Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could somehow get an extra room for your house without the stress and hassle of having a building extension? What do you mean it’s possible? But how? …Let me introduce you to the garden room!
The garden room is a superb outdoor structure brimming with potential that can add that valuable extra space to your property. They have a virtually limitless number of uses, can transform your quality of life, and change how you use your garden.
In the below article, I answer the all-important questions you have such as what is a garden room, and what are they used for so you can learn more about these neat structures and why they should be your next project.
What is Considered a Garden Room?
Many people to my dismay think of garden rooms as posh sheds but they are so much more than that! We can define a garden shed by the following criteria:
- A standalone structure not attached to your house.
- Typically insulated for all-year-round use.
- Built with a purpose as opposed to just a place for storage.
A shed is somewhere you keep your tools and lawnmower. A garden room is somewhere you intend to use such as an office, games room, bar, or living room for example.
Essentially, a garden room is an insulated structure usually with windows and doors that you can use like a standard room in your house… but in your garden.
Why are Garden Rooms so Popular?
Let’s face it – unless you can afford to buy a new house, you’re pretty much stuck with the rooms and floor space you have right? This is why garden rooms are so popular. They allow you to add an additional room to your property where you otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
Not only that, but a garden room is incredibly versatile and they have many potential uses such as:
- Games room
- Additional living room
If you ever wanted a special purpose-built room but simply don’t have the space in your house, a garden room is the answer!
Just imagine strolling down your path with a cup of coffee in the morning and going into your beautiful garden room to start work? Or coming home from work and heading into your garden room to relax with a glass of wine on the sofa as the sun goes down.
It’s the enhanced quality of life and enjoyment that a garden room can bring that makes them so popular and this is something we could all do with.
Is a Garden Room Right for You?
I have to say that garden rooms are not suitable for everyone. Before enquiring about such a building you need to think carefully and ask the following questions:
- Do you have enough space in your garden?
- Do you have a valid use for the garden room?
- Can you easily connect electrics to it?
- Would you use it enough to warrant the cost?
If you are answering yes to all of these questions then proceed! However, if you are not 100% sure, or have reservations then a garden room may not be right for you.
How Long Do Garden Rooms Last?
By now you are hopefully seeing the amazing benefits of having a garden room and you’re already subconsciously planning the room layout and furniture.
You may also be wondering how long these structures last; after all, a garden shed isn’t permanent, and it eventually needs replacing so the same must be true for a garden room?
The answer lies in the quality and materials. Generally, there is no reason why a wooden garden room won’t last for at least 25 years, and with the right treatment and protection, this can be longer.
Things like insulation can help extend the life of a garden room and external materials like PVC cladding can also offer a longer life of 40 years or more.
Do Garden Rooms Get Damp?
As with any garden outbuilding, there is the potential for dampness but the chance of this can be easily nullified. Firstly, insulation plays a key role in the prevention of damp and this includes both the walls and roof.
Secondly, poor-quality windows or a lack of ventilation can also lead to damp and condensation. Basically, if you cheap out on a garden room, you may get damp. However, if you opt for a quality product from a reputable supplier like 1st Choice Leisure Buildings then damp won’t be an issue.
The Garden Room – So Much More Than a “Posh Shed”
I hope your head is bursting with possibilities for your garden room and that you can now see their potential! Garden rooms give you extra space, extend the functionality of your garden, and essentially give you another room on your property to do what you want with!
What isn’t there to love? If your interest is piqued, why not enquire today and check out our range of premium, fully insulated garden rooms?