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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.

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Make Home Working Work With a New Office Garden Room

Working from home can seem like the ultimate way to earn a living to some, but the reality is that you are often faced with problems. Problems such as, not having the space for a dedicated office, using a room which has other functions (the living room being one of the worst), the constant reminder of housework that needs attention and of course, the hustle and bustle from everybody else who lives with you. One solution that can provide an... Read More...
Bird Watching Tips

Back to Nature: 5 Bird Watching Tips For Your Garden

If you enjoy seeing birds coming to your garden to feed, collect nesting materials, drink or bathe or, if you are lucky enough, raise their young then you could make bird watching a new hobby. You may think that bird watching involves knowing your stuff, heading out to dedicated wildlife havens, spending all day inside a hidden hut but honestly, you can bird watch anywhere and the more you can attract them to your garden, the more you will be... Read More...
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Why every new home business needs a home garden office

You may be back in the office, but that doesn't mean you've stopped dreaming of launching your own business. Whether you want to be cautious with a side hustle or you're really to take the plunge and start a full-time venture, there's no home business without a proper home office; and what better than a garden office.  You're going to spend a lot in your office at first, panicking about the future, planning enthusiastically, trying to figure out Google Analytics,... Read More...
Prevent Overheating in Your Garden Room

How To Prevent Overheating in Your Garden Room

Ok, so being the UK it isn’t often that we have to worry about getting too hot but we are partial to the occasional heatwave so to help you out before these arise here are some great ways to prevent overheating in your garden room. Good Design Is Vital The fact is if you have a garden room that has been designed and built by a reputable company (like us!) you will already be in a great position when it... Read More...
Attract More Birds to Your Garden With These Simple Bird Feeding Tips

Attract More Birds to Your Garden With These Simple Bird Feeding Tips

No matter what sized garden you have, it is always a welcomed sight when wildlife comes to visit and with a few simple changes, you could increase this quite easily. If you enjoy seeing the birds or are a hobbyist birdwatcher with your own hut then you may be eager to bring more varieties to your green space. Here are a few bird feeding tips to attract more birds to your garden. Feed All Year Round Although winter can seem... Read More...
Landscape Your Front Garden

What Are The Best Ways to Landscape Your Front Garden?

This time each year when spring is on the horizon, you might start thinking about how to landscape your front garden. The birds are singing, new buds are emerging, bulbs are starting to poke through the soil and the weather is getting ever so slightly warmer. But, despite your desire to landscape your front garden, you might lack the ideas to bring it to life.  Fortunately you don’t have to be a professional landscaper or designer to come up with... Read More...
Rustic Log Cabin Look

Achieve the Rustic Log Cabin Look in Your Garden Room

When it comes to garden room design, everybody has their own individual tastes but one really popular look is the rustic log cabin. It’s not hard to see why, that whole aesthetic gives the feeling of being away on a trip, escaping the rat race and taking some well-earned R&R. So, no, your back garden may not resemble the forest or be near to water but that doesn’t mean you can’t attempt to create this idealistic design anyway. Here are... Read More...
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Garden Blogs UK: 5 Essential Blogs for UK Gardeners

When you're looking for inspiration for a fabulous outdoor space, garden blogs UK should be at the top of your search list. Whilst global gardening blogs from around the world can make for interesting reading. While overseas gardens are often something to marvel at, no one quite understands the UK climate as well as a fellow UK gardener. Whether you're working on ways to bring a small garden to life, or you're looking for something a little more exotic, these... Read More...
Five Easy Ways To Add Value To Your Property With Your Garden

Five Easy Ways To Add Value To Your Property With Your Garden

When it comes to selling your home, you have probably turned a lot of your focus to making the inside clean, tidy, perhaps freshened it up with a lick of paint, completed those odd jobs that have been sitting there for years? But have you considered the value you could add to the property by paying a little more attention to the garden? Tidy Up The Space No matter the time of year that you are looking to sell, your... Read More...
wi-fi in garden office

Working From Home: Will My Wi-Fi Work In My Garden Office?

