It’s undeniable that the last 18 months have seen many of us spending a significantly greater time at home than ever before. Many people found themselves suddenly working from home and educating their children at home as well; suddenly, dining rooms and living spaces became offices or schoolhouses. Even for those keyworkers who continued to attend a workplace or office every day, social lives were still wholly stunted.
UK-based Google searches for ‘garden rooms’ rose by 297% in the 12 months following the first UK national lockdown, showing the popularity and rise in demand for outdoor living areas. As employees were asked to work from home, ‘garden office’ also experienced a huge increase in online searches, growing by 271% from March 2020 to March 2021. As modern working methods adjust, the trend for garden offices shows no sign of slowing down.
Seemingly, workers are searching for a more balanced lifestyle, spending less time commuting and more time at home with friends and family. As well as this UK homeowners have been made to think of creative ways to use the space around them.
With a variety of choices in the garden room market, how do you choose the best for your needs?
In this modern new world where covid is now part of our lives, with different strains like omicron being identified every day, garden rooms have become the perfect solution for people needing extra space. But how do you find your ideal garden room? Let’s take a look.
Consider The Main Purpose
A garden room is a great way to enhance your lifestyle in a variety of ways. Think about what you will use the space for. The primary use of the room will steer the design choices that you make. A home gym will have very different requirements to a playroom or garden office. You won’t be able to work from home in a garden building with no mains power. If you run a business from your garden room, you will want to consider how your clients feel when they arrive at your location. Size does matter, but bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to cleaning or planning permission (which most of the time isn’t needed)!
Also, are you going to use your garden room as just a summer house or will you need to use it all year round? Super Spaces garden rooms are built using structurally insulated panels (SIPs) so they are fully insulated and warm throughout winter so they can be used and enjoyed all year round!
Garden Room Budget
Money matters all the time, and that’s still true of a garden room. Building a garden office to grow a business may well be the perfect investment, but you will still need to consider a reasonable budget and how you will finance your new garden building. We have written a blog entry to help you in this area so have a read – How to Fund Your Garden Room.
If you don’t have the right budget now to pay for your garden room outright then Super Spaces in partnership with Kandoo Finance can provide financing options. Finance is available subject to passing the credit checks. You can apply via this link – Garden Room Finance.
Where Will It be Placed
You will need to consider how much space you have in your garden and how much of that space you are willing or able to sacrifice. A large garden room might be the ultimate dream; however, it will be overpowering and obtrusive in a small garden. Consider the other uses of your garden, such as family gatherings or children’s play areas. You don’t want rogue footballs smashing into your garden room window.
Speaking of windows and doors, you’ll want to consider the placement of the room to the sun. You will likely find it impossible to work or work out if the sun is perpetually beaming in turning the space into a sweatbox.
Think About Your Desired Final Look
You will need to consider whether you want a room that blends in with the surroundings or a statement garden building. Take time to look at the cladding options Super Spaces has to offer.
Choosing the ideal garden room is a very personal decision and not to be taken lightly, but we hope that these tips will help you make the best choice for your needs!
Contact Super Spaces
Located in Rye, Super Spaces offer a professional and bespoke garden room service throughout Sussex and Kent that caters to your personal requirements and individual business needs. We will work with you to create a bespoke garden room retreat that is just right for your personal needs and your garden.
Whatever you need the space for, we have the garden building solution for you. Super Spaces offer our range of fully insulated garden studio rooms throughout Sussex and Kent and the surrounding areas.
Our garden room experts are always on hand and happy to help you select the right garden room or garden building that suits all tastes and requirements. Each of our garden buildings are created with you and your family in mind.
Contact us today on 01825 872847 to find out how Super Spaces can transform your mental health and personal life by supercharging your garden space to meet your needs.
Or why not come and visit our garden studio showroom located in Rye Harbour, East Sussex – Super Spaces Showroom