The thought of putting up a garden room can be a bit overwhelming, especially if it is your first time to do so. However, with a little bit of planning and some ideas, you can end up with a valuable structure that you can put to good use either as a home office, a garden gym or even just somewhere to escape to an have some much-deserved peace.
You can make the building as simple or as complex as you want. Here are some design ideas to guide from Garden Rooms Sussex.
The first thing that you should think about is what you want to use the room for. This will form the foundation of the room. For instance, you might want to use space as an office or gym or baby room. Once you have identified the function of the space, then you can determine other things, such as the location and amount of space that you will need.
It is then important that you have an idea about what the final outcome should be. It would be helpful for you to look at various garden rooms designs, so as to have some ideas. You can check various online galleries, or you can check the brochures of various contractors who build these structures. This will expose you to a range of styles and designs.
The next step would be for you to contact a professional contractor to get the job done. This should be someone experienced, who has done the kind of job that you want completed. Check their previous works and assess whether you are happy with the results that they delivered. Talk to the contractor about what you want and they will guide you through the entire process and advice you on what needs to be done.
There are many customized solutions, so choose what you want based on your needs For instance, if you plan on moving in future, then consider building a mobile structure that you can take with you when you moved. But if you do not plan on moving, then put up a permanent structure on the property. There are also options of optimized spaces, tented or glass structures.
When putting up your structure, keep in mind the rest of the landscape. Ensure that the structure will blend in with the rest of the buildings on the rest of the property. For instance, you can use colours that blend well with the main house. In addition, consider using the same materials that were used to construct the main buildings, to ensure seamless flow on the property.
Choose your colour palette carefully, as it will determine the overall feel of the building. Bold colours will give an exciting feel to the place, while cool colours will give more of a relaxed atmosphere. The lighting also matters, so consider the exterior lighting of the place.
To make maximum use of the space all year round, make it as comfortable as possible to use during all kinds of weather. For instance, ensure that it is insulated. Some rooms for example won’t have roof insulation and or double glazing and this will make most rooms cold in the winter months. But this will add to the costs as a “warm roof” will create moisture where it hit outside temperatures so there would be an additional building requirement to avoid condensation needs to be taken into consideration. However if you do insulate the floor and roofs properly to can create wonderful contemporary living or working space relative quickly and cheaply that you will be able to use all year long and enjoy for years to come!
One last consideration get it wired!! Technology is always going forward and we are becoming more and more reliant on the internet so make sure you get very good Wi-fi access in the room so that it is practical and you don’t have to engage in expensive retrospective works!