It’s important to think about the bigger picture when you install a garden room. There are lots of questions you’ll need to ask yourself to ensure you’re the envy of all your neighbours. Here are our top five things to consider when installing a garden room.
What’s it going to be used for?
First things first, you’re installing a garden room because you want more indoor space at home but what are you actually planning to use it for? One you’ve made that decision, the rest will come easily. Do you work from home and like the idea of having a garden office? Maybe you have a hobby, which is taking over the house and needs its own space, or is it simply an extra space to relax and enjoy your garden? Take a look at our garden room ideas for some inspiration.
Where are you going to install it?
Now you know what’s in store for your garden room, you’ll find it easier to decide where to put it. Our garden rooms are not only suitable for stand-alone use but also as an extension on the side of your house. If you opt for a separate building, you could hide it away at the bottom of the garden in its own secluded space. Keen entertainers however, should find a sunny spot where it will get maximum use – especially if there is an outside decking area.
What lighting design will you choose?
How your garden room looks at night, is just as important as during the day. Clever lighting designs can really bring your room to life! Beautiful down lights from the overhang will create the perfect ambience while up lighters in the decking will offer a soft modern look.
How will you make it unique?
The great thing about our garden rooms is that they are tailor-made to suit your requirements, so that you can choose exactly how you want it to look. Will you be installing your garden room with bi-folding or French doors? What sort of windows take your fancy? Will you stick with a traditional wood colour, or would you like bespoke grey, green or blue?
How will you decorate the inside?
This will depend on what you are planning to use your garden room for. There are several simple things that can be done when installing a garden room, which will help bring it to life. A feature wall is a great way to add a bold statement or bright fabrics can add a splash of colour. Take a look at our garden room interiors blog for more ideas.
How will you finish the exterior?
We provide the full service when it comes to installing your garden room so we can help design the outside as well as the interior. There are lots of ways to style the exterior area from a formal style garden with lots of geometric shapes to a laid-back cottage garden. Our garden ideas blog offers other styles and provides a list of plants to help you achieve your desired look.
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