Orangeries were a 17th century invention as extensions to homes used for growing fruit. They were most popular with the homes of the gentry who would use an orangery and fresh fruit as status symbols. The large amount of glazing allowed the sun to flow through, helping the plants to grow. The brickwork let the extension flow with the rest of the building.
Orangeries are for more than just fruit
Nowadays, an orangery can be a fabulous addition to any home and has so many uses, though you can still grow fruit if you wish. An orangery will increase your space as well as transform how you use it. From a dedicated new room to an extension of an existing space, creating an open plan feel. There are so many modern uses for an orangery that can enhance and improve your home.
Wow your guests with a new dining room
If you love impressing guests with dinner parties, a dining room for entertaining could be perfect for your orangery. Flooding the room with light and with the addition of a stunning roof lantern, an orangery is the best choice to impress. When the weather picks up, your guests can spill outside or just stay in the warm and appreciate your spectacular views.
The heart of the home
The kitchen is often the hub of the home and a smaller room can feel cluttered and too busy. With an orangery kitchen extension, you can create a more organised feel and a room where the whole family can spend some quality time together. When cooking, a kitchen is a room that loves an abundance of natural light so use the expansive glazing to create the perfect culinary environment. You could also use this as an excuse to transform the decor and feel of your kitchen; maybe you’ve always wanted a country cottage feel?
Grown-ups only zone
If you want a room purely to unwind and get away from the hustle and bustle of family life, why not consider turning your orangery into a She Cave or Man Cave? Create a relaxation zone where you can chillout after a busy day or maybe a games room with a pool table or games console? With a bit of decoration, you can create a personal room perfect for you.
Study those beautiful views
With the abundance of natural light that an orangery provides, it makes a perfect and comfortable working environment. Whether you need an office or a study for the children doing homework; get some inspiration from your spectacular surroundings. Beautiful views are a sure way to get those creative juices flowing.
Let them run wild
An orangery gives you a bright and airy space which is perfect for children. Create a space for them to play away from the main house. With doors leading outside, come rain or shine they can have fun to their hearts content.
Make a splash with your orangery
For that perfect way to add some luxury to your home, turn your orangery into a swimming pool enclosure. It will give you the feeling of being outside whatever the weather with a roof lantern and large bifold doors.
Impress with these modern uses for an orangery
Choose Crystal Living to create a beautiful orangery that can completely transform your home. Whatever you use it for, it will enhance how you and your family live.