A garden room can have more than one intended use. This L-shaped building by AMC Garden Rooms has been designed to act as both a home gym and home office.
Rather than divide the space into two uses with furniture, as many people do, the choice of the L-shaped layout has allowed for two rooms - the larger area being the gym, and the smaller room will serve as the office.
A bespoke garden room
AMC Garden Rooms customer had very clear ideas of how they wanted their building to work and what it would look like. AMC Garden Rooms offer a bespoke design service alongside their standard designs, so were happy to work with their clients to bring their vision to reality.
The layout of the building is a unique twist on many of the L-shaped garden rooms we've featured before. The French doors that lead you into the building have been recessed, creating a rather lovely porch detail.
The exterior cladding has created another striking design detail. AMC Garden Rooms clients opted for a board on board cladding profile rather than go with tongue & groove profile cladding which has become a hallmark of contemporary garden room design. As we can see, this finish looks fantastic and gives the exterior of the building a lot of character.
The timber chosen for the exterior cladding is Siberian Larch. Siberian Larch is a popular choice for garden room cladding as it can be left untreated, and it will naturally weather to a mellow silver grey colour.
One building, two rooms
This L-shaped building has an internal floor space of 22sqm. You enter into the main room, which we hear is going to be used as a home gym.
Working closely with their client to work out the positioning of particular pieces of equipment, the AMC Garden Rooms designers have reinforced the floor structure where specific gym equipment will be positioned.
They also reinforced the wall structure where a Barre was to be fitted.
While some people choose to leave L-shaped buildings open plan so you can move from one wing into the other, AMC's clients chose to add a partition wall to create a home office in the smaller wing. This means the family can use the two rooms simultaneously without invading anyone's space.
The interior of the rooms have been plastered and decorated, and mixed with Oak joinery. A stylish Oak door leads into the office, and Oak wood flooring has been finished with square edge Oak skirting boards.
As seen on Escape to the Country
You may have spotted the TV presenter Nikki Chapman in the photos. The Escape to the Country team was filming locally and wanted to do a piece on the benefits of using a garden office when working from home. This is certainly a nice garden building to work from!