[box]Many people think their garden is too small for a garden room, so we have asked the garden room suppliers to share with us their experiences of creating highly usable garden rooms in small gardens. 360 Living Concepts talk about their recent experience with small garden room projects[/box]
Some readers fear that their garden is too small for a garden room, tell us about your experiences of creating garden room solutions for small spaces, please give an example:
We have recently been requested to address this very issue. Our client had an unusually shaped garden. They wanted to have a garden room constructed in the bottom of the garden. This meant that we had a small area to design and construct a usable room. The design is now complete and due to start work next week. The front of the garden room has our aluminium bi-folding doors which brings the garden in, rain or shine! This room as used the small available space to its best potential. Our client will gain enough room to use it as the study and gym they have always dreamt of.
Project Size: 8 feet by 10 feet
Project Cost: £4,500
Choosing the right position for a garden room in a small garden can be critical, what would you recommend buyers consider when choosing a location for their garden room?
Dont be drawn into looking at visible floor space. Remember foliage can be deceiving and WILL, if trimmed, pruned or removed, provide much more space!
Readers are concerned that a garden room might dominate or overpower a small garden, how do you design your garden rooms to prevent this?
We will always promote the use of bi-folding doors. These draw the garden in and out of the new structure. In good weather, when the garden will be in use- the doors can be opened and the internal space becomes part of the garden.
Some readers are concerned that because they only have a small site they have will have to forgo the on-trend features like full length windows, living roofs, under floor heating etc – is this the case?
No, not at all. In fact as you can see this is a feature we encourage!
When designing a small garden room what features would you recommend or include maximising the space?
A clean flooring flow is crucial, let it flow from inside to out. Multi use facilities are achieved through clever, well thought out design!
Realistically what is the smallest usable garden room space?
6 foot by 4 foot.
Access can be a problem in smaller gardens; do you have measures in place to overcome access problems?
Yes, our buildings can be manufactured off site in any required format. This allows us to deliver them to the site, in as many pieces as needed.
What is your top tip for those looking to buy a small garden room?
Design it well, work with the your chosen company and discuss each and every aspect.
If you would like 360 Living Concepts to assist you with your garden room project – any size! give them a call on 0845 47 46 360 or visit their website www.360livingconcepts.com