Spring is finally in the air, and for most countries across the Northern Hemisphere, the weather is beginning to change, and that change is happening at a rapid pace.
While this is usually a time of rain and snowstorms before the warm weather really kicks in, it’s actually a great time to start considering what you’re going to do with your garden this year, and an outdoor garden room is a bang on trend in 2021.
Garden rooms come in all shapes and sizes, from the glorified shed right through to a fully contained insulated and air-conditioned pod room for your home.
There has been a big uptake in garden rooms over the last twelve months, driven in part by the need for more families to have extra space and especially multi-use space in their home.
With more of us spending more time at home than ever before, having a space that can double up (or even treble up!) as something else is a real bonus and can even boost the value of your home if it’s a permanent structure (installed with all of the necessary permissions).
Here are eight uses for a garden room that will convince you that you need to build one today.
Top of the list is the home office, needed more now than ever before.
While it may be easy to work from your kitchen table or snuggle up on the sofa with Netflix in the background, having a dedicated home office room is a really good idea, especially if you have kids and pets around.
More companies are getting used to the idea that employees won’t be back in the office for months or possibly years to come, and many are sending out new equipment and ergonomic chairs to help combat injuries while their employees are working.
Take advantage of that by grabbing yourself some new office furniture for your garden room and turn it into the perfect office away from the office.
Video games are a great way to spend time with your family, and they’re also a great way for you to spend social time with others in a safe setting using online gaming.
A garden room makes the perfect getaway to get into your gaming, and it will be the envy of all of your teammates!
Decorate your garden games room with a snack fridge, a giant bean bag, and RGB lighting to get your little gamers in the spirit.
Nothing says staycation like a family movie night, and an outdoor garden room provides the best place to set up a proper movie experience.
Go big or go home on this one, invest in a laser projector, great seating, a beer fridge, and a popcorn machine for an authentic experience.
Don’t forget that a laster projector screen can also be great for watching the big game on too!
Everyone is clamoring for space right now, and your teen is no exception. After months of being stuck inside, or having limited access to socialization, having a space that is theirs to hang out in can be a godsend for both you and them.
Teen dens need comfy seating like sofas or beanbags, a TV, music, and snacks to hand. Good wifi outside in the garden is also a must for them.
Enough with the electronics and entertainment, it’s time to relax and get yourself centered again by creating your own personal yoga retreat outside in your garden room.
One of the benefits of a fully contained garden pod is that they usually have plenty of natural light, exactly what you want for creating a peaceful and serene area to practice your stretches.
A big tip for a Yoga studio in your garden is to opt for under-floor heating. It makes stretches in the cold of winter a little more bearable.
Homeschooling was once seen as something that strictly religious people did or those with more alternative lifestyles and living arrangements. In 2020 and 2021, we’ve seen a big shift in homeschooling, with more parents embracing homeschooling under necessity and finding out they love it.
Create the perfect space for your homeschoolers outside in your garden room with space for them to learn as well as get messy on art projects.
As a multi-use room, you can make use of the office inspiration for online learning and the laser projector screen for watching documentaries about every topic under the sun.
There’s nothing like escaping the world for a few hours to do some crafts. Whether you’re into knitting and crochet, card making, scrapbooking, calligraphy, or even painting, there is always room for crafts in our lives.
An outside garden room makes the perfect space to celebrate all things crafty and all things arty with a dedicated area that can be left and returned to later when the mood takes.
Art is a tricky one, and with an outside garden room, you can build up your room exactly how you like it to keep the inspiration flowing all day, or all night!
It’s said that a well-rounded human being should have experience in a martial art, a modern foreign language, and a musical instrument. However true that it is, music is one of the few activities that is widely known to engage the entire brain and has been enjoyed by human beings since the day we left the caves (and probably a bit before).
Set your garden room up as an outside music studio, with room for the guitars, a baby grand piano, and of course, that noisy drumkit that your teen has always wanted.
With soundproofing and proper lighting, you can create a music space for the whole family, or for individual practice with ease, letting everyone express themselves in whatever way they find helpful without annoying you, your neighbors, or the rest of the family when they decide to do a 15-minute drum solo at 3 am.
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