A garden room is a building, erected in the garden or the backyard, separately from the house. They can be very different, having different styles, technical characteristics, and designated for different purposes.
Super Space knows the uses for garden rooms are as vast as your imagination. Our unique SIPS modular system allows us to make any size or shape building to fit your garden or overall needs. The possibilities of what we can construct for you is endless and all our garden rooms are bespoke to your needs and requirements.
However, to give you some ideas, we have written this blog to provide an overview of some of the types available to help you determine which addition is ideal for your garden or allocated area.
Making an office in a garden is a popular choice by our customers and it has many benefits especially now we live in a Post Covid-19 world. An office in your garden creates a space dedicated solely for you to work from, allowing you to work more productively maintaining a healthy work and home life balance. Having a garden office also means that there is no need to commute and you can save on fuel or transport fares. Creating a dedicated, separate workspace in a garden room also keeps things tidy and ensures you’re effective at work.
Garden offices can look very different. Some are large, basically having only an office table and a chair. Others can also include such furniture as shelves, coffee tables, armchairs. Sometimes our garden offices are also used as a place to spend time in or have chill zones for you to have your coffee breaks in.
They can also look very different. You can choose from either a contemporary garden rooms shape or a traditional one. Traditional garden office buildings look quite appealing and are usually appreciated by most. On the other hand, having a more contemporary garden office can add a very stylish feel to the garden. Our garden offices can have as many windows and glass doors as you require, allowing a lot of natural light in, which can definitely increase the pleasure of working in the garden office.
A Place to Earn
So one of the questions Super Spaces gets a lot is “Can garden rooms be used to generate income?” Of course! There are actually several ways to use a garden building to earn money. One way is to use it as a guest bedroom on Airbnb. Of course, then you should make sure the garden room looks good, is comfortable to sleep in, and has utility services: it will be more comfortable both for you and the guests.
Garden buildings can also be used for business and you could accept clients in your garden room. They are often used this way by therapists and counsellors. First, it’s close to the house, you do not have to commute and rent a place somewhere. Second, garden cabins are private, quiet, and surrounded by nature. These factors will allow both you and the client to relax and feel comfortable. Also, clients running late will no longer trouble you: you can just go back to your house to do whatever you want and come back when needed.
However, you should be aware that you will require planning permission. All buildings used for sleeping at night or for running a business need one. In order to learn more about planning permissions, give us a ring on 01797 223044 and also contact your local planning authority.
And this is not all! Garden buildings can also be used are separate living spaces for family members, a home spa, a massage parlour, beauty therapy room, dog grooming palour, yoga studio, your own brewery and pub, a memorabilia room, and so on. The market offers many different garden rooms designs. Everyone should be able to find one they like.
A Place to Relax
Using garden rooms as a getaway is very common. Many people like having a lounge, dedicated solely to relaxation and spending free time. After all, there are always chores to do in the house and sometimes it might be hard to wind down completely. It has also been scientifically proven that being in nature increases positive feelings and decreases stress. Having a garden lounge or summer house could be one step toward a healthier and happier lifestyle.
There are many different things that you can do in a garden room. You could install a TV or a music center, maybe create a perfect place for gaming. But perhaps you wish to get away from all the technologies? Maybe you need a garden retreat. You could simply have bookshelves and paintings and some comfortable armchairs or beanbags. Garden lounges also usually do not require planning permissions if they are not too high and not too close to the boundaries.
Another popular use is making a garden room into a gym. This should be appealing to anyone who does sports a lot, introverts especially. Just think about it: instead of driving wherever to work out among heaps of other people, you could take just a few steps to your garden gym and exercise completely alone, in peace. This could motivate you to work out so much more, making your lifestyle much healthier.
However, when getting a garden gym, there are several things to take into account. First, make sure that your ceiling is not too low. It might be tempting to save but you can end up spoiling your workout experience because you want to be comfortable when exercising. It’s also a good idea to protect the floor, for example, by laying rubber tiles. And don’t forget ventilation! Working out in a hot and airless room can be very tiring and horribly unpleasant.
A Place to Create
Garden rooms can also be turned into places where you can create like a hobby room. A garden building room can be a perfect retreat for a writer to work on his stories or a painter to create amazing pictures in peace. There is a lot of natural light in garden cabins which is perfect for all artists as such light is usually preferred to an artificial one. You can also worry less about making a mess or spoiling something with paint. A garden room could also save a bookworm who is running out of space for the books in the house. Just imagine, you could have your very own library building in your garden.
Those who are planning to have this kind of addition to their garden shouldn’t be intimidated. Since you already have a garden, and Super Spaces will do all the hard work to install a new room into it. Once we have done so, you’ll get to enjoy the benefits offered by this new garden room. At the same time, you are increasing the value of your property.
Take some time to think about what your specific needs are when it comes to your garden and let us match them with a garden room perfect for your needs.