A room in your garden? When the weather’s this wonderful, it’s an attractive idea; but even without the current heatwave, the addition of a garden room is a steadily growing trend. Work, play, study or hobbies, a garden room can provide an ideal solution and is a space away from the noise of everyday life.
Join us as we explore garden rooms and all they entail…
Before you consider the design of your garden room, you need to decide what it will primarily be used for. Some of the most common ideas include a home office, guest bedroom, cinema room or gym.
Your garden room’s proposed function will help you to decide whether it will just be used in warmer months or all year round. This will also assist you with determining how sturdy the build should be and whether to include more advanced features, such as Wi-Fi, heating and electricity.
A garden room should match the style of your exterior and property as well as being fit for purpose. For example, a traditional summerhouse is best-suited to period homes, whereas contemporary properties may require something a little more modern.
If you’re budget-conscious and seeking a non-permanent solution, why not opt for a garden tent? Not just for outdoor parties and weddings, this stylish summertime addition can be easily dismantled – simply assemble when the weather suits.
One of the most popular stylish design features of a garden room is to integrate a living wall. Their vertical appearance creates a focal point that provides a unique element, whilst still blending in perfectly with the rest of your exterior.
Once you’ve chosen your desired garden room, you can then get thinking about specific design ideas for both the exterior and interior. Lights and plants can be arranged outside to showcase the finished piece. Decking can also be a useful addition to factor in.
Inside, features such as shelves, seating and cosy blankets will help to make it a home away from home. If you want more contemporary attributes for your garden room, then pick practical features such as modern lighting. Or go one step further and integrate a garden kitchen. Install an oven and worktop along with the appropriate furniture to dine outdoors.
Another popular trend is to have a multi-functioning garden room – you can use the area for storage as well as a living space. This is incredibly beneficial, negating the need for a shed.
From freestanding wardrobes to fitted furniture, there are plenty of storage options available. Of course, you might have trouble deciding on the right pieces to complement your garden room. Thankfully, Hartleys can provide you with creative and design advice, tailored to your requirements.