How do you make the most out of your orangery?

Orangery with bifold doors opening out onto the patio

Part extension, part conservatory, an orangery is the ideal addition to your living space. Cosier, more private and less like an “after-thought”, an orangery a great solution for enhancing your home. We look at ways to make the most of them and what makes them the ideal home improvement.

Quality and elegance as standard

An orangery significantly increases light and space. Usually featuring an elegant lantern roof, you can benefit from a centre-piece that will never compromise in terms of quality.

Orangeries are cosy when it is cold, thanks to the modern designs of the frame materials used – whether uPVC, timber or aluminium. Heat loss is reduced and this creates more comfortable living spaces to be enjoyed all year round, even when the temperatures drop outside.

The beauty of utilising more solid walls than a standard glazed extension can be summed up in one word: creativity. Treat these walls as any other and incorporate wallpaper, photo frames and personality. You can add blinds and curtains too – the perfect finishing touches!

Extras for you to make the most of your orangery

Ceiling styles:

An orangery usually comes with an impressive vaulted ceiling as standard. This features an internal perimeter pelmet, in which you can add lights and speakers (into the central ridge and borders). Some reputable home improvement companies will also offer an alternative: a suspended ceiling. This follows the ceiling heights of adjacent rooms and helps the orangery to feel more like an extension of a living space – as well as adding cosiness, which is perfect for relaxing nights in in your new room.

Bifold Doors:

If you want to make the most out of your orangery and outside spaces, why not opt for bifold doors?. They open up living spaces to the outside and enhance the natural influx of light. Think Summer BBQ’s and a seamless connection for people to move freely between the inside and outside (even more beneficial for the temperamental British weather!)

Window Systems:

For optimised energy efficiency in your new orangery, make sure you choose high performance double glazed windows. These will be made from the latest uPVC, aluminium or timber designs. What’s more, if they come with efficient locking mechanisms as standard, they will enhance the security of your home.

Bespoke orangeries from the specialists at Oakley

It’s in the name – Oakley are experts in the installation of glazed extensions. We can offer tailor-made orangeries for your property, and those that feature all of the additional choices mentioned above.

Our team of knowledgeable installers will create an orangery space that you and your family can make the most of. Gain more space, natural light and a generally improved quality of life – all from one cost-effective home improvement solution.