The Benefits Of Garden Rooms

24th April 2019

Garden rooms are the new game-changing home improvement in the world of property. The benefits of garden rooms can be life changing and are guaranteed to have a positive impact on your home life.

What Are The Benefits Of Garden Rooms?

Garden living is rising in popularity and is becoming a new trend in household design. The buildings range in sizes, shapes and designs to make them suited to all properties. There are numerous ways a garden room can benefit you and your family.

So if you’re currently on the fence and are unsure how one of our products could make a difference to your life, you’re in luck! We have devised a list of some of the benefits a garden building can bring to you.

Additional Living Space

The most obvious reason being for additional living space and recreational space. One of the biggest challenges homeowners face is finding enough space for everything and having room for what they want in their home. A home extension was one of the most popular ways to increase living space in your home, although in recent years garden buildings are overtaking this form of home renovation and becoming the leading form of home improvement.

Garden buildings give the opportunity to create your own personal retreat. Home extensions edit the property you already have by adding on another room. Because of this, it can be a complex process that can take a lot of time. Our garden rooms do not usually require planning permission unless you’re deciding on an annexe that is going to be used for living purposes. Our annexe buildings will need planning permission as they’re for full-time living, however, our dedicated team will handle this for you.

What makes them so popular is their versatility, they can be used for anything and have all of the amenities that a room inside a home would have. So whether you’re looking to expand space for your growing hobby, or you simply want a space to retreat to in the evenings after a long day at work, a garden room can cater for all needs.

grey living room interior

Cost-Effective

Worrying about elderly relatives and friends can be disheartening and leave you with constant anxiety. One of the best ways to keep them close-by is with a garden annexe. Annexes are a turn-key solution for year round living, without the need for home extensions or renovations, they’re simple and cost-effective. Care homes for the elderly are becoming increasingly expensive, and there are thousands of elderly people who cannot afford to fork out for them, or do not want to go into a care home.

Last year the average cost of a care home for a year equated to a huge £44,512. This is an immense cost that equates to the same price as one of our annexe buildings. Our annexe buildings are a permanent living solution that can be positioned in your back garden, with all of the basics included, this would cost not much over the yearly cost of a care home. Our annexes have a 10-year structural guarantee and are built to last. With a permanent solution, you can have your loved ones close-by for a more cost-effective price, and make living simple with one-level living.

Quick And Simple Installation

With home extensions, the installation process is typically and long, gruelling one. After you finally are granted planning permission, construction can take months, leaving you agitated and disturbed in your own home. However, this is not the case when you increase your living space into your back garden. Installation can typically be completed within a week, however, our annexes take slightly longer and can take between 4-6 week installation time dependant on size.

This is a shorter turn-over time than any other home extension and provides you with a brand new living environment for your loved ones. Installation is also relatively simple and is mainly handled by our site surveyors. The team will come and look at your garden space and see what size building and style is best suited for you, you can book your free site survey here!

green retreats team constructing

Various Design Options

If you’re someone who loves to let their creative side flare and personalise your space, the design options are endless! We have numerous add-ons that you can decide to add such as underfloor heating. As for decorating, you are not limited to what you can do. Just like a house, you can wallpaper and paint the walls as you wish to make it feel homely and to fit a design that you want.

If you need inspiration for your own garden room, you can take a look at our extensive gallery and case studies here.

Suited For All Properties

A lot of homeowners worry when extending or renovating their home that it will not fit in with their current home design. For those who have an older looking property, this is often a worry, as construction is more up to date there is often the worry of combining modern with traditional design. We have a variety of garden buildings that differ in exterior design, meaning that they are extremely versatile and can suit every type of property.

The best part being even if you do not have a large scale garden, there is still the option to have a garden room, you can discuss this further with our site surveyors and discuss your options.

Increased Privacy

If you’re wanting to make a retreat or a room suited for your hobbies, privacy is crucial. When you are still connected to your home but you’re just in another room, privacy isn’t at its highest. However, our outdoor buildings separate you from the home and can give you more privacy than a home extension would.

This also allows you to make more noise, so if you want to watch a loud film at the weekend or listen to music with your friends without disturbing anyone at home, we provide the perfect solution. Although we currently cannot soundproof our products, the insulation we use is a natural sound muffling material that will help prevent loud noises escaping your retreat.

hidden away garden room with pathway

Begin Planning Your Garden Room Today

Our team are always here to help! If you’re thinking of installing one of our buildings, feel free to contact us today! Our team members are by your side every step of the way and can handle tasks like planning permission and more.

You can request our brochure today to see more design options and layouts. We hope that this article was helpful, if it was then why not share on social media?


For more inspiration, take a look at our videos!

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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