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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.

Home cinema in modern garden room

Get The Cinema Experience at Home With A Modern Garden Room

Everybody loves the cinematic experience. The atmosphere, the popcorn aroma, the fizzy drinks, surround sound, large comfortable chairs and of course, the giant screen to fully enjoy the film on so what if you could bring this to your own home? Well, you certainly can with a modern garden room and here’s how… How Can A Garden Room Be A Cinema? A modern garden room can be anything that you need or want it to be. We’ve covered many different... Read More...
turfing your lawn

How to Reduce Turfing Costs For Your Lawn in 2021

Most people desire a very flat and verdant green lawn, however those who have attempted to achieve this feat can confirm the level of difficulty involved in turfing your lawn and maintaining it properly. It is extremely easy to lose control of your lawn, if weeds and moss find their way into the grass, you will find it nigh on impossible to eradicate them. One’s best bet is to begin again; replace the lawn completely and have the garden re-turfed.... Read More...
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Five Ways A Garden Room Could Help You Achieve Your Goals In 2021

The New Year is here and this is usually a great time for planning ahead, making resolutions and being productive but with the restrictions from the pandemic you may not be feeling overly positive, however, we have some ideas on how a garden room can help you in 2021 and maybe make a few things happen in your life… Home School With the current climate, many parents have chosen to home school or will need to again this year due... Read More...
Garden Room Furniture Ideas

Garden Room Furniture Ideas For Hidden Storage

If you're looking for garden room furniture ideas, hidden storage is the way to go. Hidden storage gives rooms an extra function. It means clutter can be kept out of sight but the room itself doesn't only serve one purpose. Whatever you choose to use your garden room for, there are hidden storage options for many types of furniture. The most common uses are offices, sitting rooms, and bedrooms, which all lend themselves well to concealed storage. Hidden storage garden... Read More...
wooden garden features bird table

Wooden Garden Features for a Relaxing Outdoor Space

Adding a wooden garden feature to your outdoor space can transform it into a place to relax. When faced with a completely untouched garden, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to making it more welcoming. Newbuild properties will often have a 'blank canvas' garden, plenty of older houses do too. Perhaps you got a bargain with an overgrown garden and need to start from scratch. Maybe you're fed up with living alongside someone else's... Read More...
Get The Most Out Of Your Garden

7 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Garden

Having access to a garden can be such a luxury. Just being able to step outside and have a place in which you can relax, to potter around in, to grow vegetables in and to make your very own. If you are a little stuck on how to make even more out of this space, here are 7 ways to get the most out of your garden. Outside Dining There is nothing better than being able to dine, treat yourself,... Read More...
Security Tips for Keeping Wooden Garden Cabins Safe

Security Tips for Keeping Wooden Garden Cabins Safe

Wooden garden cabins can be a target for break-ins. It's uncertain why, but it could be because they are a separate entity to the main property. A thief may be concerned about being heard and apprehended which could make them believe that it’s less likely to happen if they target a garden cabin. With garden cabins being situated a short distance away from the main house, you might not hear any suspicious sounds. Providing you take some sensible steps to... Read More...
Gardening Jobs To Do In December

Gardening Jobs To Do In December

December can feel like a pretty quiet time for gardening but carrying out vital jobs such as protecting plants, vegetables and maintaining buildings will ensure that your garden will be far easier to manage come the spring. Here are some gardening jobs to do in December that will keep everything ticking over nicely. Protect Move any delicate pots to a safe place or cover them over. Move plants that don’t do well in frost to a shed or greenhouse. Check... Read More...
Garden Living Rooms

Ambient Design Tips for Garden Living Rooms

Garden living rooms can be a beautiful addition to your property. Whether you choose to have one built, or have a garden building waiting to be repurposed, you need to decide on the décor. A place to relax in the garden is coveted by many. Garden living rooms set themselves apart from living areas inside the main house. With the right interior design, your outdoor living room can be a glorious haven from the real world. To add to the... Read More...
Garden Office Heating

Garden Office Heating Options – Something for Every Budget

Garden office heating options can be difficult to navigate. Keeping warm in the colder months is a non-negotiable. After all - your productivity will go down if you get frostbite in your fingers.  It's essential to work at a comfortable temperature. In fact, there is a suggested minimum workplace temperature of 16°C for jobs that don't involve rigorous physical activity. Just because you're at home with no one to check, doesn't mean the guidance should be overlooked. Luckily there are... Read More...
modern garden room

What Can I Expect From a Modern Garden Room?

