Why choose an orangery over a conservatory?

When it comes to choosing a bright and airy extra space for your home, the range of options can often seem pretty limited. For many people, it’s a simple choice: conservatory or nothing.

However, this is by no means the case. Often viewed primarily as a quaint addition to nineteenth-century stately homes, orangeries are making a comeback, and it’s not difficult to see why. That’s why here at Inspired Spaces we’ve put together a few of the best reasons to invest in an orangery this summer:

Comfort throughout the day

While conservatories can be great for capturing sunlight and creating a warm atmosphere during the day, when it comes to nighttime they often lose a great deal of heat and can become chilly as a result. Orangeries, on the other hand, feature solid walls, allowing for cavity wall insulation for keeping out the cold and preventing heat loss during the night and in the mornings. This allows for a fairly consistent temperature at all times of the day, whether you’re eating breakfast or having an evening nightcap.

Year-round comfort

Another perk of the solid walls used in orangeries is that they’re just as suitable for being used during the winter months, when conservatories can often become very cold, even in the daytime. Orangeries, on the other hand, allow the winter sun to make its way through while retaining the heat, creating the best of both worlds.

They blend in better

Another advantage of buying an orangery is that it can often blend in far better with the brickwork of your house and the surroundings than a conservatory. Whereas a conservatory can often appear to simply be ‘bolted-on’ to the side of your home, this isn’t the case with an orangery, which can be designed to look like the rest of your home.

by Inspired Spaces