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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.

Cheap garden rooms - how they can save your sanity

How Cheap Garden Rooms Can Save Your Sanity

Cheap garden rooms can be a real sanity saver - especially you feel like you're running out of room in your home. They can provide extra space for relaxing, working or entertaining guests, making them an affordable alternative to building an extension on your house. This list of how cheap garden rooms can save your sanity will show you how much you need to invest in one. A clutter-free haven Clutter usually manages to infiltrate most homes, and once it's... Read More...
wooden garden buildings: Ideas for your Outdoor Playroom

Garden Room Ideas for your Outdoor Playroom

Decorating a playroom is both exciting and daunting. You want to create a space that will foster your children's imagination, but you need it to be practical as well as fun. Garden room ideas for playrooms are few and far between, but the reality is, summer houses are different to indoor rooms. Usually your summer house will be a regular square or oblong shape, whereas indoor rooms tend to come in a variety of shapes. This makes it easier to... Read More...
Decking/patio area - best use of garden spaces

5 Ways to Create the Perfect Modern Garden

A modern garden is a must-have for contemporary living. Although the interior of your home is important, the garden is where you can really impress. The trouble is, there are so many impressive-looking garden additions on the market these days, meaning it can be difficult to tell what you should spend your money on, and what will turn out to be an expensive one-month-wonder. Below are some suggestions to help you turn your outdoor space into a fantastic, modern setting... Read More...
Designing Your New Garden Room

Design Your New Garden Room Easily With Our New 3D Online ShedView Building Tool!

How to use the new ShedView online building tool to design the perfect garden room. There are two main questions that people tend to have when enquiring about our range of modern garden buildings. Firstly, how much can they alter the design of the garden room to suit their needs, and secondly, how much will their new garden building cost? The new ShedView online garden room building tool means that you can quickly and easily design a garden room, summer... Read More...
5 Ways to Practice Hygge in Your Insulated Summer House

5 Ways to Practice Hygge in Your Insulated Summer House

An insulated summer house is the perfect space to practice Hygge - a Danish concept with a strong focus on cosiness. Hygge (pronounced 'hoo-ga') is so much more than wearing some woolly socks whilst sipping a hot cup of tea. It doesn't translate into just one English word because it's a concept that touches on the many factors that contribute to human comfort. The over-arching theme of Hygge is that however you practice it, it should help improve your well-being... Read More...
A garden summer house

The Ideal Home Office: Freelancers Tell Us What They Dream Of!

Working from your sofa is less than ideal, but a lot of freelancers do it. Although a home office is a luxury that many people who work from home lust after, a lot of people haven't got the space in their homes and haven't considered how easy and reasonably priced a garden home office can be! We asked some freelancers to describe their dream home office. I’ve always liked the idea of having a garden home office. The garden has... Read More...
garden room ideas from around the world

Garden Room Ideas from Around the World

It’s easy to become overwhelmed with garden room 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 Ideas from Around the World... Read More...
Cheap garden rooms: A garden home office shed with computer

Kitting Out Your Garden Office Shed

You've built your dream garden office shed and can finally forget about the commute, work the hours that suit you and set up the business you've always wanted. To transform your shed into a fabulous office space may take some careful planning and a little bit of time but once you get there, it will all be so worth it! Here are some of our top tips for kitting out your garden office shed Desk Ok, it's an obvious one to begin... Read More...
Plants for garden offices

Garden Offices: 3 Indoor Plants to Bring the Outside In

Garden offices can sometimes feel a little too practical. In the urgency of setting up the outdoor room and get it functioning as an office, the finishing touches can often be overlooked. Fortunately it's easy to add character to garden offices; all you need is a smattering of plants! By choosing an indoor plant or two you can brighten up an otherwise bland workspace. The trick when buying plants is to research which plants are best for where you'll be... Read More...
Summer Houses for Sale

Looking For Summer Houses For Sale? Here Are Some Things You Need To Consider

When looking to buy a summer house, your thoughts may immediately go to the costs involved, but there is so much more you need to take into consideration. Here are our top things to consider when looking at summer houses for sale. Find a Reputable Seller Shop around to find a reputable seller. Look at their website at the kind of summer houses they have for sale online, check the reviews on their site and then double check those across... Read More...
Garden cabins for winter too!

