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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.

Everything you need for your garden office shed

Everything You Need for Your Office Shed

Once you're at the stage where your office shed has been designed and built, all that's left to do is kit it out! Choosing what to put in your office shed can feel quite daunting when you're faced with a blank canvas. What kind of office chair do you need? Will it go with your dream desk? Which sort of computer is best suited to your needs? These are all questions you'll be asking (and have fun answering) when it's... Read More...
summer house plans - spring is a a great time to plan ahead

Why You Should Start Making Your Summer House Plans Now

Spring has sprung which means you've probably made a start on tending to your garden after the winter neglect. It's a great time to see what will do well again, what needs replacing, what needs a bit of TLC and to start your plans for the summer. But have you thought about making those plans extend to more than just your flowers and plants? We think this is a great time of year for a big change and adding a... Read More...
Can Insulated Garden Rooms Really Be Used All Year Round?

Can Insulated Garden Buildings Really Be Used All Year Round?

When looking to add to your home with a garden building, one question you'll most probably ask us is 'can I really use it all year round?' And the simple answer is yes you can! Long gone are the days of having your makeshift gym in the old garden shed, single-paned glass windows are a thing of the past and there certainly won't be any drafty wooden slats. Having your home office, studio or summer house built in your garden... Read More...
A contemporary garden needs modern furniture

How to Create a Low-Maintenance Contemporary Garden

Most homeowners would love a contemporary garden but believe the upkeep would be too much for them. Thankfully, contemporary gardens don't need to be high maintenance. All you need is a clear vision and the right the right products - you don't even need a huge budget! The easiest way to start your journey towards a low-maintenance contemporary garden, is to aim for a minimalist design, and build on it from there. Contemporary Garden Inspiration The following tips will help... Read More...
Cheap garden rooms - how they can save your sanity

How Cheap Garden Rooms Can Save Your Sanity

Cheap garden rooms can be a real sanity saver - especially you feel like you're running out of room in your home. They can provide extra space for relaxing, working or entertaining guests, making them an affordable alternative to building an extension on your house. This list of how cheap garden rooms can save your sanity will show you how much you need to invest in one. A clutter-free haven Clutter usually manages to infiltrate most homes, and once it's... Read More...
Garden Room Ideas for your Outdoor Playroom

Garden Room Ideas for your Outdoor Playroom

Decorating a playroom is both exciting and daunting. You want to create a space that will foster your children's imagination, but you need it to be practical as well as fun. Garden room ideas for playrooms are few and far between, but the reality is, summer houses are different to indoor rooms. Usually your summer house will be a regular square or oblong shape, whereas indoor rooms tend to come in a variety of shapes. This makes it easier to... Read More...
A very modern garden - five tips to create a contemporary garden

5 Ways to Create the Perfect Modern Garden

A modern garden is a must-have for contemporary living. Although the interior of your home is important, the garden is where you can really impress. The trouble is, there are so many impressive-looking garden additions on the market these days, meaning it can be difficult to tell what you should spend your money on, and what will turn out to be an expensive one-month-wonder. Below are some suggestions to help you turn your outdoor space into a fantastic, modern setting... Read More...
Designing Your New Garden Room

Design Your New Garden Room Easily With Our New 3D Online ShedView Building Tool!

How to use the new ShedView online building tool to design the perfect garden room. There are two main questions that people tend to have when enquiring about our range of modern garden buildings. Firstly, how much can they alter the design of the garden room to suit their needs, and secondly, how much will their new garden building cost? The new ShedView online garden room building tool means that you can quickly and easily design a garden room, summer... Read More...
5 Ways to Practice Hygge in Your Insulated Summer House

5 Ways to Practice Hygge in Your Insulated Summer House

An insulated summer house is the perfect space to practice Hygge - a Danish concept with a strong focus on cosiness. Hygge (pronounced 'hoo-ga') is so much more than wearing some woolly socks whilst sipping a hot cup of tea. It doesn't translate into just one English word because it's a concept that touches on the many factors that contribute to human comfort. The over-arching theme of Hygge is that however you practice it, it should help improve your well-being... Read More...
A garden summer house

The Ideal Home Office: Freelancers Tell Us What They Dream Of!

