Let the Sun Shine!

Published on 2nd July 2014
We’ve had a glorious start to summer and it’s really only just begun – with July and August glittering enticingly on the horizon. With that in mind, this week we thought we’d take a look at some of the ways that Apropos can help you to get the best from your summer.

Making your home summer-ready is a relatively easy process and something that we’ve looked at in some detail before; more and bigger windows help; glazed doors – patio, sliding or Aprofold – improve garden access and let the light and air flood in; rooflights let you see the gorgeous blue skies, even if you’re stuck inside, cooking or working or cleaning the house, and conservatories and orangeries give you somewhere to relax in a sheltered, temperature-controlled spot with great views, but there’s far more to enjoying the summer than bringing the outdoors in, and the first place to start is the garden.

Summer is an ideal time of year to think about building a greenhouse. If you plan in June and construct in July you’ll be perfectly placed to prepare your plants for colder weather… Not that we want to think about that just yet! But there’s more than winter shelter to be had from greenhouses; they provide an oasis of calm in a hectic world, allow you to grow exotic species all year round and open up the entire horticultural kingdom for you to experiment with. Feeling inspired by the splendours of Chelsea? A greenhouse is a great place to start!

Of course, you probably don’t want to spend your whole summer weeding, so once you’ve grown your seedlings and safely planted them out, you need somewhere pleasant to sit and look at them, which is where an Apropos glass veranda can come into its own. The beauty of building with glass is that the structures are unobtrusive, so you can enjoy a seated area sheltered from the wind and summer showers without limiting your sightlines or dramatically impacting on the external appearance of your property.

A glazed veranda or canopy will also make planning a barbeque or summer get together a little less weather-reliant, providing an outdoor area that won’t spit and splutter when an ill-timed downpour comes along.

For those of a more active disposition, a pool house is possibly the ultimate in architectural indulgences. The Apropos custom design service means that we can help you to create a high quality, safely glazed structure to suit your aesthetics, your budget and your needs, helping you and your family to get the very best of the warmer (and colder) weather.

If you would like to discuss your home renovation plans with us this summer please call our customer service team on 0800 328 0033; we’d be glad to help. Alternatively, you can click here to order your free copy of our 2014 Brochure. 

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