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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.

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Can I Have a Garden Office With a Toilet and Kitchen?

This is a very common question in the world of garden room construction; can I have a garden office with a toilet and kitchen? The simple answer is usually yes. The main aspects involved are running power to the garden room for lighting, water heating and ventilation, the supply of fresh water from the mains and the removal of wastewater.  Electricity Electricity to your garden office is something that is completed with every build. All buildings require this in order... Read More...
garden office pod

7 Reasons Why a Garden Office Pod Will Benefit Your Work Life

Working from home can seem like the ultimate way to earn a living to some, but the reality is that you are often faced with problems. Problems such as, not having the space for a dedicated office, using a room which has other functions (the living room being one of the worst), the constant reminder of housework that needs attention and of course, the hustle and bustle from everybody else who lives with you. One solution that can provide an... Read More...
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Summer House Designs – Which Kind Of Garden Building Do You Prefer?

There are tonnes of summer house designs out there, so once you've decided to invest in a summer house, it's important to choose which sort you'll go for. Depending on the space that's available, there are lots of possibilities. Think about your needs, and your vision for your summer house to help guide your decision. With so many designs available, there's something out there for everyone. Whether you want a space-saving room for enjoying afternoon tea, or a large studio... Read More...
Your small garden cabin

Want To Make The Most Of Your Small Garden? Here Are Some Tips

When you have a home with a small garden you may think that any grand ideas for it are completely off-limits due to the lack of space but with some clever planning and by using a theme that will allow your garden to flow, you can most certainly create a garden to be proud of. Making the most of a small garden doesn't have to be as hard as you may think. Allow Your Ideas To Flow First off, you... Read More...
summerhouse heating

Heating Your Summerhouse For Use All Year Round

Quite often, people mistake a summerhouse only being fit for purpose during the summer but these days, things are very, very different. Summerhouses are now built to almost the same standard as your home, they can be equipped with all the latest mod cons and they are fully insulated in order to prevent the cold from coming in and the heat escaping. So what are your summerhouse heating options and how will they work?  Summerhouse Heating Electric Heating This is... Read More...
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Is a Garden Bedroom the Best Solution for Your Needs?

A garden bedroom might seem like an extravagance, but it could be the perfect solution for house your growing family. Building an extension on your house can be both costly and messy. It's often described as difficult to live through - with the noise levels and dust being cited as the main issues.  Building a garden bedroom should be relatively hassle free. All the work is done in your garden and your main property remains untouched (meaning no dust inside... Read More...
How a Soundproof Garden Room Could Save Your Sanity

How a Soundproof Garden Room Could Save Your Sanity!

So, your child has decided to take up an instrument. Maybe the drums? Electric guitar? Something a little bit noisy that is lovely but is also causing a few issues inside the house? Yeah, we get that. You want them to have their hobbies and their dreams but listening to that practise every evening and weekend can really begin to affect the environment in the household as well as relationships with neighbours. This is precisely why a soundproof garden room... Read More...
design your own summerhouse

Lean to Garden Room vs Freestanding Summer House

Once you've decided that you're in need of a garden structure, it's time to choose whether to go for a lean to garden room, or a traditional freestanding summer house. There are pros and cons for each, and the end decision will mostly depend on your needs and budget. If you're not sure where to start, or how to compare these different garden structures, this list will compare the two and help guide your decision. Lean to Garden Room vs... Read More...
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Garden Summer House Ideas for Your Modern Garden Room

If you're planning a on building a garden room but need some inspiration, these garden summer house ideas will be right up your street. Most people feel clueless in the early stages of planning, so seeking inspiration is a must. From where to have your summer house built, to what you should out in it, these garden summer house ideas have got you covered. Garden Summer House Ideas These tips and suggestions will help you plan a garden summer house... Read More...
small garden rooms

How to Make the Most of Small Garden Rooms

Small garden rooms can easy seem cramped once furnished. The key to making the most of the space available involves careful planning and clever storage. Try to pick one use for the room and stick to it, if you're hoping to use it for more than one purpose, you're likely to run out of space much quicker. When it comes to kitting out small garden rooms, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can get by with less furniture and... Read More...
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Are Garden Rooms the Most Versatile Option for Your Property?

