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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.

Eco Friendly Solutions for Sustainable, Green Garden Rooms

Eco Friendly Solutions for Sustainable, Green Garden Rooms

With the ever-present climate crisis looming over, it’s down to all of us to do as much as we can to battle its effects. One small way in which our actions can help is to look at green garden rooms. Despite the size of a garden room, you’d be surprised just how much of a difference can be made just by swapping out some simple items. Eco Solutions for Green Garden Rooms It’s easy to forget about the impact that... Read More...
Cedar Red Wood Cladding

Cedar Red Wood Cladding Is The Perfect Exterior For Your Garden Room

A garden room should ideally enhance the appearance of its surroundings which is why choosing the right exterior finish is so important. Here at Modern Garden Rooms, most of our rooms come with stunning cedar red cladding and we are going to look at why we chose this material right now… Style There is no denying that this finish looks sleek, stylish and also rustic all at once making cedar red wood cladding a perfect choice for a building like... Read More...
garden room with shed

Garden Rooms with Shed Storage

Garden room with shed storage – can I have both? If you are sold on the idea of a bespoke garden room but find yourself being held back by the niggling worry that you won’t have anywhere to store your garden tools or the family bikes, then fear not – you can have both by adding shed storage to your garden room design! A single ‘garden room with shed’ solution means that you don’t need to comprise on your desire... Read More...
5 Ways a Garden Outhouse Room Can Help Improve Your Well-Being

5 Ways a Garden Outhouse Room Can Help Improve Your Well-Being

We know how a garden outhouse room can help you out physically but have you wondered how it could help to improve your well-being? Let’s take a peek… A Space for You Sometimes the household can all go too much, can’t it? The hustle and bustle, the phone going, the kids running about, the mess… How many times do you wish you had a tranquil place to retreat to just for a short time in order to breathe? Well, with... Read More...
add value to your home

Garden Features That Add the Most Value to Your Home

When it comes to improving your home in order to add value to it, we often look at the interior decor and opt to paint the walls a lighter colour to give the illusion of space, update the bathroom to give a modern feel, install real wooden flooring to make the whole home feel more decadent but how about the garden? Why are our outdoor spaces so often overlooked? Gardens are becoming far more popular home features, so don’t miss... Read More...
How To Create a Relaxing Garden Room for Summer

How To Create a Relaxing Garden Room for Summer

Summer is here, the schools are just about to break up and the sun has been shining making everything feel that little bit brighter. Things have felt very hectic, out of sorts and full on for far too long now so trying to find a great way to relax at home is at the top of most people’s lists right now and what better way to do that than with a gorgeous garden room in your own back yard? With... Read More...
Three Quick And Fabulous Ways To Get A Summer Garden

Three Quick And Fabulous Ways To Get A Summer Garden

Get summer garden ready! If you’re looking for a great way to spruce up your garden this summer, you need to look no further. If you haven’t given much thought to your garden recently, it’s time for a transformation – it would be a mistake to let the summer pass you by without investing in a few upgrades. Here are four simple and quick upgrades you can do now to give you the ultimate summer garden. 1. Repair Damage Caused... Read More...
Granny Annexe

Granny Annexe

Bespoke Granny Annexes & Garden Rooms There are many reasons why you may be considering adding a granny annexe to your property. As the name suggests, if you have an elderly relative who needs extra care and attention, a granny annexe can be the perfect solution. A self-contained living space in your garden that is designed and built to include essential amenities such as a kitchen, bathroom and living area, allows you to provide supported living and care for your... Read More...
planting around your garden room

Planting Around Your Garden Room

A garden room can make a wonderful focal point in any garden but to really set it off you may want to consider adding plants and flowers around it to make it ‘pop’. Planting around your garden room may seem a little confusing or daunting but once you choose the right combinations and when these begin to come into their own, you’ll really see the benefits. Where to Begin To begin with, think of this space as an extra border... Read More...
garden room gym dumbells

The Best Compact Equipment For a Garden Room Gym

Creating a garden room gym is a fantastic way to make sure that you never have any excuse not to work out. With everything you need just at the end of your garden, and no waiting for somebody else to finish before you can start, you can exercise at whatever time you like. Unless your garden room is the same size as your old membership gym though, you’re unlikely to be able to fit all of the equipment that you’ve... Read More...
Don't Suffer This Summer: How To Make Cool Garden Rooms

