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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.

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How To Beautify Your Garden Room Exterior With Flowers and Plants

A garden room is a great addition to any garden. It can be used for many purposes, can allow somebody to work from home, it can provide extra space that is needed as your family grow but how can you make it look as though it really does “fit” in with your garden? One great way of merging this building with your outdoor space is by cleverly adding some flowers and plants to the exterior of your garden room. This... Read More...
Considering a Room in the Garden

Considering a Room in the Garden? Read This

Building a room in the garden is a great way to gain space. It can be built within a couple of weeks, costs less than an extension, and often doesn't require planning permission. What's not to love? In recent months, there have been reports for an increased demand in home offices. Most jobs can be done from home, but most homes might not be set up for working in. A busy home often doesn't provide the right environment for concentration.... Read More...
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Five Differnt Ways to Use Your Small Garden Room

No matter how small your garden is, we can find a garden room to still suit your needs. You definitely do not need a huge outdoor space to benefit from this home extension and a small garden room will not dominate the area you have. By working with your needs and garden specifications you can enjoy a garden room and how you use it is completely up to you but here are a few popular ideas from us to get... Read More...
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How Can A Garden Room Grow With You and Your Family?

A garden room is a big investment for your home but here at Modern Garden Rooms, we know that this investment will be well worth your while. You see, a garden room isn’t just for a few years, it is a room that will grow with you as your family does and it is a building that will bring you joy for decades to come. Initial Use Everybody purchases a garden room for an initial use. That could be a... Read More...
large garden buildings

Large Garden Buildings – What Need to Know Before You Build

If you're lucky enough to have a big garden, chances are, you've looked into large garden buildings. The type of building you're looking for largely dictates the costs involved, rules around building, and the time it takes to build.  Large garden buildings are also quite subjective. One person might consider a garage with a loft as a large building, while someone else might be hoping to build a small cottage on their property. Both buildings qualify as large, but they... Read More...
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Making Your Garden Room Last: How To Care For Your Garden Room

If you opt for a high-quality garden room you will be able to enjoy this extension of your home for decades to come with very little care. If built to the right specifications, using top quality materials, your garden room should only require the same checks and maintenance that your house would also need. This build shouldn’t bring with it years of hard work, instead, by keeping up with a few monthly or annual checks, it will stay in tip-top... Read More...
Light Into Your Garden Room

Ways to Successfully Bring Light Into Your Garden Room

One of the advantages of garden rooms is that they can soak up all the wonderful natural sunlight entering your garden which can have an amazing affect on productivity and mood, but what is the best way to light your garden room?  Bringing light into your garden room: Doors and glazing are key When you start designing your garden room you will need to make a lot of decisions about what you want to include, how large you want it... Read More...
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How You Can Transform Your Garden Room into a Meditation Space

When your life is busy, work is stressful, when there is always something to remember for the kid’s school or you spend the week dashing from here to there, it is beneficial to squeeze in some relaxation time for both your mental and physical health. However, finding that space within the house can often be tricky, especially if the chores piling up make you feel guilty or when everybody else is home and there is too much noise. When engaging... Read More...
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Express Garden Rooms – The Different Types of Rapid Build Rooms

Building work can be a stress, which is why more people are looking at express garden rooms when they want to update their property. An outdoor structure that only takes a short while to build is fantastic option for those who hate upheaval.  Having an extension built can really drag on. Those who have done it often complain of hating the process. Feeling like half your house is out of order and the other half is covered in dust tend... Read More...
Six Emerging Garden Trends To Look Out For In 2021

Six Emerging Garden Trends To Look Out For In 2021

As with all trends, they come and go with seasons and with popularity so what may have been predicted in January may now not be the case for June. So, what has emerged from this year so far? What trends are sticking and what is just taking off? Let’s take a look at six emerging garden trends in 2021… Permaculture With many of us still spending the majority of our time at home and with lockdown restrictions stopping hobbies, many... Read More...
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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...
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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...
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