Not only are orangeries beautiful to look at, but they can very versatile and offer a functional and stylish extension to your home. Orangeries tend to have more wall space, so feel more like a traditional extension. The addition of large windows and a lantern roof creates a light and airy space that is easily adaptable, meaning you can use your orangery for almost anything! In this blog, we'll look over a few of our favourite ways to utilise your new orangery extension space and enhance the feel of your home.
One of the most popular uses for an orangery is to create a kitchen orangery. Having a beautiful kitchen space that extends into the garden is not just visually appealing but also makes a bespoke feature that can add value to your property. If you enjoy entertaining and cooking extravagant meals, the open-plan style of a kitchen orangery is the perfect way to let your guests relax with you while you're busy cooking. The glass roof structure also allows the room to be filled with natural light, which in turn increases the spacious feel and makes a great environment for growing those all-important kitchen herbs.
Similarly to the kitchen orangery, a dining room orangery is perfect for dinner parties and family meals, as an orangery dining room creates a luxurious space to come together and eat. Truly perfect for enjoying that separate space for entertaining, having cosy drinks or eating a meal while looking out into the garden. Adding french or bifold doors to your bespoke orangery build can also mean that you can seamlessly merge indoor and outdoor eating and enjoy the summer breeze during warmer months.
An alternative way to utilise your orangery could be through creating a cosy living room. There is nothing better in the summer than relaxing in a light-filled orangery living room with the bifold doors open, and an ice-cold drink in hand, taking in the nature of the garden. However, in those colder months, you can benefit from the last dregs of sunlight through the lantern roof and curl up on the sofa with a cup of tea and a nice book. The orangery design truly lends itself perfectly to creating a tranquil and relaxing haven of calm to be enjoyed throughout all seasons.
If you are a creative person, adding a space specific to your creative passions could be the bliss you're after. Whether you are a budding musician, an accomplished artist or even an enthusiastic crafter, adding an orangery could give you the artistic retreat you've been searching for, allowing you to shut out the world and focus on your talents.
For those with little ones running around, a dedicated orangery playroom leading straight into the garden means your children can mix indoor and outdoor play without running through the entire house. While older children (and adults) can enjoy the space as a gaming room or socialising space. With the right orangery furniture, storage solutions and lighting, you can turn your orangery into a cosy entertainment room for all of the family.
Finally, though it could be the most unexciting use of them all, an office room could be the ideal solution for home working. As more and more people start to work from home, the need to create an inspiring space grows, and an orangery extension makes a perfect home office. The bright, well-lit space that an orangery office creates results in a productive and inviting workspace. With a modern, bespoke orangery, your home office will be functional and comfortable all year round thanks to insulation and the glazing options available.
So, when you're looking to have your orangery installed, keep in mind all of the exciting options of what you can do with it while also looking to make sure that it will suit you and your household's requirements and lifestyles. Opting for one of our bespokely designed and fitted orangery extensions will ensure you are not only investing in your property but also the quality of your lifestyle. Get in touch with a member of our team today!