Don’t Suffer This Summer: How To Make Cool Garden Rooms

With heatwaves on the horizon and temperatures rising year on year, many of us are looking to invest in cool garden rooms to relax in. We all love to get out of the house when the weather’s good, even if it’s just to enjoy our gardens, but occasionally the heat can get just a little too much for us. That’s when a little shady retreat really comes into its own. They’re especially useful for young children or elderly relatives who... Read More...
garden must haves

5 Garden Must-Haves To Check Out This Year

We are now halfway through 2022 and it is already very clear what is hot and what’s not for the garden. With outdoor space being more valued since lockdown and people becoming more and more interested in gardening let’s take a look at the 5 garden must-haves for this year… Outdoor Cinema The lighter and warmer evenings make for a great new way to enjoy a film. Outdoor cinemas feel like such a treat, don’t they? And with more projectors,... Read More...
Ultimate Gaming Room

How To: Tips For Creating The Ultimate Gaming Room

Here at Modern Garden Rooms, we come across many uses for our outdoor buildings but one that is on the increase is the gaming room. Online gaming has really grown in popularity and we have seen this in the form of games that allow the users to connect to others, play together and talk to one another with one of the most successful being Fortnite. These games speak to users of all ages and helped a lot of people through... Read More...
Executive Garden Pod

Kitting Out Your Micro Garden Office

So you’ve finally had your micro garden office built. It’s sturdy, pristine, and looks great from the outside. Without the right equipment inside it though, all you actually have is a luxury shed. Don’t be tempted to shove your old, battered desk in there; if you’re going to be putting in the hours in your new office, you’ll need to create a pleasant environment to work in. Put a little effort into the aesthetic now, and you’ll find you have... Read More...
Gardening During a Heatwave

It’s Hot Out There! Top Tips for Gardening During a Heatwave

Phew, what a scorcher! When it’s hot outside like it has been recently, it it a great time to be outside enjoying the garden. But what should you be doing to keep your garden happy? Is gardening during a heatwave a bad idea? Tips for gardening during a heatwave Here are our top tips to ensure that you can look after your garden, including the lawn and borders during the hot weather and keep it looking fabulous even during a... Read More...
The Four Top Garden Buildings You Should Consider

The Four Top Garden Buildings You Should Consider

Are you looking out at your garden and thinking it is missing something? Do you want to make more of the space but just don’t know how? Here are 4 top garden buildings we think you should consider. Conservatory A conservatory has long been a popular choice for many homeowners. The biggest draw is that it isn’t quite an extension and it isn’t quite a garden room, it’s that little bit in between. Because of this, you get a wonderful... Read More...
Garden Yoga Studio

Garden Yoga Studio

How to Create the Perfect Garden Yoga Studio If you're looking for a serene and peaceful environment to practice yoga, consider installing a garden yoga studio. Garden yoga rooms can provide the perfect setting for your yoga practice and can also be great places to host yoga classes or workshops. Here are some tips for creating the perfect garden yoga studio in your own backyard: Choose the right location for your garden yoga room The location of your garden yoga... Read More...
more space in your home

Garden Craft Room

Using your garden craft room as a creative outlet A garden craft room can be a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and enjoy some peace and quiet while you create beautiful things. It can be a very therapeutic space to escape to when you need some time to yourself, or even a practical space to make a living from your craft. Whether you are nurturing a creative hobby or creating an outdoor... Read More...
Garden Cinema Room

Garden Cinema Room

The Perfect Garden Cinema Room Setup: What You Need to Know If you love movies and want to create the perfect home cinema experience, then a garden room is the ideal spot. With a few simple additions, you can transform your garden room into a theatre for private screenings of your favourite movies and binge-able television shows. Here's what you need to do to create the ultimate garden cinema room: Choose the right location for your garden cinema room. Ideally,... Read More...
garden outbuildings

Seven Different And Exciting Uses For Garden Outbuildings

Garden outbuildings have become an incredibly popular addition to the home and with good reason. Outbuildings are an excellent and relatively inexpensive way of adding extra space to your home without time-consuming extensions or the need for planning permission. What is more, garden outbuildings can be incredibly versatile and meet a variety of needs.  So if you are limited by space, finances or willingness but still want to reap the benefits that a garden outbuilding can provide here are some... Read More...
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