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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.

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...
create a warm and cosy feel in your garden room

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...
Outside Rooms Make Wonderful Festive Grottos!

Outside Rooms Make Wonderful Festive Grottos!

Lots of home have outside rooms that they only use for one thing. A summer house that is only used in the warm weather. An office for occasional work-from-home days. Whatever the room's main use, it shouldn't mean it's limited to one thing. Lesser-used outdoor rooms are the perfect setting for seasonal celebrations. A favourite transformation is around Christmas, when homes across the land transform their outdoor rooms into grottos. A garden grotto is a must-have for any fans of... Read More...
tranquil home spa

How To Create A Tranquil Home Spa In Your Garden Room

We all deserve a little pampering every now and then but how do you achieve that in a busy household? A bathroom can be one of the rooms that it is in the most demand and we all know that as soon as you go in to have a nice warm bath or to apply a facemask, that a little person will wander in wanting to join you! If you have or are considering installing a garden room, this could... Read More...
How a Soundproof Garden Room Could Save Your Sanity

Styling Out Your Garden Cabin Music Room

You’ve been dreaming of the day when you would be able to have the space to have your very own music room and now that a garden cabin has fulfilled that dream it is time to think about how you are going to style it. With so many ideas and options online, particularly on Pinterest it can be hard to decide but we hope that with our tips, you’ll be able to incorporate all of these to create a music... Read More...
Outdoor kitchen

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider An Outdoor Kitchen

Making the most of your garden usually brings to mind having an area for dining, beautiful flowers, perhaps a water feature and a place for the children to play but have you ever considered a little bit more? An outdoor kitchen can be the perfect addition and here is why… Entertaining If you love to have the family over for regular get-togethers or barbecues, if you are the host to most of your friend’s social events or if you just... Read More...
Industrial style for your office cabin

Modern Neutral Interior Styles for Your Office Cabin

Your office cabin might feel like a drab place to work without a cohesive interior theme. Although a functional room consisting of a desk and chair gets the job done, it can be a bit boring to look at. Spice up your office cabin by finding an interior style to suit you. It doesn't have to cost the earth, and might be more bout accessorising what you've got instead than replacing items.  Neutral Interior Styles for Your Office Cabin Deciding... Read More...
uses for wooden Garden Rooms to extend house

Why a Wooden Garden House is a Great Investment

A wooden garden house has many uses beyond afternoon tea in the summer. A modern garden summer house can be insulated, heated and fitted with a power supply. This means it can be used all year round (for anything you like!) Where a basic summer house is limited to warmer months, it's possible to pull out all the stops. A modern wooden garden house has very few restrictions. The power supply allows the room to be lit and used around the... Read More...
invest in a potting shed

5 Reasons You Should Invest In A Potting Shed

The majority of the gardens in the UK will be home to a shed to store the garden tools, chairs, kid’s toys and other bits and bobs that are handy in your outdoor space but have you ever considered how beneficial a potting shed would be to you? If you are a keen gardener or you would like to try your hand at growing your own let’s take a look at why you should invest in a potting shed. A... Read More...
Perfect Garden Hideaway

Step by Step: How To Create Your Perfect Garden Hideaway

A garden should be a place that you love to retreat to, a place that fills you with joy and provides you with a space where you can relax and unwind. Having a lot going on in your garden can often make it feel a bit chaotic and overwhelming but this can be easily overcome by simply sectioning it off in order for this outdoor space to work for every member of your family. Today we are going to look... Read More...
garden office plans

Garden Office Plans: A Guide to Building an Outdoor Office

Garden office plans can cause quite the headache. Which is the best spot for the garden office? What are you allowed to use a a garden office for? Do you need planning permission?  Thankfully, this guide should answer some of those questions that garden office plans create. Your Guide to Garden Office Plans Adding an outbuilding as a garden office does require some planning, but probably not as much as you think! In most cases, garden office plans are relatively... Read More...
autumn interior trends

The Top Autumn Interior Trends You Can Bring Into Your Garden Room

That’s it, the rain is here, the nights are drawing in and the heating is on. Autumn has arrived. However, let’s not look at this as a negative, instead, look at it as a welcome change and some of the best changes include snuggling around a log burner, cups of hot chocolate, oversized knitted jumpers and of course, those autumnal interior feels. So, what looks are on point for this season? Read on to find out which autumn interior trends... Read More...
The garden office

Create The Garden Office of Your Dreams (In Stages)

The garden office of your dreams may be easier to achieve than you think! When you start talking about your dream interiors, it's easy to get carried away by dreaming of expensive things that you'd never normally buy. Garden offices, however, are likely to be the subject of slightly more conservative fantasies. Even if it you're mind is running wild with thoughts of top-of-the-range equipment, offices need to be functional first and foremost. If you can't do your job in... Read More...
Lagom Living in your Garden Cabin (1)

Introduce Your Summer Cabin to the Concept of Lagom living

When you own a summer cabin, the temptation can be to kit it out to the max. If you have an extra large garden, you might want your summer cabin to be a luxurious focal point that prides itself in excess.  While there's nothing wrong with a little luxury, too much opulence can overdo it. This can make your summer garden room look gaudy or try-hard, which is likely to be the furthest thing from your original intentions. That's where... Read More...
Unique garden room uses

Unique Garden Room Uses: 6 Ideas For Your Modern Garden Room

When it comes to having a garden room, we all know that they make a fantastic home office or summerhouse, a home gym or art studio but what else do people use them for? Here are a few unique garden room uses we have seen over the years... Garden Bar A garden bar is a great way of bringing even more to your alfresco dining experience. Your guests will be wowed by this latest addition and it will allow you... Read More...
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