Orangeries in Stockport

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Orangeries in Stockport

Although conservatories are an enduringly popular choice for homeowners in the UK, there is another option if you want to expand your living space but aren’t sure whether you want to have an extension added to your property. An orangery is a lovely option for anyone keen to make home improvements this year, an addition that can really help to add value to your house.

The main difference between a conservatory and an orangery is that conservatories are usually attached to a house, while orangeries can be kept anywhere on the property, such as in the garden. Orangeries were an especially popular option between the 17th and 19th centuries and although they did fall out of favour a bit, they are now coming back into fashion with a vengeance. They were typically used to help grow citrus trees, but when oranges and lemons became more readily available, this type of extension began to be used to house shrubs and exotic plants instead.

If you don’t have space for a greenhouse and want a multi-purpose extension that can be used to grow plants and flowers, while also serving as somewhere for friends and family to spend time in throughout the year, an orangery would be a wonderful choice for you.

You’ll be glad to hear that orangeries can vary in size quite dramatically, so they can be tailored to suit the vast majority of homes. However, while this flexibility is sure to be an attractive quality, it does mean it’s hard to work out just how much value they can add to your house. However, any type of extension will usually make your home more attractive to potential buyers, which will push the asking price up.

In addition, it’s very easy to make sure that orangeries fit in with the style of your home as you can choose similar materials before construction to ensure that your property does not end up looking disjointed.

If you’d like to find out more about the benefits of having such an extension as this in your home, get in touch with Stockport orangery specialists Malbern Windows. We have years of experience behind us when it comes to extensions of this kind and can help you make all the right decisions to help you achieve your dream home this year.