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Garden Room Ideas

Enjoying the garden isn’t just for summer… 

We have compiled a list of different garden room ideas to get your creative juices flowing and inspire your move to the great outdoors. 

For those of us lucky enough to have a garden, when the sun comes out we can stretch out of our homes into that extra space and live outdoors. Even if it’s just for part of the day, having your garden open for business is like getting an extension built on your home. But, the great British weather often has other ideas – cue the rain.

That exciting and refreshing feeling of being out in the garden needn’t be reserved for summer, not when you try one of these garden room ideas. 

 

She Shed or Man Cave

An Adult Retreat in the garden.

Man Caves and She Sheds. Whether you want to assign a gender to your room or not, the same remains true – adult retreats in the garden are incredibly cool.

For most of us, since we dreamt of owning our first home we had visions of creating a room that didn’t conform to the rules; and was everything that your parents wouldn’t have allowed in your room growing up. 

Now that the rebellious dreamers and modern thinkers are grown up and buying houses, we are seeing some very ingenious ways of using garden buildings to create rooms that dreams are made of. Garden pubs, pool table rooms, cinema rooms, games rooms, hobby rooms, prosecco pods, gin palaces, art studios, writing dens, home gyms… the list goes on!

Make a room you actually want in your home. 

 

Go big in a small garden

Large and in-charge!

large garden room ideas

A large garden room needn’t look out of place in a small garden. With our gorgeous designs and seamless blend of natural and composite materials, even the largest of garden buildings can look at home in a smaller setting. 

With the help of our design consultants, we can make sure that your garden building is perfectly designed to suit your space and your needs, whether they be big or small!

They will also make sure that your building complies with the many rules that come with larger buildings. Our team make light work of this and take that headache away for you, so nothing to worry about there! 

 

Blend in

Hidden away, a secret den, a private retreat.

garden rooms that blend into the garden

With so many garden building designs to choose from in a range of finishes, you can create a building that complements the scenery and blends in harmoniously with its surroundings. 

 

Stand out

Be bold and stand out!

stand out garden rooms

Rooms in the garden are a modern space creating a solution with unique styling, so why not make a feature of it! Quite often we have found that our garden buildings quickly become the most wanted item in neighbourhoods – once one person has one, they all want one! Get creative with yours and make it stand out from the rest with your own style and flair. 

 

Add Storage

Get rid of your shed and create storage at the same time.

garden room storage ideas

Sheds… where do we start? Generally cold, damp and in need of constant TLC. Having storage in the garden is important to help keep things organised both in the garden and in the house. 

If you are thinking of having a garden building installed, why not consider sectioning a part of it off to replace the garden shed and create even more space in your garden? The storage space in your garden building would be insulated and safely insurance grade locked too. 

 

Work-life balance with a garden office

The 30-second commute is a winner.

garden office ideas

Garden offices are by far and away one of the most popular uses for our buildings, and it makes sense why. Work is work, and home is home – to create a great work-life balance you need to be able to separate the two.

With a garden office, at the end of the day, you can close the door behind you and leave work there. No messy paperwork on the dining room table or the temptation to pop back into the study. 

The benefits extend to the other members of your household too. If you are away in the garden focusing on work, your family doesn’t need to tip-toe around you – making a more positive experience for everyone.

Being away from the distractions of the home can help a lot of people focus to get their job done more efficiently. Some of our customers even include a small kitchen and WC in their garden office buildings to reduce the need to go to the house at all. 

If you run your own business from your home – separate office space is far more professional than using a room in the house. Bringing clients to your garden office and not through your home is a great way to keep things professional and modern. 

 

Multi-purpose spaces

Make the most of it!

multi purpose garden rooms

Garden buildings are versatile and adaptable spaces, being a blank canvas for you to use as you please! Unlike a room in the house, a garden building doesn’t have a use forced on it, and because these buildings are so modern there are no predetermined expectations of what you can achieve. For example, if you turned your dining room into a dining room/cinema room, it would be cool but would be a bit odd – because that’s the dining room

However, a garden office that doubles as a cinema room or garden games room – yes! Very appropriate and very cool. 

You can make your garden building multi-purpose with simple furniture choices, or using our partition wall system to create completely separate rooms. 

 

Bring the outside in with panoramic views

The great outdoors is the perfect view.

bi-fold door garden rooms

If you have a gorgeous garden or view, make the most of it! Large glazed door-sets and windows can be positioned almost anywhere on your garden building. All of our doors and windows are premium double-glazed so even when it’s cold a rainy you can be looking out comfortable at the dramatic view. Bi-fold doors are a fashionable and practical upgrade option for the warmer months when you can covert your garden building into a completely open space and be at one with nature. 

 

Tiny Garden Room Ideas or Garden Pods

Size doesn’t matter, it’s how you use it.

tiny garden room ideas

It has never been easier to make the most of the space you have available. Current scandi-inspired trends have the solution for creating a cosy and comfortable home, making smarter use of the space you have available. Clever storage and modern minimalist furniture mean that you can make the most of any garden room idea size, even the tiniest garden pods. 

Smaller garden buildings are not only reserved for postage-stamp-sized gardens either. Your garden style or desired purpose might suit a much smaller building. Or if you are simply looking for a little bit of personal space away from the distractions of the home, then having a small room tucked in a faraway garden corner might be the very thing!

 

Inside-Outside

A summer 2020 trend you can have in any season.

outside inside

The summer 2020 garden trend of Inside-Outside is booming, and it’s clear why. ‘Inside-Outside’ is the garden decor technique of bringing elements of home interior styling outside to your garden. Think tiles, mirrors, shelves and rugs are just for inside your home? Think again!

With getting more comfortable outside and softening your garden space with touches of home – what could be more fitting than adding a room to the garden that’s home from home itself! Our garden buildings are built to the same high quality as a room in your house, but with the added twist of being a unique and stylish feature in your garden. What’s more, when the weather takes a turn your room in the garden is still a completely functional space to retreat to. 

For this summer we are imagining a luxury equivalent of a glorious beach hut, garden bar or garden cinema. No reason why you can’t keep them running in the winter either! 


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Don’t be limited – think outside the box!

Our buildings are the perfect blank canvas to create a room that fits your needs. Don’t be limited by our ideas, and think outside the box! Available in a range of sizes and designs, we can also create a beautiful and stylish addition to your home and garden too.

Whatever idea you have for your garden room, our friendly and professional teams are here to help. Whenever you are ready to chat, we can discuss your project and draw up a detailed quote to help turn your extra space dreams into reality. We can discuss over the phone with a virtual design consultation, and also complete a site visit to ensure that your plot is suitable – all of which is completely free with no obligation.

 

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Our garden rooms are priced based on the internal sizes rather than the exterior footprint, making it easier for you to plan your work space. A commercial unit from Green Retreats could end up saving you a fortune from the costs of renting a workspace alone. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment.

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