Why Choose A Contemporary Summer House?
There are many different garden buildings, from sheds and greenhouses to summerhouses and pergolas. However, summer houses are sought-after because they offer great flexibility.
You can turn the building into a retreat or make it more functional by incorporating a home office or workout space.
There are so many customisation options when choosing the best summer house for your needs, but the underlying themes often fall into the traditional or contemporary categories.
Traditional Garden Building Design
Traditional summer houses often take inspiration from other eras, with Georgian design being the most popular. It’s common to see Georgian windows, lighter wood colours and a standard apex roof.
However, some traditional designs might go all out and replicate older American style homes. These buildings are meant to blend with your garden, but they can often seem outdated, and they lack aesthetic appeal for younger generations.
Contemporary Summer Houses For A Stylish Aesthetic
Contemporary summer houses are popular because they’re designed to fit seamlessly into the rest of your garden without taking too much attention. As with anything ‘modern’, minimalism and clean lines are vital to achieving this aesthetic.
The best thing about modern summer house designs is they’re highly flexible in terms of colour choices, doors and window types. When designed correctly, these buildings will become a year-round haven or office.
Tongue and groove panelling
There are various ways to panel a garden building, but tongue and groove is the best option for contemporary structures. The panelling consists of narrow boards that fit together closely, creating a smooth and seamless finish.
A tongue and groove panelling is available in various materials; it’s a good option for contemporary summerhouses.
Plain, large windows to let in natural light
Many summerhouses have large, plain windows to let in as much light as possible. It’s crucial in contemporary designs where the focus is on creating a bright and airy space.
The windows also help create a sense of openness and bring the outdoors inside. In addition to their aesthetic appeal, plain windows are also efficient.
Sliding doors are central to the overall look of your summer house
There are a wide variety of door types available for garden buildings, and the best choice will depend on the style of the building and the intended use. For example, a contemporary garden shed might be fitted with a sliding glass door, while a more traditional outbuilding might have hinged doors made of wood.
In general, garden buildings tend to use double doors that are either functional or decorative or a combination of both. The most important thing is to choose a door that complements the overall look of the garden building.
Enhance your summer house with a range of colour options
We try to give our customers as much choice as possible, so we’ll always go out of our way to deliver stunning summerhouses that suit your style preferences. While our buildings are made from wood, we can incorporate different colours to bring the modern features out.
Opting for black or metallic window and door details can turn any dull garden building into the perfect summer house that compliments your garden space. As with most contemporary design rules, neutral colours are perfect, so try to stay away from bright shades.
Our Summerhouses Are Perfect For Commercial Use Too
While most people will invest in a contemporary summerhouse for their garden because it’s such a versatile building. However, many of our modern summerhouses are also ideal for commercial or business use.
The pressure treated buildings are made with the finest quality timber and come with toughened glass windows and as standard or optional double glazing on many buildings. You can use these buildings as extra office space or a reception point.
They’re also ideal for storage and can safely house expensive equipment due to their locking system.
Why Choose 1st Choice Leisure For Garden Buildings?
We have a Surrey showroom, and since then, we’ve expanded our selection of sheds, log cabins and summerhouses to offer delivery in most UK areas. Much of our success is due to our commitment to customer satisfaction, and we’ll consistently deliver the best summer house for your needs – at a great price.
Toughened Glass with most of our summerhouses
Most of our summerhouses come with toughened glass or optional double glazing, ensuring better insulation than buildings with single glazing, making them more comfortable to use all year round. In addition, double glazed windows reduce noise pollution and can provide an extra level of security.
Free UK delivery in green postcode areas
If you live in one of our many green postcode areas, you can take advantage of free delivery and, in most cases, free assembly. We try to make our buildings accessible for everyone, so if you live in a yellow area, we can deliver and install your building for an extra charge.
Our summerhouses are available in most popular sizes
We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution and prefer to make our summer house sizes flexible. You deserve to embrace this great addition to your outdoor space, and our range of convenient sizes means you can choose the perfect garden room for your needs.
Would You Like Some Help Choosing Your Summer House?
If you’d like some help choosing between our contemporary summerhouses, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly customer service team. You can also visit us at our Woking , Surrey showrooms.
There are so many benefits to buying your garden buildings from us, and our special attention to construction quality means you can rest assured that these buildings will stand the test of time.