Forget extensions or conservatories, garden rooms have emerged as the home trend that’s been sweeping the nation over the last couple of years.
Whether you’re looking for a stylish guest suite, an office/place to work, or a summerhouse, a garden room could be exactly what you’re looking for to take your home to the next level.
A garden room is a fully insulated, electrically-wired building that’s usually made from wood. Unlike a conservatory, garden rooms are usually stand-alone buildings situated in your back garden. They are built with foundations made from either concrete slabs or piers.
These handy structures can be used for a variety of purposes, however, here is why a garden room can really ‘pack more punch’ than a spare room in your house.
A secluded space
One major plus of a garden room is that they offer your guests their own secluded space from the main house. These stand-alone structures offer both you and your guests’ privacy and additional space from each other.
Garden rooms can be equipped with their own bathroom facilities, meaning they can function as a handy place to stay for your guests.
A stylish garden feature
Not only are garden rooms a great way to add extra space to your home, but they are also a feast for the eyes.
Usually made with a log cabin ‘feel’, garden rooms can be adapted to become a stylish addition to your garden.
In the current marketplace, homeowners can choose from anything between a more ‘traditional’ log cabin building to contemporary-looking structures that come in a range of colours.
A chance to enjoy your surroundings
Forget being stuck indoors. Garden buildings allow you and your guests to enjoy the natural surroundings of your garden.
And, if you’re a keen gardener, it’s a great way to showcase the garden you’ve been nurturing all year!
Being amongst the great outdoors can be a welcome change to seeing the same four walls of your house. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or a garden-based office space, being close to nature can be great for your overall sense of wellbeing.
An investment for the future
Although a garden room can cost a fair amount of money (certainly more than a garden shed!), it can be a great long-term investment for you when it comes to your property.
The Telegraph reported in 2018 that a garden room can increase the value of your property from 5-7%. It could mean that you essentially ‘add an extra bedroom’, plus it provides extra space for work or hobbies – all of which can increase buyer interest – especially in areas where house prices are high.
What’s more, a garden room can be built much more quickly and easily than a traditional extension, and with less disruption.
If you are looking into buying a garden as an outdoor space or room or as your next workspace, Norwegian Log provide a great range or garden rooms.