Do You need A Garden Room?
Updated: Jan 15
As property prices continue to rise, more homeowners who feel they need to upscale, are looking at ways in which they can create more space in their own homes, rather than upping sticks and moving house. Many have opted to build extensions or loft conversions where possible. A relatively new way of gaining that extra space and adding value to ones home is through the construction of a garden room. If you're on the fence about whether or not to add a garden room to your home, here are some considerations for you.
Garden rooms are economical
A fully insulated garden room is a must, if you are looking for a space you can use all year round. You won't need to use your main heating supply as much and can use it as a self-contained unit, which means saving a lot of money on your energy bills while maintaining a comfortable environment.
In addition, unlike a traditional summerhouse, a garden room can be an entirely maintenance-free solution if you opt to have it built from composite materials. You won't need to worry about re-painting it every few years to prevent it from warping and rotting
Garden Rooms add value to your property
If you're thinking of selling your home in the future, a garden room could be the perfect addition. Not only will it add extra space and value to your property, but a well-built garden room will be an attractive extra for potential buyers. With more and more people working from home a property including a garden office pod will be a major consideration for many
In addition, if you're living in a house that's too small but don’t necessarily want to move, investing in a garden room could be the answer. Having a disconnected extension of your home in the form will give you that perfect comfortable environment to dedicate to work or leisure.
They are multifunctional
OffPOD Garden Rooms are all completely bespoke, meaning we build them to meet our clients' tastes and needs, and a garden room is a lot more than just an extra living space. It could be a garden office, cosy cinema room, studio, gym, spare bedroom, or workshop.
Great for office work
More homeowners use their garden rooms for work and set up garden offices. If you work from home and can sometimes get distracted by your family in the house when trying to focus, a garden office could be the perfect solution. Some people find that their productivity drops when working from home. An artice written by Ashley Abramson of Apartmenttherapy.com stated that; ‘According to productivity experts, one of the simplest things you should do is to avoid your bedroom during working hours. Why? Your room is a place for rest. If you bring your work into that space, your brain and body might associate it with productivity, which could make it harder to sleep.’
A Garden Office is separate from the main house, meaning you can 'leave work' both physically and mentally once you close your laptop down at the end of the day. This is not necessarily the case if you are working at a kitchen table or in a bedroom, as the lines between work and home life can easily become intertwined.
We design the insulation in a garden room to be no different than what you would expect to find in a new build house so that you can enjoy it all year round. The insulated roof and wall panels from polyurethane foam have excellent thermal properties. These will shut out the cold in winter and stop heat escaping in summer.
You could use it as a playroom for the kids in summer or an extra bedroom in winter. If you have friends or family visiting during the colder months, don't let your lack of space put them off from staying over – a snug garden room is ideal for guests.
What type of garden room do I need?
A garden room can add a whole new dimension to your home. Corner garden rooms are a popular option, as they use space efficiently and are easy to incorporate into the garden landscape. Garden offices are also becoming increasingly popular, as more people work from home. Steel frame garden rooms are the ultimate choice as you can create designs with no limitations while having a robust and durable structure. Essentially what type of Garden Room you need is up to you. However, we are here to assist. If you need help or general advice, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Whether for your personal use or business purposes, adding a garden room to your property is an excellent investment for any homeowner. It's a versatile space for various purposes, and it'll add value to your property. If you're looking for an economical, flexible, and private living space, then look no further than OffPOD Luxury Garden Rooms.