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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.

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11 Exciting Ways To Brighten Up Your Garden Building

Has your garden building seen better days? Has it all become a little bit dull and lacklustre? Have you been considering an overhaul? Then you're in luck because we have 11 fantastic ways to brighten up your garden building which will hopefully make your garden space a much more colourful and happier place! Lick of Paint If the outside of your garden building is a bit weathered the best place to start would be to brighten it all up with... Read More...
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Outbuilding Ideas Which Will Add Value to Your Property

Everybody wants their home to be worth as much as possible ready for when the time comes to sell. Once you've finished making the inside perfect, you're bound to be searching for outbuilding ideas to help increase your home's value. It's always best to build a garden outbuilding that will be of use to you while you're living at the property. Selling might only be an idea for the future, so you don't want to spend lots of money on... Read More...
outdoor wall murals for the garden

Outdoor Wall Murals For The Garden

When we think of a garden with boundaries we usually imagine brick walls, concrete walls, fences, bamboo screens and so on but why are we all so keen to stick to the 'safe' options? The garden is an extension of our home and also a place where we can allow creativity to flow. You add flair and design to your flower beds, you carefully decide which patio to go for, you colour coordinate areas to make them aesthetically pleasing and... Read More...
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Should You Build a Garden Bar?

Once everything in your house is in order, it's tempting to look for new projects. It might have crossed your mind to build a garden bar, but you might be unsure of how much use you'd get out of it. If having a bar in your garden has long been something you've dreamed of, then it's essential you build one that can be used all year round. Although a wooden freestanding bar might be the cheapest to invest in and... Read More...
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No Dining Room? No Problem When You Have A Garden Room!

Having a small house usually means that you have to compromise on certain areas in your lifestyle. Whether that's living more minimally, using storage for certain items, carefully planning where your furniture goes and never inviting anybody over for entertaining. A key room in a home for the latter is, of course, a dining room, but with more and more homes being built on smaller scales, these are often left off the plans or are incorporated with the kitchen. This... Read More...
9 Simple Steps to Help You to Get Your Garden Spring Ready

Gorgeous Garden Spaces That Upgrade Your Home

Once you've found your forever home, it's tempting to start projects to make it feel unique to you. One popular project is planning garden spaces that will enhance your home. Garden spaces themselves can be anything from a garden room to an outdoor seating area. Whatever you choose, it needs be very 'you' to help make your mark on the house of your dreams. Inspiration for Garden Spaces Whether your garden is enormous or tiny, there will be a garden... Read More...
Large garden room with storage

Can I Have a Garden Office With a Toilet and Kitchen?

This is a very common question in the world of garden room construction; can I have a garden office with a toilet and kitchen? The simple answer is usually yes. The main aspects involved are running power to the garden room for lighting, water heating and ventilation, the supply of fresh water from the mains and the removal of wastewater.  Electricity Electricity to your garden office is something that is completed with every build. All buildings require this in order... Read More...
garden office pod

7 Reasons Why a Garden Office Pod Will Benefit Your Work Life

Working from home can seem like the ultimate way to earn a living to some, but the reality is that you are often faced with problems. Problems such as, not having the space for a dedicated office, using a room which has other functions (the living room being one of the worst), the constant reminder of housework that needs attention and of course, the hustle and bustle from everybody else who lives with you. One solution that can provide an... Read More...
summer house designs

Summer House Designs – Which Kind Of Garden Building Do You Prefer?

There are tonnes of summer house designs out there, so once you've decided to invest in a summer house, it's important to choose which sort you'll go for. Depending on the space that's available, there are lots of possibilities. Think about your needs, and your vision for your summer house to help guide your decision. With so many designs available, there's something out there for everyone. Whether you want a space-saving room for enjoying afternoon tea, or a large studio... Read More...
Your small garden cabin

Want To Make The Most Of Your Small Garden? Here Are Some Tips

When you have a home with a small garden you may think that any grand ideas for it are completely off-limits due to the lack of space but with some clever planning and by using a theme that will allow your garden to flow, you can most certainly create a garden to be proud of. Making the most of a small garden doesn't have to be as hard as you may think. Allow Your Ideas To Flow First off, you... Read More...
summerhouse heating

Heating Your Summerhouse For Use All Year Round

Quite often, people mistake a summerhouse only being fit for purpose during the summer but these days, things are very, very different. Summerhouses are now built to almost the same standard as your home, they can be equipped with all the latest mod cons and they are fully insulated in order to prevent the cold from coming in and the heat escaping. So what are your summerhouse heating options and how will they work?  Summerhouse Heating Electric Heating This is... Read More...
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Is a Garden Bedroom the Best Solution for Your Needs?

