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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.

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...
garden building ideas: gym

Gorgeous Garden Building Ideas That Add Character to Your Property

A house is not a home until you've added your own stamp to it. This list of garden building ideas will help you leave your mark by building something personal for your property. Whether you're moving into a home that already has a garden building, or considering having one added to your property, you need to pick a use for it that best suits your needs. Gorgeous Garden Building Ideas These fabulous garden building ideas will help you decide what... 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...
cheap garden office ideas

Cheap Garden Office Ideas: The Office You Want, On A Budget

Thanks to a sudden surge in people working from home, cheap garden office ideas are a hot topic right now. While working from home has been a huge boon for some, others have found they need a dedicated office space. Lots of people have discovered they can easily do their jobs from home, and would actually prefer to do so. After all, what's not to love? Working from home means you can skip the dreaded commute, saving hundreds of pounds... Read More...
Garden Room In A Small Garden

Can I Have A Garden Room In A Small Garden?

When a client comes to us to discuss the possibility of having a garden room, a common question we get asked is "Can I have a garden room even though my garden is small?" We can see why this would be a concern but there are ways to get around this reduced space issue just by taking into consideration a few factors that you may not have thought of.  Size The main starting point when considering a garden room for... Read More...
Quirky Summer Houses

Quirky Summer Houses – Projects to Give Your Garden Personality

Quirky summer houses are a fun way to makeover a garden building. Instead of setting up a man cave or a regular sitting room, take on a project that encompasses something you love. Pick a theme that interests you, the go all out to make your summer house into a quirky and unique room that's bound to impress! If you're unsure to execute your new project, then you need to make a thorough plan. Spend time working on your theme.... Read More...
Top Tips For Preparing Your Garden Room For The Winter

Top Tips For Preparing Your Garden Room For The Winter

The weather is beginning to change, the leaves are starting to fall and the temperature is dropping. Yes, those colder months are on their way and even though we have a few weeks to go, it is never too early to begin preparing your garden room for the winter. Make A Start On The Leaves As the leaves begin to fall on and around your building make it apart of your routine to clear them away as and when you... Read More...
garden lodges to home office

Garden Lodges can Easily Be Turned Into Home Offices

Garden lodges are built for many different uses, but most commonly to be used as an extra sitting room. It might be difficult to imagine how your cosy sitting room could either double up as, or be converted into a home office. Thankfully, these buildings are extremely versatile and it will only take a short while and a small amount of money to get things up and running. First you'll need to decide whether you're changing your garden lodge into... Read More...
Garden music room

Four Musical Instruments to Learn in Your Garden Music Room

If you're lucky enough to have a garden music room, you might be tempted to expand your repertoire and take up a new instrument. Whether you had the room built for your current musical escapades or inherited it when you moved into the house, it deserves to be put to good use. Learning a new instrument is a great way to keep your brain active and explore your talent. The only problem is, some instruments are easier to learn than... Read More...
make your garden a wildlife hub (2)

How To Make Your Garden A Wildlife Hub

Having a garden is such a treat in so many ways, it is a place to play in, to relax in, to take up a hobby in and somewhere to reconnect with wildlife, but how do you make the most of the latter? Here we take a look at how you can make your garden a wildlife hub. Plant Insect Loving Flowers Your first steps in creating a wildlife hub will be to attract insects into your garden. Not only... Read More...
Grey summer house ideas for inside

On-Trend Accessories for Your Grey Summer House

A grey summer house is sought after addition to any garden. With grey being the colour of the moment, it's not a surprise that preference should extend to garden rooms. Depending on what type of summer house you opt for, grey cladding could be an option for the room's exterior. Rendered garden rooms are available in up to 800 colours, meaning you could choose almost any colour you can think of for the exterior of your summer house. On-Trend Accessories... Read More...
north facing garden

Simple North Facing Garden Design Ideas

Since having a south facing garden seems to be the coveted option, north facing garden design ideas can be hard to come be. A north facing garden can be quite cool and damp. It spends most of the day in the shade, but gets the evening sun around May to October. Ensuring you know what to expect in terms of how much light you'll get and when you can expect it, will help inform your north facing garden design ideas.... Read More...
make the most of your garden space

7 Projects To Make The Most Of Your Garden Space

Our garden's give us the space to be able to relax, to unwind, to enjoy a hobby and get closer to nature which is why making the most of them is so important. By creating a garden you love, you will be creating a space that you will always be drawn to and studies show that those who spend more time outdoors have better mental health and well-being. Here are our 7 projects that will help you to make the... Read More...
outside buildings

Outside Buildings to Enhance Your Garden

Outside buildings can be useful addition to any garden, especially if you have any hobbies. If you're a homeowner who loves a bit of home improvement, an outside building might well be on your mind.  Those with a large garden might even be considering garden buildings, plural. Why stop at just one when different garden structures can serve different purposes? Two, three, or even four outdoor rooms can enhance your garden and turn your home into a relaxing haven. Outside Buildings... Read More...
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