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5 Small Summer House Ideas For Your New Garden Building

Choosing to build a summer house may seem like a big project but in actual fact, a summer house doesn’t need to be big and overwhelming, it can be quaint and small yet still give you the space you desire for that time for you, that hobby or entertaining area. A small summer house will fit perfectly into any sized garden and you can still have fun with your design and decor regardless of it’s smaller stature. And to help you to envisage how this garden room could benefit you and your life we have 5 small summer house ideas for you to consider.

Here are our 5 small summer house ideas…

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Gardening Room

I always picture a summer house as being pretty, cutesy and covered in flowers as well as being the perfect environment for potting up new plants, tending to seedlings and storing your gardening tools. A small summer house can cater for all those things as well as providing shelter from the rain, giving you a place to sit down with a cuppa and a calming retreat just for you and your hobby. 

Afternoon Tea Room

Picture a cream coloured summer house with elegant windows, checked curtains, pretty bunting and a wrought iron table and chair set placed in the centre of the room. Add a small dresser for your teapot, china cups, saucers and other little ornaments plus a table for your tea making facilities and you will have a summer house idea to please any guest who walks in.

Small Summer House Ideas

Reading Room

You certainly don’t need a lot of space for reading which is why a smaller summer house makes the perfect building for this hobby. Our summer house ideas for this room include beanbags, a fluffy rug, throws to keep warm, an armchair, a tea/coffee making station and plenty of bookshelves so that your books can live in your brand new rom. This will provide you with the most ideal getaway so that you can escape into your story with no distractions.

Art Room

An art room again does not need to be big, in fact, a larger room can feel too imposing and not homely enough. The only space you will need will be for a chair, an easel, a table for your paints or pencils and a gorgeous view of your garden to give you inspiration. When choosing your summer house, be sure to talk through all of your needs with the company first. For instance, good lighting and a sink will probably be essential for a budding artist so ensure you include all of this. This summer house idea needs to work for you and with you so getting the plans spot on from the word go is crucial. 

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Yoga Studio

A summer house is always so warm and inviting as well as tranquil, which is precisely why it can make the perfect yoga studio. After all, you aren’t going to need a large garden cabin for this type of workout. Enough floor space for your mat, an area for any equipment you may like to use, a place for music and a drinks station will be everything you’ll need to use this space for yoga. Just imagine opening those doors up onto your garden and being at one with nature whilst exercising. Pure bliss!

Hopefully, we have given you a little inspiration when it comes to summer house ideas and you can envisage yourself sitting in yours one day whilst enjoying all that it has to offer. 

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