Orangeries are popular in rural England thanks to their affinity with the garden and nature, as well as the light, airy environment they provide.
There’s little doubt that glass conservatories are a popular choice across the UK, thanks to the streamlined design and relatively inexpensive pricing. However, those seeking a more solid construction made of timber and glass may find an orangery to be a better match.
From an Orangery to..
Orangery designs afford amble light when compared with a spare bedroom or unused dining room, you may be surprised at how much more time you actually spend in there.
Orangeries could be considered “bigger” than regular conservatories, but it has the potential to serve as the family room for years.
Numerous families opt to transition their kitchen and dining area into the orangery. Others use it as a sun room, or reading space.
There are also a number of people that opt to use their new orangery as a home office. And what an office they turn out to be! Light, airy and spacious you should feel refreshed to work.
However, there are a few considerations that should be considered. You could find using laptops or PCs a little difficult on a bright Summer’s day due to the glare.
Depending on the size of your construct, you could find that you are able to simply section off the work area, or dining section using Japanese-style screens in lieu of fixed dividers. These screens can then simply be folded away when required.
Externally, wooden beams (if you go the traditional route) and the solid base will normally need to be blended in with the façade of your existing home. uPVC ones equally will benefit from matching your existing windows, for that desired continuity.
Traditional orangeries being made up of natural timbers means that you will need to maintain it over the years staining the woods, or end up with it looking a little worse for wear. Fortunately, as technology advances we are now seeing self-cleaning glass meaning you have more time to enjoy your orangery.
The costs, especially if you have set your eyes on a larger structure can be huge but the returns are well worth it.