Kitchen Orangery Transforms Property
This exceptional orangery completely transformed a dated property into an elegant family home, making it truly stand out from the crowd. Expertly crafted, this bespoke timber orangery creates a light and calming space that is ideal for cooking, dining, relaxing and enjoying views of the garden.
Set within a conservation area, the property has a country feel with a south-facing rear overlooking a local village green. Previously the building featured a boxy flat roof extension with a small utility room and a kitchen, and was accompanied by an uninspiring lean-to conservatory which was used occasionally as a separate breakfast room.
Having downsized from a larger property the client wanted to completely renovate their new house with an open-plan kitchen extension in addition to a loft conversion, landscape garden and new patio area. As the back of the house is used as the entrance, it was imperative that the new orangery would visually give a superb first impression to guests visiting the house. As the property was located within a conservation area, we used our expert knowledge to submit a carefully considered architectural plan to obtain planning permission for the new extension. The building has a quaint charm to it, so it was vital that the new orangery was balanced and in proportion to the existing style.
With a spacious open-plan kitchen and dining area, the new orangery perfectly blends with the rest of the property and provides a space for the homeowners to cook and entertain guests all year round. Crafted using the most innovative techniques, the elegant roof lantern fills the room below with natural light, giving a bright and opulent feel to the interior. A functional utility room leads off from the side, situated just steps away from the kitchen and allowing for easy access. To keep things feeling cosy in colder weather, underfloor heating warms the living areas. A parapet fascia design with sliding sash windows perfectly complements the feel of the house.
In order to accommodate for such a large, multi-functional space we created a new structural opening which extends the home out into the new orangery, creating flow through the different rooms. Beautiful double French Doors can be opened out to the new patio, helping to seamlessly connect the inside and outside spaces. The orangery has a dual colour scheme, with internal joinery painted in a fresh Westbury White and the outside painted in OS White, a more neutral shade which helps the structure nestle in with its natural surroundings.
I am extremely happy with the build, the finish, the staff – I could not recommend Westbury more highly. ”Mr M