Many people in the UK use their orangery as a haven for the utmost in relaxation, but there are many other possibilities in terms of how the space is used.
You can easily furnish the room and accessorise it to your taste and style so that you can use it as any of the following:
If you focus on designing a comfortable atmosphere of the indoor world, merged with the outdoors, then you will have created a space that enhances the purpose of the orangery.
With your home being brought much closer to your garden, you can easily exchange the time you spend in your orangery for your garden, and vice-versa. Enhance the connection to the garden by incorporating large French doors, or bi-folding doors into the design. Bi-fold doors are definitely the best if you want the largest opening.
An orangery is halfway between a conservatory and a bricks & mortar extension. It takes the best aspects of each and combines them into a warm and light-filled room that can be used all year round. While orangeries tend to be more expensive than a conservatory, they are still a very affordable way to create a multi-functional living space.
The average UK orangery costs upwards of £9,995, and they then range upwards in price, depending on the size, orientation and additional features you would like to add.
Another reason that UK homeowners choose to build an orangery extension is that they utilise brick in their construction and have a more substantial roof as compared to a conservatory. This means that orangeries are much more energy efficient, provide more natural light, and also provide homeowners with greater functionality.
There are many benefits to the Edwardian design style. When your striking orangery sits perfectly between the inside of your home and the splendours of your garden – with it matching the interior design style of your home – you will have achieved the perfect balance of extending the floorspace of your house, along with being closer to your garden.
Standout features include:
The primary design concept of an orangery is to have a centrally located glass roof lantern, surrounded by a large flat roof. This provides stability and is the perfect way to integrate it with the existing house structure.
It has never been easier to flood your home with natural light, thanks to the large and super stylish glass roofs which are now synonymous with orangeries.
However, homeowners wanting to build and orangery, need to be aware about the effect that too much sunlight will have on the internal temperature of the room. Additionally, is the glare on television and computer screens, as well as sun damage to furniture and harmful UV rays filtering through the glass.
Fortunately, there are a few great ways to combat this:
Orangeries are a complete room for all seasons. In summer, they allow you to have the doors wide open and soak up the sunshine. And in winter, they can also be super cosy by keeping you warm and sheltered from the rain and the wind.
To save money if you are wanting to extend your home, or if you are not keen on moving to a larger house, now is the time to give your property the high-quality extension it deserves. With so many design options available, we’re happy to discuss how we can help you to create that perfect extra space.
Whether you have questions about door styles, window glass types and styles or double glazing, our team of experts are ready to help you create the fully bespoke orangery of your dreams.
Contact us today, and let’s book your free consultation.