Start designing your garden room
You can start designing your ideal garden room quickly, without having special skills or speaking to anybody. Several industry-leading modular garden room specialists have online design configurator tools that are free to use and without obligation.
If this is of interest to you, you will want to head over to:
Note: For the best experience, you will want to use them on a laptop or desktop device.
Each of these companies offers a range of different garden room styles, each incorporating popular design features. You then pick one as the starting point of your design.
You then choose your preferred building size, and the main screen will load a scale model. Each configurator works slightly differently, but basically, you then select and position the doors and windows you want and the model updates with each choice, giving you a clear indication of what your building will look like.
Once you have positioned your doors and windows, chosen the cladding finish, etc., you can pick from lots of other options, such as whether you want to add features such as underfloor heating, blinds and data cabling.
The price updates as you go
The great thing about these design configurators is that the total price refreshes as you make each choice, so you can see what each option will cost you.
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Like what you see, submit your design
Once you have worked through the options and are happy with how the building looks and the guide price is within your budget, the next step would be to submit your design.
In submitting your design, you are agreeing that the company can contact you to discuss your project further. This is still all without obligation to buy.
Buying a garden room is then a series of steps that the companies above are all very experienced with.
Some manufacturers use smart forms
While the design configurators described above give the most immersive experience - SMART Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios even have a VR (virtual reality) app that allows you to then view the building you just created in your garden. Some companies use forms to configure their rooms.
With these form configurators, you choose a design and then select different options to personalise your design. The forms work on conditional logic, which updates the overall price with each choice you make.
The downside of this configurator type is that you don't get a detailed model of what your building will look like as you make your selections.
If you are happy with the price, submit the form, and the company will reach out to discuss the project further.
Rather than have online design configurators, some of the bespoke design companies have a Project Planner form.
These forms ask you a series of questions about what type of garden room you are planning, what your budget is and what timeframe you are hoping for your room to be installed.
After submitting the form, the company will then contact you to discuss your ideas further. They will also tell you if they are not going to be a good fit for your project, for instance, if they don't work in your area or their rooms cost more than your budget.
The following companies have Project Planners on their websites: