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How Do You Extend An Orangery Into A Kitchen Extension?

23 June 2023

At Dempsey Dyer, we supply many orangeries for the trade. Orangeries are versatile because they bring a plethora of natural light into your customers’ home. They can be used for a gym, an extra bathroom, or a kitchen. Inform your customer that orangeries will give their home plenty of elegance, style, and beautiful aesthetics for their property.

An orangery is a versatile way of choosing a brand new room.  But your customer might be wondering how they can transform the orangery into a kitchen extension. Our designs will help transform your kitchen if you get stuck. In this article, we will show you ways of transforming your kitchen if you get stuck.

Can I Expand My Orangery into a Kitchen?

The first thing a customer might ask themselves is whether they can expand their orangery into a kitchen. Orangeries offer a bright and airy space that holds extra space for tables and chairs. They flood your customers’ property with natural light, giving you a bright and airy feel in your customers’ homes. Combine this with a soothing ambience in the evening, and this creates the perfect atmosphere for the family.

The addition of a roof lantern can give your customer extra space on their property. This adds lots of natural light while giving beautiful panoramic views. Inform your customer that this will save on their energy bills as they don’t have to use their central heating.

Does a Kitchen Extension Need Planning Permission?

Before considering the orangery in your home, it is important to decide whether the kitchen extension needs planning permission in your customers’  home. However, it depends on the type of extension your customer is looking for. As a result, some single storey extensions will come under permitted development rights, enabling building work to be undertaken easily. Our installers at Dempsey Dyer are efficient and will get to work straight away, providing friendly customer service to match.

If your customer lives in a detached house and they want a single storey extension, then it must not go beyond the rear wall of the original house. A rear extension should go no higher than 8m in depth for a detached house and 6m in depth for a semidetached house.

There are some instances where the kitchen extension will require planning permission. To obtain this, it is best to check with your local planning authority or council.  Building regulations ensure that the extension meets technical requirements, so it is safe for your customer.

How Much Does a Kitchen Orangery Cost?

When planning on your customers’ kitchen extension, it is important to get an understanding of how much the kitchen extension will cost to match your customers’ budgets. Inform them that the total price will come down to how much joinery is needed and customisable options for building your customers’ orangery.

Bring the orangery up to the standards of a kitchen extension will cost you around £80,000 – 90,000. Every orangery is different and created to your customers’ bespoke needs, so the cost will depend on your customers’ requirements. Every build starts with a plan and plenty of inspiration. Our friendly team of installers will help your customer get a design bespoke to their requirements.

How to Make the Most Out of Your Kitchen Orangery

When creating your customers’  extension, there are many options for you to consider. It is imperative to think about what your design involves. A kitchen design will include, amongst other things, where the kitchen cabinets will go, alongside the cooker. Let your customer know that there should be a clear pathway to the hob, sink, and fridge for convenience and ease of use.  A floor plan will help you understand how the kitchen will link to adjacent rooms.

Another thing to consider is whether a kitchen orangery should connect to the garden. This will create a seamless link that enhances the natural light, resulting in a welcoming atmosphere. If your customer has children or pets, this will be a great way to keep an eye on what they are doing. It is important for your customer to think about how they want to open up the door. Let them know that they can consider a bifold door or French door, which is perfect for extra ventilation.

Create a Multi Functional Space by Adding an Extra Roof Lantern

With a kitchen being a communal part of the house, one way it can be transformed is to create a multi functional open plan space. This includes adding sofas or chairs, giving guests plenty of options to sit. One idea to bring this out is a kitchen island. Inform them that this creates a central hub of activity, alongside a social hub to prepare food or even a brunch bar. Include draws and a sink so dishes can be washed up.


Orangeries are a superior choice for the modern homeowner as they add character and value to your customer’s property. this is a strong design that lasts for years thanks to low maintenance finishes and stunning aesthetics.

When your customer wants to create a new kitchen extension, inform them of our online quoting engine. Here, they can design their ideal quote in minutes and we will come back to a tailored price that matches their budget.

If you want to learn more about our orangeries, get in touch with our friendly team. We will be on hand to help you with planning the kitchen and offer impartial advice. Fill out our online contact form today and we will get back to you as soon as we can.





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