When buying a garden room, it is wise to think about how you or others might use it in the future. With a little extra thought now, you can add value to the building in both financial and usability terms. My Eco Space has recently worked with a client in Chesterfiled, together they have created a building that works well now but can evolve into another use in the future.
My Eco Spaces’ customer runs quarntine kennels and wanted to create a spacious office for their business. They know that in a few months time they will have the requirement for sleeping accommodation for their staff, so working closely with the My Eco Space designers, provision was made for this future use.
The immediate requirement for an office has been sorted with the building of a 6-meter wide by 4-meter deep garden room. The building has been positioned on the plot so that it can be extended next Spring to create an L-shaped building with the new wing housing the bedroom. Provision has already been made for connecting the existing office with the new room. The My Eco Space team have created the framework for a door opening in the rear wall, although at the moment you are unaware it is there thanks to the secret panels which conceal the opening. This forward planning ensures that the two rooms can be connected with little damage or disruptions to the core structure and finishes of the existing office.
Groundworks for the en-suite are in place
Another element of future planning is that the groundworks for connecting the toilet to a septic tank were undertaken when the foundations for the existing building were installed. The groundworks for installing an en-suite in a garden room are extensive and can be quite disruptive, so having them in place now means that just the final connections need to undertaken when the second room is added.
Modern garden room with traditional elements
My Eco Space garden rooms have a modern look with their Cedar tongue & groove cladding and grey doors and windows. This example cleverly mixes some traditional design features too. While many buyers choose to incorporate lots of floor to ceiling glazing into their garden room, when you are using the space as an office, you might be better choosing traditional casement windows. Casement windows as used in this project can be easily opened for ventilation as you work. They also sit at a height allowing you to position your desk underneath and enjoy the views of the garden as you work.
As you can see, even with smaller sections of glazing a modern, light and airy room has been created. This spacious office has plenty of room for several workers.
This is an interesting project that has been cleverly designed to work today, yet will evolve into something even more functional in a few months time. We look forward to showing you it again once it has its extension.
To learn more about this garden room project talk to the My Eco Space team on 0113 880 0294 or take a look at their website to view more of their work.