Natural light is important for boosting mood, and productivity, particularly in the winter months when the hours of daylight are shorter. An orangery can be a great way to increase the levels of natural light in your home, bringing a range of benefits. 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 this is our guide to everything you should know about increasing natural light with an orangery this winter.

Tips for increasing natural light with an orangery this winter

Installing an orangery home extension, instead of a standard home extension, means that structural glass will be used in the process, instead of traditional building materials. This additional glass can help brighten up your home throughout the year. For the best results, you should consider:

  • Thermally efficient glass- if you want to feel the benefits of increased natural light in the home, especially during the winter, you should consider thermally efficient glass. This will allow you to use the orangery without feeling the cold, even on the coldest winter days. This is because the glass is designed to be thermally efficient, keeping the heat inside your home, instead of allowing this to escape. As a result, you can have full use of the orangery, all year round, enjoying the increase in natural light.
  • Choosing bi-fold doors- bi-fold doors allow you to create a whole wall of glass in your orangery, flooding the space with light. These doors can be folded, and they then slide across, opening up the entire front of your orangery. In the winter, these doors will probably be closed, but the breathtaking views of your outdoor space, and the natural light, will really transform your home, even in poor weather.
  • Choosing aluminium roof lanterns- aluminium roof lanterns can add light to your orangery from above, with a stylish and practical design. This is a great way to increase the natural light that enters through the orangery, and can even increase the practicality of the space. For example orangery kitchen extensions can be flooded with light from above, helping to increase visibility for cooking and food preparation tasks.
  • Cleaning and maintenance- of course, to allow your sun room to let in as much light as possible, you will need to keep on top of cleaning and maintenance. Removing any grime or stuck leaves from the roof lantern for example, can help your orangery stay bright and light throughout winter.

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

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