Garden rooms are having a moment right now. It seems like everyone is either building one, planning one or currently decorating their own. The beautiful thing about garden rooms is they can be used for anything you want, so while your neighbour is building his with a garden bar in mind, your cousin might have built her own bespoke outdoor sewing room! Great Uses for Garden Rooms The brilliant thing about building an additional room in your garden is that... Read More...
luxury garden buildings

How Can Luxury Garden Buildings Improve Your Lifestyle?

Thinking about adding something with a bit of pizzazz to your home? Want to make a bold statement in your outdoor area? Or are you longing for a retreat for you and your other half to enjoy together? Whatever it is you are looking for, we think that looking at luxury garden buildings could be the answer to a lot of your dreams. Yoga Studio Do you often dream about having a room where you can just get away from... Read More...
what to put in a summerhouse

What to Put in a Summer House

It can be difficult to know what to put in a summer house. Summer house furniture has come on leaps and bounds over the past few years, as have summer houses themselves. A lot of people will opt for a summer house these days, to create an extra room for their home - be it an office, a playroom, or an extra sitting room. The summer house has become the new trendy way to adapt your home, and let the... Read More...
how to insulate a shed

How To Insulate a Shed For Use All Year Round – Even in Winter!

If you want to use your shed all year round, you will need to fully insulate it in order to have a warm and comfortable workspace. An ordinary garden shed will be made purely from timber and a felt roof which means you will not have any protection from the cold, damp or drafts but insulating it yourself isn't as daunting as you may think. Here are our top tips on how to insulate a shed. Cheap Insulation Options To... Read More...
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Garden Room Furniture Styles for Your Summer House

Garden room furniture has jumped forward in the style stakes. It's moved on from the basic wicker sets its name conjures up, and can turn your summer house into the most stylish room on your property. Wow your guests and impress the neighbours with garden room furniture that tells a story. Travelled the world? Let your summer house show it. Adorn the walls with photos of your travels and display classy souvenirs you've picked up along the way and choose... Read More...
creating a room to inspire your creative flair

How To Create A Garden Room To Inspire Your Creative Flair

A garden room can be the absolutely perfect location for your hobby; whether that's art, dance, yoga, writing or crocheting this space is yours to be as creative as you need to be... But how do create a room to inspire you? Here are our tips... Tranquillity The whole feel of the room is key. Your space needs to be chilled, relaxing, warm and inviting. It needs to take you away from your everyday life, away from the hustle and... Read More...
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Why Modern Garden Rooms are Great for Kids

If you've got children and spend most of your time trying to keep your house in order, there might be a simple solution. Modern garden rooms are fantastic for containing mess, entertaining kids and their friends, and providing a fun little den that won't leave your lounge in a mess. Modern garden rooms are light, airy and have many uses. The best part is, they can grow with your child's needs, all you need to change is what you put... Read More...
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How and Why You Should Soundproof Your Garden Studio

A garden studio is far more than just a glorified shed. It is an extension of your home and it needs to reflect that in both look and in structure. Most garden rooms are built as music rooms, gym rooms, exercise studios and playrooms and all of these will produce a significant amount of noise which is precisely why we recommend that you soundproof your garden studio. What is Soundproofing? Soundproofing is any means of reducing the sound pressure from... Read More...
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Why Insulated Sheds Make Great Outdoor Sitting Rooms

Insulated sheds have many uses, and one of the most popular is creating outdoor sitting room. Modern insulated sheds are fitted with all the amenities you'd expect from an indoor sitting room: lighting, heating, a power supply, uPVC windows, and of course - insulation. This means the sitting room can be heated and retain its heat during the winter. On hot days, you can enjoy your outdoor sitting room with the door and windows wide open, surrounded by fresh air.... Read More...
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Tips on How to Design Your Own Summerhouse

Choosing from the many styles of garden rooms that are on the market can seem like a tough order. Do you already have something perfect in your mind but are looking for that compromise? Why compromise though? How about you design your own summerhouse and put your ideas into action? Things to Consider When Designing Your Own Summerhouse You may already have your ideal summerhouse etched in your brain but you will need to think about quite a few factors... Read More...
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