A garden room is a popular and beautiful home improvement product, that can make a world of difference to both your home and your lifestyle. It will help you to use your home in better ways, giving you more space to enjoy and filling your space with light. This is proven to help people be happier and more productive, so it is important that you focus on this when thinking about ways of improving and redesigning your home. If you aren’t quite sure what to do, and how to make your home into a space that really meets your needs, then think carefully about installing a garden room. It could just be one of the best decisions that you ever make for your property.
What is a garden room?
Homeowners are often unsure about how to actually define a garden room. Is it a conservatory? Or is it closer to an orangery? Will it be more like a home extension?
In truth, a garden room is a unique structure and will not look or feel especially like anything else. It is constructed almost entirely of glass, unlike a conservatory or orangery. The panes of glass will meet seamlessly in the corners, meaning you have panoramic views of the garden and outdoor areas, rather than just seeing supporting structures. It feels like an extension of the home, but it also feels like you are in the great outdoors.
A garden room can be fitted out in any way you like, giving you plenty of choice in what you decide. You will find that you can have different flooring and lighting options, various types of heating (including underfloor heating if required), and you can install blinds if you would occasionally like some protection from the sun.
What benefits can a garden room bring?
The main benefit you will gain is more usable space. It increases the footprint of your home, without making it feel like you are losing a lot of your garden. Essentially, it helps you to bring some of your garden indoors. Many people use their garden rooms as places to relax or entertain, quite like a dining room or conservatory. It could also make a nice snug if you install blinds, feeling very cosy at night time.
You will also be able to enjoy the outdoors more. If you choose a garden room with sliding glass panes, then it will be easier than ever to open it up to the outdoors. If you don’t choose this option, then you will be able to enjoy the feeling of being outside, but with more protection from the weather. There is nothing quite like sitting in a glass room during a rain shower, enjoying the feeling of being out in the open, without actually getting wet!
When choosing your glass room, you often won’t need to get planning permission, so it is a much easier process than building an extension. They also won’t usually require extensive ground works, like a conservatory or an orangery.