There is something unique about the effect of the roof lantern over a kitchen orangery extension.
The roof lantern in a kitchen orangery enable you to enjoy natural overall light, or where you choose. One large roof lantern can flood a kitchen with light like an atrium; while multiple roof lanterns let you focus light on work, dining or seating areas. Together with the light from the glazed walls of your orangery, the kitchen will become a bright airy space and the focal point of your home, in which the whole family will want to gather.
During the evening the use of low-voltage ceiling lights, combined with the concealed lighting within or below the kitchen units can create a unique, almost magical ambiance. Just the right environment to host some guests for a drink, whilst you complete the preparation of an evening meal… and have that glass of wine yourself too, of course!
There are several possible benefits of the roof lantern:
- First is the fact that the combination of the orangery partial flat roof and roof lantern may make it possible to have a glazed roof where a conservatory isn’t practical.
- The internal height of the roof lantern, approx. 600mm (24″) above ceiling height, can make a room with a low ceiling height look extremely spacious.
- Provision of opening roof vents enable the trapped warm air and moisture created within a kitchen to escape through the lantern. Roof vents can be manually operated or more frequently automatic, operated from a climate control and external rain sensor
- Sometimes site lines from upper windows and access to these windows and the roof lanterns for cleaning may also influence the positioning of the lantern.
To assist you in determining this, call on the expertise of our orangery design consultants, who can help you plan your orangery and the look of the internal ceiling and the size and positioning of the roof lantern(s).