We are often asked if we have a favourite garden room - yes, it's often the last project we wrote about! As we celebrate ten years of The Garden Room Guide, we thought it would be fun to truly identify our ten favourite projects. It hasn't been an easy task!
We have very eclectic tastes when it comes to garden room design, so the longlist - was long! We have finally narrowed it down to ten garden rooms.
In no particular order, this is why we like them:
Garden gym by 3rdSpace
We featured this garden gym by 3rdSpace quite recently. What caught our eye is the simplicity of the design. This, however, belies the level of detail that has gone into the project. The black building looks great externally, but it is the interior that we love. The way the plywood finishes have been detailed is beautiful. The 3rdSpace team really do create sophisticated modular garden rooms!
See more of 3rdSpaces work: www.3rdSpace.co.uk
Yoga studio by eDEN Garden Rooms
This yoga studio by eDEN Garden Rooms has made our list of favourite garden rooms for several reasons. The project showcases how a garden room can be tailored to maximise the space available. It may appear to be a rectangular building, but in reality, the rear wall has been angled to optimise the space available. The project also shows how a garden room can be designed around an established tree. And finally, we love how Cedar cladding has been used to create a feature wall inside the room.
See more of eDEN Garden Rooms work: www.edengardenrooms.co.uk
Garden room with a view by Garden Spaces
Talking about optimising the space available, this Garden Spaces project was always going to make the cut. We featured it back in 2014, and it took our breath away then and still does today. Built on a cliffside in Newquay, it is a feat of engineering and logistics. The project proves that clever garden room design can overcome a tricky site. The inside-outside space really is a garden room with a view.
See more of Garden Spaces work: www.gardenspaces.co.uk
Triangular Swift Garden Room
This triangular Swift Garden Room has made the list because it proves how, with thought, virtually any space in your garden can be used to build a garden room. No matter how odd a shape it is! The bespoke design has transformed a 'dead' area of garden into a fully functional extra room.
See more of Swift Garden Rooms work: www.swiftorg.co.uk
Pitched roof garden room by Garden2Office
Shallow mono-pitched garden rooms are the practical option when it comes to building under the Permitted Development rules, but a pitched roof garden room has a certain wow factor - both inside and out. We love this example by Garden2Office; it is from their Malmo range. The vaulted ceiling creates a room with a light and airy feel. Garden2Office's garden rooms are manufactured in Northern Sweden and ooze Scandinavian style, in this case, mixed with English Oak beams. We love it!
See more of Garden2Office's work: www.garden2office.co.uk
One-bedroom home in the garden by Green Studios
We love this one-bedroom home in the garden by Green Studios. It is a fine example of how a modern, fully functional home can be created in the garden. The vaulted ceiling makes the space seem bigger than it is, and offers some clever storage space. The roof windows flood the room with natural light, it's lovely we want to move in!
See more of Green Studios work: www.green-studios.com
Upgrading to a larger Timeless Garden Room
This large garden office by Timeless Garden Rooms proves how a garden room can become a beloved workspace. The customers had been using a smaller Timeless Garden Room for many years as a home office. Loving the building but needing more space, they commissioned the Timeless team to create a larger office for them, in the same style. This project also proves that there is a market for a second-hand garden room. The customers sold their original building, and it lives on in another garden!
See more of Timeless Garden Rooms work: www.timelessgardenrooms.co.uk
Tiny garden studio by Timber Rooms
One of the most-visited parts of The Garden Room Guide is the section on Small Garden Rooms. Many buyers are limited to finding a small building, but they still have big aspirations for it. This 1.53m x 1.79m garden studio by Timber Rooms is the smallest garden room we have featured. Yet, it packs a lot of punch! It may be tiny, but it still has many of the features you would find in a much bigger garden room. It is a clever design.
See more of Timber Rooms work: www.timberrooms.co.uk
Garden office complex by The Garden Office
We featured this complex of garden offices by The Garden Office back in 2016. It has stayed in our mind for two reasons. First, it shows how you are not limited to one building to serve your needs. You can mix and match different size buildings to create your ideal configuration. Secondly, this project showcases how a multi-faceted, successful business can be run from a garden office, or two!
See more of The Garden Office's work: www.thegardenoffice.co.uk
Narrow garden room with shower room by Miniature Manors
Since we published this narrow garden room with shower room by Miniature Manors back in June 2019, it has been very popular. We love it because it shows how you don't need a lot of space to create a functional garden room with a shower room. The building is only 2.1m deep but has been cleverly designed to maximise every millimetre.
See more of Miniature Manors work: www.miniaturemanors.co.uk