10 Advantages of Installing an Orangery

Published: June 1, 2023
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If you are considering adding on to your home, an orangery is an excellent option.

Somewhere between a conservatory and an extension, an orangery is a versatile, elegant space, offering garden views while flooding your space with light.

It’s a beautiful way to connect your indoor and outdoor living areas, a flexible space with year-round usability and a wide variety of design options.

Not only will you be able to enjoy this lovely addition to your home, but you’ll also increase the curb appeal.

Here, we discuss 10 orangery advantages, giving greater depth to all the orangery benefits you’ll enjoy.

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1. Abundance of Natural Light

Unlike a typical extension, orangeries allow for a design that incorporates a lot of glass.

In fact, if you choose to, you can even have glass-to-floor orangery windows.

Designed to maximise natural light, orangeries are private, insulated spaces that are bright, uplifting and as light and airy as a conservatory.

Orangeries with glazed lantern roofs are particularly light and bright, because they allow the most natural light to entre the space. All that beautiful exposure to natural light results in an improved mood, enhanced well-being and a feeling of connection with the outdoors, even when you’re inside.

And lest you think that all that natural light will turn your orangery into a furnace, rest easy. Modern glazing technology reduces the glare of natural light, keeping your orangery comfortable, while also allowing you to reap the benefits of sunlight.

2. Seamless Indoor-Outdoor Integration

An orangery creates a harmonious connection between your indoor and outdoor living spaces. It’s a versatile space you can use however you choose, whether as a dining room, lounge, home office, or conservatory.

Because your orangery is customisable, you can design it to match the style of your home and the orangery space can itself be complemented by an adjacent outdoor space, like a patio area.

3. All-Season Usability

Regardless of the season, your orangery will be comfortable and usable throughout the year. In the summer, you can open up your orangery and enjoy the sunshine or relax in the orangery, keeping cool because of the energy-efficient windows and doors and insulated brickwork.

In the winter, you will be warm and cosy, sheltered from harsh weather.

4. Increased Living Space

Adding an orangery instantly transforms your home by providing you with extra living space downstairs.

By increasing the usable area of your home, it positively affects your other rooms, making them feel much more spacious.

And while it’s customisable and can be designed to fit your needs, it’s a cost-effective solution, much less expensive than a traditional brick-and-mortar extension.

5. Enhanced Property Value

While you live in your home, an orangery gives you a versatile space to use however you see fit. When it’s time to move, having an orangery can have a positive impact on your home’s value.

Sought after by buyers, orangeries distinguish your property and add appeal, making it stand out from other homes on the market.

According to experts, having an orangery can increase your property value by as much as 7 to 11 percent.

6. Versatile Design Options

An orangery is a customisable space, filled with light and allowing for beautiful outside views.

There are a wide range of design options available and you can incorporate unique features, working with architects and designers to personalise your space.

An orangery works with your existing brick and features a glass roof, providing you with a constantly changing overhead view.

It’s an amazing focal point that will have people talking about your sense of style.

7. Connection with Nature

An orangery is more than just a home addition, it’s also a place to connect with the surrounding environment.

While you enjoy gorgeous views of the garden outside your veranda, inside you can incorporate plants and greenery into your décor.

The light and airy design of your orangery allows your home and garden to flow together seamlessly.

8. Multi-Functional Space

Orangeries are highly versatile, dynamic spaces that can be used in a variety of ways.

Whether you need a home gym, an office space, a dining room, an entertainment area, or a peaceful retreat, you can create the space you need with an orangery.

You can even incorporate built-in seating or storage solutions to maximise your orangery’s functionality.

9. Energy Efficiency

Your home’s energy efficiency is important to you and an orangery will contribute to this.

Made with high-quality materials and efficient glazing, orangeries can reduce energy consumption and lower your utility cost.

The bricks which make up a large part of an orangery’s construction are designed to absorb and seal in heat, so that you can enjoy reduced heating costs in the winter.

In the summer, cooling your orangery is a simple matter of opening the windows and exterior door.

10. Unique Architectural Appeal

The unique architectural appeal of an orangery adds character and elegance to a home.

Integrated into your home’s design through its brick wall base, your orangery can be completed with materials of your choice, whether timber, PVC, or aluminium.

Architectural features like a roof lantern can be incorporated into your orangery, giving your space a stunning and distinctive look that’s entirely bespoke.

High Quality Orangeries From A Trusted Company

When you are ready to install an orangery, trust the company that brings experience and excellence to your project. For over a decade, Eliments has been enhancing and improving homes, providing high-quality products and excellent customer service to hundreds of happy customers.

If you are looking for the very best orangeries on the market today, contact us through our website for a free quote.

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