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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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.
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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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