Incorporating a kitchen & toilet into a garden room creates a versatile space at the end of the garden. It is an excellent way to future proof the building, opening it up to different uses in the future.
Garden Fortress can include kitchen, toilet or full shower rooms in their contemporary garden room designs. As we can see from these images, they use modern, high specification fittings. In the kitchen, dark grey units have been units have been mixed with an oak worktop. In the WC, a clever space-saving unit has been fitted which hides all the mechanics of the toilet and basin.
The well-designed layout means the kitchen area and WC. do not dominate or steal space from the main room.
Connected to the mains supply
As part of their overall project, Garden Fortress handled connecting the kitchen and toilet to the mains services. Not all garden room companies handle these connections, asking you to engage a local firm. This is often the case, when one quote you get is much less than another - one includes the groundworks, the other doesn't. There are, however, many benefits to working with one company throughout the project.
The garden rooms water, waste and drainage systems were all connected to the houses mains systems to Building Control standards.
Standard design tailored around the customer's needs
This garden room is based on Garden Fortress's Urban Lounge Range. The final design, however, has been tailored to the client's specific needs, including several upgrade options.
The standard specification of this range is very good and includes everything you need to create a functional room in the garden. Garden Fortress, however, offer a range of options you can choose to enhance and personalise the building. In this case, in addition to adding the kitchen and WC, the customer opted to add:
- Large grey composite decking area with recessed step
- Exterior LED decking lights and downlights operated via remote control
- Exterior double socket
- Kitchen area with sink, grey base units and oak worktop
- Small bathroom with grey toilet and basin unit, extractor fan and oak door
- Interior LED dimmable downlights
- Internet connection / ethernet port
- Aluminium bi-folding door and window
A key feature of the Garden Fortress's Urban Lounge Range is the mix of exterior cladding. Western Red Cedar has been fitted to the front wall with dark grey corrugated steel fitted to the rear and side walls. This is a look we have seen offered by a few companies recently. What makes Garden Fortress's take on this mix of finishes is that while other firms have fitted the corrugated steel vertically, they have fitted it horizontally. We think fitting it this way enhances the wavy texture!
As we can see, the dark grey corrugated cladding matches well with the aluminium bi-fold doors and the composite deck that creates a welcoming entrance to the room.
Sitting on sloping ground
This garden room is sitting on sloping ground. The Garden Fortress team are able to overcome ground like this with relative ease because of their use of groundscrew foundations. This work is included in the overall project cost.
The skirt of the deck area has hidden the foundations. We like how the team have detailed the step that leads up to the deck. Paying attention to small design details like this is impressive.
The spacious garden room was completed by the team in three weeks, including the connections to the mains services. As the installation team left the site, the room would have been ready for the owners to start using.