Garden Room with heritage-style windows
Published: 14 November 2023
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Opting for a bespoke garden room designer like Office In My Garden allows you to tailor the doors and windows to your unique aesthetic preferences. Recently, a growing number of buyers are moving away from standard, fully-glazed options, gravitating instead towards 'Crittall style' glazing. This distinctive choice features glass panes divided by muntins (glazing bars), adding a touch of elegance and personality.
Heritage-style windows and doors significantly enhance the character of a garden room, both internally and externally. The Crittall style, in particular, boasts slender frames that differ from the bulkier look of contemporary single-pane designs. For this specific project, Office In My Garden skillfully used powder-coated black aluminium for the outward-opening French doors, complemented by sidelights on each side. A matching, narrow, tall window was also seamlessly integrated into the recessed part of the front elevation, maintaining the design's cohesive and refined appearance.
Complementing this aesthetic, the building features stained black Larch cladding, a charcoal-coloured composite deck, and black roof kerbs, creating a chic monochromatic look.
5m x 4m Garden Office & Exercise Space
Focusing their work in North London, Office In My Garden excels in crafting garden buildings for terraced properties. They use traditional timber framing, enabling material transportation through homes when direct garden access isn't available – a flexibility not all companies offer.
After conducting a site survey and design consultation, Office In My Garden crafted a 5m x 4m garden room that perfectly nestles at the end of the garden, bordered by three fences. An established tree, prominently positioned at the front of the chosen plot, became an integral part of the design.
To accommodate the tree's growth, the front elevation of the room features a unique stepped profile. The main entrance sits on the forward section of the wall, while a tall, narrow window in the recessed part bathes the desk area in natural light, ensuring a bright workspace.
The clients sought a dual-purpose building, to be used as both a home office and an exercise space, with the addition of unobtrusive storage.
The images clearly show how Office In My Garden's design met every requirement of the brief. The room exudes an airy ambience, enhanced by the heritage glazing mentioned earlier and a large roof window. The light reflects beautifully off the crisply plastered and tastefully decorated walls and ceiling, harmoniously paired with plywood cabinetry.
In line with the clients' request for subtle storage solutions, bespoke plywood cupboards were incorporated into the design. These units match a plywood desk that sits snugly in the alcove created by the stepped wall detail surrounding the tree.
The Birch plywood cabinetry, devoid of visible fixings and handles, introduces an extra touch of elegance to this modern space, seamlessly blending form and function.
Air conditioning for year-round comfort
Office In My Garden informs us that air conditioning is now a popular choice in most of their projects. Despite the excellent insulation of garden rooms, the recent hot summers have made air conditioning an attractive addition. It's not just a summer luxury – it enables setting the ideal temperature throughout the year, warming the room during colder months.
As part of their comprehensive service, Office In My Garden takes care of all electrical installations and connections to the main supply in your house. In this specific project, this included the strategic placement of an electrical floor socket near the exercise bike, effectively eliminating any trailing cables across the room.
This custom garden room was constructed on-site within just 4 weeks. A similar project would typically cost around £30,000.