As we head into spring, thoughts start to turn to spending more time outside and making the most of the nicer weather. Adding an orangery is the perfect way to extend your space as well as incorporate some outdoor living into your home.
What are orangeries?
You’ve probably heard of a conservatory; an orangery extension is the new garden room on the block. Like a conservatory, it’s made up of glazing but incorporates more solid sections. This allows it to be insulated and warmer and feel like a more permanent part of your home. With more brickwork or solid uPVC or aluminium panels, an orangery looks and feels more luxurious than other glazed extensions. Orangeries were originally used in the 17th and 18th century to protect exotic fruit from the harsh British winters. They are now a way of increasing your space and enhancing your home.
The ideal way to add alfresco dining to your home
An orangery has so many possible uses but blending your inside and outside living spaces is one of the best. With beautiful glazed sections, you can enjoy admiring your garden and surrounding countryside throughout the year. Even if the heavens have opened, you’ll be in the comfort of your orangery. With the addition of bifolding doors, your orangery and garden can become one. You can completely open up your space with these doors that stack to one side and give you an open-plan home and garden. Imagine the BBQs and garden parties you can enjoy. An orangery also makes a perfect dining room; whether that’s for formal parties or a room for all the family.
Light your room with a lantern roof
The beauty of an orangery is that it can have everything from a traditional glazed roof, solid roof to maintain your privacy or a stunning lantern roof. These are elevated glazed panels that sit on a flat roof. As well as filling the room with light and giving crystal clear blue sky views, they also make an ideal centrepiece for the room. With a perimeter ceiling around your orangery, you can still maintain privacy if you’re overlooked and integrate spotlights and speakers.
The best orangeries across the South of England
We can create bespoke spaces for your home such as orangeries, conservatories and extensions. With insulating glass and panels, draughts will never be a problem in these rooms for all seasons. Give us a call to arrange an appointment with one of our designers to make your plans become a reality.