Orangeries have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years, and it's easy to see why. These spaces seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living, creating interiors flooded in natural light whilst allowing for a vast range of different uses for the homeowner.
We have compiled a list of 13 design ideas from projects completed by Vale Garden Houses over the years. We hope that these ideas will ignite your creativity and inspire your own orangery project.
The idea of an open-plan orangery design is to create a unified space for cooking, dining, relaxation and connecting to the garden. An orangery with an open-plan design serves as an ideal family room, encouraging interaction and togetherness. Its adaptable layout can accommodate various family needs, making it a personalised addition to any home.
Having a cosy light filled sitting room can be often achieved with an orangery extension. Below you can see examples of sitting rooms within orangeries that have an abundant natural light enhancing the ambiance of the room, making it an inviting space.
Adding a kitchen orangery extension is a brilliant concept for homeowners seeking to combine functionality with aesthetics. This design idea seamlessly integrates the heart of the home, the kitchen, with the beauty of the outdoors.
Looking for more ideas for a kitchen orangery extension? Read our article on Transforming your home with a kitchen orangery extension
Orangeries can also be used as a creative entrance hall idea, bringing natural light and grandeur, creating an inviting and visually impressive transition from the outdoors to the indoors.
Designing an orangery with two roof lanterns instead of one introduces a unique architectural element that optimises natural light. The dual roof lanterns not only evenly distribute sunlight but also add a sense of balance and symmetry to the design. This feature can be especially beneficial for larger orangery spaces.
For passionate plant enthusiasts, the concept of an orangery or conservatory takes gardening to new heights. Such spaces offer ideal conditions for a diverse range of plant species, allowing the nurturing of tender and exotic plants.
Related: If you are designing an orangery which will house a variety of plants, read our guide on how to choose and grow plants in an orangery
When having a spectacular garden view, orangeries are a smart design choice. Their expansive windows and open layouts are specifically crafted to optimize this feature, allowing homeowners to immerse themselves in the beauty of their gardens.
The concept of a multi-level orangery can be a versatile and innovative architectural idea in various settings. Beyond specific projects, the notion of designing an orangery with different levels presents opportunities for creating dynamic and adaptable spaces.
Incorporating a bar into an orangery design elevates the space for socialising and entertainment. This concept blends natural light with an outdoor connection, creating an ideal setting for gatherings and cocktail parties.
Using an orangery for a smaller extension, for example on a townhouse, maximizes space where room is limited. This idea adds natural light and functionality, making it ideal for urban settings where outdoor space is scarce.
Designing an orangery to take advantage of a small unused space of your garden? Read our guide with detailed information on small conservatories and orangeries
An orangery design that seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor living offers a connection between the interior and nature. This versatile concept can create a space used as a lounge, dining area, or room for entertaining creating a serene retreat within the property.
Opting for a solid roof as an orangery design option, rather than a glass roof, creates a room with a different atmosphere. It provides enhanced privacy, insulation, and design flexibility. It offers year-round comfort and can be more easily integrated seamlessly with the existing architecture.
Bifold doors are a superb addition to orangeries. They seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces, offering versatility to open up for a panoramic garden view or close for privacy.
We hope this list of design ideas for orangeries has provided you with some inspiration for your own project. If you are looking for more examples, explore our extensive inspirational gallery, which features a mix of both orangeries and conservatories. Alternatively, you can read our case studies, which provide in-depth insights into individual projects."View Gallery
Open plan kitchen orangery extension on london edwardian homeView Case Study
Bringing the family together with a cleverly designed kitchen orangeryView Case Study
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