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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.

outdoor garden bars

Outside Garden Bars – Bring the Pub to Your Back Garden!

Outside garden bars are one of the most coveted home additions for people who love to entertain. Why bother with your local, when you can enjoy the company of your friends, have a tipple and not compete for a seat on a Friday night? Building a bar on your property is one of the best things things you can do if you love to host. Outside garden bars come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, meaning there's an option... Read More...
garden trends for 2020

The Hottest Garden Trends For 2020

Just like home interiors trends alter year on year, season to season, so do the trends for gardens. In previous years we've seen an overwhelming number of gardens take the hard landscaping theme and running it across both their back and front yards, we've had the Japanese inspired gardens, the beautifully sculpted gardens with their topiary hedges but what IS in store for this year? Here are our predicted hottest garden trends for 2020: Traditional English Garden With the British... Read More...
timber garden rooms

Timber Garden Rooms – The Perfect Space for a She Shed

She sheds have been the 'in thing' in recent years, and timber garden rooms are the perfect places to house them. A decade ago, the male of the species were having all the fun with their man caves, so it stands to reason that she shed should be on trend right now. Non-tech based hobbies are having a renaissance, and what better place to have a hobby den than a dedicated room at the bottom of your garden? A perfect... Read More...
What To Paint My Summerhouse With

Ask a Professional: I’m Wondering What To Paint My Summerhouse With

So, you have your brand new summerhouse and it is looking glorious out in your garden but you feel it needs that something extra. Ahh, yes, a lick of paint! A summerhouse can be seemingly transformed with colour, it's just a case of deciding what colours to opt for, what designs you like and what to paint it with.  An outdoor structure needs to last you and protecting it with the right paint or varnish is crucial in ensuring that... Read More...
small garden rooms make perfect places to read

Why Small Garden Rooms Make The Perfect Reading Nook

When it comes to building a garden room, size really isn't important. What is important is getting the right one for your needs and if you are in need of a reading nook then small garden rooms are the perfect choice for you and here's why. Peace and Quiet Step away from the hustle and bustle of the house. Move away from the TV and escape the family noise to enjoy your book reading out in the garden in your... Read More...
glass summer house

Interior Style Ideas for Glass Garden Rooms – Be Inspired!

Glass garden rooms are always a joy to decorate - they usually are filled with light and give the illusion of far bigger dimensions than they possess. This means they lend themselves well to a 'light and airy' style of interior design. Other interior styles are easy to adapt for this type of room, massively increasing your choices. Interior design is about so much more than the look of a room. The style of decor and furniture can change the... Read More...
potting garden shed

9 Simple Steps to Help You to Get Your Garden Spring Ready

It may still be the winter months but spring is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to get your garden organised and planned for the upcoming warmer months. If you want an outdoor space that will be pretty yet functional, full of flowers and life, one that will provide an area for everybody to enjoy then this is how you can get your garden spring ready in just 9 simple steps. Winter Clear Up Get yourself... Read More...
composite garden rooms

Composite Garden Rooms: Everything You Need to Know

Composite garden rooms are a great way to create extra space on your property. Once you decide to build one, it's easy to get overwhelmed when it comes to research. This guide to composite garden rooms will set you up with all the important things you need to know, educate instead of baffle and leave out any unnecessary information along the way. A Simple Guide to Composite Garden Rooms From planning permission to what composite garden rooms can be used... Read More...
small garden rooms

Small Garden Rooms Can Create a Surprising Amount of Space

Small garden rooms don't sound like they can do much in the way of increasing your living space. They conjure images of a tiny summer house with only enough room for a couple of chairs and somewhere to park your drink. Thankfully, this isn't the case. When it comes to small garden rooms, you choose the size and style that's best suited to your garden. This could mean a traditional square garden sitting room, or something more bespoke. When you're... Read More...
large garden room

7 Fantastic Ideas For Transforming Long Narrow Gardens

Just because your garden is long and narrow doesn't mean that it can't be used to the same extent that a larger garden would be. Ok, so it's going to take some planning and perhaps using some ideas from outside of the box but we promise you that you can create the garden of your dreams. So, let's take a look at our 7 fantastic ideas for long narrow gardens... Plan The Space The space you have needs to be... Read More...
business in modern garden room

