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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.

cocktails in a small garden bar

How A Small Garden Bar Could Transform Your Parties

Now that the summer is here our minds begin to wander to amazing ideas on how to improve our outdoor areas, how to make our gardens look and feel better and to those warm evening parties. Think barbecues, bunting, outdoor heaters, garden games, solar lighting but have you ever thought about a small garden bar? Just imagine how your party would be transformed with this addition... How Could It Be Implemented? If your garden has the room for it why... Read More...
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How to Create the Perfect Modern Summer House

A modern summer house is chic addition to any home. It's a place to relax, entertain and even work (if you must). Basically, it's the ultimate luxury, and you'll wonder how you've ever survived up until now without owning one. Create the Perfect Modern Summer House First things first, to create a modern summer house, you need, well, a summer house. If you're yet to erect the building in your garden, the good news is you have even more opportunities... Read More...
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Recharge Your Batteries in an Insulated Garden Room

An insulated garden room is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and grab a little 'me' time. In a world where it's so easy to reach people, that the notifications never stop, and a work day lasts beyond your usual 9-5, time to yourself should be your biggest priority. Powering down that busy brain, and giving your mind a chance to clear is important to both your mental and physical health. High stress levels can be bad for... Read More...
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5 Small Summer House Ideas For Your New Garden Building

Choosing to build a summer house may seem like a big project but in actual fact, a summer house doesn't need to be big and overwhelming, it can be quaint and small yet still give you the space you desire for that time for you, that hobby or entertaining area. A small summer house will fit perfectly into any sized garden and you can still have fun with your design and decor regardless of it's smaller stature. And to help... Read More...
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Picking the Perfect Furniture for Your Garden Log Cabin

A garden log cabin is a stylish addition to any property - and needs to be decorated as such! The cabin is a room in its own right, and should have its own unique style. One of the benefits of a log cabin being in the garden is that its style doesn't necessarily need to be influenced by the decor in the rest of the house. For example, you might prefer a minimalist lounge and kitchen, but feel that a... Read More...
why are garden rooms popular?

Why Have Garden Rooms Become So Popular?

Garden rooms sales are most definitely on the up and with recent reports suggesting that the popularity of them has grown to around 30-40% in the last few years it may have you wondering exactly what has happened to turn what once was a shed into a fashionable must-have room.  Here's our take on why garden rooms have become so popular... Cost of Selling/Buying With house prices still on the increase and selling costs being pretty astronomical it is clear... Read More...
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Make Your Garden Man Cave Legendary With These Ideas

Having a garden man cave is for many, a dream come true. Most people would love a room to themselves, separate from the main house, where no one makes you pick up your socks. A garden man cave is the ultimate escape from the drudgery of normal life. It's a place where you can be yourself, have your friends over and not worry about whether the rest of the family are happy with your TV choice. Everything you need for... Read More...
Choosing The Perfect Garden Room Lighting

Choosing The Perfect Garden Room Lighting

When planning your garden room, the first aspects you will probably be considering will be the size, style, windows, what you'll use it for, how you will decorate it but how about the lighting? How much do we consider the importance of lighting in a room or building? It's probably one of those areas further down on your list but in actual fact, lighting can make a room and finding that perfect ambience will give your garden building the feel... Read More...
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Garden Office Ideas: Kit Out Your Workspace, Whatever Your Budget

Articles on garden office ideas can often be way off the mark when it comes to budget. It can seem a bit daunting if you've accidentally wandered into the realm of high end tech when you've got a low end bank balance. You can be left equally frustrated if you're planning on splashing out to impress clients, but only seem to find office suggestions on a shoe string.  More often than not, most budgets will sit somewhere between the two... Read More...
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Wooden Garden Buildings: 5 Ways to Use Yours When You’re a Parent

Wooden garden buildings make it onto many parents' wish lists. After all, who wouldn't want a separate room at the bottom of their garden to keep all their kids toys in? Wooden garden buildings are usually insulated, meaning that even during winter, they're still a cosy place to play. 5 Fun Uses for Wooden Garden Buildings When You're a Parent With the rising trend of giving children a more outdoorsy and rustic childhood, having a wooden building in your garden... Read More...
need extra space? Get a garden cabin

