Orangeries are the perfect choice for any homeowner who wants to enhance the design of their house, and in the UK, homes with orangeries are considered to be more desirable compared to those without.
If you are running out of space in your home, looking to revamp or simply want to add more value to your property, having an orangery constructed is one of the best ways to go.
Some people may feel like orangeries are a bit “old school” but there are many modern orangery designs that support, and even lead, current trends for UK homes.
What is an Orangery?
Just in case you are not sure what an orangery is, or you have only just heard about it, an orangery is an extension of a house, usually in form of an external room. The modern evolution of orangeries has made it possible for UK homeowners to build custom orangery designs.
If you read the article on this page you will get a good insight on what an orangery is and how it differs from a conservatory.
Right now let us take a quick look at the benefits of constructing an orangery.
Some key benefits of constructing an orangery
An orangery can dramatically alter the look of your home to give it a new appeal and design. It is especially useful to homeowners. who love their property but really want or need more room, to use this option as an alternative to having to move to a bigger house in order to get the extra space.
So instead of purchasing a new home, altering the design by constructing an orangery can be a better solution.
An orangery is also particularly useful when renovating a property for sale. More square footage means a better sale price – that’s a fact. It’s broadly accepted that a home extension like an orangery can add around 10% to the value of a property. So as long as you don’t go crazy on the spending, you are going to get a financial return.
So how much will it cost to build an orangery?
Orangeries are usually built to order, and therefore you are only going to get to know the full cost once you have discussed your project with a professional and had specific quotations created for your orangery.
You can expect to find the cost of a fully fitted orangery as follows:
- Basic Orangery: White upvc or Timber (pine), from £15,000
- Small 3000 x 3000: Timber (engineered wood), from £15,000 to £18,000
- Medium 4000x 3000: UPVC frames, from £18,000 to £25,000
- Large 4000 x 4000 and over: Various materials from £25,000 to £50,000 +
As we said earlier, you could expect the orangery to add around 10% to the re-sale value of the existing property. So with UK average property prices (Sept 2017) at around £250,000, and higher in London or the South East of England, it gives a potential “break even” budget of £25,000 – plus you now have a really great home extension.
Almost by default, you are improving use of the building plot space, adding a sense of style, visual appeal that boosts the desirability of your property and at the same time broadening the functionality of your property.
In todays’ property market, you need to use all the advantages you can to, firstly, attract a buyer and secondly, to get the sale price you want.
That is all very good if you are in the market to sell, but if it is about making a change to your property and improving your families’ lifestyle, then a building modern orangery can really change the way you enjoy your home.
An orangery can be an ideal solution to extend the existing kitchen or create a new kitchen space, create a new dining area perfect for daily use or entertaining guests. You could make it an extended lounge or even set it up as a home office or study – there are really no restrictions on how to use the extra space.
You also have a wonderful room that can act as a “bridge” between the house and the garden area.