People often fail in seeing the potential their garden carries, and the sense of peace a garden room can bring into your daily routine. You can make whatever kind of room you want: an outdoor office, a movie room or simply equip it with a table and a few chairs, then call over a few friends. We’re about to go through a few tips that will, hopefully, help you create a space that puts you at ease.
Consider The Options
Taking into account what kind of retreat you want to make for yourself, take a look at the options. If you don’t have a strong sense of design, call professional designers to take a look. They’ll lay out the pros and cons of each idea, and together with them, you can finalize what kind of environment you want to create. Whether you’re going to spend some time there every now and then during the summer or create a private room where you can work in peace, it can help to hear what the best options would be.
Deciding on Something New?
If you feel you would rather start from zero, go for it. Measure the space you have, and if you plan on building a small house in your garden, don’t let it take up too much ground. Along the way, keep in mind that some types of wood are more durable than others, especially if you’re living in a rainy area. Building the foundation in a shady spot is a good idea since plants will need as much sunlight as they can get. Certain flowers can make the experience aesthetically more pleasing, even if you decide on just a few roses.
As with anything else, there are precautions to take care of if you want to make the most out of your upgrade. Installing proper drainage is important to keep everything dry and safe, as well as plumbing if your garden room is going to find use in an outdoor sink. Planning to make a cozy, warm spot to enjoy during the winter? It’s important to have a gas supply if you plan on implementing a fireplace, for example. Also, in some cases, it can be a good idea to connect the area to your house by opening a room to the garden; to use what you already have, instead of starting from scratch.
Depending on The Season...
...you might want to change the layout, in regards to what your aim is. When summer comes around, the fireplace that kept you warm during winter won’t be as useful, and you might want to install something to keep you safe from the sun. Whether you decide to install a retractable roof pergola, or something smaller and more simple, such as an outdoor shade sail canopy, it will be a worthwhile investment. As mentioned before, it’s important to feel as comfortable as possible, thus we should strive to make our garden room feel as though it’s an extension of our house.
Personalize The Space
The atmosphere is crucial. Being in nature already sets the tone, but we should be careful about how we decide to stylize our garden room. For example, natural lighting is best for this type of space, and it is preferred to avoid overhead lights, and instead of a glare, create a dimly lit interior. And as mentioned prior, using what you already have is a great idea, as it will already feel like home. Using a table or couch from the living room will free up space in your home along the way.
Keeping Your Garden Room Secure
As something that can be easily broken into, it is a good idea to install some security measures, just for safety. Installing a camera is one of the more popular choices, as there exist types that can be installed in out of reach places, a solar-powered camera would be a good addition. Smart security systems are set up so that you are remotely notified by anything that may happen. If you own a dog, it can be a perfect security guard! Of course, having proper insurance is important, as it’s hard to defend certain property from a storm, for example.
To sum up, if you are looking for somewhere you can rest or do work without interruption, a garden room is a perfect choice. There are important steps along the way that you shouldn’t avoid if possible, but it’s worth it in the long run.