Kevin McCloud
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The Best Garden Room Uses

16th October 2019

The way our garden rooms are constructed, they’re versatile and suit all uses and purposes.

What Is A Garden Room?

You’ve heard of home extensions and home conversions, meet the latest addition to home improvement – garden rooms!

Rising in popularity, this new and innovative form of additional space is taking the world of home improvement by storm. Praised for their beautiful architecture, stunning exterior and wonderful amenities – our garden cabins make the perfect addition to any property.

Versatile and suited for any purpose, they’re allowing people to change their lifestyles for the better. Working from home and being able to enjoy hobbies from home are just a few benefits of having a garden cabin – without the hassle or time needed to implement other home expansion methods.

So if you need extra room at home, summerhouses could be the answer. Here are just a few of the best garden room uses!


Do you work in the beauty or therapy industry? If so then this could be a life-changing home addition that can dramatically cut down your work hours.

Commercial space is costly, and there is also the factor of picking the right place for you, as well as your business. Renting out space for your salon is extremely costly and can make commuting difficult. Our buildings have all of the amenities to be a fully functioning and professional salon space.

With electricity, plumbing and various size options, you can create your dream salon space from the comfort of your own home. Whether you’re a mobile stylist or you have an existing salon space, you can work your business around you and make work hours easier and more convenient. A home business eliminates the need for any commute and means you’re only a short walk from the comfort of your home.

purple salon with bed and products

Art Studio

Creativity needs to flow in a peaceful environment where you can relax. Communal artist studios and classes can prevent you from producing your own work that isn’t associated with the class topic.

As well as this, with so many talented and creative individuals out there, you may find that these kinds of places might become very bustled and busy. Which can be distracting and make coming up with ideas tricky. Because of this a lot of people tend to just implement their art at home. This is fine for short term, but after a while, if you do not have the spare space, it can become messy and can begin to take its toll on your home.

Paint and materials used in art can mark furniture, walls and floors so it becomes a risky business. As well as this your room may then become cluttered. A designated space for carrying out the artwork and being creative is necessary to really let your creative streak flow.

Our products are available in various designs and sizes. Our smallest buildings make the perfect garden pod for offices or creative work. They have more than enough space for equipment and materials but mean that you do not have to make your home messy. They look beautiful and are the perfect retreat for arty people who need a tranquil place to create their masterpieces.

Home Gym

Whether you are trying to get into a newfound healthy lifestyle or you’re already a gym fanatic – home gyms are life-changing. Probably one of the most common uses for our buildings, they are equipped with everything you need to get into shape, and to get your home gym up and running.

With a range of size options, you can opt for a small cosy gym space, or a large and spacious open gym environment. A lot of people find it difficult to get into the habit of going to the gym, as they aren’t sure what to do or feel uncomfortable exercising around people. With your own home gym, you can exercise in peace at your own pace. Similar to what we discussed in the salon section, having your own gym at home also abolishes the tiresome journey too and from the gym.

woman on exercise ball in garden gym


What could be better than working from home? Commuting is tiresome and over a long time works out to be expensive. Fuel and public transport fees begin to rack up and you could find your spending a lot of your salary getting to and from work. A home office changes that all, allowing you to carry out your day to day tasks from the comfort of your own home.

Whether you’re a business owner or you’re employed somewhere, a home office can accommodate everyone. As an employer, there are many benefits of allowing your staff to go home-based full-time, or even work from home part-time. Find them here. As a business owner, trying to find a space to store all your paperwork and materials can become a struggle, which is why having a designated office at home helps efficiency.

Our office garden rooms are the perfect home addition for a budding business owner just getting started out, or someone who has owned their business for many years. Fully kitted out with insulation just like a room in your house, it can be used all year round and accommodate for the technology needed for work.

The Options Are Endless!

Our garden buildings have such a variety of uses, they can be used for anything! With so many design options you can choose a product that fits in with the design of your home.

You can kickstart your project with Green Retreats by requesting your free brochure and site survey here. You can also view our case studies here for more inspiration on building uses. If you do purchase one of our buildings, we would love to see photos of your product!

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 space. The price includes base, installation and VAT so there are no (nasty) surprises when it comes to final payment!


Building Measurements

You can get a great idea of how your new garden office will look by using the 360 degree rotating viewer.

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Start designing your garden room today using our online Visualiser tool. You’ll be able to choose your style, size, finishes and get an accurate cost.

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