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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.

Al Fresco Dining: Eat In Your Garden (Even In The UK)

Al Fresco Dining: Eat In Your Garden (Even In The UK)

The phrase al fresco dining (say it with me ahl freh skoh) is up there with my favourite things to say, right next to “another glass of red wine”. If I could eat outdoors every day, I would. It's lovely to sit outside listening to the birds and the rustling of the trees while I eat my meal. It reminds me of being on holiday! Al Fresco Dining Is Great For Your Mood According to science, there are many benefits of eating outdoors.... Read More...
what is an eco pod?

What Is An Eco Pod And Why Should I Invest In One?

An eco pod is a self-contained outbuilding that has been built with the environment in mind. From sourcing sustainable materials to using renewable energy, fully insulting, and choosing more sustainable options such as solar panels, LED lights and a living roof, an eco pod can give you more space at home whilst having a small impact on our environment. Sustainable Materials The most important part of creating an eco pod is to use as many sustainable materials as possible. This... Read More...
Self Care Is More Important Than Ever: A Garden Den Can Help

Self Care Is More Important Than Ever: A Garden Den Can Help

Self care is extremely important for mental health, particularly after the year that we have all been through. Self care can take many forms, and a garden den can help! Prioritising self care in your garden den In search of peace and quiet? For people with a busy house, the desire to get away to somewhere quiet can be quite overwhelming. If inside the house is a hubbub of children, pets and other people, then a garden room can provide... Read More...
Growing your own fruit and vegetables

Getting Started With Growing Your Own

Growing your own fruit and vegetables may seem a little daunting at first but we can assure you that with a little bit of patience, by following simple steps and nurturing your plants, you will be able to grow any produce you desire no matter what outdoor space you have available to you. The Right Location Before you begin to sow seeds or purchase your plants, you need to decide on the best location for your new venture. If you... Read More...
outdoor office pods

Outdoor Office Pods Could Be The Best Way To Work

Whether you work for yourself or a larger company, working from outdoor office pods could be the secret to productivity. If 2020 showed us anything, it allowed us to see the traditional office set-up was no longer necessary for most professions. The need to work remotely pushed people to find different ways to collaborate on projects. Nobody needs to be in the office every day. The modern work setting has been forced to change, so it makes sense that people... Read More...
The rule of six Socialising in your garden this year

The Rule Of Six: Socialising In Your Garden This Year

At long last, in the UK we are slowly emerging from the third lockdown. It is now legal for you to entertain up to five guests at your home, albeit only outside in your garden. It is therefore more important than ever to get the most from your outdoor space so you can start socialising in your garden! Here are some of the things you need to consider before sending out the invites! Stay warm and toasty Socialising in your... Read More...
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5 Garden Trends Which Are Set To Make This Summer Soar!

Summer is just around the corner and with the change in weather comes a change in how we view our gardens. Now is the time to plan, to set up your great ideas and to create an outdoor space you will love to be in. Here are some of the garden trends that will be making a big stamp this summer. Sustainable Gardening The focus on living more sustainably has grown in the last year or so and many people... Read More...
add value to your home with a garden room

How And Why Does A Garden Room Add Value To Your Home?

Garden rooms are rapidly growing in popularity due to working from home, the luxury of being able to work out from home, gaining more space for hobbies and so on, but are you aware that they can also benefit your home financially? Yes, garden rooms add value to your home no matter what style, size or design and here are a few reasons on how and why this is the case… The Wow Factor Let’s start with the aesthetics. A... Read More...
new garden rooms

Six Reasons People Are Buying New Garden Rooms In 2021

Over the past year most people's lifestyles have changed in some way due to the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic and numerous lockdowns in the UK. As a result the number of people buying new garden rooms has rocketed. So why are people lusting after new garden rooms in 2021? They provide extra living space No matter how much you love your family, a year cooped up within the same four walls together can be a challenge! A garden room... Read More...
5 Reasons Why A Garden Room Is The Perfect Homeschooling Setting

5 Reasons Why A Garden Room Is The Perfect Homeschooling Setting

Homeschooling has grown in popularity in recent years, even more so since the start of lockdown with many parents experiencing the benefits of providing their children’s education. Homeschooling is flexible, it is interactive, your child can thrive from the one on one learning and you aren’t restrained by the school curriculum. Due to this, most homeschooling activities will allow your child to investigate as they learn which makes nature play, art and science great daily choices for them. However, part... Read More...
garden living space

Can a Garden Living Space Be Used as an Extra Bedroom?

