Have you recently added a garden room to your home or are you considering purchasing one? Are you unsure if it can only be used in the summer months? Here are our tips and tricks, so you can enjoy your garden room all year around.
A garden room is a great way to bring the outdoors in, along with all the benefits of extra space and light. Whether you’re looking for ways to use it for an office, a playroom, or a place to relax and entertain, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your garden room. From adding extra insulation and heating to creating a multi-purpose space, here are a few ideas to help you get the most out of your new garden room.
What to consider when making the most of your garden room
Before you add a new room to your home, it’s worth taking the time to consider what you need from your new space. Above all, you’ll want a room that works well for the way you live. This could mean you need to add a garden room to make use of the extra space in your current home, or you might have a specific need that a garden room can help with. For example, if you’re looking for a space to host large parties, a large garden room is a great option. If you have pets and need a space that’s child-friendly, a small garden room is ideal. It’s also worth considering the climate and weather conditions in your area. If you live in a region that experiences hot summers, you’ll want to make sure your garden room is adequately ventilated. Here at Total Garden Rooms, we have plenty of ventilation and insulation options to ensure your garden room stays warm in the Northern Ireland’s colder months and keeps cool in the hot summer months.
Ways to make your garden room multi-purpose
While many garden rooms are used solely for relaxing, they don’t have to be used just for recreation. There are several ways you can use your new room to make it multi-purpose, helping you to make the most of it all year round. – Turn your garden room into an office. A small garden room is the ideal space to turn into an office. Our Garden Rooms can come equipped with electricity and WIFI, all you need to do it add a desk and you have got yourself a home office. If your garden room is small, but has a large enough space, you can turn it into a playroom. Add furniture, toys, and wall decorations that help make the room feel like a larger space. Your garden room can be used as a summer entertainment space and a cosy home theatre in the winter, with our optional extras of TVs and extra plug sockets. Your Garden room, with a few adjustments can have multiple purposes that can be used all-year around. We have plenty of our popular uses for Garden Rooms featured in our popular uses section.
How to make your garden room multi-purpose
All of our garden rooms come fully insulated as standard, with rigid foam to wall panels with optional extras of extra plug sockets for indoor electrical heaters- easy to install and use- your garden room will never be cold. Investing in one of our insulated garden rooms can help you avoid expensive heating bills, whilst always remaining warm. Insulation can be added in a range of other budget-friendly ways, laying a few blankets and mats will immediately keep your outdoor space warm.
Northern Irish summers rarely require the need for indoor air condition, but if that is within your budget, we can install that into your garden room as an optional extra. If you do not want to spend any more on your garden room, our garden rooms come with a patio door as standard, with the option to upgrade to a bi-fold or sliding door. Having a wide-opening door will allow the sun to beam into your garden room, keeping it light and warm.
Ideas for turning your garden room into a relaxing retreat
Add plants. This may seem like a small thing, but adding plants to your room can make a big difference. Plants act as a natural barrier against the outside world, keeping your room cooler and helping to make it more comfortable. – Install a heat source. This may seem like a small thing, but adding a heat source to your room can have a big impact. Heating your room can make a big difference, especially during the winter months, helping you to stay comfortable, while also being very energy-efficient. – Create a sound barrier. One of the best ways to make your room a relaxing retreat, is by creating a sound barrier. Check out our 5 most popular garden room designs, so if you are looking for a smaller and cosy retreat or a large entertaining space, we have got you covered!