With the right permissions, a garden room can be used as an extra bedroom. They make excellent accommodation for friends and family who come to stay, offering everybody their privacy. There is also a growing trend to add a garden bedroom to generate extra income on sites such as Airbnb.
Executive Garden Rooms have experience designing and building low maintenance garden bedrooms. We have featured a couple of examples, both self-contained from the main house with their own shower room and in one project with a kitchenette too.
This example is 5.9m wide by 3.5m deep and is a bespoke design that maximises the connection with the lovely garden. The rectangular building has been divided into two rooms. The larger space acting as a double bedroom with living area and the other room is a well-equipped shower room.
Executive Garden Rooms fit well-specified shower rooms in their annexes. As part of their turnkey service, Executive Garden Rooms not only install the sanitaryware, but they also connect the shower room to the mains supply. They include these connections and the associated groundworks in their overall price quoted. Several other garden room companies leave you to organise these final connections with another company, at additional cost.
Any garden room used for sleeping in needs to comply with the current Building Regulations. The shower room connections to the mains services also need to comply with the current regulations. Executive Garden Rooms are experienced in working to these regulations, and they ensure all work is signed off by the Building Control Officer.
Low maintenance external finishes
Executive Garden Rooms offer a palette of low maintenance finishes for the exterior of their buildings. In this case, the highly insulated structure has been clad externally with Cedral boards. Cedral is a cement fibre board which is dimensionally stable and does not require painting to maintain its colour and appearance. The boards a pigmented with colour during the manufacturing process. There is a wide palette of colours to choose from, from soft pastels shades through to contemporary dark greys.
This customer chose a soft green/grey Cedral board. They have mixed this with Anthracite grey uPVC door and window frames which has created a contemporary look.
For additional privacy, Executive Garden Rooms customer chose to add blinds to the glazing. These discreet blinds fit between the glass and are operated by magnets. Because they are sealed within the glazing, the doors can be opened without the blinds flapping around, and they don't get dusty!