If you’d love some extra space but can’t afford an extension, then a garden room could be the answer.
The beauty of garden rooms is their flexibility and affordability. Rather than the glass-build of a conservatory, the roof of a garden room can be made from different materials including slate, tile, mineral felt or lead. The type of material used usually depends on the size and shape of the room. Metal sheets or plastic skins such as aluminium or vinyl have also been used on flatter roofs.
Here’s what a garden room has to offer
With a solid roof and often one glass wall, a garden room gives you a completely new space that you can use for practically anything. And because it has a simple construction, it’s much less expensive than a brick-built extension to your house.
Unlike a conservatory, a garden room has a solid, insulated roof. This keeps it warm in the winter so that a small radiator is usually all that’s required to keep it heated. And as it doesn’t have a glass roof, it’s also much cooler than a conservatory in summer.
Escape from the hustle of the house
One advantage of a garden room is that it provides somewhere for you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the house.
For instance, you can soundproof a garden room and use it as a music studio. Or fill it with exercise equipment and turn it into a home gym. It can also become a tranquil environment where you can practice yoga or just sit and relax with a book.
With one glass wall, the room can become an extension of your garden. You can feel as though you’re outside without having to worry about the weather.
Give your children their own den
If you want your children to be able to play, but at the same time would enjoy some peace and quiet in the house, a garden room could provide the solution.
Your garden room could be turned into a play den for smaller children. It also makes a great storage space as you can fill it with their toys and books to give you more room in the house.
For older children, the garden room can become somewhere for them to study – or to listen to their music at high volume.
Create a home office for your business
If you’re running a business from home, a garden room makes a perfect office. It can act as somewhere to store all your business equipment and offer you a quiet place to work.
Plus, if your business receives regular visitors, they can be directed to the garden room rather than having to come through your home.
Make more living space with little effort
Generally, a garden room won’t require planning permission. And rooms up to 30 square metres are exempt from Building Regulations unless they’re being used to sleep in.
In essence, a garden room is an inexpensive, practical living space that can be used all year round – and it avoids the cost and upheaval of having an extension built onto your home.
Invest in a high quality, bespoke garden room
At HGS Home and Garden, our garden rooms are custom built by a skilled local craftsman to suit your lifestyle and home. We cater to your tastes and the size and shape of the space available.
To find out more about having your own bespoke garden room, contact Peter on 07749 863650.