Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. And we help home owners and property developers create stunning home additions that will meet their requirements. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about replacing a conservatory with an orangery.

What are the advantages of replacing a conservatory with an orangery?

There are a number of advantages and benefits to replacing an older conservatory with a new orangery. These advantages include:

  • Increasing the interior space
  • Improving the exterior visual aesthetic
  • Improved energy efficiency

An orangery can increase the interior space

An orangery is a structural addition to your property that extends the interior space. This is often larger than a conservatory, providing an increased amount of interior space and improving the practicality of the area. An orangery can be designed to be open plan, connecting your existing interior space with a whole new room, or this can be a single self-contained room in itself. A conservatory doesn’t usually offer this level of flexibility to your interior design.

Using an orangery to extend an existing room is often a common practice especially for extending the living room, dining room or kitchen area. These are often the rooms that are used most frequently and are the most important rooms in your home. Adding extra space to these can make your home more practical and meet more of your requirements.

An orangery can improve the exterior visual aesthetic

An orangery can be designed in a range of styles and designs using a variety of material choices. This means that your orangery can be designed to suit your property whether this is a contemporary new build or a traditional or period property. With cohesive design and exterior decorative choices you can be sure to create a home extension that looks like it was always part of your property and is not an additional or more modern extension.

Not only can an orangery compliment and suit your existing property exterior but this can also be designed to make a stunning visual feature too. With dramatic walls of glass, aluminium roof lanterns, and decorative gable fronted design, you can be sure to create an orangery that really makes your property stand out. This can be very beneficial should you wish to sell your home in the future.

An orangery offers improved energy efficiency

In general, installing a new orangery can be very energy efficient. We use thickened glass that allows your orangery to stay cool in the summer and retain heating in winter, reducing your reliance on expensive heating and cooling appliances. In comparison to an older conservatory, it is highly likely that your new orangery will be more energy efficient and more capable of dealing with weather and temperature gradients effectively.

For more information or for professional advice about your new sun room or orangery, get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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