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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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Wooden Garden Buildings: 5 Ways to Use Yours When You’re a Parent

Wooden garden buildings make it onto many parents' wish lists. After all, who wouldn't want a separate room at the bottom of their garden to keep all their kids toys in? Wooden garden buildings are usually insulated, meaning that even during winter, they're still a cosy place to play. 5 Fun Uses for Wooden Garden Buildings When You're a Parent With the rising trend of giving children a more outdoorsy and rustic childhood, having a wooden building in your garden... Read More...
need extra space? Get a garden cabin

Need Extra Space? Consider A Garden Cabin

When it comes to gaining extra space we often think of a loft conversion, extension, conservatory or just simply moving house but have you ever considered getting a garden cabin instead? Not only would this give you a new room, it will also provide your garden with a new feature, it could be used for a multitude of hobbies or activities plus it may actually add value to your home. If you are in need of extra space here's how... Read More...
pink cakes on plate on white background: Garden Pavilion Afternoon Tea Ideas

3 Unique Theme Ideas for Afternoon Tea in Your Garden Pavilion

Summer is the perfect time to make use of your garden pavilion, and there is no better use than having your friends over for afternoon tea! Afternoon tea has gained huge popularity over the past few years, so the last thing you want is for your gathering to seem clichéd. Rather than serving up the basic afternoon tea that everyone will be expecting, why not choose a theme to add a little more excitement into the mix? 3 Fun Themes... Read More...
making the most of garden spaces

Making The Most Of Garden Spaces

Garden spaces are so often overlooked when it comes to updating or improving your home. We all strive to have the latest kitchen style, adding extra light to that dark room or creating unique areas within the house that will turn any guest green with envy but why is the garden always forgotten about? The outdoor space is just as much a part of your home and it should reflect that if you really want to create that wow factor.... Read More...

Contemporary Garden Rooms: A Modern Must-Have

Contemporary garden rooms are the hot new home addition that interior design enthusiasts everywhere are becoming obsessed with. It stands to reason that once the home-styling gurus have made every room in their house perfect; they need to build a new room! A contemporary garden room is the obvious choice to design from the ground up - personalised in every way. Contemporary Garden Rooms: How the Pros are Styling them The recent trend for contemporary garden rooms has exploded all... Read More...
beautiful garden studios

What Can Garden Studios Be Used For?

Garden studios are becoming an increasingly popular option when it comes to gaining more space around your home. There are so many ways in which you could use a garden room like this but today we are going to cover the studio side of things. Use Garden Studios For Art Having the space in which to keep all of your art supplies is one dream but to have an entire studio for your work? Well that's something else, isn't it?... Read More...
cheap garden rooms

Can You Really Get Cheap Garden Rooms (And Is It Worth It)?

When it comes to garden rooms most of you will probably imagine them to be highly priced and a luxury purchase that will require years of savings. However, with a wide range of options now available online, with companies offering bespoke builds to meet all of your needs and even DIY kits being an option we are here to tell you that YES, you can get cheap garden rooms. The Cheapest Option For Garden Rooms The cheapest garden room option... Read More...
An insulated shed or a purpose built summer house?

Insulated Shed vs Garden Summer House: Pros & Cons

An insulated shed might be a more common garden building than a summer house, but will it be sufficient for your needs? Any type of garden building can be useful in general terms, but if you've more specific ideas about what you'll do out there, a summer house might be a better solution. This list of pros and cons might help you decide which type of garden room will best suit you and your family. Pros & Cons of an... Read More...
Garden Studio/ pod

Why You Should Consider Getting a Garden Pod

Moving house in order to gain the extra space your family requires can be extremely costly and such a hassle. House prices have soared, more people are choosing to extend and stay put meaning the choice on the market isn't at it's best and once you've forked out for removals and estate agent fees you can be left feeling a bit deflated. If it's space you need and you don't have the room to extend, have you ever thought about... Read More...
Need extra space for a home office building

5 Creative Summer House Interiors That Are Easy to Achieve

Searching Pinterest for summer house interiors inspiration can easily steal several hours of your time. There are so many beautiful interiors ideas out there that it makes settling a style very difficult. The further you get into the Pinterest rabbit-hole, the more it dawns on you that each theme seems to have several sub-themes, making your style options impossible to choose from. If you're looking for creative summer house interiors as inspiration for your own, then look no further than... Read More...
why are timber summer houses better than insulated sheds?

