Do you wish your house was a little bigger? Did you know that there are affordable ways to add both space and new life to your current home?
That’s right! You don’t have to move and leave the neighbourhood and area you love in order to have a home with a little more space.
An orangery is a great option for adding a versatile room to your current home. There are more benefits than just space though, keep reading to find out what they are!
What is an Orangery?
Before we talk about the benefits of an orangery, let’s talk a little bit more about what an orangery actually is. An orangery is a home extension usually built as an addition to the original home. They typically have a brickwork base, allowing them to blend easily with many properties. Often they’re built on to the back of your home and have floor-to-ceiling windows. The roof is often a lantern-style roof.
Similar to a conservatory, the orangery got its name from its original use, which was growing orange trees. These low-cost home renovations make a great option for adding space to your home!
1. Beautiful & Comfortable Atmosphere
One in five people in the UK has low vitamin D levels. Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for both physical and mental health. Low levels of vitamin D has been linked to poor bone health and depression. So what does that have to do with orangeries?
Orangeries are a great way to let sunshine into your home. The floor to ceiling windows will give you a great room to enjoy the sun in. As with its original use, it’s a great room for plants so you can add some nice atmosphere to the room with some living greenery.
A good orangery can blur the line between your home and garden allowing you a room that gives you the light, warmth, and airiness of the outdoors and the comfort of indoors.
2. Increasing Home Value
Orangeries are less expensive than a traditional brick and mortar home expansion. They are a great way to add living space to your home and could give your resale value a boost in the process.
Not only are orangeries attractive to home-buyers, but the increased space and versatility also makes them a desirable feature. Property expert Phil Spencer believes they could add as much as 11 percent to the value of the average home in the UK.
3. Versatile Use Rooms
These rooms aren’t just for the summer! Because they build orangeries from bricks, orangeries help seal in heat. As long as you use energy efficient sealed windows, your orangery can be enjoyed even in the winter.
It’s easy to cool off in the summer too! You can open the many windows to create a breezy summer paradise. Modern glazing technology on the windows will prevent the sunlight from getting the room too hot in the summer and reduce the glare.
This sunny room is perfect for a lounge, but it also makes a great dining room, family room, and even a bedroom! If you intend to use your orangery as a specific type of room, those details can be incorporated into the design process for you. They are versatile rooms that can add a lot of utility and luxury to your home.
4. Customisable Design
You can customize orangeries in a variety of ways so you can express your individual style.
Whether you want them to blend in with the rest of your existing home or to stand out and make a statement, there are many options to get your orangery looking just the way you want it to. You can finish your orangery with brick, timber, uPVC, or even aluminium to get the exact look you want. The addition of an orangery gives you an opportunity to customize the exterior look of your home.
There are several door options for your orangery as well. Make the transition from home to garden seamless with large bi-folding doors. French and patio doors are also available and look great!
5. No Need For Construction Permits
Adding an orangery is easy when it comes to getting the actual construction approved. It is what is considered a “permitted development.”
This means that it usually does not require a permit to add an orangery to your home as long as you follow these criteria:
- It cannot exceed or cover more than 50% of the size of your home.
- It cannot exceed 4 metres tall.
- It cannot include any balconies, verandas, or elevated platforms.
- It cannot be more than 50 percent of the width of the home.
- It cannot have eaves higher than 3 metres if it is within 2 metres of a structure boundary.
If you follow these guidelines then you can get your orangery built without the need to seek permits.
Get Your Orangery Today!
An orangery can be a warm and vibrant space that adds new life to your home. It’s a great option if you don’t want to pack up and move to a new house but would still love some extra room.
Now that you are aware of all the great benefits of adding an orangery to your home, it’s time to get yours installed. We would love to help you with design and installation of your new orangery and get you on the path to having more space and drawing more enjoyment from your home.
Contact us today for a quote!
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