This is an exciting, high-end garden office building by A Room in the Garden. It is a truly bespoke design, designed around the site and incorporating design features and materials tailored to the customer's tastes.
A Room in the Garden was commissioned by a family to design and build a building at the end of their garden, that could be used as a home office and a family space. The resulting 9.3m x 4.6m building certainly has WOW factor!
A quick look at this garden office with a corner of bi-fold doors:
These are the designs for the project, which apparently the customers had pinned to their kitchen door throughout the build. As they watched, the drawings become a reality.
A corner of bi-fold doors
Part of the appeal of garden office buildings is the connection between indoor and outdoor space that can be created. The A Room in the Garden team and their customers have enhanced this indoor-outdoor connection by incorporating a corner of bi-fold doors which, when folded back open up a large section of the room onto the garden.
Two sets of bi-fold doors, one 2.52m and the other 3.23m have been positioned to create a corner of doors. Nothing too unusual here, but the way the building has been designed means that the bi-fold doors have been installed without requiring a supporting corner post.
Removing the corner post from the equation means that when the bi-fold doors are folded back, a wonderful connection with the garden has been created.
Designed around a tree
The planting in a garden can really enhance a garden office building. In this case, the planting became an integral part of the design.
A Room in the Garden's customers have a lovely Eucalyptus tree, and they wanted to preserve it while using the space around it for the garden office.
This is the beauty of working with a bespoke garden office designer; no obstacle is too much of a challenge. The A Room in the Garden team designed a covered seating area around the tree with a hole in the roof for the tree to grow through.
As well as preserving the tree, a real feature has been made of it and a lovely seating area created.
Outdoor wallpaper feature wall
A feature wall behind the tree has been created with an outdoor wallpaper. The A Room in the Garden team imported the specialist wallpaper from Italy. The striking design looks great close up, but when viewed from a distance, it catches the eye and creates a real feeling of depth.
Low maintenance exterior finishes
The exterior has been finished in two low maintenance finishes. Popular Western Red Cedar cladding has been mixed with Millboard, a high spec composite wood board that has a surface texture like wood but requires none of the maintenance. They make a striking combination!
Lighting ensures the building looks good at night
Exterior lighting has been cleverly positioned around the building. Ensuring the building looks as good at night as it does during the day.
The A Room in the Garden team tells us that their customers are delighted with the finished building and amazed how well it reflects the initial designs.
The project took six weeks to complete and cost just over £70,000.