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Five easy ways to maintain your conservatory

If you are lucky enough to have a conservatory you will know how quickly things can get out of hand in there! But it is such an amazing space to relax and entertain in, even though it does need some care and attention now and again. So why not check out our five easy ways to maintain your conservatory and look after that relaxing space…

1. Clean

Conservatories have a lot of window area that needs to be kept clean and sparkling. This is one of the easiest ways to maintain the look of any conservatory. But if you are not able to clean all the exterior windows yourself, why not have a chat with your local window cleaner, who can help you keep your windows in sparkling order.

2. Tidy

Because a conservatory is frequently used by people and pets, it can get a little bit untidy with all that traffic. People leave behind shoes, bags, books, outer clothing and tea and coffee cups, while our furry friends add muddy paw prints and the odd toy or two! So take everything out of your conservatory that absolutely doesn’t belong there. A quick way to do this is to take three boxes and place items in the boxes that you want to keep, donate or throw away.

3. Furnishings

Hopefully your conservatory is now clean and tidy and windows sparkling. Time to think about the furnishings. When did you last replace them and are they looking a bit tired? If you can’t run to new furniture just yet, you can always update the look by using new cushion covers and a bright throw over a tired-looking settee. Bring in a some fresh potted plants, hang some new artwork and maybe replace ornaments to give your conservatory a whole new look.

4. Temperature control

It is always a good idea to keep an eye on the temperature in the conservatory. In the autumn, winter and early spring the room can get a bit damp and chilly and we are less likely to use it, which is a pity. Invest in a low wattage heater to keep the temperature constant. Then in the summer, when the weather heats up, there are a number of ways to reduce the interior temperature, which can adversely affect the conservatory. Open a couple of windows to create a cooling draft, apply cooling film to the glass or install ceiling blinds to deflect the sunlight.

5. Check for repairs

Finally, another way to keep your conservatory in tip-top shape is to complete any repairs that need doing, such as a cracked window or peeling varnish, as soon as you can. These will quickly make your conservatory deteriorate, but if you tackle such repairs early then it will not be a problem further on in the year and your conservatory will stay looking as good as new.

A conservatory is such an asset to any home. Just by giving it a little attention now and again, it will be an enjoyable space to relax and entertain in too.

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