If you think that summerhouses are only good for sitting in, then think again. These versatile outdoor spaces can be used for a variety of things. Here are some of our favourites:
A gardener’s retreat
Use your summerhouse to store your tools and electrical equipment in a safe and dry environment. Have somewhere to keep your gardening books, make notes, a sink to wash your hands or prepare your crop and a comfortable chair to sit in and enjoy the view or the literal fruits of your labours.
A guest room
Whether you want a commercial space to take advantage of Airbnb or other visitors to your area, or you just want somewhere else to put the occasional guest, adding a sofa bed to your garden room is a great way to make the most of your space. You can plumb in a sink or even a toilet for the ultimate in luxury garden retreats.
A themed garden feature
Make your garden room the perfect accompaniment to your outdoor style. Whether you want to go with something traditional, like a vintage summer house, or include your passion with a faux railway station or TARDIS, this is a great way to add interest to your outdoor space. garden rooms come in many styles, whether you want something traditional or an ultra-modern pod there will be something for you.
A teenager’s den
Give your older kids a sense of privacy and ownership of their own space, and let them use the garden. You can keep an eye on what’s going on, without needing to keep running upstairs. See this article http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/uk/teenage-dirtbags-why-parents-should-give-their-young-ones-a-room/ for inspiration.
A man cave
It’s not just kids who need to retreat sometimes! A snooker table or dart board make the perfect retreat for the stressed out working man. Coincidentally, they make great storage spaces for beer and wine! With electrical hook-up available for garden rooms there’s no reason not to install at TV for watching sports or playing video games, too.
Most summerhouses perform multiple roles. They’re a great place to store outdoor furniture and equipment over winter, but it’s during the warmer season they really come into their own. Add some atmospheric lighting and a cosy place to sit, perhaps a fire pit or chiminea outside and you’ll never regret adding a garden room to your home.