Family rooms in the garden
This page looks at a selection of garden room projects which were designed around the need for additional family space. These rooms tend to be multifunctional spaces catering for different uses from homework space to home cinemas.
Spaces Group: SEE (Super Energy Efficient) Upgrade Package
Spaces Group, home of Garden Spaces and Annexe Spaces, have created a new Super Energy Efficient specification that is an option on all of their buildings. This package can improve the overall performance of their buildings by up to 30%.
Grand Designs Offer
At the upcoming Grand Designs Live Show, Spaces Group will offer a free SEE package upgrade to every customer who visits their stand F7 and provides contact details.
Garden room with large side canopy
This lovely example of a Cedar garden room with a large side canopy is by Kent-based Ark Design Build. The insulated garden room is a spacious 6m x 4m. The canopied area extends the overall building to 13 meters wide. So, this is a big indoor-outdoor living space!
Design choices to ensure your garden room is warm in winter?
When planning a garden room, the design choices you make for the core structure will affect how warm it is in winter.
While you will initially pay more for a multi-layer garden room structure compared with other types of garden building, you will reap dividends in the long run.
Insulated container garden room
Alongside their log cabin and summerhouse designs, Summerhouse24 offer a range of insulated shipping container garden rooms. They would be an option for so many different uses – there is even an option with a sauna!
Home gym, music room & pool changing room in one building
The interior of this eDEN Garden Room has been divided to create three rooms – a pool changing room, home gym and music room. Each room has its own external access but has been designed so it can work as one coherent space.
Tudor style garden room
Tudor style garden room by Miniature Manors. Traditional detailing and craftmanship have been mixed with modern finishes that ensure a well-insulated space that will be comfortable to use all year round.
Have your garden room designed by an architect
Working with a garden room architect rather than a residential architect has many benefits as they understand the nuances of garden room construction.
Multifunction garden gym suite
The project by Swift showcases what versatile spaces garden rooms can be. A home gym and comfortable sitting room work perfectly together in the 6m x 5m building.
How to create the perfect garden room?
We have been chatting with Ivana & Lukas from A Room in the Garden about how they approach creating the perfect garden room for their clients, whether that be a garden office, home gym or a self-contained living annexe.
Garden room planning applications
If you need to apply for planning permission to build your garden room, DWG Plans Limited can handle the process for you.
Multifunctional L-shaped garden room
This L-shaped garden room by Garden2Office has been divided up to create an artists studio, extra living space, a bathroom and a storage shed.
Perfectly proportioned eDEN Garden Room
The symmetry and proportions of this 8m x 2.5m eDEN Garden Room are marvellous. Designed as a family entertainment space, the garden room is a focal point that draws your eye down the long garden.
Hampton Studio garden bar
This cool garden bar has been created in a 3m x 2.4m Hampton Grey Studio by Sanctum Garden Studios. A great place to spend time with family & friends.
From an old garage to a modern family room
Replacing an old garage & log store, this 7.4m x 4.2m Executive Garden Room has created a space for all the family enjoy, complete with ensuite with pressurised shower system.
Luxurious L-shaped Life-Changing Space
If you like the idea of having a space, separate from the main house, where you can work, workout or play a quick game of table football with the kids, then you will love this multipurpose L-garden room, recently completed by Swift!
Contemporary garden room with pergola area
This garden room with cedar pergola is by Ark Design Build. The bespoke design has created a fantastic indoor-outdoor entertaining space.
If you like the idea of incorporating large expanses of glass into your garden room design, you will want to take a look at GlasHaus Design. They specialise in bespoke garden rooms and house extensions that utilise structural glazing solutions.
Buckinghamshire Beauty – Luxurious Space For All The Family
Bespoke 12m x 5m garden room by Swift that has created a luxurious space for all the family that includes a bar and hot tub.
Garden rooms with space for a hot tub
Take a look at two bespoke garden room designs by Swift that have beed designed as an entertainment space with a covered area alongside that houses a hot tub.
Design your garden room & try it in your garden before you buy
Design your ideal garden room using the SMART configurator & then see what it would like in your garden using their smartphone app.
Crusoe Garden Rooms on ‘Cocooning’
Crusoe Garden Rooms share how their buildings can be tailored to create your ideal ‘cocooning’ space.
Holt by Crane Garden Buildings
The Holt by Crane Garden Buildings has two fully glazed walls and there is the option of adding a covered seating area alongside the fully insulated room.
