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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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Garden Office Pod

Garden Office Pods: The Future of the UK Home Office There’s a new kind of home office that’s taking the entire world by storm both here in the UK, and also the world abroad. It’s called the Garden Office Pod. We take a closer Look at The Growing Popularity of The modern Garden Office Pod Garden Offices – A Refreshing Transformation of The Home Office There’s a new kind of home office that’s taking the entire world by storm both... Read More...
Eco Pod Garden Rooms UK

What is an Eco Pod and What Makes them Eco-Friendly?

Garden rooms come in all shapes and sizes and they can also be known as different terms with the most common being garden room, eco pod, summerhouse and outbuilding. What makes these differ from one another can be their materials, the way in which they are constructed and their use but in this article, we are going to take a closer look at the eco pod and delve into what makes an eco pod eco-friendly. Materials An eco pod will... Read More...
Garden Room in The Winter

Will I Get Cold In My Garden Room in The Winter?

Now that the weather is on the change, you may be wondering if you will still be able to use your garden room throughout the autumn and winter. In short, if your garden room has been built to a high spec, you will not get cold in your garden room in the winter but let’s take a look at what this means… A Modern Garden Room For Year Round Use If you choose a modern garden room for your outdoor... Read More...
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Get Ready For 2022 With These Six Interior Trends For Garden Rooms

What is next for garden rooms? Here are the interior trends you won't want to miss out on in 2022. What's Next for Furniture 2022: The Interior Trends to Follow 1. Minimalism Remains One interesting side effect of the pandemic is the reinforcement of minimalism. While staying at home for an extended period of time, many tried to get rid of unnecessary and non-functional things — including furniture. Consequently, air and free space are now imperative for interior design trends... Read More...
5 Autumn Décor Trends for Your Garden Room

5 Autumn Décor Trends for Your Garden Room This October

As the weather begins to cool, the leaves begin to turn and the cosy jumpers start to make a reappearance you may also want to look at altering your home décor to match with this change of season. But don’t just stop with the house, your Autumn Décor Trends can easily extend to your garden room and here’s how: Cosy Blankets and Throws Thankfully your garden room is designed to be used all year round as it is insulated and... Read More...
garden room during ill health

How A Garden Room Can Benefit You During Ill Health

We usually talk about garden rooms being a place for activities, for entertaining or for gardening but did you know they could also be highly beneficial during times of ill health? A garden room can provide many things which may not have previously crossed your mind so let’s take a look at those here… Escapism If you are housebound, unable to leave without a carer, do not feel like going out then it can feel as though your home is... Read More...
How Building a Garden Living Room Can Benefit You

How Building a Garden Living Room Can Benefit You

A garden living room is the perfect place to kick back and relax. It gives you the freedom to chill out with a drink and an evening of gaming, without worrying about hogging the main TV and falling out with the family. Everyone dreams of their own space but making this possible in a UK home can often be quite tricky. However, this can be possible if you have a garden or outdoor space. Garden Living Room Spec We would... Read More...
Wooden BBQ Hut Alternatives for Avid Grillers

Wooden BBQ Hut Alternatives for Avid Grillers

A wooden BBQ hut might seem like the perfect addition to you garden. If you love to grill and can't get enough of eating barbecue food, then it might be time to explore your barbecue options. Wooden BBQ huts are a common choice in the grilling community. After all, they seem like a simple structure to assemble and don't require planning permission most of the time. The only negative point is, that they can take up a lot of space... Read More...
garden room lighting

Garden Room Lighting: Different Options and Inspiration

Garden room lighting can be difficult to get right. Garden rooms have so many uses, and the lighting differs for each one. Lighting is an important factor in any room - inside or out, as it sets the ambience and mood. Get the lighting wrong, and the room won't quite feel right. For example, harsh, bright lighting in a room you planned to relax in might be too much. You might find you can't settle but you're unsure why. Replacing... Read More...
building a garden room as a holiday let

Ways to Make The Most Out of Your Garden Room

When you invest in a new build like a garden room, you really want to make the most of it in order to get your money’s worth. Most people choose just one function for their garden room but to really make the best use of it, how about considering a few of these ideas instead? Day Office to Night Bar If you need a home office then a garden room is perfect for this but to get the most out... Read More...
Executive Toys for Your Luxury Garden Office (2)

