Common Uses for an Orangery

Among the most common discussions when talking about adding an extension to your home is

“What will we use it for?”

Sometimes it’s simply to add extra space to an existing room or have a space to act as a sort of crossover between outside and inside. An Orangery is one of the most beautiful, versatile and functional additions you can make to your home. With the abundance of natural daylight and timeless design, your Orangery is perfect to use as anything from a lounge area to a space for entertaining and anything in between.

We have put together a list of just some of our favourite ways an Orangery can be used to add to your home and lifestyle:

Dining and Entertaining

As we briefly mentioned, an Orangery is the perfect entertainment space.

Having friends over for a cocktail party? An Orangery provides an airy space for everyone to relax and mingle without feeling claustrophobic thanks to its large windows and open plan.

Fancy your hand at doing your best “Come Dine With Me” impression and hosting a dinner party? This is the perfect space to wow your guests in a beautiful environment.

Are you ‘King of the Grill’? This is perfect easy-access base for a summer barbeque. Throw the doors open wide and have a seamless open space for people to enjoy your specialty burgers.

    Lounge Area

    We all know that the weather in the UK can be… temperamental to say the least.
    An Orangery provides the perfect environment to enjoy you’re the great outdoors no matter the weather. Relax with an ice-cold drink and enjoy the warm breeze in the summer months or curl up with a hot chocolate and a blanket to listen to the rain in the winter.

    No matter your preferred weather, an Orangery provides an ideal setting to enjoy it!
    Another consideration to factor in is the value that these additions will add to your home. A Conservatory can add from 5-10% to the value of your home, whereas an Orangery can add up to 15% in some cases.

    Home Office

    There’s no denying that more people are working from home than ever before.

    With the recent COVID-19 pandemic many people have found themselves living and working in the same space. An Orangery can provide a dedicated space that not only allows you to separate your work and home life, but also provides a comfortable and enjoyable space that will enhance your productivity.

    Creative Room

    Whether you are an artist, musician or enthusiastic crafter, the importance of having a comfortable environment to create in cannot be overstated.

    An Orangery provides the perfect retreat to get the creative juices flowing. Getting you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and allowing you to shut out the world to focus on your creations.

    Play Room

    Anyone who knows anyone with children will know, they normally have a lot of toys, and its often impossible to keep track of where they all are.

    Using your Orangery as a dedicated playroom can provide a great space for the little ones to run around unimpeded, somewhere where you can keep an eye on them and a light, refreshing environment for arts and crafts.

    Not to mention it helps to keep the mess from taking over the rest of your house!

    An Orangery is a truly versatile addition to any home, and these are just a few of our favourite uses.

    Surrey Orangeries can offer a range of Traditional, Contemporary and Bespoke Orangeries to provide the perfect build for you. Get in touch to discuss your requirements and what we can do for you.

    If you would like to learn more about how you can add a bespoke Orangery to your home, please contact us, and we will be more than happy to provide guidance and discuss your options.

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