Orangeries Make Great Dining Rooms17/08/2018
If you value dining in with the family or inviting friends over, but find your space a little cramped, expanding the ground floor of your home with an orangery or conservatory is the ideal solution. Your orangery could be set up as a general living space that could be transformed into a formal dining space when you have guests over.
The Demise of the Dining Room?
Following on from Mary Berry’s revelation that she no longer has a formal dining room in her home, a cascade of articles appeared declaring the demise of the dining room. The easy implication for tabloid journalists to make was that families no longer sit and talk together around the dining table, they slouch on the couch flicking through Netflix menus with their dinners perched on laptrays. However a survey by independent furniture manufacturer Fishpools revealed that 63% of homeowners with a dining room still use it at least once a day. Reports of the death of the dining room might be a little premature.
A Light and Airy Room
Changing fashions have consigned silver candle sticks, wood-panelled walls and mahogany furniture to the antiques auction of history. As the proverb goes: the first bite is with the eye. People like to see the food that you’ve served them. A modern dining room should therefore make the most of natural light. This makes a conservatory or orangery an ideal place for a dining table – either as permanent fixture or pop-up when you have guests.
Cosy Dining Space
An orangery’s large windows and lantern roof allows plenty of natural light into the room. As evening descends, blinds and curtains can be drawn creating an intimate dining space. Perfect for catching up on the day’s gossip over an evening meal with the family – without EastEnders buzzing in the background.
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