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Reasons To Invest in a Garden Room

Offering a valuable extra living area that can transform the way you use your outside space, garden rooms make a versatile addition to any home. Whether you are looking for a place to work from home, or want to create a playroom that can be enjoyed in all weathers, there are plenty of reasons to invest in a garden room.

What is a Garden Room?

A garden room is a stand alone building situated in a garden or other outdoor space. Unlike a shed, garden rooms are designed to be inhabited rather than used for storage. Popular uses for a garden room include a home office, gym, playroom, summer house, or simply a place to relax and enjoy the garden.

Typically made from hardwood or PVCu, garden rooms are fully weatherproof for year-round use, and often feature glazed doors or windows that offer views of the surroundings. They are insulated for winter warmth and finished with flooring and wall cladding to create a practical and fully usable space.

The Benefits of a Garden Room

There are many benefits to adding a garden room to your outside space, including:

  • Provides extra living space.
  • May add value to a property.
  • Easier than an extension.
  • Enhances visual appeal of garden.
  • Custom-made to match your home.

1. Garden Rooms Provide Extra Living Space

If you are looking to avoid rising property prices and improve your home instead of moving house, a garden room can provide the valuable extra living space you are looking for. 

Garden rooms are popular with families with growing children who need their own space, as well as remote workers who want a dedicated office area that isn’t the dining table. A garden room can also make a great home gym, craft room, or yoga studio. 

Or, if you are simply looking for a way to enjoy your garden all year round, a garden room is the perfect solution, as you can sit and take in the view even when the forecast is bad.


2. Garden Rooms May Add Value to a Property

Garden rooms can provide a great return on investment if you are planning to place your property on the market. Potential buyers looking for additional space will appreciate this versatile room that has a variety of uses. This means a garden room could increase the value of your home when the time comes to move.


3. Garden Rooms Are Easier Than an Extension

Unlike a house extension, garden rooms don’t usually require planning permission, unless the structure is particularly large. Building a garden room takes significantly less time than an extension and because the room is located in your garden and is separate from the house, the project will also be less disruptive to your home.

You might not have space at the rear or side of your property to extend, but many of us have unused areas of our garden that could accommodate a garden room. This means that garden rooms are a great alternative to an extension for those who need more living space.


4. Garden Rooms Enhance the Visual Appeal of a Garden

A garden room can make a stylish focal point of a garden design, so if you are planning on landscaping your outside space to give it a new layout, consider completing the look with a garden room. After spending time tending your lawn, beds, and borders, a garden room also provides the perfect place to relax and enjoy the views of your hard work.

A garden room built to a custom design can also be made to match the aesthetic of your property, creating a coordinated look across the inside and outside of your home.


5. Garden Rooms Are Custom Made to Match Your Home

Working with a specialist in outdoor buildings will allow you to create a garden room that is customised to match your home and lifestyle. 

From choosing materials and adding windows, to integrating lighting, heating, and power, you can pick each part of your garden room design. This bespoke approach also means that a garden room can be any size, allowing it to slot into the available space in your garden.

Transform Your Garden with Norton Leisure Buildings

To receive a free quotation for a new garden room, call Norton Leisure Buildings on 01608 643784 or complete our contact form to get in touch. Alternatively, visit our show area in Chipping Norton to see for yourself the brilliant bespoke buildings we can create.