Lukas & Ivana from A Room in the Garden share the benefits of working with an architect who understand the nuances of garden room design:
You have now decided. You are getting a garden room. It is time to start looking around and see what is on the market, what can be achieved and choose the best design solution for you.
What next? Where do you start?
The best way to start is to understand and organise your priorities and what you want to gain from your new garden room.
If your main objective is to have a functional and cost-effective space, your best option is an off the shelf modular garden room.
However, suppose you would like a more unique design, a garden room that will compliment your garden and your house, reflect your personality and style, a garden building to be proud of that you can show off. Well, in that case, your best bet is to search for a garden room architect.
What next? Where do you start?Why use a garden room architect and not any other architect?
"We had several clients who come to us with a design made by a residential architect and while it may look good on paper it usually does not take into consideration the garden room construction method and the different planning rules." - Says Lukas, co-founder and head architect of A Room in the Garden - "Those structures are different than houses or extensions and behave differently throughout the seasons."
Having a design that does not consider all of that, results in us having to modify it or completely create a new one altogether, with the client having to pay twice for the same thing.
Residential architects often concentrate on the aesthetic of the building, ignoring the cost involved. Because we also build our garden rooms we are able to create a great design while still working with the client's budget.
Finally - adds Ivana, Lukas' wife and business partner - "we are constantly on the lookout for new garden room materials and products, to make sure we can offer innovative solutions and creative designs to our clients."
Designed by us, built by us
Examples of garden room projects we have designed and then gone on to build:
A family summerhouse designed and built with a lot of detailed elements like the special bench, corner-less bi-folding doors and large overhang to create a covered external space.
A unique garden office for international lawyer including Italian external wallpaper, custom-built furniture and voice-controlled features throughout.
A multi-purpose room, summerhouse during the weekend, office during the week, built for a family of four
Lukas and Ivana have designed over 600 garden rooms from small, quirky garden offices, through two-level gyms to large liveable garden annexes and garden room extensions.
Currently on our drawing board
We are currently working on these designs for clients. You will see our commissions range in size from small pods to complex multi-room designs:
The design of a garden office with the ability to become an annexe in the future, to be built in March for a couple who now work from home permanently.
A large complex of two buildings, one an independent accommodation, the other one containing sauna and hot tub, all connected with a raised decking with a swimming pool.
A small, one-person garden office designed to take as little space as possible in a garden of a newly refurbished house in the centre of London.
Great design is at the heart of A Room in the Garden
Both Lukas and Ivana come from creative backgrounds - architecture and fashion - and when they set up their company five years ago, they knew that great design will always be the heart of their work.
Today, A Room In The Garden is known as one of the most creative and successful companies in the industry. Creating a unique design for each of their clients, while keeping in mind the style and location of the existing house and garden is what the duo does best. Their long project portfolio is a testament to the company's commitment to creating remarkable buildings. You can check their completed projects here.
Work with a Garden Room Architect
So, if you are looking for something special and amazing for your garden, head over to the GET STARTED page and move your project one step closer. You can find a price list of garden room design services here.
Finally, if you like the design Lukas and Ivana make for you, don't forget that A Room in the Garden can bring it to life as well. You can see their full process in the video below: