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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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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...
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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...
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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...

What’s a Garden Room?

A Garden room is a great way to create more space in your home and make better use of your garden. You won’t believe the uses they can be put to; from spas and games rooms to workshops and offices. At a mere fraction of the cost of an extension or conservatory, you could get yourself a stylish, modern and completely personalised wooden garden room, that will add thousands to the value of your property and be the pride of... Read More...

The Most Awesome Things About Working From Home

Many of us around the world are becoming more attracted to the idea of working from home, and rightfully so when you consider the plethora of benefits – Just ask the 5% who are actually willing to break up with their spouse just to be able to work from home! 82% of telecommuters reported lower stress levels when working from home, which in turn has correlated to a 69% decrease in absenteeism – just one example of how a better... Read More...
What Your Interior Design Taste Says About You

What Your Interior Design Taste Says About You

Just like the clothes we wear, home decor and interior design trends come and go, but instead of choosing a style based on such trends, you might find that styling your home based on your personality can make it feel more "you". The way you decorate your home says a lot about who you are and your personality. It can help you understand your preferences, personal style and also help identify how you can make changes to your current decor.... Read More...

37 Inspiring Design Quotes to Live By

Quotes are a fantastic way to spark emotion and change within one another and change our perspectives on certain situations. Whether you're redesigning a room or figuring out a new career path - the quotes we’ve gathered below can be used for inspiration to kick start your projects, as a pick me up if your life seems off-track, to mend a broken relationship, or to even reinvigorate your passion for an old hobby — whatever you’re needing to live a fulfilling... Read More...

Top 22 Interior Design and Gardening Blogs to Follow

Whether you're an active member of the Pinterest and Instagram community, or you're open to exploring new and exciting blogs related to all things interior and garden - with our roundup of talented bloggers you'll never be stuck for new inspiration to follow. Bloggers are perfect for finding new and inspiring material. With a quick swipe on your smartphone you can open yourself up to a world of interior and garden enthusiasts with excellent taste, who can inspire you to... Read More...

24 Ways You Can Add Value To Your Property

Your home is probably one of the biggest investments you'll ever make, so adding features or maintaining what you already own is very important. Adding value to your property doesn't need to be a complicated or costly venture. If you want to work your way up the property ladder to purchase your dream home, it's useful to know about ways you can increase your own property's value to get the most out of a sale. Even the smallest changes around... Read More...

Home and Garden Trend Predictions for 2018

With the new year upon us and an abundance of trends throughout 2017 - we were very keen to speak to a range interior designers, landscapers and gardeners about what we should expect to see in 2018. The voices in our experts roundup range across the UK and all offer a variety of answers to suit even the most particular of tastes. Read on to see what the experts have to say in refreshing your home and garden decor this... Read More...

How a Garden Gym Can Revolutionise Your Training

Why Having a Garden Gym can Revolutionise your Lifestyle Whilst we’re a top choice for a new garden office or art studio - one of the most popular uses for our modern garden rooms is that of a home garden gym. With more and more people taking an interest in fitness and their own health, it is an investment in which the returns can be priceless for your health and wellbeing. UK gym membership spending is up by 44%, especially with... Read More...

How To Make Your Garden Room Airbnb Friendly

With Airbnb being an incredibly popular choice for tourists, it offers the opportunity to live like a local and experience the spatial and exterior architecture of your chosen destination – giving you an authentic experience. The most popular reason for choosing Airbnb is its value for money compared to a hotel (and sometimes even a hostel!) – So it’s no wonder hosts are becoming more creative with their properties and turning their extra space into additional income. There are more... Read More...

Your Go – To Modern Garden Rooms Guide (Infographic)

We're right in the midst of the booming market of garden rooms. Perhaps you've taken the plunge and bought your first garden room, or you're seriously considering one for your home business, study or music room. We here at Modern Garden Rooms are fully aware of a sea of questions that arise upon the consideration of a garden room: What else is a garden room actually used for? What are the legal legislation's surrounding garden rooms? How do I protect my... Read More...

Creating the Ultimate Home Office

Many regard working from a home office a luxury. Never having to deal with a commute to work or put up with a stuffy, uninspiring office environment sounds good, right? But not everyone realises that working from home can be tough, too. Differentiating home life and work life becomes challenging, and staying focused at home isn’t always easy. The key to getting the balance right and making the most of your time is having a good, inspiring working environment of... Read More...

Working from Home: The Complete Guide to the Best Jobs

For many people, the ultimate goal to is to be their own boss. Work for themselves, deal with their own way of working, grafting at something they love. And more often than not being your own boss means working from home. But which jobs are best suited to working from home and how do you get started in them? Below we’ve put together a comprehensive list of the best jobs to take up from home and the best guides out... Read More...

Working from Home: 26 Apps to Help You Stay Productive

For many people, working from home is a dream come true. You can roll out of bed at whatever time you like, manage your own time, and enjoy all the amenities and comforts your own home has to offer. It sounds like a win, win, right? But staying on top of your workload when surrounded by so many distractions at home is challenging, to say the least. So first you need to create the right space. And what better way... Read More...

The Importance of Time Management When Working From Home

Here at Modern Garden Rooms, one of the main uses for our fantastic rooms is that of a home office. Whether it’s for a self employed business person, the founder of a new startup or an employee of a company who has been given flexible working, they’re becoming more and more popular. Thanks to the internet and other technological innovations, there is now nothing to stop a large proportion of the workforce working home completely or at least for some... Read More...

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5 Reasons Why Every Woman Needs A She-Shed

Garden sheds have long been the domain of the man of the house, but now with the advent of the modern garden room, women have been getting in on the act and taking the humble ‘shed’ to a whole new level - the ‘She-Shed’. A She-Shed is a place of rest, relaxation, beauty, creativity, inspiration, or whatever else you want it to be. Here we will share with you 5 reasons why every woman needs to buy a modern garden... Read More...
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