Orangeries were traditionally use for growing oranges, surprisingly enough. You might not be looking to reap a citrusy harvest, but you should still think about adding a modern orangery to your home. They’re a little like conservatories, but more substantial and with a lantern style roof – think of them as a combination of a standard room and a conservatory.

Here are just four reasons why you should add an orangery.

  1. Seamless Styling

Conservatories can be great, but it’s always easy to pick them out as somewhat separate from the rest of a property. An orangery is different. They are specifically made to blend in with the rest of your home.

  1. Added Space

Just like a traditional extension, an orangery is able to add more space to your home. Instead of having to move or feel cramped in your current property, you can simply extend outwards and add a functional new room. Orangeries are great because their abundance of glass makes even smaller extensions seem a lot larger than they really are.

  1. Added Light, With Privacy

An orangery floods a room with light, so they’re perfect for entertaining or as second living rooms. They might not let in quite as much light as traditional conservatories, but they come with the advantage of keeping your home private. If you’re overlooked by several other houses, an orangery is great since the upper windows let in light while the lower walls block you from sight.

  1. Excellent Insulation

One of the main problems people experience with conservatories is that they usually get overly hot or cold depending on what the weather is doing – even the most modern building techniques and glazing cannot prevent that issue altogether. Orangeries are nice because their walls offer superior insulation. As such, you’ll be able to use them all the year round.