When you source your Modern Garden Room from us, we want to ensure that you know all of the ins and outs before we go ahead, that you get the garden room you have always wanted, that we design it to your needs and you end up with an outdoor building that will be well used and loved. In this article, we will be answering some questions that may be on your mind… What Is The Process? We will start... Read More...
Dog proofing your garden

Six Tips For Dog Proofing Your Garden: They Can Co-Exist!

A garden is a must-have if you have dogs so that can be allowed out for a sniff and a wee whenever they need to. Who wants to have to walk around the block at 6.30am? However if you have a new garden, or are considering a new dog, then dog proofing your garden is an absolute must. You want to be able to let your four legged friend out without fear of them getting hurt or injured, trampling your... Read More...

How to Create a Brilliant Beach Hut Style Summer House

A beach hut style summer house can create a cute and quirky place to relax in your garden. The general beach hut style is really easy to emulate as it has very clear themes and colour palettes. Once you've got a summer house in your garden, all you really need to do is accessorise. If you're having a garden summer house built, it makes sense to go for a neutral-style building that can easily be re-styled as fashions (and your... Read More...
Garden Security How To Protect Your Outdoor Buildings

Garden Security: How To Protect Your Outdoor Buildings

Protecting your home from potential break-ins is a no brainer. Most UK households will have security locks and chains, a home alarm system and/or CCTV to ensure the safety of their family and their possessions but how many of us can say that we also go to those lengths when it comes to our outdoor buildings? These can often hold items of high value especially if you are a keen gardener, DIY-er or if you own a Modern Garden Room... Read More...
plants in a large garden office

Creative Style Ideas to Make Your Large Garden Office Look Loved

It's easy for a large garden office to look sparse. Modern working conditions mean that it's unlikely you'll need a lot of space to get the job done. In most cases a traditional computer and desk set up will suffice, or even the use of a laptop alone will work. The reason garden offices are popular is not necessarily the extra space they create. For lots of people, it's the peace and quiet that's priceless. The trouble with setting up... Read More...
Garden Office Heating Options

How To Create A Warm And Cosy Feel In Your Garden Room

With the change in the weather you may be thinking that your garden room is now out of bounds? Think again! All modern garden rooms come fully insulated, with double glazed windows, draft proof materials as well as heaters which means all you now have to think about is how you can update your decor to create a warm and cosy feel in your garden room for the winter months. Warm Lighting In the summer months, you can rely on... Read More...
Outdoor Offices Provide a Solution to Space

Are Outdoor Offices Likely to Come as Standard in Homes of the Future?

Home design is rapidly changing to keep up with a modern lifestyle. Outdoor offices are already a popular addition to a property, but will they become standard in homes of the future? In the past few months, working from home has become more common than ever. It's not just entrepreneurs and jetsetters who work from home. It turns out most people's jobs were suitable for remote working all along.  With the recent changes in how (and where) people do there... Read More...
How Can You Use Your Garden Room This Winter

How Can You Use Your Garden Room This Winter?

With the winter setting in, you may want to look at different ways in which you choose to use your garden room now. One of the joys of investing in a garden room is that it can changed up and used in a variety of ways as your lifestyle or even the seasons change. In the summer, your garden room may have made the perfect tea room, outdoor dining area or yoga studio but what could it’s purpose be during... Read More...
How to Deep Clean Your Home Office Building

How to Deep Clean Your Home Office Building

When it comes to cleaning, your home office building can easily be neglected. Chances are, you give the surfaces a quick wipe now and again, and change the room scent plug-in every once in a while. But when did you last really clean it? Did you give it a good going over or a cursory spruce? Deep cleaning your home office building should be on your regular housework timetable. Even if you only work in your garden office building occasionally,... Read More...
Can I Still Work In My Garden Office In The Winter

Can I Still Work In My Garden Office In The Winter?

Installing a garden room as a home office has many benefits including giving you a dedicated space for work, keeping work life and home life separate and having the quiet atmosphere you need in order to concentrate but one of the main questions we get asked here at Modern Garden Rooms is “can I still work in it in the winter”. The short answer is yes you can still work in your garden office in the winter but if you’d... Read More...
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