Here at Inspired Spaces, we are Manchester’s leading conservatory, sun room and orangery experts. And we help home owners and property developers create stunning home additions that will meet their requirements. But what about orangeries for traditional properties? Well, this is out guide to the most effective design options for traditional orangeries.

What are the most effective design options for traditional orangeries? 

If your property is a period property you might be wanting an orangery that will complement the design and style of the original and existing architecture. And this can be achieved very effectively by choosing a traditional orangery design style. There are a number of different options to consider including:

  • Using brick piers
  • Adding decorative features
  • Using roof lanterns
  • The shape of the orangery

Brick piers for traditional orangeries

Using brick piers for your traditional orangery means using brick columns in a similar colour and style as the rest of your property. This allows your new orangery to blend in architecturally with the rest of your building, creating a stylish and natural new addition to your home.

Adding decorative features for traditional orangeries

Traditional design is often incredibly detailed with intricate patterns and this is no different for traditional orangeries. As a result you should be sure to add decorative features both inside and outside of your new orangery. These can include:

  •  arched glass panels
  • carved corbels and eaves
  •  a gable fronted design with elaborate 
  • metalwork
  • Interior cornice work

This can really help place your orangery design into a specific time period which can suit your property and ensure that your orangery adds the maximum value as well as visual impact to your property.

Using roof lanterns for traditional orangeries

Roof lanterns are a great idea for any orangery design as they really open up the space to fill it with natural light and brighten up the interior of your home. In terms of design, roof lanterns can be a great fit for any traditional orangery as these were often key features of Victorian or Edwardian orangeries too. You may need to think about the type of frame you use for your roof lanterns, or even have this painted to create a more traditional visual effect.

The shape of the traditional orangery

A traditional orangery can be created in a number of different shapes including rectangular square and hexagonal. You can choose a shape that best suits the space available outside of your property, as well as a shape that best suits the style and layout of your home.

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

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