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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.

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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Tips for Setting Up a Man Cave Garden Cabin

Tips for Setting Up a Man Cave Garden Cabin

Setting up a man cave garden cabin is relatively easy. It's likely you'll only need a few creature comforts to create the ideal man cave in your garden. If you have an existing garden room, your job will be even easier! Some garden rooms lend themselves better to creating a little getaway spot than others. Basic wooden sheds, for example, have long been a place of solace for the 'man of the house', but these structures tend to be very... Read More...
Why A Garden Room Makes The Ideal Therapist’s Office

Why A Garden Room Makes The Ideal Therapist’s Office

With the rise in popularity of garden rooms, especially in the last year, we are hearing more and more about how people are utilising this space in their everyday lives including for work. We often simply imagine this being set up as an office space for somebody who needs a quiet place to take phone calls and to work on their computer but what if your chosen career involves having patients or clients? Could this be the right environment for... Read More...
Get Inspired With Garden Room Decor Ideas From Around the World

Get Inspired With Garden Room Decor Ideas From Around the World

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with garden room decor ideas - after all, the decorating possibilities are endless! If you're looking for a clear theme, or simple-to-achieve interior inspiration, then you've come the right place. Your outdoor office space (or sitting room) doesn't need to be drab, just because it's compact. It's easy to dress up a small space with on-trend furniture and accessories - you just need to know what trend to follow. Garden Room Decor from Around the... Read More...
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6 Amazing Air Purifying Plants For Your Garden Room

The air quality inside of your home or even your garden room is something that we should all be focussing on. With air pollution entering via doors, windows or vents, did you know that this could lead to very poor air quality which can have an impact on your health? Headaches, allergies, lethargy and so on can all become worse if the air inside your home isn’t regulated but how can you do this? In one very natural and simple... Read More...
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Can A Garden Room Be Used For Your Beauty Business?

Having your own beauty business can be both rewarding and satisfying but it can also become very costly when you are in charge of all of your own overheads or when you have to cover your travel and so on. However, there is one way of ticking every box and that’s by using a garden room for your business needs. A Dedicated Space A modern garden room will provide the right amount of space whether you are a nail technician,... Read More...
Outbuilding conversion ideas: A garden home office shed with computer

Outbuilding Conversion Ideas to Suit Your Lifestyle

This list of outbuilding conversion ideas will inspire you to transform your garden buildings into a special place you can fall in love with. Moving into a home that already has outbuildings can be both a blessing and a challenge. On one hand, the extra space can be a real boon. On the other hand, you might have a lot of work ahead of you to turn your outbuilding into a garden room you can use. Your outbuilding conversion project... Read More...
Get a new look Ways to decorate a garden room for spring

Get a new look: Ways to decorate a garden room for spring

Many people neglect their garden rooms over winter; the lure of the outside isn't as strong when there is snow settling in the garden and rain pelting against the windows, even if the garden building is fully insulated and has heating. However when spring is on its way, it might be time to decorate your garden room; here are some ideas! How to decorate a garden room A new coat of paint is always a great way to refresh or... Read More...
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Lockdown Living Leads To Huge Increase In Demand For Garden Rooms

This week the BBC reported on the increase in demand in garden rooms and it’s not hard to see why. With more people working from home, kids needing space to homeschool, adults requiring a place in which to exercise and/or relax, a garden room can provide for all of these needs. With some companies seeing a whopping 300% rise in sales let’s take a look at what is being said, why they are beneficial and why they are helping. Working... Read More...
Tips for Creating a Family Friendly Garden During Lockdown

Tips for Creating a Family Friendly Garden During Lockdown

Spending long days at home cooped up indoors, can take its toll on most people after a while, especially for those with young children at home. Having a nice family friendly garden that you can enjoy when the weather is nice can be a lifesaver. While it may seem like you need to put a lot of work in initially to get it looking just right, there is no denying you can reap the rewards year after year if you... Read More...
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