How to create a blissful garden room
A garden room can be used for many things, from an outdoor office to a playroom, a gym, or even a cosey library. If you’re considering adding a garden room to your home as part of your building or renovation plans, there’s plenty of options to suit any outdoor space.
Having a garden room can help make enjoying your garden possible no matter the weather, and can boost your mood and wellbeing by allowing you to get closer to nature, whether that’s whilst working or relaxing. Here, we take a look at a few ways to create a blissful garden room for your next home project.
Set a budget
You don’t need a lot of space to create a functional and welcoming garden room, but the size you need will depend on your vision as well as your budget. Garden rooms can be designed from summerhouses and flat-packed purpose built structures, or uniquely designed for your exact measurements. To avoid needing planning permission, keep the garden room as a single storey and make sure it doesn’t take up more than 50% of your garden.
Specialized companies can give you a quote for a garden room that will perfectly fit your lifestyle, design taste and your available outdoor space, so it’s well worth talking to the professionals when deciding upon your budget and design.
Consider making it multi-functional
As your family grows and evolves, you may find you want your garden room to be used for more than one purpose. Whilst it may offer a lovely craft room or outdoor office to start with, you may want it for a cosey entertainment den that the kids can hang out in on an evening, or perhaps as a home gym later down the road.
Consider adding plumbing so that you can easily add a bathroom or sink, and opt for electrical outputs, a hardwearing floor material plus good wall insulation for maximum comfort no matter the room’s functionality.
The best part about building a garden room is that you can have a lot of fun decorating it just how you want it. Whether you yearn for a bohemian retreat full of floor cushions, jungle-esque plants and fairy lights illuminating your bookshelves, or you want a classy, modern space to enjoy some high-tech gaming complete with a built-in bar – you can let your imagination run wild.
Consider your garden room to be an affordable way to extend your living space, with the additional benefit of being set in the peaceful and rejuvenating location of your own backyard. Just far enough away from the house to offer solitude or a change of scenery, but close enough for comfort.
Don’t forget about your landscaping
Almost as important as your garden room itself is the surrounding landscaping of your yard, so take some time to consider how to set your new outdoor space in place. From a stone pathway to raised flower beds, consider how the design of your garden will flow to accommodate your new den, office or studio. With these tips in mind, you’ll be well on your way to creating the perfect blissful garden room.