The Beginner’s Guide to Orangeries

When choosing to extend your home, there’s a range of options on offer. From building your dream kitchen to beautiful conservatories, it’s important to find the right design to fit the look and function you’re trying to achieve for your home. However, another option you may like to consider is an orangery. This type of extension is growing in popularity, providing a modern solution which fits in with traditional properties too. Intrigued? Here’s our guide to how orangeries can transform your home.

What Is an Orangery?

This type of house extension is often mentioned in the same category as traditional conservatories, but there are a few key differences of note. Both these structures offer more living space for your home, while adding a stylish design which enhances light, provides stunning views of the outdoors and increases your property value. However, the roof and flooring of an orangery are slightly different to that of a conservatory. Orangeries typically have a brick base and a flat perimeter roof with a pitched roof lantern in the centre. On the other hand, conservatories usually have a fully pitched roof made from glass.

Popular Design Features

The typical feel of an orangery is one which exudes elegance and luxury, and this can be achieved by installing a roof lantern. This ensures the space has as much natural light as possible while adding an architectural touch. This beautiful feature also provides stunning views of the sky above both in the day and at night. When selecting the right windows and doors for an orangery, bespoke bifolding doors are one of the most popular choices, fitting in perfectly with the high end feel while coming in an array of configurations. Using high quality materials and insulating glazing systems, it’s possible to make your property even more energy efficient. With so many different orangery styles and designs available, it’s easy to create a room which blends in with the rest of your home.

Commercial Orangeries

It’s not just homeowners who love the look and feel of orangeries. Many businesses are also choosing this product when extending or refurbishing their premises, including restaurants and pubs who want to create a lovely space for customers to enjoy. With bifolding doors, you can open up the area to the outside in the warmer months, providing an al fresco experience with the comfort of indoor dining. It can also help bring more light into the rest of the connecting spaces which is great for creating a more welcoming environment in places such as hotels and nursing homes.  Our range of uPVC windows and doors offer a complementary range of colours to suit any existing building work.

Want to see some orangery designs?

Here at Your Price Windows, we install energy efficient orangeries and conservatories in homes and businesses across London and the Home Counties, including areas of Warlingham and Lingfield. Ask for a free consultation now to discuss your ideas and receive a no obligation quotation on any of our products. Simply call now on 0208 640 0380 or get in touch via our contact form.

By |November 14th, 2018|Custom Window Styles|Comments Off on The Beginner’s Guide to Orangeries
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