Room to breathe

When you love where you live, but it’s just a lit­tle bit tight, there’s not al­ways a need to move

EDP Norfolk - - Homes & Interiors - WORDS: Kate Houghton

MAKE MINE AN ORANGERY

Tech­ni­cally a con­ser­va­tory is over 75% glass, in­clud­ing the roof, whereas an orangery is around 25% glass, with a solid roof. The dif­fer­ence? The lat­ter was de­vised as a heated space to grow cit­rus trees for landed gentry, when they were oth­er­wise hard to come by. vale­gar­den­houses.co.uk

AC­CESS ALL AR­EAS

High qual­ity, well-de­signed con­ser­va­to­ries and or­angeries are al­ways in de­mand whether tra­di­tional or more con­tem­po­rary with bi-fold doors – like this from West Nor­folk Glass – which can be fully opened to cre­ate a seam­less flow be­tween home and gar­den. west­nor­folk­glass.co.uk

IN­SPI­RA­TION ABOUNDS

More usu­ally as­so­ci­ated with com­mer­cial de­vel­op­ments, an atrium is a dra­matic ar­chi­tec­tural so­lu­tion to link­ing two parts of the same prop­erty – or in­deed sim­ply cre­at­ing the wow-est of new spa­ces. apro­poscon­ser­va­to­ries.co.uk

SQUEEZE IT IN

Tight spa­ces re­quire smart solutions and even an ad­di­tional me­tre or two of ex­tra space can make all the dif­fer­ence, es­pe­cially when en­com­pass­ing mul­ti­ple floors, an op­tion made pos­si­ble by the strength, flex­i­bil­ity and dura­bil­ity of alu­minium frames, bring­ing light and adding value to an ur­ban home. apro­poscon­ser­va­to­ries.co.uk

LIV­ING SPACE

Adding sym­pa­thetic ad­di­tional space to a prop­erty can be a chal­lenge. Nor­wich­based Am­ber Home Im­prove­ments have con­tem­po­rary and tra­di­tional solutions that add a new di­men­sion, from or­angeries to con­ser­va­to­ries and glass rooms.

am­ber­home.co.uk

GO­ING UP…

If your fam­ily is start­ing to feel a lit­tle too big for your home, but you know it won’t al­ways feel that way, a loft con­ver­sion might be the so­lu­tion. A spare bed­room, a teenage es­cape, a home of­fice or even a walk-up wardrobe can re­lieve pressure else­where. velux.co.uk

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