Transform Your Home With An Eden Orangery

Improved weather conditions and brighter nights usually trigger an increased interest in home extensions.

There’s nothing like soaking in the sunshine from dusk ‘til dawn inside the sophisticated surroundings of a home extension.

You just have to decide which type of home extension you prefer – a conservatory or orangery.

Pretty much everyone knows what a conservatory is, but may not be as acquainted with the orangery. You will be after reading this blog post!

A short history of the orangery

The first orangeries date back to the 17th Century and were the preserve of the rich who would have them built at their extravagant residences. They were originally designed to shield oranges and fruit trees during the winter months, but as time moved on, they would chiefly be used as a lavish living space.

What do they look like?

They include a glass roof and large windows like a traditional conservatory, but consist of far more brickwork than a conservatory. The high volume of brickwork helps to make an orangery look like a natural extension of a house, particularly when the brickwork replicates the brickwork of the property, rather than a retrospectively fitted extension.

Can I fiddle with the design?

You certainly can. If you want more glass ask for a floor to ceiling orangery that can accommodate larger glazed panes or add a roof window to improve aerial views and give you a method of ventilating the interior in summer. Another consideration is bi-folding doors for those who like the idea of completely eliminating the boundary between the extension and their garden.

How can they be used?

For some it acts as a fancy dining or living room area, but if you work from home on a regular basis there’s nothing to stop you from using it as office space. Other options include turning it into a playroom for the kids or cancelling your gym membership and doing all your future workouts in its confines.

Why would I want one?

There are too many reasons to list, but here’s a few of them:

  • They will improve the value of your home
  • They will make your home more sellable
  • They will bring your home closer to your garden
  • They give you the perfect excuse to spend more time at home

Give yourself more home to love by buying an orangery from Eden Windows today. No-one knows or does orangeries better.


Everyone is welcome to come in and browse around our Gillingham Showroom in Kent, where our friendly sales team will be pleased to help with any questions you may have.

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