How To Out Do The Jones!
In a survey poll I read last year, 31 per cent of Brits admitted to carrying out home improvements just to ensure their property was the envy of the neighbourhood. With that in mind what can you do to your home that will get the neighbours talking?
Your neighbours the ‘Jones ‘may have had a new super duper conservatory built last year and you wouldn’t mind something similar, but wait a minute you can have something even better than a conservatory!
Consider having an orangery built, it is the ultimate in home improvements projects, adding grandeur, value, living space and additional light into your home. The Orangery gives a true lifestyle ‘wow’ factor like no other project, not only does it maximizes the time spent in it, but it also maximizes the return on any financial investment.
The main difference between an orangery and a conservatory is that more glass is used in a conservatory than the orangery. This does make an orangery more expensive to construct as it uses more building materials than the glass conservatory. However the overall look and feel of an orangery makes it a superior option for the home owner, who is looking for something different, stylish and bespoke.
There are two styles of orangeries the living room and the traditional. The living room is built using the classic conservatory style roof and has the solidity of an extension. And the traditional orangery is built using the most up to date roofing technology which is where the additional costs come into play. The living room orangery can be built to a price not too dissimilar to a glass conservatory, but it will give you a totally different look and feel.
If you are keen to have the best property on the street you may be like me and spend time watching back-to-back episodes of Property Ladder and Grand Designs to gain ideas on how to improve your home. Programmes like these and estate agents I have spoken to all agree an orangery will add instant value and will make your home more desirable if you decide to sell in the future.
Orangeries will suit both contemporary and traditional style properties and it falls in the category between a glass conservatory and an extension. The brick built pillars and full height walls offers more privacy than most traditionally built conservatories and the increased interior height provides a breath taking focal point through which natural light floods into your home.
This alternative home extension option will allow you to create additional living space which can be used for relaxing, dining or cooking. Many homeowners use an orangery to extend their kitchen, finding that the family would rather gather in the kitchen area in a more informal setting, rather than the living room or other rooms in the home.
As orangeries have less glazing than a conservatory they are becoming an increasingly popular choice for homeowners looking for a room they can use comfortably all year round. Conservatories can be too warm to use in the summer and if not properly heated too cold in the winter months.