What’s the difference between an Orangery and an Extension?

An orangery extension with kitchen and glass roof

Do you want to extend your home? Are you wondering what would be the best option for your individual requirements? Do you need a larger living area, a bigger kitchen, or an extra bedroom? In our latest blog, we are looking at the differences between an orangery and a traditional extension.

Light and air vs A wide range of options

If you want an extended living area which is flooded with natural light then an orangery could be for you. An orangery combines the glazed roof of a conservatory with the solid walls of a traditional extension. The exterior brickwork can be matched to your existing property for a uniform look. Inside, a plastered perimeter ceiling can house downlights and the solid walls can incorporate as much or as little glazing as you like. An orangery successfully bridges the gap from conservatory to traditional extension.

An extension, on the other hand, gives you the option to build outwards, upwards, or even convert existing living space. Extensions include loft or garage conversions which will stylishly increase your living space, without actually extending your property. If you want a truly large scale extension, you could opt for a two-storey extension. This could incorporate an extra bedroom and bathroom on the first floor, and a kitchen or living area extension on the ground floor.

The ultimate choice of how you want to extend your home will depend on your requirements and budget. At Dolphin Home Improvements, we have the expertise to help homeowners make the best decision for their home extension project.

Extension with kitchen installation

Helping homeowners improve their living space

With an extension from Dolphin Home Improvements you get quality every time. All our extensions are tailor made to meet your exact specifications. A member of our team will consult with all our customers to create the best plan of action for each individual home. If you’re considering extending your home and you’d like to discuss your options with a professional call Dolphin Home Improvements on 0800 999 7719. Alternatively, send us a message online and we’ll get back to you as quickly as possible.

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