Meet the Perfect Home Extension

Posted: by April 21st, 2016

Our homes are our pride and joy, so it’s no surprise that when it comes to our humble abode it simply has to be perfect, and whilst we may struggle to achieve perfection initially it’s all about seeing the potential a place can offer you.

It may have home décor which isn’t to your taste, or be a shell of its former existence, but putting your stamp on a place is quite simply what makes a house a home – plus it’s a fun process too.

For many of us the potential to extend a property is of huge importance, and with a range of adaptations available knowing which architectural design is the best option can be a bit mind boggling to begin with. So when it comes to building your luxury extension, you not only want something which compliments your existing home but also gives you the extra space you desire.

Orangeries are one of the most popular extension options and whilst they traditionally were made from a stone structure and large amounts of glazing, the designs have since evolved and adapted to suit many modern homes.

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Adding Light

If there’s a must have on a home checklist, then lots of natural light is most likely to be up there. No one wants to live in a dark and dingy home, and if a particular room lacks that extra ray of sunshine then an orangery can help to open up a space and allow natural light to flood in.

With a range of different glazing options available, and of course dependent on your orangery design you could look to include roof lanterns or bi-folding doors for an added wow factor. When winter strikes any amount of extra light can cheer up even the darkest of spaces, so choosing your window options carefully can keep your home bright and cheerful all year round.

The New Living Design

The days of a traditional two up, two down style property are long gone, and with living habits continually changing the latest trend for open plan living is the new must have on many home owners wishlists. Whether it’s a space to entertain guests, or a room where an eye can be kept on the whole family, open plan living can help to keep everything under one roof so to speak.

A seamless design is essential when adapting an existing space, so making sure the space flows and compliments the original property is essential when creating your extension. As with anything, weighing up how the space will be used should be a priority to make sure it’s money well spent.

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A Flexible Option

No two extensions are the same, and an orangery is no different. Creating a bespoke design is all part of the process so it’s only natural that your use for it will be unique too. Whether you want to extend your kitchen complete with island and living space, or house your very own swimming pool the options are endless.

The same goes for the materials used in the build too. You may choose to go for a traditional brick built design, or clad your extension to stand out from the rest of your home. Whatever your design choices, you’ll be left with a space that truly reflects you.

Interior Design

So, you’re orangery is built. What next? Designing how you’ll use your orangery is the best part. Whether you’re an interior design extraordinaire or need a little guidance, make Pinterest your new best friend and get pinning your home design dreams.

Compliment your design with aesthetically pleasing home additions, if you’re orangery is ultra-modern then choose a modern luxe feel, or if your home is full of country charm then choose rustic chic. Once you’ve chosen a theme you’ll soon gather enough inspiration to start adding the finishing touches to begin enjoying your space.

However you chose to extend your home, it’ll be a space you enjoy using for many years to come so getting it right really is an important step in creating your dream home.

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