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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.

7 Climbing Plants That Could Transform The Look of Your Garden Cabin

7 Climbing Plants That Could Transform The Look of Your Garden Cabin

A garden cabin is a great addition to your garden but it can easily stick out if you don't try and merge it in with the rest of your outdoor space. A good start in ensuring your new build ties in nicely is by adding wood cladding, by having window boxes full of stunning flowers and an array of plant pots on the decking but another area you could focus on would be to bring greenery to the exterior walls.... Read More...
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Convert Your Shed Into An Upcycling Studio With These Simple Steps

The garden shed has long been the place to store items that you don't need to hand or a place to house garden tools but it can and it should be so much more than that. With busy lifestyles, we all need to have a place where we can unwind, a place to have a hobby or just to escape from the real world and the shed can be the perfect place for this. It can literally be transformed into... Read More...
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Luxury Garden Sheds: Revamp or Replace?

Luxury garden sheds have been a hot topic in recent years. Ever since the TV show Amazing Spaces ran a Shed of the Year special people have gone mad for impressive garden structures.  Entrants of the Shed of the Year contests have provided inspiration for many a clever shed owner. Even if you don't have your sights set on winning any competitions in the near future, a luxury or interesting shed is a great project to work on. The wonderful... Read More...
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Tropical Cocktails to Serve in Your Home Garden Bar

Having a home garden bar is the ultimate luxury. It's the perfect place to entertain your friends and make delicious drinks that you probably wouldn't get down your local. A hot UK summer can make you feel like you're on holiday abroad, so why not go with the flow? Invite your friends round to you home garden bar for a tropical taste test by serving up some cocktails that transport you to the sunny side of the world. Tropical Cocktails... Read More...
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5 Popular Workouts You Can Do From Your Garden Gym

Making time to workout can be such a juggle. When you work, have children, have hobbies and other activities that you enjoy, finding a workout class that will suit the times that you are free, as well as your needs, can be hard. So, why not make the space and the time at home? By adding a garden gym to your outdoor space you could workout as often as you like and at any time of day. Here are 5... Read More...
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Clever Tech for Your Home Garden Office

There is no reason why your home garden office should be a modest affair. Working from home doesn't mean holding back on the gadgets - quite the opposite. Working from home means you've got the freedom to create the exact environment that you want. I makes sense to make life easier with the latest tech and gadgets. Gone are the days when working from home meant being frugal and keeping things basic. A few years ago that might have been... Read More...
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Make the Most of Your Shed Room With These Space Saving Hacks

Having a shed room can be a real boost to your home. An extra room on your property give you more space to spread out. Whether you use it for storage, with the aim of keeping your home clutter-free, or choose to give it a more active function such as a sitting room or office, it's important to be savvy with your space. A shed room is usually an enclosed room in your garden. It might be more of a... Read More...
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Working From Home? It May Be Time To Invest In A Garden Room!

Since Coronavirus hit, working from home has become the new norm and for many people, this may become a permanent fixture. Many companies are realising the benefits of their staff working from home– money-saving, better for the environment, flexible working– and if home working becomes your new normal, you are going to need a better place to work from than the spare bedroom! If your garden space allows, perhaps it is time to invest in a garden room? A Quiet... Read More...
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Medium Garden Ideas: Tips for Enhancing Your Medium-Sized Garden

Medium garden ideas are becoming a hot topic once again as the weather changes. Medium-sized gardens are incredibly common, so there's a lot of inspiration out there. So much so, in fact, that it could be quite easy to become overwhelmed.  The best way to keep on track and not get swept away in a sea of information is to stay focused on how you want to improve your garden. If you're looking for a large project you can complete... Read More...
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How A Garden Room Can Boost Your Family’s Wellbeing

We all know that the outdoors can truly benefit our health and wellbeing. The great outdoors can bring exercise, fresh air, provide you with much needed vitamin D, lower your blood pressure, calm you and boost your energy levels. When we are at home, many of us fall into routines which include sitting in front of a TV, playing video games, scrolling on our phones and laying down but what if you could enjoy your outdoor space so much more?... Read More...
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5 Practical Uses for the Outside Rooms on Your Property

Outside rooms on your property can be a real boon. Not only do they create space inside your home by allowing you to spread out into the garden, they also provide a change of scenery without you having leave your property.  If you're thinking of having a garden room built, or you already have unused outside rooms then it's time to think about how you'd use them.  5 Practical Uses for the Outside Rooms on Your Property There are so... Read More...
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Inspiration for Garden Dens – The Room to Keep You Smiling

Garden dens are great for helping you step back from your everyday life and get away without going away. Everybody needs chance to escape, and setting up a den in your garden room can really help. One of the best things about garden dens is that you can use them for anything! A den in your garden can be set up for any hobby or pastime and can be changed along with your interests. So if you like to submerge... Read More...
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How To Inject Some Colour Into Your Garden

Your garden should be a happy place, a space that immediately makes you smile and somewhere you can retreat to for sanctuary at the end of a busy day. So, how do you achieve that? As humans, we are all drawn to colours and for each of us, particular colours will have meanings and will make us feel better. Some of us may like bright, summery colours, others like cooler tones and some like pastel shades, but when it comes... Read More...
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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...
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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...
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