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How To Get The Most Out of Your Small Garden Room

Garden Rooms have become a big trend in recent years mostly because homeowners have been looking for more ways in which to expand their living space. It is a simple way of adding that valuable space -whatever you need it for – in a cost-effective way. While many of us would love one of these stunning garden rooms, one thing that can really put some people off is the fact that UK gardens tend to be quite small. This lack of space in our gardens can leave many of us thinking it has little potential but in actual fact, small gardens can be cleverly utilised if the space is planned out well and that means a garden room is most definitely a possibility. One of our smaller garden rooms is ideal for those with tiny gardens and will slot nicely into a corner without being overbearing, the only thing you will have to think about is how you can make the most of your small garden room but don’t worry because we have some great ideas for you here…

Good Planning

Good planning is key to getting the most out of your small garden room. When you’re choosing the design of your garden room, think very carefully about what you will want to use it for. Perhaps it will be a home office or a home gym? A dining room or reading nook? It could even be a cinema room or a gaming room. Another aspect to consider is whether you would also want this to be a multi-functional room i.e. you can easily change up the use with a few swaps/furniture move around and so on. If this is the case you will want to carefully consider how you would use every part of this interior space.

Furnishings For Your Small Garden Room

Your next port of call is to think about how to best furnish your small garden room. To truly maximise the space, think about opting for items that could be pulled up, folded away, hidden in corners or stored etc in order to provide you with a functional, practical and space-saving room. Folding tables and chairs are a great idea as are extendable tables, ample storage for any office or sports equipment and hooks for hanging items up.

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If you wanted to add comfy chairs and sofas, look for small styles, not big and chunky as you don’t want these to dominate the room. Also choose furniture that could double up as several things, for example, a large table would be perfect for homeschooling and then could be used for dining in the evening.

Light and Airy

We all know that dark colours can make a room feel smaller so to ensure that your small garden room feels welcoming as well as light and airy, choose light colours for the interior walls. White may sound a little daunting but it will allow natural light to bounce off the walls and give the impression of more space. Other shades to consider would be creams and pastel colours that would look pretty without being “too much”.

Let The Light In

Following on nicely from the above, natural light is key in helping a small garden room to feel much larger than it is. Most Garden Rooms will feature a set of French or bi-fold doors and some windows, but you can always discuss with us how we can create more light for your building and we can use our design tool to come up with a bespoke look.

Clever Accessories

And lastly, in order to make the most of your garden room, you will want to add some clever accessories to help to bring your look together, to make the room feel homely but to also create the idea of more space. One genius way of helping with light and space is to add mirrors to the walls which will reflect natural light around your small garden room. You don’t need to go overboard, in fact just one large mirror on a wall will do the trick. Tall corner lamps or wall lights will help to maximise on the light without taking up too much room. Then add just a few of your favourite art pieces, trinkets, keepsakes etc keeping the look as minimal as possible so not to clutter this space but to just bring some interest. Think minimalistic, classy and airy.

Once you get your designs perfected you will be left with a functional and stunning small garden room that the whole family can make the most of.

If you’d like to talk to us about creating your own building for your garden, get in contact here today.

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Five Different Ways to Use Your Small Garden Room

No matter how small your garden is, we can find a garden room to still suit your needs. You definitely do not need a huge outdoor space to benefit from this home extension and a small garden room will not dominate the area you have. By working with your needs and garden specifications you can enjoy a garden room and how you use it is completely up to you but here are a few popular ideas from us to get your inspiration started.

Home Office

With the majority of people still working from home due to lockdown measures and with many more now deciding that work at home is far more flexible and beneficial, the rise in the demand for home offices has soared. A garden room makes the perfect place to carry out your work as it is private, quieter than the house, it gives you adequate space and you can leave your work behind every day. Having a smaller garden may put you off having a home office built in it but really most people only need enough space for a desk, filing cabinets, perhaps a toilet and this is enough to make their working day feel comfortable and productive. Garden rooms can easily slot into a corner, at the end of a garden or to the side and will tie in nicely with your home. Having your workspace away from your family space can be far better for everybody.

Yoga Room

Much the same as above, if you love yoga yet have a noisy household or inadequate floor space in which to enjoy this hobby comfortably, a garden room can provide all you need. As long as you have enough room for your mat, possibly a seat or beanbag and a place to keep your equipment, a small garden room can make the ideal mini yoga studio that you can escape to whenever you want to.

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Play Room

Hands up if your home is overrun by toys! Yep, I think most of us can agree that we currently have toys strewn across our living room right at this moment and with storage space lacking in most modern UK homes, there are a lot of parents looking for clever solutions. As much as we all love an Ikea Kallax unit, they aren’t always the most attractive item of furniture to keep in your living room or dining room. A small garden room could be the perfect solution. With built-in cupboards, a table for arts and crafts, playmats on the floor and easy access out into the garden, this could work for a wide range of garden sizes.

Games Room

Whether you are the gamer or your teenager is, the equipment that comes with it plus the household distractions could all be solved by having a small garden room installed. Teenage dens have become a very popular addition to the family household and it’s not hard to see why. Friends can easily pop over, they can make as much noise as they please, your house isn’t full of teens and the mess can be kept in one place.

If you prefer other games such as board games or arcade games, these too could be housed in a small garden room and provide a place that’ll bring hours of fun to the family.

Reading Nook

A cosy reading nook is the dream for avid readers but if you have a busy household, young children, noisy neighbours or too many distractions (namely chores looking at you!) it can be difficult to switch off and sink into that good read. A small garden room could provide you with a comfy place to retreat to with a bookcase for all of your books, a chair or beanbag to chill out on, peace and quiet plus a lovely view. The great thing here is that a smaller garden room is a far better fit for this use over a big garden room because you only need enough space for you to sit or lay down with a book in your hand. Nothing else is needed here, simplicity at its best.

For many more ideas on ways to use a small garden room why not take a look at our other blogs or drop us a line today?

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