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Find out what's new in the home improvement industry at Orion Windows in Yorkshire. Read about our latest product ranges including conservatories, orangeries and the latest energy efficient UPVC windows and doors. Plus get free advice on keeping your home improvements in tip-top condition for many years.
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Looking to make your home stand out from the crowd? It’s easy to do on the inside but making the exterior of your home unique can be tricky. We’ve got some tips to help you make your property stand out from the crowd.
If you have some garden space outside of your home you can really make your home stand out. With a few unusual plants and some interesting garden ornaments you can make the front of your property look unique in to time at all.
When it comes to the actual exterior of your house we suggest pushing the boundaries when it comes to your doors and windows.
We have a great range of coloured windows that are perfect for homes throughout York, Harrogate, Leeds & Hull.
We particularly recommend brown windows that can be matched to a brown composite door to make an elegant exterior to your home.…Continue To Full Story
Creating the perfect window for your room need not be a difficult task. With a few simple considerations you can create a window that not only suits your room but is also elegant and stylish.
The first step is to ensure that you’ve got the right curtains for the room. The thickness of your curtains is an important decision to make, so take your time and consider your needs depending on the room.
If you’re selecting curtains for the bedroom then thicker curtains will be the better choice. They’ll keep the light out during summer and keep heat in during winter so thick curtains are a great year round investment for this room.
In other rooms of your home you can vary the thickness of your curtains depending on how much light you want to enter the room when they are closed and how much time you spend in that …Continue To Full Story
If you’re lucky enough to have a conservatory, you should be making the most of it. Far too many people ignore their conservatories because they believe that they can’t use them for most of the year.
Modern conservatories from Orion Windows are built to take advantage of all of the benefits of modern double glazing. Thanks to this technology your conservatory will be able to maintain a comfortable temperature all year round, making this space perfect for use as a lounge.
The conservatory is usually flooded with light and with great views of your garden it’s the perfect place to relax with a book all year round. In summer keep the furniture bright and choose accessories in soft colours to keep the space bright and airy.
In winter you can experiment with deeper colours and bolder accessories. This is the time to layer cushions and blankets to create a cosy …Continue To Full Story
Is your conservatory looking unloved lately? Reinvent your conservatory quickly in time for summer by making some simple interior design changes.
Giving your conservatory a new coat of paint is an easy way to make a space appear fresh and clean in time for long summer days. Choose a bright colour to maximise on light coming into your conservatory. Once you have painted, incorporate new accessories in your chosen colour scheme to tie the room together and make everything seem polished.
To really give your conservatory a new lease of life, invest in some new conservatory furniture. Orion Windows has a wide range of conservatory available that’s perfect for any style of home.
We have everything you need to create a luxurious space in your conservatory. Orion has sofas, coffee tables, stools, side tables and display units available in rattan and cane materials. Perfect for any elegant conservatory.
If you …Continue To Full Story
It might be bright and sunny now, but all too soon the nights will get colder and you’ll start thinking about putting the heating on. Before it starts getting chilly it’s a good idea to upgrade your double glazing now to avoid expensive bills later in the year.
Orion Windows have a wide range of double glazing windows perfect for any home in Yorkshire.
For more modern properties we have UPVC windows that are reliable and make your home appear fresh.
If you own a home with character our sash and Georgian windows will give you the benefits of modern double glazing while preserving the period look of your home.
Whichever style of window you choose you’ll notice that your home feels warmer come winter. You might even find yourself using your central heating less during the colder months.
As well as energy efficiency with new windows from Orion Windows …Continue To Full Story
You’ve made the decision, it’s time to get some more space and install a conservatory or orangery. Unless you’re familiar with all the different styles it can become overwhelming trying to find the best one for your home.
At Orion we want to make the process of getting an extension as easy as possible, we’ve put together a quick guide to the different styles of conservatories and which home they suit best.
This style of conservatory can be adapted to suit any home; however the conservatories in this range particularly suit period homes. The classic style of the Victorian and Edwardian conservatories is perfect for anyone trying to retain the period feel of their home.
This style of conservatory is perfect for a modern home, you can combine your favourite elements of other conservatories in order to create a space perfect for you. At Orion our …Continue To Full Story
If you’re thinking about selling your home then you will have already considered what you’ll need to do to get a buyer. You’ll have to tidy away personal knick knacks and try and make your home appear as bright and open as you can.
Even if you’ve done all this and you still can’t find a buyer then it might be time to take a look at the exterior of your property. As well as making sure your garden is well maintained and free of clutter, it’s important to take a look at your windows and doors.
If the frames are starting to rot or they look damaged you could be scaring away potential buyers before they even get inside your home.
Replacing your windows may seem drastic, but having modern double glazing will make your home energy efficient. You will also be able to request a higher price for …Continue To Full Story
Beat the hectic spring travel and enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of your own home. Before you relax this weekend there are a few things that we think everybody needs to get the most out of a lazy day at home.
First thing you need is a good book or TV show to completely relax with. Choose a book from your favourite author or start a new series. Just make sure it’s a book that interests you and you can enjoy spending an afternoon reading in peace.
With the rise of services such as Netflix and SkyGo you can watch your favourite TV whenever you like where ever you like.
To truly relax this summer, take your tablet, laptop or book out into the conservatory. You can relax and enjoy the sunshine in your own private hideaway and unwind from the stress of the week.
Plus, you won’t get …Continue To Full Story
Don’t ignore the dining room when you redecorate your home for spring. Changing a few simple things will make the room seem brand new and encourage people to use the space more frequently.
An easy way to make a dining room feel like new is to change the dominant colour. Swap out simple and safe neutrals and opt for a bright colour that attracts attention. If you don’t want a block of bright colour then incorporate a simple pattern that uses that colour, such as stripes or a geometric print.
Reupholstering seat cushions and adding blinds are a great way to add colour to a room without repainting the whole room for spring.
If you want to make a dramatic change to a room, let in more light. If you already own a conservatory, turn that into a dining room to create a bright open space that’s perfect for entertaining.…Continue To Full Story
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