The most obvious way to use your garden room is to relax in it, whether you’re just sitting watching the wildlife in the garden or reading the latest best-seller. These rooms are incredibly versatile, however. Here are a few of our favourite and more unusual ways to enjoy them.
Whether you’re a bookworm who wants to retreat to their library and lose themselves in fictional settings or a meditation fan who wants a clear and clean space in which to practice, your garden room can give you what you need. These light, airy spaces lend themselves to getting away from it all without having to go too far.
Arts & Crafts
Whether you’re a hobbyist or a serious artist, garden rooms make the perfect studio. Away from the house, you can have a peaceful space to focus on your work, and you don’t need to tidy everything away at the end of the day. Summerhouses can be fitted with skylights, storage and shelving and even larger pieces of equipment like kilns if needed.
Nothing extends a day in the garden like having a garden room to retreat to when the chill sets in. If you’ve planned an outdoor event and the weather is uncertain, set up your table inside! Create stunning garden rooms with lighting – solar-powered fairy lights look wonderful – then open the doors and enjoy.
You might think of summerhouses as being purely for pleasure and just for the summer, but they can be used year-round and many people now use them for a home office. You don’t have to pay any extra council tax for having a home office. As with a retreat, having a completely separate space to go to can help with concentration and focus and stop interruptions from the rest of the family!
A play room
The alternative is to flip things around and send the rest of the family outside! Outdoor rooms make great spaces for play. With an easy-to-clean space for painting or water play and somewhere to keep the garden toys when not in use, a summerhouse is a great way to encourage kids to spend more time outdoors.
Summerhouses are perhaps the most versatile room in the house. What would you do with yours?