If you are looking to use your garden room as a place of work then one very important factor will be to have Wi-Fi and a good connection at that! If the position of your new building is fairly close to your house, you may be lucky enough to pick up a decent signal and be able to simply run from the router inside your home but this may not always be the case. So, how else can you ensure... Read More...
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3 Simple Ways to Maintain Your Garden Room Once It’s Installed

Now that you have your garden room installed, your thoughts may turn to how you can maintain it over the years. Thankfully, a garden room is built to the same spec as your home and with high-quality materials which makes it fairly easy to care for but here are 3 simple ways to maintain that you should bear in mind. Exterior Here at Modern Garden Rooms, our buildings are externally made using a western red cedar timber cladding which is... Read More...
garden party ideas

Five wonderful garden party ideas for your next outdoor birthday bash

There are a lot of benefits to holding parties outside. Garden parties are a great way to celebrate something like a birthday or anniversary without having to give guests access to your indoor space and risking your furniture or belongings; for many people the outside of their house is actually bigger than the indoor space, and staying outside may make people feel safer from COVID-19. It's most certainly cheaper than renting out a venue and can be as formal, or... Read More...
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Tips for creating child friendly gardens in time for spring

Having a garden attached to your property is a huge advantage when you have children. Child friendly gardens are a brilliant way for them to burn off energy and get fresh air, making it easier for them to stay fit and healthy no matter what time of year it is. However, you do need to put a little thought into creating child friendly gardens so that your child will be safe and happy playing outside. Here are some tips for... Read More...
enhance your outdoor space.

4 Easy And Effective Ways to Enhance Your Outdoor Space

When it comes to the home and DIY, we often turn our sights to the house and forget about the outdoor space we have. Maybe you think this area is too small? Maybe you just can’t find a vision for it? Perhaps it feels a little overwhelming? Well, in this article we have a few ideas with hints and tips on how to enhance your outdoor space. Sectioning The biggest tip we can give you, especially if your outdoor space... Read More...
Garden Office With a Toilet and Kitchen

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

This is a very common question in the world of garden room construction; can I have a garden office or Garden Room 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... Read More...
use your outdoor room as a potting shed

4 Reasons to Use Your Outdoor Room as a Potting Shed

Here at Modern Garden Rooms, we love hearing about the wide variety of activities that our customers are planning to use their outdoor rooms for. From a home office to a music studio, a pool room to a dining room, a children’s playroom to an art room. One function we haven’t mentioned much on our blogs previously is the rise in the use of potting sheds. Gardening has always been a popular pastime but since lockdown living more and more... Read More...
Furnishing a Summer House

Furnishing a Summer House – Four Key Styles to Consider

Furnishing a summer house is one of the more pleasurable garden design activities. Chances are, you've been working tirelessly on creating the garden of your dreams, and now you summer house has been built, you're ready to relax.  Summer house styling has come a long way in recent years. Previously, it was standard to throw in a a wicker furniture set and have done with it. Thanks to the Pinterest and Instagram generation, decorating a summer house has turned into... Read More...
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A Guide to Making the Most out of Narrow Gardens

Narrow gardens can be a blessing and a curse. On one hand, they can be quite low maintenance if there isn't a lot of space to fill. On the other hand, this can leave you feeling like you have no choice but to have drab garden. Luckily, where there's a will there's a way, and narrow gardens can stylish, beautiful and practical if you're willing to put in the effort.  Although gardens come in all shapes and sizes, narrow gardens... Read More...
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Why Should You Build a Garden Room in The Spring?

Making the decision to build a garden room is a biggie but once you’ve made it the next thing to consider is when to start the build. As we are currently in the winter we are going to let you know why we think building your garden room before the summer hits is a good idea and why a garden room in spring could be the perfect thing. Weather Of course, the first pointer is that the weather is much... Read More...
renovate in 2022

Planning To Renovate In 2022? A Garden Room Should Be On Your List

With house prices at an all-time high, many people are finding themselves in a tricky position wondering whether to spend that money and move or to stick and renovate. The latter may well be the better investment though. Adding value to your home right now will pay off in the future and we all know house prices can change year on year so you could be savvy and hang on for the time being and nurture what you already own.... Read More...
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