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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.

Garden Room Ideas

Bring The Outside In With These Garden Room Ideas

When it comes to tying your garden room in perfectly with your garden, the most effective and beautiful way of doing this is by bringing the outside in. Basing your interior design on the inspiration that is already around you will give you a seamless connection between these two spaces and will allow you to enjoy your outdoor look even when sat inside. Here are our garden room ideas to help you to bring the outside in. Earthy Tones By... Read More...

5 Ways To Style Out Your Garden Room On A Budget

Building a garden room is one thing, decorating the inside is quite another. This is your space to design and get creative with but if you have a limited budget how can you make it as good as you have dreamt about? You can still achieve that look you just need to look for a different path to take. Here are our 5 ways to style out your garden room on a budget! Buy Secondhand Buying secondhand used to be... Read More...
office in the garden

Office in The Garden? A Dream Come True For Entrepreneurs!

Considering an office in the garden? It's the perfect place to run a business! Every entrepreneur knows that if you're serious about your business, you need somewhere serious to work from. Whether you commandeer a spare room, rent commercial office space or even re-purpose your shed, a dedicated business space is a must. An office of your own means your business has its own space to expand. Shared areas might save money but they can cause problems. For instance, files... Read More...
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Gardening Around Your Garden Cabin in The Summer

Summer is the time for your garden to come into full bloom. It is the time when everything comes to life and you begin to see your outdoor space buzzing with life but how do you create a beautiful garden that you can enjoy all summer and how do you incorporate your gardening around your garden cabin? Here we take a look at some simple tips to help you on your way to creating an idyllic space. The Lawn Before... Read More...
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Transform Your Garden Room into a Modern Home Office

A modern home office is a dream come true for many business owners who work from home. It's not unusual to set up a business that you can do entirely from home, or work in an office that allows work-from-home days. Whatever the reason your daily grind is in your home, there's no denying you need your own space. It's more common now than it ever has been to have a garden room. They're a cheaper and easier to build... Read More...
5 Great Flooring Ideas for Your New Garden Room - rug on laminate

5 Great Flooring Ideas for Your New Garden Room

Choosing a flooring type for your garden room is just as important as choosing one for your home. You want this extension of your garden to be comfortable, to be welcoming, to suit your own design tastes and also functional. Here we take a look at 5 flooring ideas that can really work for your new garden room. Laminate Flooring Laminate is probably one of the most popular and also the most durable options for your garden room. Gone are... Read More...
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Office Sheds Are a Versatile Option for a Garden Room

Office sheds don't need to be used for all work and no play. In fact, they can be used for anything you like - making them a great option for a garden room! Other garden outbuildings can be quite restrictive. Traditional garages and sheds tend to be low on natural light and cold during the winter months. In contrast, old-style wooden summer houses let in lots of light, but are known for having only a small amount of floor space. ... Read More...
Luxe garden rooms

Luxe Garden Rooms – Take Your Garden Room to Next Level Luxury

Luxe garden rooms are the next home must-have. In the past, conservatories were the hottest home accessories. Once the shine of a conservatory had worn off, hot tubs were the next big thing.  As trends have moved on (and WiFi has gained a further reach) garden rooms have become increasingly popular. More specifically: luxe garden rooms. Perhaps it's the rise of influencer culture in our Instagram feeds, or the desire for our own little corner of luxury in our homes.... Read More...
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How to Create a Family Friendly Garden During Lockdown

Spending long days at home cooped up indoors can take its toll on most people's mental health after a while, especially if you have children at home. Having a family friendly garden which you can enjoy when the weather is nice can be an absolute lifesaver. While it may seem like you need to put in a lot of work in initially, there is no denying you can reap the rewards year after year if you put in a little... Read More...
English cottage garden

How You Can Create a Typical English Cottage Garden

Garden themes come and go just as interior themes can do. The thing with an interior is that you can alter this far more easily than you can a garden which is why it is so important to either choose a theme that you know you will love for years to come or choose one that is timeless. The most popular, the most pretty and the most charming of garden themes that never goes out of fashion has to be... Read More...
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Are Luxe Garden Rooms Suitable for Home Beauty Businesses?

