Garden rooms can be peaceful, calming spaces. Situated at the end of the garden, spending time in one, can feel like you are far away from the pace and distractions of everyday life. In fact, they can be quite meditative spaces. As I work on this post, the buzz of the bees and watching a bird try to balance on the ridiculously thin stem of a salvia, is very calming!
The tranquillity of a garden room is what makes them popular with therapists wanting to create a consulting room at home. Counsellors, in particular, find that having a dedicated room set away from their house is beneficial to them and their clients.
A wise investment
Building a garden room as a counselling suite can be a wise investment compared with renting a room at a medical practice or office block. Yes, you have the upfront expenditure, but the room can pay for itself in just a couple of years. It is worth speaking with an accountant before buying a garden room for work, as some ways of purchasing are more tax-efficient than others.
You don't need much space
You don't need a big garden to create a counselling room in the garden. This lovely building by Garden Affairs is just 3 meters wide by 2 meters deep. Offering enough room for a couple of comfy chairs, coffee table and homely accessories.
This building is taken from Garden Affairs Linea Range, a popular range of contemporary style garden rooms. Garden Affairs have prices clearly listed for standard size garden rooms, but they can customise the size of the Linea range, making it the perfect solution to maximise the space you have available in your garden.
More examples of the Linea range of garden rooms:
The building is fully insulated and the doors and windows double glazed, so the room will be a comfortable place to spend time, all year round. On warmer days, the French doors can be pushed open, creating a lovely connection with the garden. The high window on the side wall, is a discrete way of letting extra light in and can be easily opened when you want some air.
The timber doors and windows were painted in the Garden Affairs factory prior to installation for an optimum finish. The Larch cladding was also stained in the factory before installation. We like how a translucent stain has been used, giving the timber colour but still letting the grain detail shine through.