We know that people worry that a garden room might dominate a modest-sized garden. This project by Blyss Garden Rooms showcases how a designer can work with you to maximise the space you have available.
Blyss Garden Rooms client wanted to create a home office from where they could run their business but didn't want it to steal too much garden space.
The Blyss Garden Rooms team came up with a design that meant the office could be tucked into the corner of the garden.
Some garden room companies insist on leaving a 400-500mm gap around the perimeter of the building for installation, but Blyss Garden Rooms have designed the structure of this building, so that was not required. Looking at the photos, it is as if the building merges into the hedge.
Corner glazing layout
The office has a light and airy feel internally. This is thanks to the glazing layout that wraps around the corner of the building.
On the front elevation, Aluminium bi-fold doors have been fitted. The owner will be able to push them to one side, creating a great connection with the garden on a summer's day.
Often with this type of corner glazing configuration, the bi-fold doors would be mixed with a fixed tall window on the side elevation. In this case, the Blyss team have fitted a single door. This is a clever choice, offering easy access into the room on a day to day basis.
Air conditioning and remote control lights
Internally, the office feels like a room in a new build house with its plastered and decorated walls and ceiling, which has been mixed with a wooden floor.
The Blyss Garden Rooms team can tailor the electrical specification to your requirements. This customer chose to install an air conditioning system so they can control the temperature in the office, all year round. They also opted for a lighting system that they can control remotely.
Oiled Cedar cladding
You may notice that the Cedar cladding on this building has a richer look than some of the other Cedar clad garden offices featured on this site. The slight sheen is thanks to a UV oil being applied to the wood.
A UV oil gives the timbers this lovely rich sheen, but it is applied to help preserve the original colour. Left un-oiled, Cedar will weather to a silvery grey colour as it ages. Applying UV Oil when the cladding is installed slows down this process, maintaining the reddish-brown colour of the Cedar in the long term.
UV oil does need topping up every few years, but it is fairly easy to apply and is well worth the effort if you want to maintain the natural colouring of Cedar.
To learn more about this project, chat with the Blyss Garden Rooms team on 01923 451 153 or send them an email: email@example.com. Explore the Blyss Garden Rooms website to learn more about their buildings.