Most of us simply use the extra space the garden room provides as a place to relax away from the main house, others have had the building specifically created to use as an Studio, art room, sound-proofed music room, gym, granny annex, self-contained accommodation,garden office, outdoor dining room, beauty therapy room, guest bedroom, children’s play room …the list goes on.
With the growing number of homeworkers and home-based businesses in the UK, the most common use of the extra garden space is the garden office. This is the perfect option for a home business officebecause it allows you to keep your home life and work life separate.
Before installation you should consider the following:
- 1. Useable all year round and adaptable.
- 2. Cool when warm / warm when cold.
- 3. Secure and Inhabitable
- 4. Positioned for ideal lighting throughout the day.
- 5. Simple foundation system.
- 6. Consider landscaping outside area, to complement garden room
- 7. Power supply and office utilities connection
- 8. Build time.
- 9. Consider materials depending on activities/work purpose.
- 10. Low running and maintenance costs.
Garden rooms in general are a fantastic, modern, innovative creation that allows you to gain extra space without the hassle of moving house or building an old-fashioned conservatory. In most cases garden rooms require little or no planning permission, but it’s advisable to check with your local authority before installing one.