While many areas of the UK are excited by the prospect of the upcoming summer, most of Scotland is bracing itself for the usual unpredictable weather. However, just because the sun isn’t shining, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the outdoors. Here are some additions to your home that allow you to make the most of your garden, without having to deal with the cold or rain.
Conservatories are the ideal solution for Scottish homes, which is why you’ll often see them in homes in Dunfermline and the surrounding areas. The great things about conservatories is that you feel like you’re sat outdoors, but don’t have the discomfort of the cold. They are often used for:
- Second living rooms
- Dining rooms
- Growing plants
Therefore, one room can be used for many different purposes. A conservatory is also great for entertaining, so if you have a BBQ and get a sudden shower of rain, you have somewhere sheltered to sit and eat.
Sunrooms are a lot like conservatories, but they have floor to ceiling glass, making them look more like a greenhouse attached to your home. Add a couple of reclining chairs, and you can feel like you’re enjoying the sunshine even on chilly days. Because sunrooms have PVCU windows, they are energy efficient and trap heat during cold weather, and a glass ceiling can help you enjoy natural sunlight year-round.
Open up living spaces
If you don’t have enough space for a conservatory or sunroom, another popular option for Scottish homes is to add bi-fold doors. They add light to your living areas and allow you to enjoy garden views in all weathers. When there’s a sunny day, open them up and you can bring the outside in, making your house feel more cheerful. They fold out of the way, so take up hardly any space.
Replace old windows
Older windows can start to look gloomy over time. It’s worth replacing them in the summer months because:
- You can get better UV protection
- You can enjoy clear views of the outside
- They keep your home cool on sunny days, and warm on cold days
- Replacing old windows improves your home
If you decide to replace your windows, go for a style that offers a clear, unobstructed view. Adding bay windows, for example, is an excellent way to bring extra light into your home and allows you to see more of the outside.
Choose quality products
If you’re adding a product such as a conservatory or new windows in Scotland, then quality is extremely important. Unlike older products, newer types of UPVC products offer higher levels of energy efficiency, keeping your home at a comfortable temperature and ensuring you get the most for your money.
For additions that help you enjoy the outdoors, contact SRJ Windows on 01383 851 951 to get a free quote, or visit our showroom at Macintosh House Innova Campus, Viking Way, Rosyth, Near Dunfermline KY11 2UU for design inspiration.