Many professionals in the beauty industry are keen to branch out on their own, but setting up a salon can be costly. Luxe garden rooms are becoming a popular alternative for those who love the idea of becoming their own boss (but don't love the price tag of renting a salon). The beauty industry is made up of thousands of small businesses. It seems a common goal is to become your own boss once you've qualified in your field. While... Read More...
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Seven Essentials to Make Your Small Garden Bar The Place to be

A small garden bar is a real bonus and can be used all year round. Setting up your garden outbuilding as a fully functional bar creates a fantastic place to entertain friends. If space is limited, concentrate on getting the essentials for an authentic bar experience.  Whether you like to get experimental with cocktails, or beers of the world is more your scene, the devil is in the detail. You small garden bar needs more than just somewhere to sit... Read More...
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How To Landscape Around Your New Garden Building

Once work on your new garden room is complete. your outdoor space may look a little drab in comparison. Many people fully plan out their new build but don't think to incorporate the full overall look of their outdoor space which is why we have decided to give you a few ideas on how to landscape your garden around your new garden building. Pathway The first thing you may want to consider is your access to your new garden room... Read More...
Gorgeous Garden House Design for a Perfect Summer Hideaway

Gorgeous Garden House Design for a Perfect Summer Hideaway

Garden house design needs to be at the top of your to do list if you want your decorating done for summer. If you've already got a garden outbuilding, then half of your work is done! Otherwise, if you're looking to have a summer house built, this is the best time to consider design and decor.  Updating a summer house that's already on your property is a fun project to take on in spring. It gives you plenty of time... Read More...
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Summer Garden Rooms: Enjoying Your Summer House in Every Season

Summer garden rooms give the impression that they're for one season only. Traditionally, that used to be the case.  A summer house was so called because it was only really warm enough to use it in the summer. As the building of garden structures has become more advanced, these garden rooms have become a popular place to relax in all year round.  Rather than considering them only as summer garden rooms, it's time to consider their uses in every season.... Read More...
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5 Signs That It’s Time For A Garden Shed Upgrade

The common garden shed. It's seen us through the years, hasn't it? From storage to dumping ground, man cave to potting area but is it now starting to look a little worse for wear? Is it no longer functional? It may well be time for an upgrade to a modern garden room and we are here to show you what that could look like... Leaking Roof A leaking roof is the last thing you need from your garden shed. This... Read More...
easy exercises you can do in your garden gym

Ten easy beginners’ exercises for your garden gym

Yes, gyms are currently shut, but it doesn't mean that you have to give up exercising altogether, and if you've never exercised then now is the perfect time to start. Why not do a work out in your garden gym? But I don't have a garden gym! Actually, all you need is a bit of space. If you have a garden building, you can easily convert it into a garden gym with minimal effort. Or if the weather is good,... Read More...
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11 Fun Things To Transform Your Garden Shed Into

Do you dream of having that perfect quiet place to retreat to? A room for a hobby or for relaxation? Just far enough away from home that you can pop back in easily, yet far enough away to have a little escapism. This little place may already be somewhere you have but may be completely overlooked by you. The garden shed. Usually it's the structure that holds the garden tools, the junk from the house and trinkets you can't let... Read More...
Turn Your Home Office Buildings Into A Relaxing Outdoor Home Yoga Studio

Turn Your Garden Room Into A Relaxing Outdoor Home Yoga Studio

If you're missing yoga, then why not DIY your own outdoor home yoga studio? Yoga is a brilliant hobby for both your body and mind, encouraging fitness and muscle strength as well as calm and relaxation. With all gyms and yoga studios being closed right now, many people will be thinking about doing yoga at home; there are dozens of YouTube videos which can show you how. However one of the most important aspects of yoga is being able to... Read More...
composite garden rooms

The Top 10 Things You Need To Know About Garden Rooms

When thinking about building your own garden room you will initially have a lot of questions that you want answered. As expert designers and builders of garden rooms, we know the most common queries so thought we would provide you with all of the information in the form of this one article. 1. What are the building regulations required? As long as your chosen design falls within the permitted development rules that your room will be no higher than 2.5... Read More...
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