Take a look out of the window at your garden. Is it a place where you love spending time? If not, why not?

Think of all the ways you could transform your outdoor space into somewhere that you long to be. Here are just a few ideas of how to personalise your garden.

If you’d love some extra space but can’t afford an extension, then a garden room could be the answer.

A garden room is a great way to add extra space to your home.

It’s simpler and less expensive to construct than a brick-built extension but can still increase the value and desirability of your property.

If you’re thinking about having a garden room built, here are some points to consider.

A garden room is like having an extra living room in your garden - it usually has a glass wall, so you gain plenty of light and feel like you’re partly outdoors.

Unlike a conservatory, it has a solid roof that could be made from a variety of materials such as slate, tile, mineral felt or lead depending its size and shape. Recently, metal sheets or plastic skins such as aluminium or vinyl have been used on flatter roofs.