A garden bedroom might seem like an extravagance, but it could be the perfect solution for house your growing family. Building an extension on your house can be both costly and messy. It's often described as difficult to live through - with the noise levels and dust being cited as the main issues.  Building a garden bedroom should be relatively hassle free. All the work is done in your garden and your main property remains untouched (meaning no dust inside... Read More...
How a Soundproof Garden Room Could Save Your Sanity

How a Soundproof Garden Room Could Save Your Sanity!

So, your child has decided to take up an instrument. Maybe the drums? Electric guitar? Something a little bit noisy that is lovely but is also causing a few issues inside the house? Yeah, we get that. You want them to have their hobbies and their dreams but listening to that practise every evening and weekend can really begin to affect the environment in the household as well as relationships with neighbours. This is precisely why a soundproof garden room... Read More...
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Lean to Garden Room vs Freestanding Summer House

Once you've decided that you're in need of a garden structure, it's time to choose whether to go for a lean to garden room, or a traditional freestanding summer house. There are pros and cons for each, and the end decision will mostly depend on your needs and budget. If you're not sure where to start, or how to compare these different garden structures, this list will compare the two and help guide your decision. Lean to Garden Room vs... Read More...
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Garden Summer House Ideas for Your Modern Garden Room

If you're planning a on building a garden room but need some inspiration, these garden summer house ideas will be right up your street. Most people feel clueless in the early stages of planning, so seeking inspiration is a must. From where to have your summer house built, to what you should out in it, these garden summer house ideas have got you covered. Garden Summer House Ideas These tips and suggestions will help you plan a garden summer house... Read More...
small garden rooms

How to Make the Most of Small Garden Rooms

Small garden rooms can easy seem cramped once furnished. The key to making the most of the space available involves careful planning and clever storage. Try to pick one use for the room and stick to it, if you're hoping to use it for more than one purpose, you're likely to run out of space much quicker. When it comes to kitting out small garden rooms, it doesn't need to be expensive. You can get by with less furniture and... Read More...
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Are Garden Rooms the Most Versatile Option for Your Property?

Garden rooms are having a moment right now. It seems like everyone is either building one, planning one or currently decorating their own. The beautiful thing about garden rooms is they can be used for anything you want, so while your neighbour is building his with a garden bar in mind, your cousin might have built her own bespoke outdoor sewing room! Great Uses for Garden Rooms The brilliant thing about building an additional room in your garden is that... Read More...
luxury garden buildings

How Can Luxury Garden Buildings Improve Your Lifestyle?

Thinking about adding something with a bit of pizzazz to your home? Want to make a bold statement in your outdoor area? Or are you longing for a retreat for you and your other half to enjoy together? Whatever it is you are looking for, we think that looking at luxury garden buildings could be the answer to a lot of your dreams. Yoga Studio Do you often dream about having a room where you can just get away from... Read More...
what to put in a summerhouse

What to Put in a Summer House

It can be difficult to know what to put in a summer house. Summer house furniture has come on leaps and bounds over the past few years, as have summer houses themselves. A lot of people will opt for a summer house these days, to create an extra room for their home - be it an office, a playroom, or an extra sitting room. The summer house has become the new trendy way to adapt your home, and let the... Read More...
how to insulate a shed

How To Insulate a Shed For Use All Year Round – Even in Winter!

If you want to use your shed all year round, you will need to fully insulate it in order to have a warm and comfortable workspace. An ordinary garden shed will be made purely from timber and a felt roof which means you will not have any protection from the cold, damp or drafts but insulating it yourself isn't as daunting as you may think. Here are our top tips on how to insulate a shed. Cheap Insulation Options To... Read More...
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