The autumn is here. Quickly set up the winter garden
There is still time to set up a winter garden this year. Would you be ready to do this? If you still doubt whether or not such a facility is necessary, then read our article. We try to fascinate you for the idea with a bit of history and practical tips.
A bit of history …
The winter garden was created in the shape we know in the 16th century. Wealthy citizens had such covered constructions built in order to cultivate lemons, oranges and other exotic fruits there in the cold months.
Maintaining the garden in winter is possible?
Two main types of conservatory furnishings
At that time, two main types of winter garden furnishings were created. They are still relevant to this day. One variant is the green house. It is a specially designed building. This is always designed in such a way that a lot of sun penetrates into it.
In the other case it is a small glass room that is built in front of the house.
Limonea was the term for such buildings in Italy and orangery – in Northern Europe. Over time, it was possible to grow more and more types of plants in the winter gardens. Some were intended for gastronomy. Others are valued for their green freshness and the pleasant scent they give off.
Horticulture and winter maintenance were dealt with long before we did
Overwintering sensitive plant species should be carefully considered
The winter garden can be a smart addition to the building
Complete glazing promises enough light and protection from the cold
In the 18th century, a Danish researcher suggested building sloping roofs in such buildings. This construction method had the advantage that much more sunlight penetrated into the building than in other cases.
- Century – the heyday of winter gardens
Winter gardens flourished in the 19th century. That certainly has a lot to do with the development of technologies at the time. This made it possible for a building consisting of up to 75% glass to be heated very well.
A winter garden means a lot of expenses and at the same time an incomparable joy
Good planning in advance makes a lot of sense, especially from a financial point of view
Good conditions for the plants and a luxury treat for you
The winter garden can also offer restful tranquility in summer
The winter garden facility today
It goes without saying that contemporary technologies offer us much more opportunities than they did a century or two ago. So we get the desired results – more nature and freshness in winter – much easier.
It is best to plan and furnish the winter garden together with the house
It is best to plan the winter garden together with the house. If it’s too late for that, then the second thing to think about is a redesign. Is there a storage facility or other room that could be well suited for this purpose? Is its current usage optimal? If not, then you should remember to adapt it to the new purposes.
Do you only need protection for your plants?
There are many plastic solutions on the market, depending on the type and quantity of plants
Whether just for the winter or all year round, that depends on your individual needs
The right materials
Very different materials are good options for furnishing a conservatory. Choose these according to the aesthetic and practical criteria. First, ask yourself whether the materials are thermally insulating enough. Then you should think carefully about what will best suit the aesthetics of your entire home.
In practice, the winter garden can be a part of your home
In this way, you too can enjoy your green surroundings much more often
You also benefit from the advantageous incidence of light in the winter garden
Glazing is a key moment in furnishing the winter garden. It mainly depends on whether the project will serve you for a long time or not. The glass that you use for this must be thermally insulating.
When setting up the conservatory ceiling, safety is a primary concern. The inclination is also very important. The surface must form a right angle to the incidence of the sun’s rays in winter. This is beneficial in all seasons. This means that as many sun rays as possible are allowed in winter and rejected in summer. This means that you have an optimal temperature in your winter garden all year round.
Your terrace can become an excellent winter garden
Breakfast in the sunny and heated winter garden? there could be a better way to start the day?
It is scientifically proven that light has a positive effect on us
When choosing the material, it is important to consider the factors of heat and energy
Your hard work around the winter garden is guaranteed to pay off