Orangery Vs Kitchen Extension

At Rococo, when it comes to extensions, we have two distinct offerings: Our completely bespoke orangeries, and our visually impressive kitchen extensions. 

But which is best for you?

Rococo's Orangeries

Traditionally, an orangery was a building set within the grounds of a wealthy estate which was dedicated to protecting delicate fruit trees during the winter. The fruit trees were predominantly orange and lime trees, hence the name Orangery. Initially they were practical buildings which probably weren’t much to look at, but later they became ornate and decorative. 

The Orangeries we build today are modest versions of those belonging to vast 19th century estates; however they still retain their exotic appeal and they still add great value to your home. 

The luxury Orangeries built by Rococo are usually intended for use as functional family living or entertaining areas rather than an Orangery in the traditional sense. Modern Orangeries can even contain kitchens. They are stunning, breath-taking additions which elevate and enhance the existing home. 

Usually built with glass walls, large windows, roof lanterns or glass roofs, an Orangery is a light-filled, luxurious space. For a modern interpretation, bi-folding doors can be used meaning the room can effectively be entirely opened up, seamlessly connecting the inside and outside.  

A Rococo Orangery is bespokely designed and delivered to your requirements, meaning that the style, layout and finish will exactly match your requirements, with no need to compromise.

We install these home improvements across Dorset, Hampshire and Romsey, transforming properties as we do so.

View examples of our luxury Orangeries here

Rococo's Kitchen Extensions

Our bespoke kitchen extension projects are defined by projection; usually these extensions project 2m – 3m, while they can span the entire width of the house. 

These extensions add additional light-filled space to your home and can make older houses look much more modern with the use of bi-fold doors. They may be a subtle addition, however the end results are no less impressive than you’d imagine – the home is significantly transformed while there is minimal impact on the garden. 

A kitchen extension will dramatically improve the internal living space, flooding it with light and increasing the sense of space. This is a favourite project for families, who can enjoy increased time together, and visibility of children playing in the garden while continuing with household tasks such as cooking.

See our kitchen extensions case studies page to view our previous work.  

Which Option Is Better for You?

The answer to this question depends entirely on your requirements, your existing home, and of course, your budget.

If you have limited space to build out into and you want minimal disruption to your garden, while opening up your living area to light and space, consider a Rococo kitchen extension

On the other hand, if you have space around your property to build out into, and a larger budget to play with, consider a bespoke, luxury Rococo Orangery. 
Whichever option is right option for you, you’ll find that it’s not just an extension to your home; it’s an improved way of life, and rest assured, whichever option is right for you, Rococo will finish the project to highest possible standards.  

If you are not sure which is the right option for you, speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members, and start to imagine how Rococo can improve your home