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. This includes creating stunning orangeries designed to be used as bedrooms, kitchens and living rooms. And this is our guide to everything you should know about orangeries for kitchen extensions.
Important factors of orangery design for kitchen extensions
A large open plan kitchen, dining and living area is the dream for many homeowners and property developers. And a home orangery can provide the perfect option to create this, extending space on the ground floor of the property, with show stopping design. But what are important factors that you should bear in mind when creating an orangery for a kitchen extension? Well, there are several, including:
- The orangery purpose- first of all, you will need to consider what the actual orangery extension will be used for. ill this be replacing your existing kitchen, or will this be used for an open plan dining or seating area, with the kitchen remaining in the existing part of the house? Either way, this will determine a number of important design and construction choices, and should be the first thing you decide on.
- The orangery shape- orangeries can be implemented in a number of different shapes and designs, including rectangular orangery spaces, as well as L-shaped, square and even hexagonal options. The shape choices available to your property will be restricted by the amount of outdoor space in which to extend, and the shape of the home in general. For a kitchen extension, a rectangular orangery is probably the most practical shape, but the L shaped extension can add on practical space at the end too.
- The layout- the layout of your orangery space will be determined by the shape of the orangery, and its purpose. But planning the layout early can help to establish where electrical and gas connections will need to be made in the new orangery, which is very beneficial for a kitchen space, where the sink, oven and any electricals will need to be fitted.
- The natural light- natural light in your kitchen can be both practical and a key visual design feature. Using roof lanterns as part of your orangery design can really increase the natural light in the new kitchen extension, for longer periods of the day, all year round.
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.