Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. We install a range of high quality, professional orangery options. This includes creating stunning orangeries designed to be used as bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms. And this is our guide to everything you should know about designing open plan orangeries.

What are the important considerations for designing an open plan orangery?

If you are designing an open plan orangery home extension, there are a number of important things to bear in mind. These include:

  • The purpose of the space
  • The shape of the existing room
  • The natural light
  • Creating zonal areas

The purpose of the space

Before making any plans about your new orangey you should have a clear idea about what the open plan space is for. This will help you determine the right shape and size of the orangery, as well plan the interior design and layout.

The shape and layout of the existing room

For your orangery to look like a natural extension of your existing home, you will need to consider the shape and layout of the overall space, as well as that of the new orangery. Whether you aim to create an open plan living room, or an open plan kitchen, it’s important that your orangery flows naturally from the existing space.

Natural light in the orangery

When creating a self contained orangery, you can allow as much natural light as fits the purpose of the space. But when adding an orangery as an open plan addition to an existing space, you will need to consider the amount of natural light entering the space. For example, an open plan kitchen area may benefit form as much natural light as possible, while and open plan living space might need to reduce the natural light, for optimal comfort when relaxing. This can change your plans for the roofing style of the orangery, or it can mean reducing the amount of glass in the walls.

Creating zonal areas in the open plan orangery

When planning the layout of your new space, you might also want to consider creating zonal areas. These can divide one area from another, using subtle decorative techniques. This is most beneficial for open plan kitchen and dining spaces.

For more information or for a professional orangery installation designed to meet any requirements of specifications you might have, get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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