Adding a garden room to your house is a fantastic idea. But some people think you may only utilise the garden room in the spring and summer! They’re also losing out on a lot of opportunities to make the most of their garden room throughout the autumn and winter!
Continue reading for suggestions and advice on how to make use of your garden room all year round. We’ve put together some advice that can encourage you to utilise the space in your garden room not just in the summer, but also in the autumn and winter. (So, all year round!)
A site visit will be conducted by a member of the Total Garden Rooms team following the initial communication. This is the most crucial phase of the purchasing process, in our opinion. It’s a great chance for them to inspect your garden, especially the area where your garden room will go and the plot’s accessibility. You have the chance to talk about your plans for your new area and how you want to use it both now and in the future during the visit. Additionally, our expert designers will go over your alternatives for important design elements and material finishes. This is a great chance for you to consider your alternatives and voice your views for the materials and design elements that you like and don’t like. Booking a site survey is extremely beneficial for several reasons, check out our recent blog to find out more here
The first tip we have is to invest in an insulated garden room, which all Total Garden Room’s come as, as standard. We will tell you just some of the benefits of installing an insulated garden room.
Energy Efficiency: Over time, substantial energy savings may result from a well-insulated garden room’s ability to lower the amount of energy required to heat and cool the area. Meaning, no matter if its winter or summer, your garden room is there to enjoy
Improved comfort: Regardless of the outside winter weather, a properly insulated garden room will have a more constant and comfortable temperature.
Soundproofing: By lowering the quantity of noise that enters the garden room, insulation can also assist create a calmer, more serene environment.
Protection: In addition to providing structural stability, insulation helps shield the garden room from rot, mildew, and moisture. Your garden room will remain looking good for far longer.
Environmentally friendly: Insulation lowers your home’s overall carbon impact in addition to helping you save electricity.
Enhanced value: An insulated garden room can raise the asking price of your house and increase its appeal to potential purchasers. Find out more here
Your garden rooms lifespan: A garden room’s usage period can be extended by using it year-round with the right insulation.
We have some advice and things to consider when you are looking to use your garden room all year round
Size can matter, we are not saying you need to ensure your dream garden room is as small as possible but the larger the space, the colder it will be.
Install soft furnishings: By interior designing your garden room with soft sofas, pillows and rugs- this will immediately make your garden room feel and seem warmer. This may blow your mind if you’re a bit of a minimalist, but putting some furniture in your garden room will really help keep it warm in the winter. Sofas, armchairs, and coffee tables are examples of furniture that helps retain heat in and prevent draughts. Therefore, try adding some furniture to your garden room if you notice that it’s a little cold there and see if it helps. Some of our favourite outdoor furniture suppliers in Northern Ireland are Creative Gardens and Hillmount.
Have good quality windows: You can be certain that your garden room will still feel warm in the winter with Total Home NI’s uPVC windows, even during the coldest months in Northern Ireland. All of our garden room windows come double glazed as standard but you can upgrade your windows to A+ energy ratings to ensure your windows last, just as long as your garden room. Throughout the year, less heat will escape your garden room, saving you from having to install heaters and reduce many energy costs. Whether you are wanting standard uPVC double glazed units, triple glazing or want to invest in energy efficient glazing, Total Home NI has you covered.
Make Sure All of Your Doors and Windows Are Sealed Correctly: This should go without saying if you are buying a new garden room, it is important that the windows and doors are fitted properly. This does not need to be a worry for any of our Total Garden room customers, as you have the guarantee your garden room will be installed by experts! If the area around the windows and doors has gaps or cracks, heat will escape, and chilly air may enter. It is vital to avoid any gaps between the seals, as this will ensure your garden room stays comfortable all year around.
The position of your garden room: The amount of natural light and warmth a garden room receives depends on which way it faces. This affects not only the space’s usefulness but also its operating costs because fewer time spent using the heating and lights equals cheaper expenses! Getting enough sunlight in the garden room is critical for your health and well-being because natural light is essential. Think on which way the garden room is facing. This will be all covered in your site survey.
Increased productivity: The insulation in your garden room will help you remain concentrated and productive throughout the winter months if you use it as an office. This is due to the insulation’s ability to maintain the room’s temperature far above freezing even in cold weather.
Better health: You can get healthier by spending time in a garden room that is well-insulated. Your attitude and energy levels can be improved by the natural light and fresh air, and stress can be lessened by the lower noise levels.
More room for your interests: An enclosed garden room can provide you with the ideal area to engage in your favourite pastime. Whether you work as a painter, a gardener, or are starting your own business. Here are some our most popular uses for garden rooms.
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