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Modern Garden Rooms Blog

Modern Garden Rooms’ garden room blog showcases our extensive knowledge and love for the garden rooms that we build.

Here on our blog we cover everything from home gyms to art studios, from relaxation rooms to garden offices, from installation to decoration.

Whether you’re looking to find out more about getting a new garden room, searching for decor which will inspire you, or perhaps wondering what to do with your own summerhouse or garden room, here on Modern Garden Rooms’ blog we take an in depth look at what a garden room is, what you need to consider when you get a garden room, and how to make it work best for you.

If you have questions relating to any of the articles on our Garden Room Blog then please contact us; and if you have ideas for posts you’d like to see then we’d be happy to hear from you.


Seven Ways To Keep Cool In Your Garden

Finding ways to keep cool in our unpredictable British weather can be so tough. We are so often caught out as we go from chilly to a heat wave, to rain, back to a heat wave so how can we ensure that we are always prepared to deal with this heat at anytime? Here are seven ways to keep cool in your garden… No matter what time of year! Less Hard Landscaping, More Planting When we remove the greenery from... Read More...
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Pod Buildings – What You Need to Know Before Building One

Pod buildings have had a sudden surge in popularity. They are a fantastic solution for people working from home, and they're also fabulous for hosting friends. This is particularly great for when you don't want to brave the outside world. Building structures in your garden has been on trend for the past decade or so - and it's here to stay. Before then, it was unusual to see anything more exotic than a painted shed at the bottom of any... Read More...
garden cabin gym

Seven Great Reasons To Have Your Gym In A Garden Cabin

An at-home gym in your garden cabin could be just what you need to get fit this year! Traditionally, getting and staying fit would entail signing up to a costly gym membership. You would then have to venture out in all weathers - perhaps 3-4 times a week to make the most of it - and make time in your life for working out among long commutes, longer work days and family life. So, what is the solution? If you... Read More...
Working from home

Will Working From Home Become The New Norm?

With lockdown restrictions looking to be completely lifted very soon, there are some big decisions that companies will have to now make in terms of how a normal working week will look. One thing that the pandemic has shown is that working from home IS possible, it DOES work and productivity isn’t necessarily lost, so do we all go back to the office five days a week or do we take this opportunity and make working from home the new... Read More...
Rooms Made for You To Expand Your Home

Rooms Made for You to Expand Your Home

Rooms made for you to spread out in your property are becoming increasingly popular. After spending the best part of a year at home, people are ready for a change. Most people found that while they love their homes, they felt much too small to live a whole life in. With working from home suddenly becoming mainstream, homeowners are looking for ways to expand their property. Whether they're looking for office space, or just room to spread out when they're... Read More...
swimming pool room

Can A Garden Room Become A Swimming Pool Room?

Garden rooms can have many functions and as long as you chat with a company about your needs, your design ideas and check all the boxes, there is no reason that you cannot have a garden room as a swimming pool room or even a spa room or shower room. A Swimming Pool Room Your swimming pool can go inside a garden room, but you will first need to check size requirements, the designs available in both garden room style... Read More...
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The Rise of The ‘Shoffice’ – Do You Need One and Is It Worth It?

A 'shoffice' - or shed office - as they're also known, has become the sudden buzzword in the corporate world.  When most people received the instruction to work from home, the working world loved the idea. The trouble is, they hated the reality. Soon enough, the workforce found that the chaos in their home couldn't be confined to the rooms they weren't trying to work in. This sudden shift into remote working meant the interest in building a shoffice soared.... Read More...
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How You Can Make Your Garden Room Multi-Functional

Often when we talk about adding a garden room to your home, we tend to discuss the one main use it will have, but a room like this is so versatile that we shouldn’t overlook the fact that it could be multi-functional 100% of the time. Let’s take a look at how you can make your garden multi-functional with ease… All In The Plans If you know prior to the build that you’d like your garden room to be used... Read More...
garden living rooms for teens and adults

How To Decorate Garden Living Rooms For Teens Or Adults

Garden living rooms are the new trend when it comes to home improvements. They're cheaper and quicker to build than an extension or a loft conversion. They also create extra living space in your home. Modern homes are being built without a second reception room. This is great if you're a fan of a large kitchen-diner (which often takes their place), but not ideal if you've got a growing family that loves to spread out. As your children get bigger... Read More...
noisy neighbours

