Garden Room Articles
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.
Garden office built in five hours
The Hampton by Sanctum Garden Studios can be built in as little of five hours. This time-lapse shows what an efficient process it is and how the Sanctum team keep a tidy site as they work.
Don’t let trying to save money on a garden room become a costly mistake
A garden room is an expensive purchase, and we can see why you might want to try and save money where you can. The thing is, we don’t want you to make choices that can come back to bite you.
Old garage to garden office with hidden storage
Executive Garden Rooms dismantled an old garage and replaced it with a contemporary garden office that has a secret storage area.
Celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee with a SMART offer
The SMART Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios team is marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with 7 offers available for 70 days!
A Swift garden room can be a future-proofed investment
The team at Swift will work with you to create a future-proofed garden room that can morph into a different use as the family’s needs evolve.
This four-room garden room is a great example. Intended as a home office and gym today, it could be used for other uses in the future.
Corrugated aluminium clad garden gym & office
We are a fickle bunch here at The Garden Room Guide; we have fallen in love with lots of garden room buildings over the last 13 years, but this project by Miniature Manors would make it into our all-time top three!
The barn style building features two rooms, one is a gym and the other an office with ensuite.
Shining a light on conservatory lighting
Hampton Conservatories share some tips for adding lighting to your garden room extension in this guest post.
Turnkey 2 bedroom garden annexe
There are times in life when you want to tell people what you want to achieve and then let them take over and bring the project to fruition. This was the case for the family who commissioned Timeless Garden Rooms to create a self-contained two-bedroom annexe in their garden.
3m tall garden gym with hidden shed
3m tall garden gym by Bliss Garden Rooms with ceiling reinforcement for a TRX system. The building incorporates a secret storage shed. Designed for an awkward shaped plot, the building is wider at the back than at the front to maximise the space available.
Spaces Group: SEE (Super Energy Efficient) Upgrade Package
Spaces Group, home of Garden Spaces and Annexe Spaces, have created a new Super Energy Efficient specification that is an option on all of their buildings. This package can improve the overall performance of their buildings by up to 30%.
Grand Designs Offer
At the upcoming Grand Designs Live Show, Spaces Group will offer a free SEE package upgrade to every customer who visits their stand F7 and provides contact details.
Garden room with large side canopy
This lovely example of a Cedar garden room with a large side canopy is by Kent-based Ark Design Build. The insulated garden room is a spacious 6m x 4m. The canopied area extends the overall building to 13 meters wide. So, this is a big indoor-outdoor living space!
Garden Fortress showroom
If you are based in Surrey, London or the surrounding counties Garden Fortress’s showroom is worth a vista as part of your research.
It is a clever building that serves a hybrid of uses well. There is office space, gym space, leisure space and a kitchenette and shower room.
How thick are garden room walls?
Spend a few minutes online looking at garden room designs, and you could be forgiven for thinking that some companies’ rooms look just like those of other companies; the only difference is the price tag.
If you could x-ray the designs and look under the external cladding, you would quickly realise that the wall structure is very different between companies.
Garden gym specialists
Speak to any garden room company, and they will say that their buildings can be used as a home gym. The thing is, many of these companies have a one size fits all approach and don’t offer options to tailor the design and specification to the unique requirements of using it as a gym.
Garden music room for professional musicians
This 6m x 4m garden music room is by Crusoe Garden Rooms. Its specification has been tailored around the acoustic requirements of their clients, who are professional musicians.
Garden office & entertainment space
This stylish L-shaped building mixes three different uses under one roof – a spacious home office, discreet storage room and a canopied area for barbequing.
Two bedroom garden annexe for renting on Airbnb
People buy self-contained garden annexes for various reasons; one reason that is growing in popularity is creating an accommodation unit you can rent out on Airbnb. While a significant initial investment, a purpose-built annexe could pay for itself with years of regular income.
Pre-designed garden rooms
A pre-designed garden room is a good option if you are looking for a well-specified building with a quick, simplified purchase process. They are a good choice if you want to quickly create a home office, gym or art studio.
See Garden Spaces at Grand Designs Live 2022
Garden Spaces are featuring a multifunction garden room that is full of design features at Grand Designs Live at ExCel London. The show runs between 30th April and 8 May 2022 and it is a great opportunity to explore the work of an experienced garden room company.
Garden room alternative
If your budget doesn’t stretch to a multi-layer garden room choosing an insulated log cabin from Hargreaves Garden Spaces is a cost-effective alternative.
This 4m x 3.5m home office is a good example; it also features a useful storage room.
How to build a garden room in a day
Guest post from The Insulated Panel Store explaining how, with one of their self-build kits, you can build a garden room in just a day!
Get to know Garden Spaces
Garden Spaces have launched a new website. We’ve been exploring it and found some key pages that will allow you to get to know them, see how their garden rooms are built and how much they cost.
Tailor-made physiotherapy and pilates studio
eDEN Garden Rooms designed and built this 5m x 3.5m garden room tailor-made for a physiotherapy and pilates business. The door & windows have been configured to maximise the countryside views.