More and more garden rooms we are featuring include a shower room. In choosing to incorporate a shower room, the owners of these buildings are thinking of their needs today, but are also taking steps to future proof the room too. They are maximising the potential future use of the room, which increases its value.
Incorporating a shower room into a garden room is a significant initial investment, as not only do you have the expense of fitting out the shower room, but you will have extensive groundworks to pay for too.
Making the investment in incorporating a shower room into your garden room should pay for itself over the years. Not only do you have the benefit of having facilities on hand, today, but its inclusion means you are opening up possible different uses for the garden room – future proofing it as people say.
This future proofing point is important when you come to sell your house. While you may be using the building as a home office, a new owner might not need one, but if they can see it as a versatile space that they could use as say a home gym or guest room, they are going to be happy to pay a premium for it. It is widely accepted that a quality garden room will add at least its cost to the value of your house.
A shower room needn’t steal too much space in a garden room
While you may want the convenience of having a shower room in your garden room building, you don’t necessarily want it to steal too much space. Garden room designers are adept at creating practical shower room layouts in compact spaces.
This building by Swift Garden Rooms is cleverly laid out so that the shower room sits discreetly at one end of the building. The room is just 900mm wide but incorporates a shower cubical, toilet and wash hand basin. A small window has been incorporated into the shower room for natural light and ventilation.
A turnkey garden room project
Swift Garden Rooms offer their clients a turnkey package. This means the Swift team will project manage the whole project from initial designs, through any Planning Application right through to completion of that building and connection to the mains services.
In this case, this involved the Swift team removing existing buildings on the site and a concrete slab. They then installed a foundation system suitable for this size and type of building and prepared the groundworks for the connections of the different services to the mains supply. The Swift team were on site to assemble the core structure and to finish both the exterior of the building and the interior decoration, so the room was ready to move into as they left the site.
The Swift team fitted the shower room out and handled the connections of the water, sewerage and electrics to the mains supply as part of their overall project. When buying a garden room with shower room, you need to be clear if your supplier handles this process as part of their overall project cost, as Swift do. As many garden room companies will fit out the shower room, but leave it to you to organise and pay for the connection to the mains supply – this is where the significant costs of this type of build are, so be clear on your position!
To learn more about incorporating a shower room into your garden room building, talk to the experts at Swift Garden Rooms on 01625 875 588 or visit their website to see more of their work.
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