Garden Rooms – What Will You Do With Yours?
August 26, 2021
August 26, 2021
Garden rooms have become an increasingly popular way to add valuable space to the home, without the cost, disruption and time scale involved in adding an extension. Being separate from the main house, garden rooms are the perfect place for home working, relaxation or entertaining.
They’re also a brilliant way to continue enjoying your garden, even when the Great British weather decides to dampen the mood (as so often it does). From garden offices to man caves, garden pubs to home gyms, we’ve compiled a list of how you could make the most out of your new garden room.
Remote working and running a business from home is on the rise. Already commonplace, the need for workspace at home was fuelled further by the coronavirus pandemic, with many businesses choosing to continue remote working (in at least some way after) the pandemic. With this in mind, it’s unsurprising that home offices have become one of the most popular uses for garden rooms.
When working from home, it’s important to separate work life and home life for a healthy balance. By creating a home office in your garden room, you can achieve this separation, whilst also providing a quiet space away from distractions in the home. Be it pets, children or partners, sometimes it can be a struggle to focus on your daily work tasks with sometimes noisy and unpredictable surroundings.
If your garden office will have more than one person working in it, it can be beneficial to separate the space with partition walls, room dividers or furniture such as shelving units in order to create personal work spaces. Small kitchen facilities or a WC can also be added to reduce the need to go back into the main home.
Finally, if you are running a business from home, garden room home offices provide a more professional experience for your customers or clients. By having customers enter through the garden gate and straight into your contemporary new workspace, you not only look more professional, but also avoid intrusion on your private living space.
Unsurprisingly, home gyms have become another popular use for garden rooms, with the focus on fitness and wellbeing greater than ever. With people increasingly aware of the benefits exercise can provide for our physical and mental health, home gyms are cropping up nationwide!
When it comes to home gyms, garden rooms have some immediate benefits. Firstly, the best way to make exercise part of our daily lives is to make it accessible and convenient, and what could be more convenient than simply walking down your garden path. For some people, the gym can also be an unpleasant and off putting experience. Often crowded and sweaty, gyms can also cause people to feel body conscious and inadequate. Exercising in the privacy of your own garden room can alleviate these feelings.
Because your home gym is now located at the end of your garden, you can turn travelling time to the gym into workout time in the gym, eliminate membership fees with all of this in a purpose built fitness focused environment, created especially for your workout goals.
For those of us who enjoy a tipple, the thought of our own private pub in the back garden is up there with the best of them. Coming home on a sunny afternoon, heading out into the garden and pouring a pint of your finest ale. Heaven right?
Not a beer fan? Not to worry! Kit your bar out with a selection of fine wines or exquisite spirits, or even mix it up like a pro, cocktail shaker in hand! From classic pub feels to contemporary cocktail bar vibes, decorate and furnish your garden room to reflect your own personal tastes.
Now as your own landlord, it’s time for entertaining. Your new entertaining space will be the talk of your friends and family, and make special occasions all the more special for years to come. Be the host or hostess, with the most or mostess, providing your loved ones with days and nights to remember.
Children are a blessing, but piles of toys, games consoles, pages of homework and arts and craft projects can suffocate your home. The easiest solution to combat the clutter is a play room, and if there isn’t space to accommodate this within the home, a garden play room can be a great solution.
Great for teething toddlers to trend-setting teenagers, garden rooms can evolve as your little ones grow. Provide a safe space for your young children to play, learn and grow, in a light and bright purpose built play room. Create a calm and quiet homework space that allows your children to work towards their future aspirations, or simply give your teenager a cool contemporary space to relax with their friends.
It’s clear garden rooms can be used in a variety of different ways, however it’s completely achievable to create a space that works on a multitude of levels. We often get asked if you can use your garden room for overnight guests with the addition of a bed or sofa bed. The answer is yes, but there are still some requirements.
The garden room can only be slept in occasionally, and must meet building regulations (check with your garden room supplier). If you intend to use your garden room for continual residence (as an example and annex), it must have planning permission, which any reputable garden room supplier such as TWS Leeds can help you with.
In between overnight guests, your garden room can be turned back into a family space which suits everyone. Your family garden room could consist of one communal space, perfect for family time together. Be it watching tv, playing board games or simply talking about your day, garden rooms are a great place to come together.
Alternatively, garden rooms can be sectioned into personal spaces designed for different needs. From home office, to dining and relaxation, clever use of partition walls, room dividers or furniture can create multiple zones which serve different purposes. This is understandably easier with large garden rooms, although you’d be surprised what you can achieve in any garden room with the right thought process and approach.
A final option (which we very much approve of) is using your garden room with a jacuzzi! Safely undercover in your new garden room, you can enjoy your jacuzzi all year-round. Create the perfect place for family and friends to come together, for total relaxation and recuperation.
There’s an unlimited number of ways you can use your garden room, making it work for you and your personal needs and wants. We’ve touched upon just a few, but the sky really is the limit. Whether you simply want an outdoor indoor space to relax and enjoy views of your garden, or you have slightly more specific requirements, garden rooms provide a practical and stylish solution to add space to your home, which you can utilise entirely how you wish.
A Nuroom garden room from TWS Leeds is a versatile solution for adding living space. With a standard range of 8 different sizes, six external none-fade cladding colours and a choice of 3 different windows and door colours, we are sure we have a NuRoom garden room to suit you. Here are just some of the benefits of choosing a garden room from TWS Leeds;
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