Multi-room garden rooms
Is one new room enough for your needs? Maybe you need a home office but would like your own gym or music room too. Well, Modulr Space have a solution.
Outdoor entertainment room
6m x 3.5m bespoke garden room by Swift which is being used as an outdoor entertainment room with dining space for 14.
Garden room with indoor-outdoor space
Looking for the perfect indoor-outdoor garden lifestyle? Then you’ll want to explore the new garden room + hideout options by JML Garden Rooms.
Ruthven by Bridge Garden Rooms
Ruthven is a new design by Bridge Garden Rooms. The contemporary design mixes lots of glass with a sliding cedar screen, a stylish combination.
Nationwide or local garden room company
When buying a garden room, you have the choice of working with a local company or one that supplies nationwide. Many buyers fear a national company will be more expensive, but this isn’t always the case, and you are reducing your options only searching locally.
I don’t want a flat roof garden room
Not keen on a flat roof garden room? In reality, they are not flat, they have a shallow pitch or you have some great dual pitched options.
Modern L-shaped garden room with canopy
A clever L-shaped garden room with a covered outdoor seating area by Modern Garden Rooms that maximises inside-outside living.
Garden rooms built to your specification
Timber Rooms will design and build a garden room to your specification. This riverside garden room is a great example.
Introducing Podhouse who offer contemporary garden room buildings that utilise a palette of external cladding materials including Spanish Slate.
Versatile home office & family space
Take a look around this Timber Rooms project which has created a versatile home office and family room that has saved the family moving house.
Classic Garden Spaces
This contemporary garden room could be described as classic Garden Spaces. The sharp straight lines, Cedar cladding and a large expanse of floor to ceiling glazing are hallmarks of Garden Spaces design style.
Insulated visitor pod for a care home
Great example of a highly insulated visitor pod for a care home. Timber Rooms added dual access and a glass dividing wall, so people can be close, while socially distant.
Two room garden room
A wonderful example of a two room garden room designed for all the family to use by SMART Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios.
A good looking roof makes all the difference to a garden room
Your choice of roof shape and covering can add a lot to the style of a garden room, as these Garden2Office projects show.
The Crusoe Logic
The Crusoe Logic at 8m by 3.5m gives 28 square metres of flexible space to be used as a home office, gym, studio, retreat, cinema room, entertainment space.
Garden room for all the family
Interesting shape garden room for all the family to use, by Ark Design Build. It features a beautiful shower room and a useful storage room.
Bathstone Garden Rooms, anything but standard
Working with Bathstone Garden Rooms, you are not limited to a standard specification, a standard layout, or a standard design style. The Bathstone Garden Rooms team relish a unique design brief and have the skillsets to make an unusual idea a reality.
6m x 4m Insulated garden room
Stylish 6m x 4m insulated garden room by Hargreaves Garden Spaces. The multifunctional room has been designed as a family space & home gym.
Cedar garden room with hidden store
A contemporary Cedar garden room with hidden storage shed. Unlike other designs, the storage shed sits discreetly behind the main room.
Aspen Garden Rooms
Aspen Garden Rooms offer a bespoke design service in Hampshire & Sussex. The family-run team work closely with you from design to completion.
Made to measure garden rooms
Whether it is a small garden office or a large multi-room annexe you want, Timeless Garden Rooms made to measure service will ensure everything on your wishlist is ticked off.
A trio of garden rooms
Three garden rooms side by side by Hargreaves Garden Spaces. Creating a home gym, cinema room and secure storage room.
Large garden office with storage
AMC Garden Rooms designed and built this large garden office with secret storage space. The versatile space can morph into a family room when the work is done for the day.
A Garden Space nestles in the garden
Following up on a lovely pitched roof garden room by Garden Spaces, that has had time to nestle into its surroundings. The project cleverly mixes traditional design details with contemporary ones.
L-shaped garden room with store
Contemporary L-shaped garden room with secret storage room by Bridge Garden Rooms. It features wrap-around floor to ceiling glazing and a custom shaped deck.
SMART hobby room in the garden
A wonderful barn style hobby room in the garden by SMART Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios. Full of character and style.
A Dream Retirement
An amazing 9m x 5.5m contemporary snooker room designed to house a full size snooker table and a bar by Swift Garden Rooms.
Outdoor room with canopy
Extend the usability of your insulated outdoor room by adding a covered canopy alongside.
In this new COVID secure world we find ourselves in, meeting friends outside is our safest option, and a covered, but open seating area like this gives you the benefits of being outside while offering some protection from the weather!