An orangery can be designed and used for a range of purposes in your property. From stylish orangery kitchens to stunning bedrooms, and everything in between, your orangery can be a valuable addition to the home. One of the most popular ways to utilize an orangery is to create an additional living space. But what are the considerations for creating an orangery living space? Well, here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading sun room experts. We install stunning, professional, high quality sun rooms and orangeries, designed to suit your home, and your specific requirements. And this is our guide to everything you should know about orangery living spaces.
Important considerations for creating an orangery living space
There are a number of important things to take into account when designing any orangery. But if your orangery is to be used as a living space, you will need to consider some specific details, including:
- Thermal installation
- Natural light levels
Thermal installation and orangery living spaces
If you are using your orangery as a living area, you will need it to stay warm all year round, without overheating in the summer. That’s why you should choose us here at Inspired Spaces. We create all of our orangeries and sun rooms using energy efficient glass with an overall thickness of 28mm. This includes:
- 6mm of toughened outer glass
- then 6mm low E toughened glass for the inner pane
- 16mm of argon gas in between the two layers
This means that even when the temperatures are below freezing outside, your orangery will be just as warm as the other space in your home. And if you install heating in the orangery, this heat will not be lost through the toughened glass.
Natural light and orangery living areas
Another important consideration should be the extent of the natural light within the room. Too mush natural light can cause glare and issues when trying to relax and read a book or watch a screen. However, a lot of natural light also reduces the use of artificial lighting, and brings a whole host of health and well-being benefits too. Some orangeries can make use of just one or two walls of glass, while others also opt for glass roofs too. Choose the option that will best suit your household. And don’t forget to take a look at high quality blinds.
For more information or for professional advice about your new orangery installation, get in touch with the team today, here at Inspired Spaces.