Noisy Neighbours? Here Are Some Distraction Ideas For Your Garden

Living within close proximity to others can be both a bonus and a problem. Having a good support network, someone you can borrow a cup of sugar from, a welcome chat, help with a flat tyre are all beneficial but noisy neighbours can make being in your garden unbearable rather than tranquil. Unfortunately, noise can’t always be worked out and we do have to expect some levels of it especially during the summer months but there are some ways in... Read More...
enchanting outdoor space

Garden Entertaining – How To Create an Enchanting Outdoor Space

Garden entertaining has become very much the norm in the last year which has led to a lot more focus being placed on outdoor spaces – and rightly so, we think. Gardens have been overlooked for far too long, often being seen as a place for chores or neglected due to our lovely British weather but having this space can and should be a joy, it is a privilege and it can spark the creativity that you may not know... Read More...
Al Fresco Dining: Eat In Your Garden (Even In The UK)

Al Fresco Dining: Eat In Your Garden (Even In The UK)

The phrase al fresco dining (say it with me ahl freh skoh) is up there with my favourite things to say, right next to “another glass of red wine”. If I could eat outdoors every day, I would. It's lovely to sit outside listening to the birds and the rustling of the trees while I eat my meal. It reminds me of being on holiday! Al Fresco Dining Is Great For Your Mood According to science, there are many benefits of eating outdoors.... Read More...
what is an eco pod?

What Is An Eco Pod And Why Should I Invest In One?

An eco pod is a self-contained outbuilding that has been built with the environment in mind. From sourcing sustainable materials to using renewable energy, fully insulting, and choosing more sustainable options such as solar panels, LED lights and a living roof, an eco pod can give you more space at home whilst having a small impact on our environment. Sustainable Materials The most important part of creating an eco pod is to use as many sustainable materials as possible. This... Read More...
Self Care Is More Important Than Ever: A Garden Den Can Help

Self Care Is More Important Than Ever: A Garden Den Can Help

Self care is extremely important for mental health, particularly after the year that we have all been through. Self care can take many forms, and a garden den can help! Prioritising self care in your garden den In search of peace and quiet? For people with a busy house, the desire to get away to somewhere quiet can be quite overwhelming. If inside the house is a hubbub of children, pets and other people, then a garden room can provide... Read More...
Growing your own fruit and vegetables

Getting Started With Growing Your Own

Growing your own fruit and vegetables may seem a little daunting at first but we can assure you that with a little bit of patience, by following simple steps and nurturing your plants, you will be able to grow any produce you desire no matter what outdoor space you have available to you. The Right Location Before you begin to sow seeds or purchase your plants, you need to decide on the best location for your new venture. If you... Read More...
outdoor office pods

Outdoor Office Pods Could Be The Best Way To Work

Whether you work for yourself or a larger company, working from outdoor office pods could be the secret to productivity. If 2020 showed us anything, it allowed us to see the traditional office set-up was no longer necessary for most professions. The need to work remotely pushed people to find different ways to collaborate on projects. Nobody needs to be in the office every day. The modern work setting has been forced to change, so it makes sense that people... Read More...
The rule of six Socialising in your garden this year

The Rule Of Six: Socialising In Your Garden This Year

At long last, in the UK we are slowly emerging from the third lockdown. It is now legal for you to entertain up to five guests at your home, albeit only outside in your garden. It is therefore more important than ever to get the most from your outdoor space so you can start socialising in your garden! Here are some of the things you need to consider before sending out the invites! Stay warm and toasty Socialising in your... Read More...
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5 Garden Trends Which Are Set To Make This Summer Soar!

Summer is just around the corner and with the change in weather comes a change in how we view our gardens. Now is the time to plan, to set up your great ideas and to create an outdoor space you will love to be in. Here are some of the garden trends that will be making a big stamp this summer. Sustainable Gardening The focus on living more sustainably has grown in the last year or so and many people... Read More...
add value to your home with a garden room

How And Why Does A Garden Room Add Value To Your Home?

Garden rooms are rapidly growing in popularity due to working from home, the luxury of being able to work out from home, gaining more space for hobbies and so on, but are you aware that they can also benefit your home financially? Yes, garden rooms add value to your home no matter what style, size or design and here are a few reasons on how and why this is the case… The Wow Factor Let’s start with the aesthetics. A... Read More...
new garden rooms

Six Reasons People Are Buying New Garden Rooms In 2021

Over the past year most people's lifestyles have changed in some way due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and numerous lockdowns in the UK. As a result the number of people buying new garden rooms has rocketed. So why are people lusting after new garden rooms in 2021? They provide extra living space No matter how much you love your family, a year cooped up within the same four walls together can be a challenge! A garden room... Read More...
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