Garden rooms are becoming ever more popular, as they create great escapes and spaces to work. Have you considered adding a garden room to your home? If so, do you know how the space would be used?
Garden rooms can be used in so many ways. They are versatile and can be used every day. They are usually separated from the house, making these rooms a nice get-away, but they can be used for so much more.
Thinking of how to use a garden room may leave you scratching your head, wondering just how to use the space. If you’re not sure and would like some inspiration, then read on to see how a garden room could be used. You may be surprised!
Ideas on How to Use a Garden Room
Here’s a list of ideas that may inspire you on how to use a garden room:
1). Guest-room or separate quarters for seniors: if you have guests on a regular basis, but don’t have room for them to stay, then a garden room may solve your problem. A garden room can be fitted out as an extra bedroom, with a bathroom, bed and more to make guests comfortable.
In addition, a garden room can be fitted out as separate living quarters for elderly family members. It’s sometimes difficult to find a good place for seniors to live. They may still be somewhat independent and not need intense care, or the family would like to keep them close.
Either way, a garden room may be option for seniors. Sometimes called a Granny Annex, a garden room fitted out for the elderly can be set up as a small flat, with a bedroom and kitchenette for seniors who can still take care of themselves. Being close to family means seniors will not feel isolated and alone, and they can maintain their independence.
2). Garden office: if you’d like to work from home, but don’t have an extra room to dedicate as office space, then a garden room may be a great solution. With a home office, you can avoid the daily commute, paying rent on an office space, and more. Your dedicated office will give you the quiet and privacy needed to focus on the business. There will be no more distractions from the family and pets. Plus, you’ll only be a few steps away from home!
A garden office can easily be fitted out with all the power sockets needed to keep your devices charged. Natural light coming in keeps you awake and enhances wellbeing. Plus, there’s room for your desk, bookcases, filing cabinets and more. You can everything you need to run the business from your garden office, while staying only a few steps from home.
3). Garden gym: do you have trouble working out in public? We don’t blame you. It can be uncomfortable to workout in front of others. Not only that, but there’s sometimes a long wait to use the gym equipment you need, and it can also be crowded.
You can avoid all of this by building a garden gym. It’s possible to add in all the equipment you prefer, including mirrors, and the right flooring for your exercises. Plus, you won’t have to pay those expensive membership fees any longer or be stuck in a queue waiting to use gym equipment.
Better still, you won’t have to feel uncomfortable exercising in front of so many people. And your garden gym can even be fitted out with a bathroom and shower, so you can get cleaned up right there, rather than dragging all sweaty into the house.
4). Garden studio: these are also fast becoming a popular choice for garden rooms. A garden studio is a great place to work on art such as painting, use for hobbies, or even as a recording studio. The garden room can be built to use as a type of studio, where you’ll have privacy, without the distractions, to work as you like.
A garden studio can be set up as a sewing room, with everything needed to work on small and large sewing projects. Or if you enjoy painting or even sculpturing, the garden room is the perfect place to enjoy your time. The garden room can even be built as a recording studio, with soundproofing, where you and your band can work on new songs and more.
5). Garden cinema & media room: would you like a place where you and the entire family can gather and enjoy movie nights together? Or do you enjoy listening to audio with specialised audio equipment? If space is lacking in your home, why not consider adding on a garden cinema & media room?
Here, you can enjoy all types of media in a well-insulated space that can be used year-round. Your garden cinema and media room can include everything needed watch large screen TVs and can even include projectors and more. You’ll be able to enjoy a wonderful space that’s comfortable year-round, with heat and air conditioning, sound proofing and more.
6). Garden man cave or she shed: another popular use of garden room is as a man cave or a she shed. As a man cave, the garden room can include everything needed to keep you comfortable and happy when you need a getaway. The room can include everything from game tables such as billiards or even video games, along with a minibar and comfortable furniture. Everything you need, in a garden room that can be used year-round.
Or what about a she shed? These are also becoming increasingly popular. Sometimes women need to getaway, too. A she shed is a place to go and relax from the storm and demands of family. In the she shed, you can enjoy a good book, decorate it as you’d like, and more. And if you enjoy yoga, what a better place to practice!
7). Garden spa or sauna room: what about a home spa & sauna? Do you enjoy going to spa or enjoying a sauna? Then why not build a garden room spa or sauna? What a great place to relax and even meditate. Let the cares of the day melt away as you relax in the comfort of your own spa or sauna.
We hope these ideas have offered some inspiration on how you can use a garden room. These rooms are extremely versatile, and sometimes can even be built with flexibility in mind. So, consider adding a garden room to your home, then enjoy the benefits of creating a space that fits your needs, while increasing the value of your property.