Need Extra Space? Consider A Garden Cabin

When it comes to gaining extra space we often think of a loft conversion, extension, conservatory or just simply moving house but have you ever considered getting a garden cabin instead? Not only would this give you a new room, it will also provide your garden with a new feature, it could be used for a multitude of hobbies or activities plus it may actually add value to your home. If you are in need of extra space here's how... Read More...
pink cakes on plate on white background: Garden Pavilion Afternoon Tea Ideas

3 Unique Theme Ideas for Afternoon Tea in Your Garden Pavilion

Summer is the perfect time to make use of your garden pavilion, and there is no better use than having your friends over for afternoon tea! Afternoon tea has gained huge popularity over the past few years, so the last thing you want is for your gathering to seem clichéd. Rather than serving up the basic afternoon tea that everyone will be expecting, why not choose a theme to add a little more excitement into the mix? 3 Fun Themes... Read More...
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Making The Most Of Garden Spaces

Garden spaces are so often overlooked when it comes to updating or improving your home. We all strive to have the latest kitchen style, adding extra light to that dark room or creating unique areas within the house that will turn any guest green with envy but why is the garden always forgotten about? The outdoor space is just as much a part of your home and it should reflect that if you really want to create that wow factor.... Read More...

Contemporary Garden Rooms: A Modern Must-Have

Contemporary garden rooms are the hot new home addition that interior design enthusiasts everywhere are becoming obsessed with. It stands to reason that once the home-styling gurus have made every room in their house perfect; they need to build a new room! A contemporary garden room is the obvious choice to design from the ground up - personalised in every way. Contemporary Garden Rooms: How the Pros are Styling them The recent trend for contemporary garden rooms has exploded all... Read More...
beautiful garden studios

What Can Garden Studios Be Used For?

Garden studios are becoming an increasingly popular option when it comes to gaining more space around your home. There are so many ways in which you could use a garden room like this but today we are going to cover the studio side of things. Use Garden Studios For Art Having the space in which to keep all of your art supplies is one dream but to have an entire studio for your work? Well that's something else, isn't it?... Read More...
cheap garden rooms

Can You Really Get Cheap Garden Rooms (And Is It Worth It)?

When it comes to garden rooms most of you will probably imagine them to be highly priced and a luxury purchase that will require years of savings. However, with a wide range of options now available online, with companies offering bespoke builds to meet all of your needs and even DIY kits being an option we are here to tell you that YES, you can get cheap garden rooms. The Cheapest Option For Garden Rooms The cheapest garden room option... Read More...
An insulated shed or a purpose built summer house?

Insulated Shed vs Garden Summer House: Pros & Cons

An insulated shed might be a more common garden building than a summer house, but will it be sufficient for your needs? Any type of garden building can be useful in general terms, but if you've more specific ideas about what you'll do out there, a summer house might be a better solution. This list of pros and cons might help you decide which type of garden room will best suit you and your family. Pros & Cons of an... Read More...
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Why You Should Consider Getting a Garden Pod

Moving house in order to gain the extra space your family requires can be extremely costly and such a hassle. House prices have soared, more people are choosing to extend and stay put meaning the choice on the market isn't at it's best and once you've forked out for removals and estate agent fees you can be left feeling a bit deflated. If it's space you need and you don't have the room to extend, have you ever thought about... Read More...
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5 Creative Summer House Interiors That Are Easy to Achieve

Searching Pinterest for summer house interiors inspiration can easily steal several hours of your time. There are so many beautiful interiors ideas out there that it makes settling a style very difficult. The further you get into the Pinterest rabbit-hole, the more it dawns on you that each theme seems to have several sub-themes, making your style options impossible to choose from. If you're looking for creative summer house interiors as inspiration for your own, then look no further than... Read More...
why are timber summer houses better than insulated sheds?

5 Reasons Why Timber Buildings are Great for Hobbies

Timber buildings can be a useful addition to any home where a hobbyist resides. Hobbies are fantastic for relaxation and can bring joy to your life, as well as improve your general well-being (unless your hobby is fire eating, in which case, that's a bit risky). The only trouble with hobbies is that they can take up a bit too much room - that's where timber buildings come in. Building a timber garden room on your property can be just... Read More...
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