Imagine a room you can kit out around the needs of your craft. A place where you can be creative when you want, and at the end of the day, you can walk away knowing everything will be just where you left it on your return. Now, look out into your garden because a garden room could create that space for you.
Garden rooms have long been popular as creative spaces. This pottery studio by Miniature Manors is an excellent example of how a garden room designer can tailor an outdoor building to your requirements.
Miniature Manor's client used to rent a pottery studio, but the demands of work and family life meant she couldn't visit it as much as she liked. Having a pottery studio in the garden would mean the owner could pop into the studio in-between family life and save money on rent.
Because Miniature Manors buildings are insulated, multi-layer structures, they can be comfortably used all year round.
Miniature Manor's client wanted to create a simple garden studio that would not dominate her pretty garden, and the cubist form of Miniature Manors Garden Pod option fitted the bill.
A 2.5m x 3.7m pod was commissioned. As we can see, the building sits well within the existing planting of the garden. The exterior of the building is clad in tongue & groove Redwood, fixed vertically. The honey colouring of the Redwood works well with the Anthracite Grey uPVC door and window frames.
Inside, the walls and ceiling have a high-spec plastered and decorated finish. Normally Miniature Manors would mix this finish with laminate flooring, but it was important that the floor could easily be cleaned after working at the potter's wheel, so a tiled floor was fitted. Miniature Manors are good at tailoring the finishes of their buildings around their clients' requirements.
The tiled flooring is also better placed to deal with the heat generated by the kiln.
The electrical specification was also customised around the customer's intended use. Miniature Manors installed an emergency stop button at hand height next to the kiln for safety reasons. They also installed a ventilation fan to work alongside the opening window to keep air moving around the room.
Miniature Manors tell us a similar pod studio would start at £14,000, including VAT.
To learn more about creating a creative space in your garden, chat with Miniature Manors on 01403 610 619 or send them an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You might want to explore www.miniaturemanors.co.uk.