Have you thought of an Orangery to increase the value of your property and give you a beautiful link between your garden and home? An orangery will provide a new light and airy room for entertaining or just relaxing with the Sunday papers whilst feeling you are sitting out in the garden.
An orangery may be quite an investment as it is a permanent addition to your house unlike a conservatory which is a lighter, potentially temporary structure. For this reason it is important you get it right by ensuring that it is attractive, blends well with the existing structure and does not detract from the original building.
An orangery is a garden room giving you the feeling of sitting in the garden, whatever the weather. It can be an additional room for dinner parties and family gatherings surrounded by beautiful plants that enjoy the warmth the room will offer or just somewhere to relax in peace. Before you go too far, think about the budget you have available; it may determine the size, materials and fittings.
Determine the size you would like to provide, the look and the style, whether it be traditional or perhaps something more modern. Consider the architectural design of your house and ensure it integrates well with your garden. Although traditionally orangeries are stone or brick built they are now available in a variety of materials, PVCu is less expensive and maintenance free but you may like the contemporary look of aluminium or timber may be more suited to your property.
Design and materials will have a major bearing on the cost of your orangery but also consider planning and building regulations, heating, lighting, furnishings, floorings and interior decoration, high quality installation does not come cheap. Ensure you discuss these elements with your supplier some may be provided within the overall price. A home extension is a major investment but selecting the cheapest may be a false economy.
Windows and doors are an integral part of the design of your home extension, chose them carefully. Make sure the style complements the windows of the existing house but also allows the practicality you seek and particularly the necessary security. It is important to ensure you have high quality window and door locks not only for your own peace of mind but for insurance considerations too.
You will want to be comfortable in your new room so give careful consideration to heating, lighting and ventilation. Solar-controlled glass will keep your orangery warmer in the depths of winter whilst keeping it cool in summer. Roof ventilation will also help keep you cool whilst blinds will reduce the sun’s glare and provide a cosy feel in winter. Flexible lighting can also create the perfect atmosphere to match your mood.
Your orangery will greatly enhance the external appearance of your home; make sure it has the same impact inside. Spend time choosing your decoration, colour scheme and furnishings this could soon become your favourite room in the house!
So now you know exactly what you want make sure you get a high quality professional company to install it. The above will provide you with all of the questions make sure they can answer them fully and provide all the information you require. Ask to see testimonials and examples of their work before you place your order. As mentioned earlier your orangery could become your favourite room but it could also greatly increase the value and saleability of your property.