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 open plan orangeries?

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

  • The shape of the existing space- 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.
  • The natural light- 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.
  • Planning the layout- for an open plan orangery space to be effective, you will need to consider the layout of the new addition, alongside the existing layout. If you want to overhaul the entire space, planning a new layout can be very beneficial, before installation. This is because the layout plans will help ensure that things like light fittings, plumbing and electrical outlets are installed in usable, practical spaces. It can also help ensure a smooth flow throughout the space, so that your orangery adds style and class to your home.
  • Creating zonal areas- 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.
  • The interior design- you should also consider the interior design of your new open plan space. This should include thinking about the flooring type, the decorative style, and the furniture, so that you can create a stunning and practical home extension.

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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