How to Choose the Perfect Garden Room
Garden rooms are a great way to increase your living space while adding value to your home. There are many elements that you will need to think about before choosing the perfect garden room. These include the desired size and location. In this blog post, we will discuss some of these factors so that you can make an informed decision when it comes time to purchase or construct a new garden room.
What will your garden room be used for?
Garden rooms are incredibly versatile. They can be used for a multitude of purposes which means they are available in many shapes and sizes. Before doing any research or planning, you should nail down the reasons you want a garden room.
Are you looking for somewhere to work, relax, entertain, workout, or do you need a multifunctional space? This should give you a good idea of how much space you will need. The larger a garden room is, the more it will cost, so getting it just right for you is important.
If you will be working in your garden room or spending long periods of time there, then insulation and ventilation will be very important, as is access to power sockets. If, however, it’s for outdoor entertaining in the summer, such as a garden bar, then you may feel you don’t need insulation.
Utilise the space cleverly; things like hidden storage are also an option. By making sure you know exactly what you want from your garden room, you can create a space that compliments your lifestyle perfectly.
Do you require planning permission for a garden room?
In most instances, the answer is no. Many garden rooms fall under permitted development rights. If your garden room is particularly large, has a high roof or is intended to be used as a dwelling, then you will require planning permission. Some areas of natural beauty also have different rules, so it pays to do some research and check with your installer and/or local authority.
Decide your budget
Garden rooms come in many forms, from oversized sheds to fully insulated garden rooms like ours that come with a ten-year guarantee. Your budget is going to ultimately be the make-or-break factor as with any large project.
There are off-the-shelf DIY solutions that can save you money, but they will have a shorter lifespan, require maintenance and won’t be as sturdy as a bespoke garden room built for your exact needs and requirements.
Garden room finishes
Your garden room should work for you. From the cladding, you choose to the windows, doors and interior. Spend some time looking at the options that are available to you within your budget. Do you want double glazing for security and comfort? Would you like doors that open right up to eliminate the division between garden and room? Would you like the walls plastering, do you need electric sockets and so on.
You don’t have to spend a fortune on the finishing touches – but make sure you invest in something that’s going to be durable and work for you. Here at Spacecraft Garden Rooms, we work with you to create a bespoke, long-lasting garden room that you can enjoy and be proud of. We build garden rooms throughout Kent, London and East Sussex. If you have already answered the above questions, why not reach out to us for a quote.