As the end of the summer holidays approaches, I am increasingly aware that having decided to hold fire on the change of layout on our ground floor, we are continuing to live with rooms that are completely un-used. This frustrates me and I am itching to do something about it.
As mentioned in this post, I am reluctant to share pictures of our conservatory because, well, I hate it! But, the time has come to make some decisions regarding this space so, if for no other reason than to have some ‘before’ shots, here are a few pictures of the area as it is now. (Actually, I spent hours cleaning these rooms for the photos, who am I kidding?!)
I can’t wait to get a proper roof on the conservatory – it’s south-facing and far too hot to sit in when the sun shines (even if it’s cold outside) but I do have one major concern. The room adjoining the conservatory is our ‘den’ (see below). At present, it is pretty dark and uninviting having no windows of its own. By replacing the transparent roof in the conservatory, it’s only going to get darker still and that is a concern for us.
Hubby and I had a chat about these concerns and he has suggested leaving a vaulted ceiling into which we could fit VELUX windows. I’m thinking a couple of these windows in the new roof would allow a fair amount of light through. The only slight hesitation I had was that we would still be in the same position regards too much light overheating the room. However, I shouldn’t have worried as you can also get specially fitted blinds which are available in a range of options including black-out and energy-saving.
I just hope we can get moving with this project in the next 100 years! I don’t know why it seems to take us so long to commit!
This post has been written in collaboration with VELUX but, as always, all thoughts, words, opinions (and mistakes!) are 100% my own.
All text and images are copyright Home Heart Harmony unless stated. Single images may be reproduced only if they remain in their original state and must be credited back to Home Heart Harmony with a link to the site. Failure to do so constitutes a copyright violation.