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Looking to host a garden party to remember this Bank Holiday Weekend? There are a few things that you need to make sure your party is the one people are still talking about come September.
The first thing you need is a really good BBQ. You can opt for the small tinned BBQs sold in the supermarkets but if you’re catering for a large group you’ll be there all day trying to cook all the burgers and sides.
A good BBQ will help make your food cook more evenly and taste better, you’ll be able to cook more at once and it’s more fun to cook at a full sized BBQ than hunch over a small tin.
You’ll also need some really good food. As well as quality burgers and sausages you’ll need to provide some side dishes. The old favourites of pasta and potato salad are always a hit …Continue To Full Story
Want to do something different with your conservatory this spring? Why not change up the traditional dining room style and go with a nautical theme.
The advantage of a nautical theme is that it can easily be achieved without a lot of work on your part. If your conservatory is painted in a neutral tone then the hard part is already done. With a plain backdrop you can accessorize with nautical accessories to tie the room together.
The main colours for a nautical theme are red and blue. These colours work perfectly for a range of different furniture and can even be introduced into the room through cushions and upholstery.
Choose accessories that fit within the theme. You aren’t confined to simple boat ornaments either. Incorporate sea shells, lighthouses or vintage maritime art work to add an interesting focal point to the room.
The nautical look is perfect for use …Continue To Full Story
If you’ve recently upgraded your windows to modern double glazing then you might be looking at your old curtains and thinking it’s time for a change. New curtains will make your room feel fresh, new and inviting, if you haven’t upgraded your curtains in a few years then they may be out of style and looking worse for wear.
First of all it’s important that you choose curtains that match the proportions of your windows. While floor length curtains can make ceilings look higher and more elegant, short curtains with a bold panel can draw attention to the window instead of the curtain length.
Don’t be afraid to alter your curtains and give them a unique twist. If you don’t like the plain curtains straight from the shop then give them a border in a fabric that compliments the other colours in your room. Nobody else will have the same …Continue To Full Story
We’ve said goodbye to the Christmas season and we should be seeing the weather follow suit soon enough. With sunshine outside, it doesn’t look good to have all the rich dark colours from Christmas all around your home. Spring is the time to opt for bright and airy colours to give your home its own personality.
However, you don’t have to plaster your home in floral patterns just because it’s spring. Take this opportunity to experiment with pastel colours. Similarly you don’t have to drown your home in pastel pinks and greens. Paint an accent wall a pastel colour, or opt for pastel patterned wallpaper to create a focal point in each room.
Spring means that your home should be light and fresh, swap out heavy fabric for lighter options. Replace decorative ceramic bowls and pots with clear glass vases that reflect light and make a room seem brighter.
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Now that all the fancy decorations for winter are being stashed away, are you noticing that your conservatory is looking a little bland and boring? This year instead of leaving the conservatory looking bare, take up a hobby and transform your space.
With a simple sewing machine and a little bit of practice you can make soft furnishings guaranteed to make your home look bright. Plus, you’ll want to show off your conservatory and your sewing skills to all of your friends.
One of the simplest things to make is a cushion and new cushion cases can improve a room in no time at all. Simply choose some fabric you like, follow a simple sewing pattern and before you know it your old cushions will look as good as new.
Once you’ve practiced a bit and got the hang of your machine you can try bigger and bolder projects. Make …Continue To Full Story
A conservatory is a big investment and certainly something that could transform your life. That’s why you need to take time to make sure that the product you select is perfect for you. With a little bit of planning you can ensure that the conservatory you choose will keep you and your family happy for years to come.
The first thing you need to decide is what do you want to use your conservatory for. If you simply want a new space for the family, then you just need to decide how big you want your new conservatory to be. If you want to use the room as a kitchen extension then you need to make decisions on plumbing and electrical plans before construction begins.
The second thing you need to finalise is the overall design of your conservatory. Do you want to go for a traditional look? Edwardian and …Continue To Full Story
Now is the perfect opportunity to invest in a new conservatory from Orion Windows, with a great range of options and styles to choose from you can create your perfect space for 2014. It’s hard to believe right now, but soon it will be summer. This means you’ll want to enjoy all of the sunshine you can; a conservatory is the perfect place to enjoy the lovely weather this summer.
A conservatory can be crafted to suit your individual tastes, whether you want traditional style or modern innovation Orion has something for everyone. Our traditional Edwardian and Victorian conservatories will suit any property and with customisable glass options you can make this space your own.
If you like aspects of several different styles of conservatory, why not create your own bespoke conservatory? Our team of designers can help you develop your perfect glass extension that will suit your lifestyle perfectly.…Continue To Full Story
Orion Windows would like to wish its customers in Yorkshire a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We’ve enjoyed working with all of you this year to help you realise your dream homes. At Orion Windows we look forward to seeing you in 2014 with more products and design ideas to help you transform your home.
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It’s the time of year where everyone is now thoroughly looking forward to Christmas. This means spending time with family, eating good food and getting a few presents. Unfortunately, for some unsavoury characters this is the time of year they go looking through windows to see what they can swipe right from under the tree. However, there are a few things you can do to minimise the risk of your home being burgled over the festive season.
You can deter criminals from entering your property by investing in a motion sensor flood-light for your home. The sudden blast of light would make any would be thief think twice. It’s hard to be inconspicuous robbing a home when they’re lit up like a figurative Christmas tree.
It’s also important that you don’t advertise that your home is empty on social media. You might want to tell everybody that you’re off to …Continue To Full Story
It’s that time of the year; the entire family will soon be faced with the mammoth task of fitting into one home. For those with big families this summons images of 5 people trying to squeeze onto a three seater sofa, the emergency chairs being wheeled out for Christmas dinner and spending New Years in the kitchen.
If you’re planning on having a big family get together this year then you need to get more space, you could buy more chairs but a house can only hold so much seating. What you need is an extension without the hassle of planning permission and funding a full extension.
A conservatory could prove to be the answers to all of your space worries this season. Orion windows use the latest glass technology to ensure that your conservatory is energy efficient. This means that you’ll be able to enjoy your conservatory all year …Continue To Full Story