Uniquely shaped garden entertainment room
Published: 16 September 2023
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Creating a home entertainment space within a garden room has grown in popularity. Many are opting to construct standalone buildings at the end of the garden, serving as dining areas, sitting rooms, or bars. These unique spaces provide an ideal setting to entertain friends and family, separate from the distractions of the main house.
Swift Unlimited has carved a niche for themselves in crafting such home entertainment spaces. Having seen examples of their high-end projects, a Swindon family, aware of Swift Unlimited's expertise in premium buildings, reached out to the team. Their vision was a multifunctional space that seamlessly merged with the garden.
To optimise the space, a uniquely shaped building was necessary. While many garden room companies might find this challenging, Swift Unlimited, with their bespoke design skills, were more than ready. They designed a building that mirrored the garden's contours. The interior boasts three separate zones for socialising, dining, and relaxation. These zones, while distinct, come together as a cohesive room that opens up to the beautifully landscaped garden.
A destination at the end of the garden
“I found the whole experience, from initial contact through to being handed the keys a very pleasant, no hassle experience, and we now have an outside "destination" that we are looking forward to enjoying for many years to come, and our first party is already planned!” – CM Swindon
In the quote above, Swift Unlimited’s customer characterises their building as a 'destination.' Exploring the project photos, it's clear why they would feel this way. A building like this, set away from the main house, offers a unique way to entertain in the garden, no matter what our British weather throws at us. Owing to the highly insulated, multi-layered design of Swift Unlimited's garden rooms, owners can entertain from them comfortably throughout the year.
Friends and family will be eagerly awaiting an invite. The allure of a garden entertainment space is the convenience it offers: after a lively gathering, one can simply close the doors and address the aftermath at a more suitable time.
Swift Unlimited took time to hone the design
Unlike some garden room companies that might pressure customers into quickly selecting a building and paying a deposit, the Swift Unlimited team believes in working at the client's pace. They don’t rush decisions. At Swift Unlimited, the design of a garden room is a collaborative endeavour. They invite clients to compile a wish list for their perfect building and share images of elements they like or dislike. This feedback forms the foundation for the designs they create.
Once preliminary designs are in place, the Swift Unlimited team is committed to refining the design until every detail meets the client’s satisfaction. For this particular project, the process spanned five months from the first interaction to the deposit payment.
Maximising space both inside and outside
The distinctively shaped building occupies a footprint of 51 sqm, making the most of the available space. Though it's designed as a single room, the owners have cleverly zoned the space using furniture. One end hosts a kitchen and bar area, a generous dining section sits centrally, and a comfy seating zone concludes the trio of spaces.
Each of these zones offers views of the landscaped garden. Three sets of triple-leaf aluminium bi-fold doors have been used. These doors fold to the side, ensuring smooth flow between the interior and exterior - perfect for parties!
Swift Unlimited finishes their garden room interiors with a high-end plastered and decorated finish, complemented by wooden flooring. These finishes, combined with the expansive glazing, create a bright, contemporary space.
Swift Unlimited customises the electrical setup based on individual needs. In this instance, air conditioning was installed, along with recessed, dimmable internal and external Collingwood LED downlighters. These lights have been configured to create various lighting zones. The switches and sockets are a brushed steel finish. As part of their comprehensive, project-managed service, the Swift Unlimited electricians managed the final electrical connections from the garden room to the main house supply.