Four Executive Toys for Your Luxury Garden Office

So you've built a luxury garden office, and now it's time to add the finishing touches. There's no doubt you've put a lot of thought into making the perfect workspace, but what kind of workspace would that be without some cool executive toys? Desk toys are a great therapeutic distraction for when you're waiting for that important Zoom, or need to fidget while you're on the phone. Most office workers have at least one on their desks, and it seems... Read More...
Use Garden Room at Night

Five Ways You Can Use Your Garden Room at Night

A garden room is a great addition to any garden but when we think about the functional side of this, our minds most probably immediately go to home office, playroom, gardening room or art room but had you thought about all the possibilities for the evening? Here we take a look at 5 ways you can use your garden room at night. Evening Dining A garden room makes a wonderful dining room especially if you don’t have this room inside... Read More...
Teaching Music From Home Here’s How A Garden Room Can Help

Teaching Music From Home? Here’s How A Garden Room Can Help

If you are a music teacher working from home, you are probably well aware of the number of problems that can come from this – noisy family members, doorbell going, home phone ringing, having to keep a tidy house and so on. Perhaps there is a simple solution? In the form of a garden room. Here is how a garden room can help you when you are teaching music from home. A Dedicated Space A garden room will provide you... Read More...
Prepping Your Garden For Autumn

Prepping Your Garden For Autumn

As the summer months draw to a close, your outdoor space will be looking a little different, a little tired and in need of a little TLC which makes now a great time to do this in order to prep your garden ready for autumn's cooler weather. Flowers Autumn is the time of year when some flowers have had their day and will either need removing (if seasonal) or deadheading (if perennial). Removing any dead heads, leaves and tidying up... Read More...
building a garden room as a holiday let

Can You Use Your Garden Room as a Holiday Let?

With holidays in the UK becoming more and more popular, there is a large market for holiday lets. If you are in a desirable holiday location you could be making a second income by letting out a room, an outbuilding or a garden room for short stays but what is allowed? Here we take a look at whether you can use your garden room as a holiday let. Planning Permission Modern garden rooms do not usually require a planning application... Read More...
green roof

A Quick Guide To Creating a Green Roof For Your Garden Building

When it comes to choosing a roof for your home or garden buildings, why stick to the norm? By opting to make your roof a greener one you will be creating a stunning focal point as well as helping the environment. A green roof is a brilliant modern-day choice and here is our quick guide to creating one. How Is a Green Roof More Environmentally Friendly? A green roof can do all of the following: Absorb heat from the sunAbsorb... Read More...
Garden Rooms Prices - Guide to Costs

Garden Rooms Prices – Guide to Costs

Garden rooms prices can be a little hard to work out. With so many variables on the type of room you might want, price points can become a little baffling. It's also the case that some places are evasive when it comes to pricing, hoping to capture your data before offering a quote. Thankfully, Modern Garden Rooms is up front with quotations. While they are always subject to change, it's possible to provide a price guide to help you plan... Read More...
shabby chic summerhouse

How To Create a Shabby Chic Look For Your Summerhouse

A summerhouse or garden room is a wonderful addition to any garden. They can bring extra space to your home, add interest to your outdoor space, allow you to connect with nature on a regular basis and be used in many different ways. In order for you to fully enjoy this space, you will want to decorate it in a style that suits your taste but one style that never seems to go out of fashion and fits in well... Read More...
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Six Ways You Can Add Extra Rooms to Your Property

If you're looking to add extra rooms to your property, there are several ways to go about it. Each option will involve different levels of cost and upheaval, but whatever your budget, there's bound to be something for your needs.  Traditionally, if your home needs an extra room, the first option is to build and extension. This is still a sound solution, but not the only solution.  Modern design and the availability of a variety of materials allows you to... Read More...
painted summer house

Time to Update Your Painted Summer House? Here Are Some Tips

So your painted summer house is looking a little tired. It's not surprising that a wooden structure that spends all year outside is no longer looking its best. Over time, paint can fade and flake, turning what was once beautiful into a bit of an eyesore. Nobody want a scruffy-looking wooden building at the bottom of their garden, so it's time to give it a facelift.  You don't need to be an expert at DIY to freshen up the look... Read More...
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