As your children get older, your home can feel like it's shrinking. That's why homeowners often consider a garden living space as an option when they need an extra bedroom. There are several options to consider when it comes to garden living spaces, as some are more permanent than others. Not all garden rooms need planning permission, but usually, most councils require some form of official permission for any rooms being used as a bedroom. Before you start on your... Read More...
Keep The Neighbours Happy With A Soundproofed Music Room

Keep The Neighbours Happy With A Soundproofed Music Room

Do you have a child who is into playing loud music? Perhaps you have a keen drummer who is driving the neighbours mad? Or a trumpet player who practises at every spare moment? There is a really good solution that will keep yourself and your neighbours happy… A soundproofed music room. A Modern Garden Room By installing a modern garden room into your outdoor space, you can transfer your noisy family member to a room where they can dedicate their... Read More...
Get back to nature this spring Birdwatching from your garden shed room

Get back to nature this spring: Birdwatching from your garden shed room

Spring has sprung, and suddenly nature is all around us! Camellias are in bloom, tulips are poking through the ground and birds are happily chirping away in the trees. Birdwatching is a peaceful and relaxing activity which enjoyed by many, children and adults alike. If you have a garden shed room to act as a 'hide' in which to sit and survey your garden, you might be surprised at how many different birds you can spot! Birdwatching from your garden... Read More...
relax in garden room

Enjoy Your Staycation In Your Garden Room

With this year’s holiday situations being a little hit and miss many are choosing to staycation rather than vacation. This is a simple way of enjoying all that your area offers but by keeping all your own home comforts (as well as saving a bit of money too!) But what if you could make your staycation a little more exciting by setting up your own little ‘holiday home’ or retreat in your own back garden? So that you can still... Read More...
garden room ideas

Garden Room Ideas For Every Garden Size and Style

With being at home becoming the norm the search for garden room ideas is on the rise. It’s no surprise considering that a modern garden room can be an office, an exercise room, a bar, a playroom, a treatment room or whatever else you require it to be. This is the new way of extending your home and just like your home, it needs to fit in with your tastes and be in keeping with the tone of your garden.... Read More...
Serious About Wine Creating The Perfect Garden Room For Wine Lovers

Serious About Wine? Creating The Perfect Garden Room For Wine Lovers

Whether you enjoy a full bodied French red, a floral New Zealand white or an English sparkling wine, your garden room can be the perfect location to indulge your love of wine. If you're wondering how to create your perfect garden room for wine tasting, then read on! How to create the perfect wine tasting room at the bottom of your garden Heating and cooling If you want to use your wine cellar all year round, a consistent temperature is... Read More...
Small Garden Log Cabins

Why Small Garden Log Cabins Are Suddenly On-Trend

Small garden log cabins have always been a sought-after addition to a property, but this year their popularity is exploding.  There are a likely to be a few factors contributing to the sudden uptake in having a garden log cabin built. While every reason is valid, you might be unsure whether a small log cabin can work for you needs.  Reasons Small Garden Log Cabins Are Rising in Popularity The world is rapidly changing and with that, so are people's... Read More...
Turn Your Home Office Buildings Into A Relaxing Outdoor Home Yoga Studio

Want to Extend? A Garden Cabin Could Give You The Space You Need

When people start to think about the space they lack in their homes, their first thoughts often go to moving house in order to gain the rooms they desire or to extending their current home but there actually is another option; building a garden cabin. Gone are the days when a garden cabin was a mere shed, today's cabins are warm, light, airy, insulated and can be used in a variety of ways. Here are 7 ways that we think... Read More...
garden trends for 2021

Revealed: Garden Trends We Are Set To See During 2021

With the weather finally on the turn and the spring flowers starting to bloom, it is time to begin planning what changes you may want to make to your garden. Here are the hottest garden trends we are set to see this year… Bringing the Indoors Out We’ve seen this trend in more recent years and it is set to continue for the foreseeable. Making your garden area a cosy place in which to relax by using what are normally... Read More...
garden room yoga studio

All You Need To Kit Out Your Garden Room Yoga Studio

If you enjoy home yoga then you will know the importance of having the space in which to do it. The quiet, the right atmosphere, a clear floor space and somewhere for all the equipment you require. A garden room makes the perfect place for this type of exercise and in this article we are going to take a look at all you need to kit out your garden room yoga studio. Heating & Air Con A garden room can... Read More...
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