A guest blog by Susan Webb of Aspect Two
Garden rooms have become common place in back yards as they provide flexible and affordable expansion opportunities for home owners. These, often stunning structures, can have many uses and provide a place to work and entertain. In today’s post we will share some of the most popular uses of garden rooms.
Home Office Space
These days more and more people are choosing to work from home as it helps reduce peoples travel times and costs. The home office concept has been around for well over a decade however in recent years we have started to see more and more home owners create dedicated office spaces in their gardens.
Traditionally home owners would convert a spare bedroom into a home office. This approach is still used however many are experiencing the limitations of such conversions, for example the lack of flexibility. A dedicated space in the garden not only helps separate work from home but also allows home owners to create a space that is designed specifically for their work.
Many of us love to entertain guests on a regular basis and what better way is there to do that than with a home bar area. The advantage of having a bar area in your garden is that when it is summer you can open your garden room up and enjoy the sun while closing it off in the winter to keep out the cold. They offer both flexibility and glamour to your home and are becoming increasingly popular.
Music or Photo Studio
Garden spaces are usually exposed to good levels of natural sunlight which makes them great for photographic studios. Gardens are also tranquil places and provide inspiration for artists alike. With a dedicated space photographers can create a custom setup that suits their needs. This is very important in photography and helps provide a more professional perception to clients.
Children can take up a lot of space and in a small home space for toys and accessories can become limited. There are a number of innovative storage solutions on the market however a dedicated play area is an appealing option for parents. This is because they can design them to be completely child friendly and have somewhere where their kids can go and play in safety. Children also like to be outside which is why the garden room idea has become popular.
When you want to get away from the stresses of everyday life and relax, the ideal retreat could be a purpose built lounge in your garden. Many, especially on ‘The Garden Room Guide’, have raved about these as they are much quieter than lounge areas in the home.
Garden rooms are undoubtedly a great solution for people looking to expand their homes and have many uses. If you are considering building a garden room then there are several things to review including planning permission. Sites such as this provide some great resources on planning and there are many great companies out there putting together some really high end structures.
About the Author
This post was written by Susan Webb of Aspect Two, garden accessories and mail order specialists. Susan is dedicated to providing new and more efficient products at Aspect Two and has written for a number of outlets on eco friendly technology and gardens.