The pandemic has changed the way that many of us are working. All sorts of occupations have adapted to home working. For instance, a recent Hargreaves Garden Spaces customer, who is a hairdresser, has created their ideal salon at the end of their garden.
Having built salons before, the Hargreaves Garden Spaces team understand the unique requirements of a garden room hair salon. They know that you want to get the salon up and running as soon as possible, so they offer their clients a turnkey service that includes installing the building, connecting the water and electrics to the mains supplies, and undertaking the interior fit-out of the hair salon.
Almost uniquely, Hargreaves Garden Spaces also offer landscaping services, so they can enhance the area around your garden room as part of the overall project. With this project, they went on to lay an Indian stone path, so customers have a pleasant journey towards the salon.
Planning permission for business use
In many cases, a garden room can be built without planning permission. However, if you are going to use the building for business, as this hair salon, then it will require a planning application. Hargreaves Garden Spaces tell us that this application was a straightforward process for their client.
Self-contained garden hair salon
The Hargreaves Garden Spaces designers spent time with their customer to ensure that the garden room incorporated all the necessary elements to run a successful salon. Armed with this information, they designed an internal layout that maximised the space.
The salon needed to incorporate two workstations and a back washbasin. A kitchenette was required for making coffees, plus a toilet so that the salon was self-contained from the main house.
The building is 5m wide by 3.5m deep, and we think the Hargreaves Garden Spaces designers have been very clever with the internal layout of the salon. Each element has its own space, offering a good movement flow.
Commonplace in High Street salons, the partition with a workstation on either side is genius in this garden room setting, as it is a good use of space, and both clients can claim the best seat in the house with garden views!
Contemporary Cedar clad design
Externally, the garden room has a contemporary style. A key detail of this is the Cedar cladding. Not only is Cedar an aesthetically pleasing finish, but it is also a long-lasting, low maintenance finish. Cedar can be left untreated as it has a natural resistance to rot and fungal attack.
Another contemporary design detail is the roof canopy with tapered cheek detail. This detailing creates a welcoming entrance for the salon.
The 3.8m wide expanse of floor to ceiling glazing offers a lovely connection between the inside and outside space. A smaller opening window has been positioned on the right-hand wall.
Inside, the garden room has been plastered and decorated — this finish is mixed with a hard-wearing laminate floor, creating a light modern interior.
Air conditioning has been fitted so the temperature in the room can be controlled all year round.
As we mentioned earlier, the garden room salon has been fitted with a toilet and kitchenette. The Hargreaves Garden Spaces not only fitted out the w.c. and installed the kitchenette, but they also undertook the connections to the mains supply. Not all garden room companies offer these final connections as part of their service.
The HG Spaces team also installed the back washbasin and the workstations, so all their clients were left to do was style the salon and start work.
Hargreaves Garden Spaces customer is understandably delighted with their new workspace:
HG Spaces helped us to create an innovative garden room hair salon. Their eye for detail, support and guidance was second to none. Not only did they deliver to very tight timescales, they strived to go the extra mile to ensure a fantastic result, one in which we will be forever grateful for. We would not hesitate to recommend HG Spaces, a first rate company in our experience and a pleasure to deal with.