Posted by: cristal09 | September 16, 2009

Beat the Housing Market with an Orangery or Conservatory

If you have outgrown your home the first thing you would do it put your house on the market and start looking for a more suitable home.  A couple of years ago that wouldn’t have been a problem and it would have been the most obvious thing to do.  However since the current state of the housing market is still not looking good you might have to think of other ways of created the much needed space that your family needs.

You could look at having a loft converted but this is still quite costly possibly up to £30,000.  But there are other options which you might not had thought about.  What about a conservatory?  Conservatories come in many different shapes and designs or you could go for a full bespoke model.

You can get a traditional Victorian or Edwardian style conservatory or you could go for more less conventional shapes such as a P or T shaped conservatory.

The P shape conservatory is great for creating two living areas such as a dining room as well as a living room .  This shape conservatory is possible by blending two styles into one, the Victorian and the Tradional conservatory.  It is an ideal for creating maxium living space while maintaining a sense of proportion with your house.

The T shape conservatory is great if you like things looking symmetrical. The T shaped conservatory is a relatively large design so it is best suited on larger properties.   Properties with large gardens can benefit from having a T shaped conservatory because the bottom section of the T which extends away from the house will take up a quite a lot of the existing garden area.

With all these types of conservatories you can always choose to have a dwarf wall at the base or a complete full height glass model.  The choice is yours. Like all other types of conservatory you can choose between UPVC or Timber and you can have either  Glass or polycarbonate.  Fans,  heating and ventilation are all optional extras available.  But wait there is more.  Have you thought about an Orangery?

Many people think conservatories are a thing of the past. Because even if you spend top money on a top of the range conservatory you will still be getting a non-integral part to your property which is why many people are opting for an Orangery. 

So what’s the difference between an Orangery and a conventional conservatory?  Well an Orangery is a more formal type of conservatory. The main difference between an Orangery and a conservatory is its structure. Generally a conservatory is regarded as a temporary non-integral part of the building whereas an Orangery is a strong structure built with columns and pilasters which has a permanent presence. There is also much less glass used in an Orangery making it more in keeping with your home.  Orangeries have classical details and create a striking visual impact which is much more architecturally pleasing than a conservatory.  Obviously they are a little bit more expensive than conservatories but the money is well worth it and you will also add a lot more value to your home than you would with having a conservatory. An  Orangery allows you to expand the useable living space available in your home whilst giving it a contemporary and luxurious feel.

Orangeries create wonderful family rooms, kitchen or dining rooms.  Infact an Orangery can be turned into any room creating a really plush extension which will add much needed space and improve the overall appeal of your home as well as significantly adding value.

So if you have outgrown your home but can’t afford to move.  Why not consider a conservatory or orangery and add value to your home as well as much need space.

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