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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.

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...
summer garden rooms

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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Working from Garden Studio Rooms – Maximise Your Productivity

Garden studio rooms are great places to work from. Sadly for you, they're also great places to relax in, making it difficult not to give in to temptation.  Because garden studio rooms are often dual purpose (set up for both work and leisure) it helps to learn some behaviours that help with productivity. Working from home involves strict self management - a skill that can be learnt and built upon over time. Working from Garden Studio Rooms and Maximising Productivity... Read More...
office in the garden

How To Create Your Very Own Secret Garden

When we enter our gardens we want to be taken to another world. We look for a place to relax in, one to escape from reality, to enjoy time with loved ones and have some fun! We all have our own tastes and quirks when it comes to design but I think the child inside every single one of us has always dreamt of having their own secret garden. A garden full of wonder, holding something new with each turn,... Read More...
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How Garden Sun Rooms Can Be Good For Your Health

Everyone knows that sunlight can boost your mood, but it can be difficult to get enough. This is where garden sun rooms come in. Choosing a garden room that lets lots of light in can be great for your well-being.  Garden sun rooms are a fantastic addition to any property. Not only are they a versatile room that can have many uses, they can offer some escapism from everyday life.  If the sun is shining, you can head out to... Read More...
pool house wooden garden rooms

The Most Popular Uses for Wooden Garden Rooms

Wooden garden rooms can be a great addition to your home. Whether you've just moved into a property that already has one, or you're considering having one built, you might be undecided what to use it for. There are so many options when it comes to wooden garden rooms. Do you need something to relax in? Does it need to be functional? Would a multi-purpose room suit you better? The truth is, there is a world of possibility. All you... Read More...
can you live in a garden room

Can You Actually Live In A Garden Room? Here Are The Rules

A garden building can have a lot of uses but without proper planning permission, you cannot actually live in a garden room. If you wanted to go down this route you would need to seek specialist advice and support and will also need to declare the exact use of the building to regulators as well as any neighbours. You would need to iron out any differences with them prior to any work being started and if for whatever reason, there... Read More...
best garden rooms for entertaining

What Are The Best Garden Rooms for Entertaining?

If you love to entertain, you might pondering over the best garden rooms for entertaining in. Getting a garden room built for when you guests come over is the ultimate move for those who love to host. There are several types of garden structures available - some more permanent than others. It can be hard to decide which are the best garden rooms to go for when it comes to entertaining. How big does it need to be? Do you... Read More...
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Why Should I Consider a Garden Room Pool House?

Garden rooms are often thought of as a home office, a reading nook or an extension of the home but they really can be used for so much more and can benefit your lifestyle in a wide variety of ways. If you are fortunate enough to have a pool in your back garden, a garden room could be a real asset to this and here is why... Garden Room Pool House You may be thinking that the garden room could... Read More...
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5 Tips for Designing a Garden Room That You’ll Never Want to Leave!

Building a garden room is one thing, designing it is quite another. Every single garden room can be made unique and that all comes down to you. Your personal stamp, your ideas, your inspiration and your vision for the extension of your home. With so many beautiful interiors themes to choose from, we are all really spoilt for choice and most will fit in wonderfully with your garden room but there are some key factors that you should also consider... Read More...
Oak garden rooms

Oak Garden Rooms vs Timber Cladding Garden Rooms

Oak garden rooms can make a beautiful addition to your property, but are they the best option? Would a garden room made of timber cladding better suit your needs? Aesthetically, oak garden rooms can create a gorgeous rustic look, but the upkeep and cost can be something else! Often, where oak garden rooms can spring to mind as a solution for your extra space needs, timber cladding rooms can be a better fit. Garden rooms made from timber cladding will... Read More...
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