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Orangery or Conservatory: which should you choose?

bespoke conservatory design

Prospective customers will frequently contact David Salisbury asking for advice on a new conservatory project yet it is often an orangery style extension that is more appropriate for their particular design brief.

Some of this potential ambiguity stems from the term conservatory being a more familiar term than orangery, in terms of everyday language. This is further supported by how often we are asked to explain the differences between an orangery and a conservatory.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Friday, 22 October, 2021

How to Prepare your Home for Autumn

oak garden room interior

Whilst we have certainly enjoyed the last throws of Summer recently, darkness has been coming decidedly earlier during the evenings and the passing of the Autumn Equinox this week has underlined the change of season.

So now that Autumn is here, how should we prepare our homes for the coming months, before we head into Winter? And if your home is fortunate enough to benefit from an orangery or similar extension, how will this impact your preparation for the coming months?

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Friday, 24 September, 2021

How are orangeries being adapted for today’s lifestyles?

orangery kitchen extension

Whilst orangeries have their origins back in the Renaissance gardens of Italy in the 16th Century, in more recent years they have become established as the glazed extension of choice for discerning home owners looking to add space and light to their properties.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Friday, 17 September, 2021

How to ensure your orangery blends in with your home

Orangery designs for listed buildings

If you have been thinking about extending your home but have been concerned as to how any new addition will work with your existing property, seeking some expert design advice is an important initial step.

Before that, to help inspire your initial thoughts, here’s some of our key recommendations which our designers will discuss with each new customer, as we aim to ensure every design will work in harmony with your home.    

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Thursday, 2 September, 2021

How to maximise space and function in your orangery with bespoke fitted furniture

fitted furniture designs

When it comes to investing in our homes, we all have a checklist of priorities to consider. More than ever, our spaces are having to evolve and work hard to meet the demands of everyday modern living.

Posted under 'Comment' by Barney on Tuesday, 13 July, 2021