Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. We install a range of high quality, professional sun room options. And this is our guide to everything you should know about creating an indoor/outdoor kitchen with a new orangery.

What are the considerations for creating an indoor/outdoor kitchen?

An orangery can be the perfect transition space bridging the gap between the inside and the out. But to get the right results you should consider:

  • The design layout
  • Natural light
  • Visual focal points

Planning the layout for an indoor outdoor orangery kitchen

The layout is one of the first things you should consider when thinking about creating this type of orangery. These include:

  • Zonal areas- it is essential to create zonal areas in any open plan space. This allows for different spaces to be used for different purposes, and can even help add privacy to areas of the space. For an indoor/outdoor orangery you will need to combine cooking and food preparation zones with seating and dining spaces that may be casual or formal depending on your preference. You will also need to consider your outdoor seating and how this balances with the overall space.
  • Flexible spaces- you may need some areas of your indoor/outdoor kitchen to be flexible, with work space available when required, or space to relax and unwind with the family. Different homes will have different requirements, and it’s important you factor in your requirements when designing the layout, so that your kitchen is as practical as possible.

Natural light for indoor/outdoor kitchens

The glass walls of an orangery will bring the balance between the indoor and the outdoor space, in any weather, with the outdoor space designed as a continuation of the indoor kitchen space. But these walls will also allow a lot of natural light into the space, which your kitchen can really make us of. The natural light will reflect off surface and lighten up your kitchen and seating areas, creating a light, bright and airy kitchen space, perfect for all requirements. This means that when designing your indoor/outdoor kitchen, darker cabinet and tiling choices will be available to you, because these will be visually balanced with the natural light.

Visual focal points for indoor/outdoor kitchens

Creating a visual focal point for any kitchen can be a good option to improve all round aesthetics, and to have something to design around. In an indoor/outdoor kitchen, the focal point can effectively be the outdoor space itself, and the view from the glass walls and windows. This allows the garden and nature to take centre stage, and you can really create a stunning transition area, combining the indoor and outdoor effectively.

For more information or for professional advice about your new orangery or sun room get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.

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