Think Garden Buildings Are Only For Summer? Think Again!

Many people think of garden buildings as a luxury that they can only enjoy during the glorious summer months of the year, but think again! Our ethos is that a garden room should be seen and used as an extension of your home. Garden buildings can and should be used all year round. No matter what function you choose, your garden building will be kitted out so that you can get the most use you possibly can! Insulation Each and... Read More...
must have tech for your garden office pod

Must-Have Tech for Your Garden Office Pod

When your garden office pod is finally finished, all that's left to do is kit it out with the latest must-haves for an office in your home. Keeping up-to-date with occupation-relevant technology can be a minefield. When you're looking to spend a lot of money on items that are essential to the professionalism of your business, you need to be sure you're not being dazzled by flash-looking products that aren't user friendly. Must-Have Tech for Your Garden Office Pod The... Read More...

6 Creative Uses for Garden Pods

When you buy garden pods, it can be difficult to decide exactly what you'll use it for. If you've bought it because it looks wonderful in your garden (and I wouldn't blame you!), but you only have a vague idea about how you'll spend your time in it, these creative suggestions are exactly what you need. These 6 creative uses for a garden pod are bound to get the cogs of your imagination turning. If you're a creative soul who... Read More...
Art studio in the garden: Why a garden studio could be just what you need

A Garden Studio: Why a Garden Room is The Perfect Place to be Creative

When it comes to garden cabins, most people immediately imagine them as summer houses or office spaces but they can be used for so much more. The space can be whatever you make it and with a little imagination, you could transform your cabin into a tranquil garden studio in which you can let your creative juices run free! This is why we think you should consider a garden studio: Dedicated Space Having an entire area dedicated solely to your... Read More...
Garden summer house ideas

Ideas For Your New Summer House

Dreaming of a new summer house? Here are some summer house tips and ideas to get you started! A garden summer house can bring so much joy to you and your family. It not only gives you and your family more space, but it can also provide you with a dedicated space; for a hobby, relaxation, entertaining or for just simply sitting and enjoying the warmth in the summer months. With so many options for design, decor, theme and ornamental... Read More...
How to decorate your garden log cabin

4 Great Ideas for Decorating Garden Log Cabins

Garden log cabins can be an exciting way to embark on a creative interior design adventure. There are thousands of possible ways to style your log cabin, but this can be a little overwhelming when trying to decide on a theme. The trick is to remember to keep it simple. A new log cabin will be a blank canvas, perfect for making your mark. However it can be easy to get caught up in adding to the decor in dribs... Read More...
a gym in your garden cabin

Seven Great Reasons To Have Your Gym In A Garden Cabin

An at-home gym in your garden cabin could be just what you need to get fit this year! Traditionally, getting and staying fit would entail signing up to a costly gym membership. You would then have to venture out in all weathers - perhaps 3-4 times a week to make the most of it - and make time in your life for working out among long commutes, longer work days and family life. So, what is the solution? If you... Read More...
Reading in your new garden cabin

A Garden Summer House: The Ultimate Relaxing Retreat

Modern life is nothing if not hectic, which is why people have started making relaxation a priority. It's no surprise that garden summer house sales have increased for precisely this reason. Having a garden building separate from your house is perfect because you can sneak off and relax, closing yourself off to the chores and the distractions of the house; the ultimate luxury. Why should you choose a garden summer house? If your life is very busy (and perhaps a... Read More...
Garden rooms can easily be used as a garden playrooms

Garden Playrooms: Kick Your Kids Out Of The House!

Garden playrooms are becoming a popular choice for parents. Having a separate building for the children's playroom may seem strange at first, but relocating the toys and the noise out of the house isn't such a bad idea. Why are parents moving towards garden playrooms? Several reasons! If you've been keeping up with the news, you'll probably have seen talk of the Netflix series. 'Tidying up with Marie Kondo' which encourages organisation and decluttering. You start by giving away or... Read More...

8 Reasons To Get A Garden Home Office

With working from home full or part time is becoming more common, it's no wonder that sales of insulated garden offices are increasing.Whether you're a freelancer, or taking advantage of the flexibility offered by your employers, there are so many good reasons to choose home working and you can't beat having a dedicated work space such as a garden office. If you've been thinking about getting a garden office, but haven't quite made the decision yet, here are eight reasons... Read More...
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