31st August 2022
Homeowners across the UK continue to put a premium on a high-spec outdoor space, making home improvement investments such as garden rooms skyrocket in popularity.
Homeowners continue to want more space and better areas for socialising at home. Rooms which provide a multifunctional space and provide different ways of living, will become more popular in 20221.
It’s clear to see smart use of our outdoor space, such as adding a garden room, as it’s a great opportunity for homeowners across the country to add value to their property. Whether you’re simply looking for a bit of extra room, or you have your perfect garden room planned already, the team at Eurocell have put together some top tips on how to get the most out of your new garden building.
Positioning is key
When you’re thinking about getting a garden building, it’s important to consider where it will be positioned in your garden. Depending on the size and layout of the garden, there might be a number of places the garden room could go, so think carefully about how you will use the room.
For example, if you’re looking to use your garden room as a place to relax during the summer nights, then you could position it to be south facing, providing you with sunlight late into the evening. Alternatively, if it’s being designed to give you a dedicated space to work from home, then it could be an idea to locate it closer to your home so that you don’t have to travel far outside during those cold winter mornings.
Or, if you plan to use it as a home gym, positioning your garden room in a shaded area will help to regulate the temperature of the space throughout the day and into the evening, ensuring a cooler space to work out in.
Most modern garden rooms will be fitted with the latest mod cons, from infra-red heating panels to inbuilt electric wiring. However, it’s worth checking the specifications of what you’ll get included with your garden room, or what you can add to it to expand its functionalities.
If you’re planning to use your room as a home gym for example, check what the building uses for foundations and flooring to see if there are any weight restrictions or danger of damage from large amounts of movement, such as during an aerobics class.
For use as a home office, movie room or essentially anything that requires an internet connection, it’s also important to consider how and where you would be connecting your garden room to your internet connection. There are a number of options, such as Wi-Fi extenders or wired ethernet cables, but each have their own pros and cons, so it’s worth looking into what would work best for you.
Design around your lifestyle
Once you’ve picked your ideal garden building and checked off all the necessary features, it’s time to start thinking about how to create the perfect space inside. Some garden rooms will come with pre-packaged interior options, whilst others will be a blank canvas for you to design as you like. Whichever you opt for, it is important to consider your interior designs early on in your planning.