This project by eDEN Garden Rooms is a real multifunction building. The 6.3m x 3.1m building was commissioned to serve multiple uses. In the main, it will be used as a home office, but needed to morph into an occasional bedroom too. Also, the building incorporates valuable storage space.
Working with the clients prefered tradespeople on the project
In the majority of cases, eDEN Garden Rooms handle the whole project for their clients. From design conception right through to the final decoration and connection to the mains supply. However, they are happy to work with your preferred tradesmen on aspects of the project, if that is what you want.
In this case, eDEN's clients approached them with architects drawings for their project and trusted tradespeople e.g. plumbers; they wanted to work on aspects of the build. The eDEN team were more than happy to work within this remit. The eDEN team's strong communication skills ensured everyone knew what was needed from them and when.
Garden room divided to create three rooms
The 6.3m x 3.1m building has been divided into three rooms to serve the customers multifunction requirements.
The main room which will double up as a home office and occasional bedroom 3.68m wide. The room will be naturally light thanks to the 2.7m wide sliding doors which are fitted in the front wall of the room.
Leading off the main room is a compact shower room. This thin room is a clever use of space. Having the door positioned in the middle of the wall means that a shower cubical can be positioned at one end with the toilet placed at the other end. The washbasin sits in the middle of the room with space to move around.
A storage room sits alongside the shower room with its own external access door positioned on the side wall. This positioning means when viewing the building from the front, you don't know it is there. In fact, looking at this building from the exterior, you would think it was one large room.
Often secret storage rooms like this don't have a window and rely on artificial light. It is therefore nice to see that a small window has been designed into this storeroom.
A small kitchenette has been incorporated into the building. eDEN's customers sourced this from Elfin Kitchens; it is one of their standard designs.
These compact units are ideal for a garden room and mean that the room can be self-contained from the main house.
2.7m high garden room
This garden room is 2.7m high; this means it couldn't be built under Permitted Development. Permitted Development allows a maximum height of 2.5m when a garden room is positioned within 2 meters of a boundary.
Choosing a garden room this high meant that a planning application needed to be made for the project. eDEN Garden Rooms can handle a planning application and building control approval as part of their overall service. In this case, the customer obtained these approvals themselves.
This is a clever project that shows that with thought, a garden room can be designed to serve several uses now and in the future.