Garden Room Projects We've been exploring
Since 2009, we have been writing articles about garden rooms, showcasing the versatility of these high spec, insulated garden buildings. We aim to inform buyers of their options and showcase the work of garden room companies, large and small.
Ex-display 6.8m x 3.6m SIPs annexe
With a guide price of £25,000, this ex-exhibition unit, spanning 6.8m x 3.6m, is perfect for a range of uses from a cosy annexe to a creative workspace. Featuring high-quality SIP construction, thermal efficiency, and modern amenities like a kitchenette and bathroom, it offers luxury at half the usual cost.
A Garden Home Brings a Family Together
This mobile home, spanning 87.45sqm, is by A Room in the Garden. It boasts a generously sized farmhouse kitchen that offers picturesque views over the paddocks. Together, A Room in the Garden and their clients have collaboratively designed a home that is not only spacious but also comfortably tailored to the client’s needs.
High-Spec Insulated Double Garage
Fully insulated 9m x 5.4m double garage and workshop with cloakroom. With two insulated roller shutter doors and a fully glazed side door for day-to-day use. The project required planning approval and Building Control sign-off both of which Executive Garden Rooms handled as part of their turnkey service.
Warwick Buildings: Gold Standard Garden Rooms
Warwick Buildings Ltd, a long-established name in the garden room industry, has recently been honoured with the prestigious Gold Endorsement Award for 2023 from E2 Media. This accolade is a testament to the company’s dedication to quality, innovation, and customer satisfaction, further solidifying their position in the industry.
Smart Living Spaces
SMART® Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios, a leader in modular, fully insulated outdoor buildings based in Suffolk, has recently introduced a new range of garden annexes named Smart Living Spaces. This innovative range comprises seven of their most popular designs, now upgraded to serve as both living and sleeping spaces. Ideal for relatives seeking independent living close to the family home, or as flexible guest accommodation, these spaces are versatile and practical.
Kennedy Garden Retreats
Kennedy Garden Retreats have caught our eye with their range of modular garden rooms that can be personalised around each customer. Their Windsor design particularly stands out amidst contemporary garden room options, thanks to its unique exterior finishes and meticulous detailing.
36sqm One-bedroom garden annexe
Bespoke one-bedroom annexe by Swift Unlimited, featuring a well-specified kitchen and an ensuite shower room. Thoughtfully designed to incorporate favourite pieces of furniture, the annexe also boasts efficient, space-saving fitted storage and pocket doors between rooms, blending functionality with style.
Garden Room with heritage-style windows
This 5m x 4m garden office and exercise space, constructed in North London by Office In My Garden, showcases a bespoke design. Its stepped front elevation has been thoughtfully crafted to encompass an existing tree. Adding to the building’s distinctive charm is the Crittall-style glazing, which infuses the building with character.
The Crusoe Pad: A Well-Specified Garden Room
At 3.6m x 2.8m, the Crusoe Pad is a garden room that fits comfortably in most gardens without overpowering the space. It’s large enough for a variety of uses, from a home office to an art studio, or even a personal gym.
Unique garden office/mancave with storage
This 4m x 4m garden room is divided up, offering a multifunctional main room that serves as both a home office and a man cave, alongside a separate storage area. The bespoke design features a variety of exterior cladding finishes, while the interior boasts a contemporary cabin aesthetic.
Ground screw foundations at Warwick Buildings
With over four decades of expertise in crafting timber frame buildings, Warwick Buildings has established itself as a leader in the industry. The company is dedicated to innovation and continuously expands its portfolio to offer a diverse range of options, ensuring that every customer can create their perfect garden room. A testament to this commitment is the recent introduction of ground screw foundations, now available across their entire selection of timber buildings.
Contemporary 2-bedroom garden annexe
Annexe Spaces designed and constructed this spacious 60.86sqm garden home. The well-thought-out accommodation encompasses two generously sized bedrooms, a large living room and kitchen, as well as a well-appointed shower room. By managing the entire project from start to finish, Annexe Spaces delivered a turnkey solution, providing their clients with a home that was ready to move into and enjoy.
Comfortable garden retreat
Tranquil garden sitting room perfect for reading and spending quality time with friends and family by Executive Garden Rooms. The exterior of the 4.7m x 4.1m building features a durable mix of render and Cedral cladding, ensuring a long lifespan with minimal maintenance required.
Two garden rooms built in two years for the same client
A quality garden room adds significant value to a home. For homeowners who love their current house but need extra space, garden rooms offer a cost-effective solution to extending their living space without the need to move or embark on major renovations. Then when it comes to selling their home, these versatile buildings can add significant value and appeal to potential buyers.
Recent clients of Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited can attest to this. Within two years, the company has constructed two garden room buildings for one family. This repeat business speaks volumes about the quality of Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited’s buildings and their stellar customer service. It also underscores how integral a garden room can be to a household.
1-bed annexe for an awkward-shaped garden
While many garden annexe providers adhere to traditional rectangular designs, occasionally an irregularly shaped annexe with angled walls is necessary to optimally utilise the available space. If you’re in Kent or nearby areas and are considering an annexe for an unusually shaped garden, Ark Design Build are the people to talk to.
The smallest garden office we’ve seen
The Aldesko, with its external footprint of 1.69sqm (18.19sqft), easily stands out as the smallest garden office we have seen. Its external height of 1.95m also ensures it fits comfortably under the Permitted Development rules for outbuildings, granting you ample flexibility in its placement within your garden.
Sanctum Garden Studio with shower room and kitchen
Sanctum Garden Studios offer four popular ranges, each providing a wealth of customisation options. In addition to these ranges, they also offer a bespoke design service. This is ideal for those with a unique design in mind or for those wanting to integrate a cloakroom, shower room, or kitchen.
L-shaped office/gym building with a covered seating area
Cosy Garden Rooms tailors each building to the unique needs of the customer. A prime example is this garden office and gym building that seamlessly integrates a sheltered outdoor seating area.
Install an eco loo in your garden room
Compared to installing a cloakroom connected to the mains services, incorporating a waterless eco loo into a garden room is a more straightforward and cost-effective solution. These toilets can also be retrofitted into existing garden rooms.
This article will introduce you to popular waterless toilet brands utilised in garden room designs and provide links for further information.
3-bedroom garden annexe
The 3-bedroom annexe, designed by A Room in the Garden, complies with the mobile home guidelines specified in the Caravan Act. Opting for this path offers an alternative to the traditional route of applying for planning permissions for an annexe. The projects they have designed, as linked above, exhibit the range of architectural possibilities available under these rules.
Green Retreats unveils exciting new features
Green Retreats continues to lead the way in innovation with the introduction of several new customisable design features on display at their Wescott showroom. To celebrate the launch of their new features, Green Retreats is having an Innovation event for the whole of October with has a special offer on all garden room orders with an installation before March 2024. Visit their Buckinghamshire showroom to see the latest innovations for yourself, or contact their Sales & Design Team to find out what offers can apply to your garden room project.
The latest trends shaping the world of luxury garden room design
The team at David Salisbury share with us the latest trends they are seeing creating their luxury garden rooms.
For those seeking a garden room that perfectly merges contemporary style with rustic detailing, look no further than Rustic Realities.
Garden art studio with kitchen
For creatives, having a dedicated space to work on projects without the need to clean up at day’s end is invaluable. The luxury of a space tailored to your unique needs, allowing for custom glazing arrangements that provide perfect lighting and frame garden views, and offering storage for materials is truly a dream. With Executive Garden Rooms, this dream is attainable.