5 Reasons Why Timber Buildings are Great for Hobbies

Timber buildings can be a useful addition to any home where a hobbyist resides. Hobbies are fantastic for relaxation and can bring joy to your life, as well as improve your general well-being (unless your hobby is fire eating, in which case, that's a bit risky). The only trouble with hobbies is that they can take up a bit too much room - that's where timber buildings come in. Building a timber garden room on your property can be just... Read More...
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11 Reasons You Should Invest In A Garden Room

When it comes to the idea of building a garden room, it can be tempting to weigh up the pros and cons; you might even go as far as creating a spreadsheet identifying the costs and benefits. After all, it's quite a large investment! However we're here to tell you that it's the best decision you'll ever make. Here are just some of the reasons you should invest in a garden building! A home office can change your life... 1.... Read More...
summer house interior ideas

Summer House Interior Ideas

Your summer house needs to be a space that makes you want to retreat to. A place that has your own stamp on it and one that makes you feel relaxed, calm and happy. How you achieve this will be down to your own personal taste and you will most probably have a few of your own decor preferences but to give you a helping hand we'd like to inject some fun and somewhat unique inspiration into your summer house... Read More...
little girl playing in her wooden garden building

Inventive Uses For A Wooden Cabin When You Have Kids

Once you've settled in your forever home and children have entered your life, it's time to look at getting the best out of your living space. Investing in a wooden cabin for your garden can not only help you utilise the space inside your house, but it can be the most versatile part of your property. When your family expands, it can change every aspect of your life - from the amount of room all their new belongings take up,... Read More...
Garden cabin set behind a brick retaining wall

7 Ways In Which A Garden Cabin Can Extend Your Home

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...
cleaning windows of summer garden building

Spring Cleaning Your Summer Garden Buildings from the Outside In

Summer garden buildings are a beautiful addition to any outdoor space, but as time goes on, they can begin to look a little tired. A spring clean refreshes summer garden building in no time - start from the outside and work your way in! English weather can be incredibly changeable. As a result, outbuildings can look uncared for very quickly thanks to fallen leaves clogging gutters and windows left cloudy from the rain. These six simple steps are all you... Read More...
Everything you need for your garden office shed

Everything You Need for Your Office Shed

Once you're at the stage where your office shed has been designed and built, all that's left to do is kit it out! Choosing what to put in your office shed can feel quite daunting when you're faced with a blank canvas. What kind of office chair do you need? Will it go with your dream desk? Which sort of computer is best suited to your needs? These are all questions you'll be asking (and have fun answering) when it's... Read More...
summer house plans - spring is a a great time to plan ahead

Why You Should Start Making Your Summer House Plans Now

Spring has sprung which means you've probably made a start on tending to your garden after the winter neglect. It's a great time to see what will do well again, what needs replacing, what needs a bit of TLC and to start your plans for the summer. But have you thought about making those plans extend to more than just your flowers and plants? We think this is a great time of year for a big change and adding a... Read More...
Can Insulated Garden Rooms Really Be Used All Year Round?

Can Insulated Garden Buildings Really Be Used All Year Round?

When looking to add to your home with a garden building, one question you'll most probably ask us is 'can I really use it all year round?' And the simple answer is yes you can! Long gone are the days of having your makeshift gym in the old garden shed, single-paned glass windows are a thing of the past and there certainly won't be any drafty wooden slats. Having your home office, studio or summer house built in your garden... Read More...
A contemporary garden needs modern furniture

How to Create a Low-Maintenance Contemporary Garden

Most homeowners would love a contemporary garden but believe the upkeep would be too much for them. Thankfully, contemporary gardens don't need to be high maintenance. All you need is a clear vision and the right the right products - you don't even need a huge budget! The easiest way to start your journey towards a low-maintenance contemporary garden, is to aim for a minimalist design, and build on it from there. Contemporary Garden Inspiration The following tips will help... Read More...
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