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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.

enhance your outdoor space.

4 Easy And Effective Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

When it comes to the home and DIY, we often turn our sights to the house and forget about the outdoor space we have. Maybe you think this area is too small? Maybe you just can’t find a vision for it? Perhaps it feels a little overwhelming? Well, in this article we have a few ideas with hints and tips on how to enhance your outdoor space. Sectioning The biggest tip we can give you, especially if your outdoor space... Read More...
use your outdoor room as a potting shed

4 Reasons to Use Your Outdoor Room as a Potting Shed

Here at Modern Garden Rooms, we love hearing about the wide variety of activities that our customers are planning to use their outdoor rooms for. From a home office to a music studio, a pool room to a dining room, a children’s playroom to an art room. One function we haven’t mentioned much on our blogs previously is the rise in the use of potting sheds. Gardening has always been a popular pastime but since lockdown living more and more... Read More...
Furnishing a Summer House

Furnishing a Summer House – Four Key Styles to Consider

Furnishing a summer house is one of the more pleasurable garden design activities. Chances are, you've been working tirelessly on creating the garden of your dreams, and now you summer house has been built, you're ready to relax.  Summer house styling has come a long way in recent years. Previously, it was standard to throw in a a wicker furniture set and have done with it. Thanks to the Pinterest and Instagram generation, decorating a summer house has turned into... Read More...
narrow gardens ideas

A Guide to Making the Most out of Narrow Gardens

Narrow gardens can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they can be quite low maintenance if there isn't a lot of space to fill. On the other hand, this can leave you feeling like you have no choice but to have drab garden. Luckily, where there's a will there's a way, and narrow gardens can stylish, beautiful and practical if you're willing to put in the effort.  Although gardens come in all shapes and sizes, narrow gardens... Read More...
garden room in spring

Why Should You Build a Garden Room in The Spring?

Making the decision to build a garden room is a biggie but once you’ve made it the next thing to consider is when to start the build. As we are currently in the winter we are going to let you know why we think building your garden room before the summer hits is a good idea and why a garden room in spring could be the perfect thing. Weather Of course, the first pointer is that the weather is much... Read More...
renovate in 2022

Planning To Renovate In 2022? A Garden Room Should Be On Your List

With house prices at an all-time high, many people are finding themselves in a tricky position wondering whether to spend that money and move or to stick and renovate. The latter may well be the better investment though. Adding value to your home right now will pay off in the future and we all know house prices can change year on year so you could be savvy and hang on for the time being and nurture what you already own.... Read More...
How a Modern Garden Room Can Help Your New Year’s Resolutions

How a Modern Garden Room Can Help Your New Year’s Resolutions

After a very long year, the New Year is almost here! The start of January is a classic time to plan ahead, make resolutions and be productive. 2021 was stressful for many people, and a lot of resolutions went by the wayside - no judgement here! With new hope and good intentions we look forward to 2022; here are some ways that a new Modern Garden Room could help you to stick to your New Year's resolutions. Get Fit in... Read More...
Premium Music Studio

Invest in a Premium Music Studio For Your Garden

If you’d like to create the perfect environment in which to play or record live music then a garden room may well be for you. All are designed to a high spec, have lighting, heating, plenty of natural light and can also be soundproofed. Take a look at what a premium music studio could do for you… Who Could Benefit? A garden room as a music studio could benefit those who are just looking for a hobby to those who... Read More...
Man Cave UK

Setting Up An Awesome Man Cave UK Edition

Creating the ideal man cave - UK conditions taken into account - is a fun project with a huge pay off. A space that's all yours, full of cool gadgets and things you love it the perfect place to relax in your spare time. Everyone deserves place to unwind in and forget about the world, and a man cave is the best place to do that. Setting Up An Awesome Man Cave UK Edition The first thing you need to... Read More...
light and airy garden room design

Achieving a Light and Airy Interior Design in Your Garden Room

A garden room is a fantastic addition to your home for many reasons – extra space, a place for work, a hobby room, a playroom, dining room and so on. And whatever you use it for, you’ll no doubt want it to look and feel just right. One way of achieving this is by creating a light and airy interior design that will always feel fresh and clean, won’t go out of date and will be a calming space to... Read More...
light and airy garden room design

