Why you should build a garden room today
The recent news that planning permission rules are to be relaxed for a three-year period has been music to the ears of homeowners wanting to create a bit of extra space for themselves. The new guidelines state that people in terraced or semi-detached homes will now be able to build 6m out from the rear of their house, while people living in detached houses will now be afforded 8m before permission is needed from local authorities. That’s a massive 100% more than the distance previously allowed before homeowners had to seek planning permission.
Add space, add value
Many people will no doubt take this rare opportunity to add space, comfort, and of course value to their property without having to go through all the bureaucracy and red tape that usually stops them from even considering it. When it comes to what you could use the extra space for there are a few options – you could build an office or utility room for example. Or you could actually have a space you enjoy spending time in and build a garden room maybe even with a shower room.
Shower room benefits
Whether you need to scrub yourself down after a busy afternoon doing some gardening or you just want to wash off the sun cream after a day spent on the sun lounger, a shower room within the garden room is the ideal way to make sure you aren’t dragging mud and grass through the house. Marble or split face mosaic tiles both create an elegant effect on shower room walls while limestone and travertine make floors so stunning you’ll want to use it as your main bathroom.
Bringing the outside in with Natural Stone Tiles
The best garden rooms make you feel as if you’re enjoying the benefits of being outside while having the luxuries of being inside. To create this effect you need to think very carefully about the types of material you use and how you decorate the room. A sure way of bringing the outdoors indoors is through your choice of flooring. Decking, gravel and artificial lawns are definitely not appropriate, but stylish natural stone tiles on the other hand are a classy way of helping your garden room, to feel more connected to the nature that lies just beyond the door. Topps Tiles have a great range of natural stone tiles that can instantly add character to any garden room, and for much cheaper than you might have first thought.