Two garden rooms built in two years for the same client
Published: 23 October 2023
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A quality garden room adds significant value to a home. For homeowners who love their current house but need extra space, garden rooms offer a cost-effective solution to extending their living space without the need to move or embark on major renovations. Then when it comes to selling their home, these versatile buildings can add significant value and appeal to potential buyers.
Recent clients of Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited can attest to this. Within two years, the company has constructed two garden room buildings for one family. The first project was an 8m x 4m building, designed with a partition wall that divided it into a home office and a family space. When the family's dream 'forever home' became available, the garden room added both appeal and value, making their house more enticing to prospective buyers.
Upon acquiring their forever home, the family immediately contacted Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited to recreate their multifunctional garden room at the new house. This repeat business speaks volumes about the quality of Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited's buildings and their stellar customer service. It also underscores how integral a garden room can be to a household.
Example of the Crusoe Deluxe garden room
The original garden room was a version of the Crusoe Deluxe range. The Crusoe Deluxe sits on a footprint of 8m x 4m. A key feature of this range is the five-leaf set of Aluminium bi-fold doors. These doors effortlessly slide to one side creating free-flowing movement between the indoor and outdoor spaces.
Rather than have the doors positioned in the centre of the front elevation, Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited's clients chose to have the bifold doors offset to one side. This allowed for a partition wall to be built with an internal door, creating a 2m wide home office alongside the main family space.
Inside, the Crusoe Deluxe has a wonderfully light feel, thanks to the bi-fold doors and the mix of tall windows on the front and side walls and the rectangular windows positioned high in the rear wall.
Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited finish each of their buildings with a plastered and decorated finish, creating a room like a newly built house. Durable laminate flooring completes the modern look.
A full electrics package comes as standard with the Crusoe Deluxe. The specification includes:
- Twelve internal downlights
- Six double sockets
- Six external downlights in the roof canopy and two up/down wall lights.
- Dedicated consumer unit
- Final electrical connection between the garden room and house
When it came to commissioning their second garden room Crusoe’s clients opted for virtually the same specification. The only notable difference is the addition of a single-glazed door in the office area. This addition means the office can be accessed from inside via the main room or through its own external access.
As standard, Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited finish the exterior of the buildings with Western Red Cedar. As these photos show, the reddish brown tones of this timber blend with the natural green shades of the garden. Western Red Cedar is a highly durable timber that offers a long maintenance-free lifespan. It can be left to weather to a soft silvery grey without affecting the durability and lifespan of the cladding. This is why Western Red Cedar is the most popular finish in garden room design.
A Crusoe Garden Room is hard to live without
These projects show that once you have experienced the joy and lifestyle that a Crusoe Garden Room offers, they are hard to live without. The ultimate endorsement for Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited is when customers commission a second building — and this isn't an isolated occurrence. Since its inception in 2010, the company has been commissioned multiple times to construct a second garden room for clients. Featured below is a versatile entertainment room, complete with a bar and cinema screen, as well as a home gym, created for one repeat customer.