Start-Up Your Own Business With A Modern Garden Room

Starting up your own business may seem exciting yet daunting at the same time. The change, the step in a new direction, the financial costs, the start-up costs, location... But this last one may be simpler to cover than you may first realise. Instead of traipsing around studio or office space comparing rental prices, why not build your very own workspace in your garden? A modern garden room is the perfect solution for all of your business needs.  No Rent!... Read More...
insulated garden rooms

How to Make Insulated Garden Rooms Cosy for Winter

Insulated garden rooms are often mistaken for summer-only living spaces. Fortunately, this couldn't be further from the truth as they are the perfect place to relax all year round! Thanks to the insulation, these garden rooms tend to retain heat, so even on the coldest day, your heating will warm the room and the insulation will keep you toasty. If you're savvy with your interior design, you can make your outdoor sitting room the cosiest place to be on the... Read More...
uses for wooden Garden Rooms to extend house

Use a Luxury Garden Room to Extend Your Living Space

Extending your living space with a luxury garden room may seem like it might be out of your price range, but it might be more affordable than you think! If you're running out of room in your house, you have a few options. The cheapest tends to be de-cluttering. There's no need to hold onto things you might not need again, so freeing up valuable space by shedding some possessions tends to be the first thing most people will do.... Read More...
brighten up your garden building

11 Exciting Ways To Brighten Up Your Garden Building

Has your garden building seen better days? Has it all become a little bit dull and lacklustre? Have you been considering an overhaul? Then you're in luck because we have 11 fantastic ways to brighten up your garden building which will hopefully make your garden space a much more colourful and happier place! Lick of Paint If the outside of your garden building is a bit weathered the best place to start would be to brighten it all up with... Read More...
outbuilding ideas

Outbuilding Ideas Which Will Add Value to Your Property

Everybody wants their home to be worth as much as possible ready for when the time comes to sell. Once you've finished making the inside perfect, you're bound to be searching for outbuilding ideas to help increase your home's value. It's always best to build a garden outbuilding that will be of use to you while you're living at the property. Selling might only be an idea for the future, so you don't want to spend lots of money on... Read More...
outdoor wall murals for the garden

Outdoor Wall Murals For The Garden

When we think of a garden with boundaries we usually imagine brick walls, concrete walls, fences, bamboo screens and so on but why are we all so keen to stick to the 'safe' options? The garden is an extension of our home and also a place where we can allow creativity to flow. You add flair and design to your flower beds, you carefully decide which patio to go for, you colour coordinate areas to make them aesthetically pleasing and... Read More...
beer in a wooden garden bar

Should You Build a Garden Bar?

Once everything in your house is in order, it's tempting to look for new projects. It might have crossed your mind to build a garden bar, but you might be unsure of how much use you'd get out of it. If having a bar in your garden has long been something you've dreamed of, then it's essential you build one that can be used all year round. Although a wooden freestanding bar might be the cheapest to invest in and... Read More...
garden room - garden dining room

No Dining Room? No Problem When You Have A Garden Room!

Having a small house usually means that you have to compromise on certain areas in your lifestyle. Whether that's living more minimally, using storage for certain items, carefully planning where your furniture goes and never inviting anybody over for entertaining. A key room in a home for the latter is, of course, a dining room, but with more and more homes being built on smaller scales, these are often left off the plans or are incorporated with the kitchen. This... Read More...
9 Simple Steps to Help You to Get Your Garden Spring Ready

Gorgeous Garden Spaces That Upgrade Your Home

Once you've found your forever home, it's tempting to start projects to make it feel unique to you. One popular project is planning garden spaces that will enhance your home. Garden spaces themselves can be anything from a garden room to an outdoor seating area. Whatever you choose, it needs be very 'you' to help make your mark on the house of your dreams. Inspiration for Garden Spaces Whether your garden is enormous or tiny, there will be a garden... Read More...
Large garden room with storage

Can I Have a Garden Office With a Toilet and Kitchen?

This is a very common question in the world of garden room construction; can I have a garden office with a toilet and kitchen? The simple answer is usually yes. The main aspects involved are running power to the garden room for lighting, water heating and ventilation, the supply of fresh water from the mains and the removal of wastewater.  Electricity Electricity to your garden office is something that is completed with every build. All buildings require this in order... Read More...
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