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26th August 2020  |  News

The Garden Room – Summer 2020’s Most Wanted

Summer 2020’s most wanted garden accessory – the garden room.

We still call the dining table the office and the Greek getaways are on hold, so why not invest in post-covid staycation retreat or a tranquil home office. But, while we are dreaming of how to use this extra space, let’s not forget the added bonus, that a garden studio can also add around 5% to the value of your home. 

Every one of our Garden Studios is made bespoke to suit your needs, with no planning permission needed! Providing an endless potential of possible uses, our garden hideouts are perfect for work, leisure, or just about anything. Here’s a few ideas for the ‘new normal’…

Home Office

Many people are still working from home and potentially will continue to do so for a longer period of time that we all expected. Re-establish routine and bring back the daily commute, but as a few steps down the garden rather than rush hour road rage.

You come home from work to relax, but where do you relax when home is also work?

Maintaining the work life balance is important for mental health, with many people saying that throughout lockdown, they found it difficult to separate work and home life – even more of a reason to keep the conference calls, laptop and filing cabinet away from home, in your brand new garden studio.

Garden Bar

A garden bar is a fun and exciting way to use extra space in your garden. Especially as we tip-toe back into the post-lockdown world, we’re questioning whether our local pubs will ever be the pubs we remember – and don’t get us started on those beach bar cocktails, which have already become a distant memory.

Your garden studio could become a utopia for lovers of the Great British pub, nestled in that unused corner of your garden. Line up the optics, drop in the beer pumps and a maybe a dart board for good measure – a perfect place to enjoy your favourite tipple and a catch up with friends.

Or maybe you want to bring the holiday vibes to your garden? As much as we’d love to, we can’t bring the beach to your garden (and we don’t condone stealing the kids’ sandpit as an alternative) but we can help you recreate that favourite Mediterranean chill out spot with no quarantine needed when you return!

Home Gym

We were all displaced from the gym throughout lockdown, leaving us scratching our heads of how to adapt our training (Heinz beans dumbbells anyone?). Gyms are back and we can hit the treadmills once again, but adapting to these unprecedented times has seen home gyms rise to the top of the list of the most wanted.  

With the post-covid uncertainty still remaining and the realisation that gym membership can cost on average £500 per year, rising to nearly £1500 for premium gyms, maybe now is the time to invest that membership fee into your own personal home workout zone instead.

No more waiting for that one guy hogging the squat rack to finish his elaborate routine or turning up spotify in our headphones to drown out the dreadful choice of music. A garden room gym gives you the flexibility to workout in your own way, open the bi-fold doors, turn up the tunes and workout with your own equipment in a comfortable atmosphere – all on your own schedule.  

Chill Out Zone

Our humble abode has well and truly become our safe zone throughout the last few months, but why not extend that into your garden?

Maybe you want a space for that Saturday morning coffee, where you can read the paper in peace or a Sunday afternoon retreat. Or if you’re still working from home, create a relaxing area away from your home office, just a few steps down the garden.

I’m sure you’ll agree there’s nothing more calming that the fresh air of the great outdoors and even with uncertain British weather, a garden room is the perfect chill-out zone, just add comfy chairs, greenery and soft lighting for a perfect tranquil retreat.

Our garden rooms are available in five different styles and made bespoke to your exact requirements.

Our team look after everything from the initial design through to groundworks, electrics, plumbing, plastic and finishing touches – all’s that is left is for you to decide what will yours be?

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Post by Nikki Dunbar