Designer Garden Office Inspiration For The Discerning Home Worker

Since working from home has become the norm, a designer garden office is the ultimate must-have space. Modern homes aren't built to accommodate an indoor office, so utilising the garden space is the most obvious solution. While garden offices have always been a popular addition to a property, in the past they've conjured up an image of a minimalist setting aimed at wealthy business owners. Now they've entered the mainstream, people can get enough of a designer garden office. Beautifully... Read More...
How To Use Your Garden Room During Christmas And The Festive Season

How To Use Your Garden Room During Christmas And The Festive Season

Having a garden room gives you that extra space you need for your home and the absolute joy of this is that you can use it in any way that suits you and, on top of this, those ways can change throughout the year, even at Christmas. Perhaps it would be a kid’s arts and crafts room in the spring? A summerhouse during the warmer months? A reading nook in the Autumn and how about a festive cabin for the... Read More...
Winter care for your outdoor space Garden jobs for December

Winter care for your outdoor space: Garden jobs for December

December is not the gardener's favourite time of year; the majority of us will hardly venture out when the icy mornings set in. I myself a definitely a fair-weather gardener and often realise I have not set foot into the garden in weeks. But there are still jobs to be done! Here your garden jobs for December, so that you can pick up again in spring! Garden jobs to do this December Tidy up your garden tools It's a good... Read More...
insulation for garden room

Why is Insulation So Important For Your Garden Room?

Whether you will be using your garden room for work, exercise, as a playroom, an art studio or for dining, you will, of course, want to be able to enjoy it at any time of year which is made possible by having a well-constructed building. A garden room should be an extension of your home and that means it should also meet the same specifications in order for it to be comfortable and usable no matter the weather. One of... Read More...
Wondering How To Finance Your Modern Garden Room

Wondering How To Finance Your Modern Garden Room?

If you have been considering having a Modern Garden Room installed but are holding back due to costs there are ways of making it happen even if you don’t have the money upfront. Think of this as an extension of your house, how would you finance that? Well, a garden room will be exactly the same. We know not everyone will have the money in place at once so there are other options here for your consideration… Finance A lot... Read More...
garden room ideas for the winter

Five Useful Garden Room Ideas for the Winter Months

Your garden room is an addition to your home that can be used all year round. With heating, electricity, double glazing, insulation and even soundproofing, it will serve a purpose for you and your family in the winter as well as the summer. How you choose to use it is completely up to you but it can be very simple to alter its use from one season to another with a few quick changes. This is one of the great... Read More...
Garden Designs for Long, Narrow Gardens

Garden Designs for Long, Narrow Gardens – How to Add the Wow Factor

When you move into your home, you want to make it your own. With terraced houses being a popular (and sometimes more affordable) living space, it's no surprise that garden designs for long narrow gardens have always been a hot topic. Georgian homes in particular are known for their long, narrow gardens. These sought after properties tend to have a beautiful structure and high ceilings, making them a Pinterest-lover's dream house. The interior of the house create a beautiful canvas... Read More...
Garden Room Building Regulations

Garden Room Building Regulations – What You Need to Know

Garden room building regulations can feel like a minefield when you're planning to build a garden structure. In some cases you can build without planning permission, but it can feel like the information surround it all is unclear. This article will clear up any queries you may have around garden room building regulations. That way you can gain some peace of mind before going ahead on any building work. Garden Room Building Regulations - Your Questions Answered Anyone who is... Read More...
What Are Your Garden Room Heating Options

A Bit Chilly? What Are Your Garden Room Heating Options?

When you invest in a garden room you’ll be looking for a great build that will be functional all year round. Whether you will be using it for work or play, you’ll want to be warm and cosy during the cooler months so how can this be achieved? Here we take a look at garden room heating options and which may be the most suitable for your needs… Insulation To ensure that your garden room is going to be kept... Read More...
Five benefits of having a garden office in the winter

Five benefits of having a garden office in the winter

Winter might not be the classic time to spend time in a garden building, but a summerhouse doesn't just have to be for summer! With insulated garden rooms being year-round spaces, it might surprise you to learn that a garden room can really come into its own in the winter. Here are five benefits to having a garden office in the winter You don't have to heat a whole house You might worry about getting a bit chilly out there... Read More...
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