professional window cleaning company to give your glass a clean, and you’ll likely be amazed by the results!

If you have timber accents on your conservatory, try repainting the frames. This can make a huge difference. Even aluminium conservatories can have a professional re-colour from an on-site powder coating and refurbishment company.

Update the Inside

Another way to update your conservatory is by taking a look at replacing the furniture with new soft furnishings, comfortable sofa and relaxed seating.

More homely touches can also make a huge difference, including flowers, family photos, pictures on the walls and rugs. Consider redecorating the inner walls too to fit a continuous colour scheme.

Consult an Expert

If your current conservatory is no longer suitable and you are looking for a way to improve the space, why not find out more about the Guardian Warm Roof today.

Here at Guardian Roofs Birmingham, we are proud members of the Guardian network. Therefore, we supply and install Guardian Warm Roofs and Guardian Extensions across the entire North West of England. As a team, we have over 40 years of experience in the design, manufacturing and installation of our high-quality products. Be sure to contact BJC Joinery today, for a free survey & quote, on 01216 672316.