Conservatories have been the conventional home extension of choice for many properties but orangeries are becoming more and more popular. If you look at a typical suburb then you would assume to see several bespoke conservatories in the gardens of numerous properties but you may now be able to spot the growing number of orangeries as well.
You may wonder why modern orangeries(also known as moderne oranjerie in the Dutch language) are growing in popularity and this is because they are more modern and contemporary in design when compared to conservatories which have almost saturated the market.
Sales of conservatories have gone from strength to strength over the past couple of decades thanks to certain advancements in window technology but these figures are now declining as more people are becoming interested in the benefits of other types of extension.
Innovative and elegant extensions can add significant value to a property and are a worthwhile investment during the current economic climate where more homeowners are looking to improve their house instead of relocating.
Extensions can be surprisingly inexpensive to buy depending on your requirements and the extra space can be utilized for a multitude of purposes including dining rooms, offices and even home gymnasiums.
Orangeries are traditionally more expensive to design and purchase in comparison with bespoke conservatories but many companies are discovering ways to make the process of building extensions more affordable.
The majority of orangeries will be constructed from either brick or stonework and will include bespoke enhancements like tiled flooring, underfloor heating, home entertainment systems and air conditioning.
Lighting equipment is also another interesting addition to an orangery as the right lights can illuminate the extension to make it appear beautiful against the setting evening sun.