Garden rooms can be customised to almost any need for additional space. Regardless of whether you’re looking for a garden office, playhouse, garden studio, summer house or garden cabin, there are a range styles and materials to consider. Read our following tips to help you make the right decision for your home:
What size garden rooms should I consider?
First, determine exactly how you’ll be using your garden room. Is it going to act as a home office? An art studio? A play area for your children? Determine the types of furnishings you’ll need to make it functional, as well as whether you’ll need additional workspace or potentially a bathroom. Once you have the interior figured out, analyse the space where you plan to build the garden room and be sure there is enough room for what you’d like to achieve.
What style garden rooms should I opt for?
If you’re creating a custom-designed garden room, styles can stretch as far as your imagination. Try to create something that’s in line with your home or garden so the it fits in with the overall scheme. If you choose to go with a kit, these are available in a range of styles from contemporary to traditional to futuristic. For a garden office or garden studio, we recommend choosing a neutral or modern style that won’t distract you from your work. For a summer house, playhouse or garden cabin you can be more adventurous with your designs and colour schemes.
What material should my garden room be made from?
Garden rooms are often constructed like tiny houses, so most materials you find for homes can be utilised for garden rooms. Interiors might be finished with drywall or cedar cladding, depending on your design preference. For the exterior, consider choosing treated wood for a traditional, timeless look. Or match your home’s cladding and finish with the same materials for a cohesive look. A more contemporary design will feature steel or entirely glass walls.
No matter whether you’re looking to purchase a garden studio, summer house, garden office, playhouse or garden cabin, Houzz is sure to have the right one for you and your home.