For years, mirrors have been used in garden design to reflect key features and planting. However, we haven’t, until now, seen the garden being reflected by a garden room, but, wow, it is effective! Garden Affairs designed and built this bespoke garden room with covered seating area, for customers who wanted to create a chill-out space within their landscaped garden.
Garden Affairs customer has an established landscaped garden, and they had the idea of upgrading the standard clear double glazed units in the doors and windows with a reflective glass coating. As we can see this is a clever design trick! As we look at the building, the garden is reflected in the doors. The reflective coating does not stop light from entering the room and doesn’t obstruct the view looking out.
Inside & outside garden room
This is a bespoke garden room design based on Garden Affairs Linea range. Two rooms have been created under the one roof. A 4m wide by 3m deep insulated room features a set of French doors with full height glazed window. Alongside, is a 3m wide by 3m deep open fronted seating area, ideal for entertaining.
The Linea range features Larch cladding, a durable softwood with a long lifespan. The Larch was painted in Garden Affairs factory in a contemporary dark grey finish. The doors and windows are also a softwood, again painted in the factory before installation for optimum results.
This garden room was built under the Permitted Development rules and took 4 days to complete on-site.
The use of the reflective glass is a trick you could easily copy and incorporate into your own project. We can see it would be a clever way to make a small garden seem much bigger. You could also use it if you need privacy from neighbours looking into your room.