An orangery is a fantastic addition to your home for extra space and adding value to your property, no matter when you choose to add one. Nevertheless, there may be a better time for installing an orangery regarding the planning, building aspect, and changing seasons.
With the UK weather being so unpredictable, you may also be wondering whether it matters to install an orangery in the summer or the winter when the weather is so changeable. After all, installing an orangery in the summer doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed hot weather during the peak season in the UK.
So when is the best time to add an orangery to your home? Is there a good or bad time?
This guide is here to help.
Planning for an Orangery
The key to making the most out of your modern orangery or period orangery is to plan for an all-year-round purpose and think about the best time to add an orangery.
Suppose you’re thinking of adding an orangery in summer. In that case, you may be distracted by all the benefits of summer features like bright windows, ventilation, and air conditioning. Still, to make the most out of your space, you should also think about the colder months so that you can install perks such as underfloor heating and heating systems.
Planning should also include first thinking of what the purpose of your extra space will be so that you can make sure you get it right from the get-go, whether you are going to use it as a family area, relaxation lounge, or home office.
Consider Building Time Required
The cost of an orangery and the building time required will depend on the design you are going for and your budget. Nevertheless, when considering when to add an orangery to your home, it’s a good idea to view the availability of building services and how temperatures and weather might impede the construction. While you can’t predict the weather – especially in the UK – having your orangery added during the warmer months may mean that you don’t need to worry about winter weather (such as heavy snow or rain) bringing the construction to a halt.
Think About Your Own Home Plans
You may be considering an orangery to enjoy in your property and add significant value to your home.
If you’re planning on putting your home on the market sometime soon, or even in the distant future, then your plans to build an orangery in time will need to be considered. If you’re working on a specific deadline for selling your home or wanting to move, you may need to add your orangery in time for it all to be complete for you to enjoy (as well as add value) before you move.
Furthermore, some seasons may call for more need for your extra home space, such as Christmas celebrations or summer get-togethers. You might then want to think about your year-round plans to decide which season you would like to have your orangery built so that it is ready for your following social plans.