Getting Yourself a C.O.D (Conservatory of Dreams) This Summer and Beyond ~ the little lioness

Getting Yourself a C.O.D (Conservatory of Dreams) This Summer and Beyond

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Conservatories are a great addition to any home, and they don’t just have to be great in the summer either. No, a conservatory can be a place that dreams are made of during the colder months of winter, too. But, your conservatory can only be a summer hotspot and a dreamy winter wonderland if you take the necessary precautions in keeping it both cool and warm. For advice on how to do just that, make sure to read on.

conservatory and cat

A C.O.D, and a cat.

How to keep your C.O.D cool during the summer

There’s nothing nicer than chilling out in a conservatory during the summer — if it’s cool, that is. Yes, if you truly want to be comfortable in your conservatory during the hot months of summer and not be baked within it then you need to do all you can to cool it down.

To do so, the first thing that you should do is try to block out the sun and its rays as much as you can. Ideally, you should have conservatory blinds fitted, especially on the windows of your conservatory that face the sun the most. Or, if blinds just aren’t to your liking (or out of your price range) then simply block the sun out with aluminium foil during the hottest parts of the day .

What you should also do is have an air conditioning unit fitted in order to regulate the temperature within your conservatory and stop it turning into a greenhouse. This unit can be used to cool your conservatory down whenever you want to use it, meaning you never need to waste money cooling unnecessarily.

How to see your C.O.D warm during the winter

Conservatories can become very cold places during the winter, there’s no denying that. But, this cold can be fought.

To fight the cold in your conservatory, first of all you should be focussing on its roof. Its roof is the main culprit when it comes to letting in the cold air of winter, especially if it is made of glass or polycarbonate materials. It lets in the cold weather. It lets in winds. It lets in damp. Basically, it lets everything in that you don’t want. So, you have to get your conservatory’s roof sorted, and you have to get it sorted by professionals in the roofing industry, such as What such a professional would do is get to work in strengthening your roof, no matter what kind, size or shape of roof it is. And, the end result will be a roof strong enough to withstand the long, cold months of winter.

Something that you should also do when it comes to contending the winter cold within your conservatory is have an underfloor heating system fitted too. What this will do is ensure the floor within your conservatory is kept warm whenever the system is in operation, even if the floor is made of ice-cold marble and even if it is the morning.

You can have a C.O.D all year round, if you are willing to make the necessary adjustments needed to keep it both cool in the ensuing summer, and the winter that will follow it. By doing so, not only with you have a conservatory of dreams, but the rest of your home life will be made easier too.



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