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, and roof lantern options. But what are the best options for your roof lantern? And which roof lantern shape should you consider?

What are the different shape options for orangery roof lanterns?

There are a number of different options available when it comes to choosing the shape of the roof lanterns for your orangery. These include:

  • Long and rectangular roof lanterns
  • Square roof lanterns
  • Octagonal roof lanterns

Choosing rectangular roof lanterns

Rectangular roof lanterns are one of the most popular options for any orangery. These run along the centre of the orangery extension, and really flood the space with light. You can even opt for two rectangular roof lanterns, running parallel to each other, to double the effect.

The rectangular roof lantern dates back to Victorian design, and so with the right framework, this can be the perfect roof lantern option for older, period properties. However, plenty of contemporary and modern homes choose this option, switching out a timber frame for an aluminium one.

Choosing square roof lanterns

Square roof lanterns can be the perfect option for smaller orangeries, or those that are a less conventional shape. The square design can fit in almost anywhere, on one part of the orangery, or over the centre, for a dramatic and stunning visual feature, as well as a great way to increase the natural light within a space.

Choosing octagonal roof lanterns

The least common option is an octagonal roof lantern. While this is perfectly suited to an octagonal orangery, it can also be an attractive addition to an orangery of any number of unusual shapes and designs, including octagonal orangeries and circular orangeries too.

Combining roof lanterns effectively

There are a number of options available if you would like to combine different orangery roof lanterns on a single orangery roof. These include:

  • Using different roof lanterns to divide the room- For some orangery spaces, one roof lantern is not enough. If you have a large orangery, or open plan kitchen, dining and living space, you could use different lanterns over different areas to help to divide the space into zonal sections.
  • Using different roof lanterns to amplify light- for north facing orangeries, multiple roof lanterns can help to bring in the most light, illuminating the space fully.

Choosing the right roof lantern for your orangery

To make sure that your roof lantern, or roof lantern combination will be effective for your property, you should consider:

  • The architectural style of your home- any orangery should suit your property, and look like it has always been there, instead of looking like a new extension. As part of this, the roof lantern will be an important visual factor. Choose a shape and style, including the frame, that will suit your property.
  • Perfect fit- by working with a professional team, like us here at Inspired Spaces, you can be sure that your roof lantern will be the perfect fit. This includes perfect positioning and placement across your orangery roof, for the maximum amount of light coverage.

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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