Contemporary and Modern Orangery Ideas

If you want to add extra living space, an orangery will be a valuable addition, but you need to know how to design the perfect one for your home. A contemporary orangery extension might go up, down or out, and each option has its own particular drawbacks but converting the loft is limited in use, while a basement extension needs specialist installation. If you like the idea of a conservatory, consider an orangery as well, a term introduced into the UK in the 17th century, embodying classical principles of symmetry and built for the wealthy to house citrus fruits.


When we are using the word contemporary to describe an orangery, we are actually talking about the design elements, but a classic orangery can also corbelling or pilasters, which are well loved, and look rather vintage. Their design tends to have a greater level of brickwork, to match the house, and includes a lantern roof, as well as columns and fine glazing bars, suitable for Georgian homes where symmetry is in evidence. The modern kitchen orangery is a living space expansion mainly used in the UK which adds more natural light for a luxury effect, with one or two windows dominated by cupboards.


Typically more substantial in its proportions, with a partially solid roof and full-height brick pillars, orangeries, whether traditional or contemporary, have all the advantages: tons of daylight as well as an inside natural feel. Please let us know which idea is your favorite. Costs for orangeries depend on the materials used but the simplest ones usually cost from £20,000 upwards, because the construction work is more substantial and the labor is similar.


Designers get more creative and make great use of the construction techniques, for example where the roof is built in such a way as it “cantilevers”, with bifold doors that can be slid aside: totally amazing. For a particularly large orangery, or an orangery with a kitchen, you could pay upwards of £70,000, if you are keen to add some more character to your home. The addition of an orangery provides the ideal opportunity of incorporating an open social space for the family, and the most recognizable feature of a kitchen orangery is a large roof, seamlessly integrating in order to give stability and providing endless options of design and orientation.


Planning permission is not usually required and can be considered as permitted development provided it is not higher than the highest part of the roof. A modern orangery can extend the home in such a way as to add a visually amazing structure you can enjoy. Aluminum timbers allow for slimmer support, while blacks and silver industrial colours are very popular for the prevailing theme, as well as the visual aspect.


Even though those seeking privacy may use less glass, one of the things about orangeries is that in recent times they moved towards more varied designs, where one side of the room is glazed, an effect which is best seen when the bifold doors are used.


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