Working from your sofa is less than ideal, but a lot of freelancers do it. Although a home office is a luxury that many people who work from home lust after, a lot of people haven't got the space in their homes and haven't considered how easy and reasonably priced a garden home office can be! We asked some freelancers to describe their dream home office. I’ve always liked the idea of having a garden home office. The garden has... Read More...
garden room ideas from around the world

Garden Room Ideas from Around the World

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with garden room ideas - after all, the decorating possibilities are endless! If you're looking for a clear theme, or simple-to-achieve interior inspiration, then you've come the right place! Your outdoor office space (or sitting room) doesn't need to be drab, just because it's compact. It's easy to dress up a small space with on-trend furniture and accessories - you just need to know what trend to follow. Garden Room Ideas from Around the World... Read More...
Cheap garden rooms: A garden home office shed with computer

Kitting Out Your Garden Office Shed

You've built your dream garden office shed and can finally forget about the commute, work the hours that suit you and set up the business you've always wanted. To transform your shed into a fabulous office space may take some careful planning and a little bit of time but once you get there, it will all be so worth it! Here are some of our top tips for kitting out your garden office shed Desk Ok, it's an obvious one to begin... Read More...
Plants for garden offices

Garden Offices: 3 Indoor Plants to Bring the Outside In

Garden offices can sometimes feel a little too practical. In the urgency of setting up the outdoor room and get it functioning as an office, the finishing touches can often be overlooked. Fortunately it's easy to add character to garden offices; all you need is a smattering of plants! By choosing an indoor plant or two you can brighten up an otherwise bland workspace. The trick when buying plants is to research which plants are best for where you'll be... Read More...
Summer Houses for Sale

Looking For Summer Houses For Sale? Here Are Some Things You Need To Consider

When looking to buy a summer house, your thoughts may immediately go to the costs involved, but there is so much more you need to take into consideration. Here are our top things to consider when looking at summer houses for sale. Find a Reputable Seller Shop around to find a reputable seller. Look at their website at the kind of summer houses they have for sale online, check the reviews on their site and then double check those across... Read More...
Garden cabins for winter too!

Think Garden Buildings Are Only For Summer? Think Again!

Many people think of garden buildings as a luxury that they can only enjoy during the glorious summer months of the year, but think again! Our ethos is that a garden room should be seen and used as an extension of your home. Garden buildings can and should be used all year round. No matter what function you choose, your garden building will be kitted out so that you can get the most use you possibly can! Insulation Each and... Read More...
must have tech for your garden office pod

Must-Have Tech for Your Garden Office Pod

When your garden office pod is finally finished, all that's left to do is kit it out with the latest must-haves for an office in your home. Keeping up-to-date with occupation-relevant technology can be a minefield. When you're looking to spend a lot of money on items that are essential to the professionalism of your business, you need to be sure you're not being dazzled by flash-looking products that aren't user friendly. Must-Have Tech for Your Garden Office Pod The... Read More...

6 Creative Uses for Garden Pods

When you buy garden pods, it can be difficult to decide exactly what you'll use it for. If you've bought it because it looks wonderful in your garden (and I wouldn't blame you!), but you only have a vague idea about how you'll spend your time in it, these creative suggestions are exactly what you need. These 6 creative uses for a garden pod are bound to get the cogs of your imagination turning. If you're a creative soul who... Read More...
Art studio in the garden: Why a garden studio could be just what you need

A Garden Studio: Why a Garden Room is The Perfect Place to be Creative

When it comes to garden cabins, most people immediately imagine them as summer houses or office spaces but they can be used for so much more. The space can be whatever you make it and with a little imagination, you could transform your cabin into a tranquil garden studio in which you can let your creative juices run free! This is why we think you should consider a garden studio: Dedicated Space Having an entire area dedicated solely to your... Read More...
Garden summer house ideas

Ideas For Your New Summer House

Dreaming of a new summer house? Here are some summer house tips and ideas to get you started! A garden summer house can bring so much joy to you and your family. It not only gives you and your family more space, but it can also provide you with a dedicated space; for a hobby, relaxation, entertaining or for just simply sitting and enjoying the warmth in the summer months. With so many options for design, decor, theme and ornamental... Read More...
How to decorate your garden log cabin

4 Great Ideas for Decorating Garden Log Cabins

Garden log cabins can be an exciting way to embark on a creative interior design adventure. There are thousands of possible ways to style your log cabin, but this can be a little overwhelming when trying to decide on a theme. The trick is to remember to keep it simple. A new log cabin will be a blank canvas, perfect for making your mark. However it can be easy to get caught up in adding to the decor in dribs... Read More...
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