Garden rooms have always been popular as home offices for one maybe two people, but a growing number of buyers see their potential to run the types of business where you have customers visiting your house. A good example of this is this hairdressers salon recently designed and built by Miniature Manors.
Miniature Manor’s client is a self-employed hairdresser who works from home. She wanted to create a more defined separation between home and work life and decided that a standalone building in the garden was the answer.
Working closely with Miniature Manors she has created a 4m x 3m x 2.5m high garden room. At 2.5m high the building is Permitted Development friendly, but you should check with your local Planning Department as to whether you will need to make a planning application when running a business like this from your home.
The building is built on a layered timber frame system. The walls, floor and roof, are insulated with 50mm of Celotex, the building is wrapped in a Tyvek breather membrane which helps the building to breathe and clad in a featheredge board which offers great texture to the walls. The roof has an EPDM covering which will offer maintenance-free protection for decades. A small roof overhang along the front elevation has exterior downlights fitted in it, which as you can see look great at night.
Internally, the room has a light and airy feel thanks to the plastered and decorated walls and ceiling and the laminate floor. Moisture resistant laminate has been chosen in this instance, which is wise in the event of splash back from the basin.
While large expanses of floor to ceiling glazing are the trend in garden room design, the windows in this building have been positioned to maximise wall space, but yet flood the room with light. Three uPVC casement windows have been used and a single uPVC glazed door.
The interior has been cleverly laid out. Miniature Manors created a bespoke shelving and desk unit which provides storage for products, towels, tea making facilities and room for making appointments, etc.
A back basin has been installed with the water being heated by a discreet water heater. Two styling chairs have been incorporated with mirrors above creating a modern, well-equipped hair salon in the garden.
The building is fully wired electrically with five double sockets for hairdryers etc. Miniature Manors also organised the connection of the electric supply to the house – often this is a task you have to organise once the installation team have left the site.
This building shows that you can create a modern, well-equipped salon in a garden room. To learn more about this project talk to the Miniature Manors team on 01273 734 668 or visit their website to see more of their work.