She shed, man cave, pod, retreat - whatever you call them, garden rooms are certainly on the rise.
And it’s no surprise, as they not only offer the perfect way for you to enjoy your outside space but also your own company a little more. Ideal if you work from home or just need a little break now and again.
So, how to create your own? Well good news, if you’ve got the green space to spare, there’s plenty of options - regardless of your budget. Don’t believe us? Check these ideas out…
If you’re looking to save on the pennies, take some inspiration from our friend across the pond. This American garden room was created using salvaged materials, the only new item being the roof panels. By doing the build themselves, they were able to create this space for the equivalent of around £400.
Not bad, huh?
Like the idea of going eco-friendly? This garden room has been made from scrap wood, insulation glass, repurposed stainless steel trays and some leftovers from an old shed that used to stand on the same space.
Those tires might not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s a seriously creative way of water-proofing and insulation the room for winter. Plus, those larger windows make the wooden interior a dream office space.
Getting your hands dirty not your thing? Don’t worry if designing a garden room from scratch isn’t your thing, there are plenty of modular options.
For those on a tight budget, Wickes offers some pretty decent options. Take the shed above. This simple design is perfect creating a tiny office or reading nook. And with prices starting at £906, it won’t break the bank either.
And if you have a bit more money to spare, Wickes also provide some larger options. Such as this classic log cabin. Unlike the shed above, this features more windows and more floor space, giving you a little extra taste of luxury.
Prices for this model start from £2114.
One of the main reasons people turn to the garden room is so they can be out more in the (you guessed it) garden. This budget office space is perfect for anyone looking for wide open doors, so they can stare on their flower beds.
There’s enough room comfortable for a dining table for two, plus plenty of space for a desk and laptop. What’s more, at only £1249, it’s a real bargain.
If you need more space then don’t worry, modular garden rooms still have your back.
Complete with living room and desk space, you can spend long hours in this generously glazed office without feeling cooped up. What’s more, it comes with free installation and includes eco-friendly insulation.
This model, and others like it, will cost you in the region of £7000.
If you decide to go bespoke, then the fun can really begin with your garden space.
Having a bespoke model will be more expensive than a modular option, however, with an architect by your side, you can make sure this is an investment that pays off in the long run.
By having complete control of your build, you can add in elements that make the space work uniquely for you and your household. Take this example, the contrasting materials and hardwood floors not only bring this space to the next level of chic but will also be hard to ignore for any future buyers!
Another benefit of going bespoke, especially if being a friend to the environment is a priority for you, is all the eco features you can weave through.
One of our current favourites is the living roof. Not only does this help your local eco-system, but it also has a range of benefits for the space underneath. Make sure you ask your architect want green features you might add to your garden getaway.
Our final idea is here to remind you that not everything has to be swish. This rustic shed had been repurposed from an old model and given a cute, rustic makeover thanks to a lick of paint and some inspired interior design.
Many modern garden rooms favour flat roofs, but don’t forget about the character a pitched version can add too. These are the considerations you’ll need to make whether you’re DIY-ing, using a modular pack, or having an architect put together a bespoke annexe option.
Fancy getting a design experts opinion? Book in a free consultation with our team. We can assess your garden and let you know what options will be open to you.