Why a garden room packs more punch than your spare room

Forget extensions or conservatories, garden rooms have emerged as the home trend that’s been sweeping the nation over the last couple of years.

Whether you’re looking for a stylish guest suite, an office/place to work, or a summerhouse, a garden room could be exactly what you’re looking for to take your home to the next level.

A garden room is a fully insulated, electrically-wired building that’s usually made from wood. Unlike a conservatory, garden rooms are usually stand-alone buildings situated in your back garden. They are built with foundations made from either concrete slabs or piers.

These handy structures can be used for a variety of purposes, however, here is why a garden room can really ‘pack more punch’ than a spare room in your house.

A secluded space

One major plus of a garden room is that they offer your guests their own secluded space from the main house. These stand-alone structures offer both you and your guests’ privacy and additional space from each other.

Garden rooms can be equipped with their own bathroom facilities, meaning they can function as a handy place to stay for your guests.

A stylish garden feature

Not only are garden rooms a great way to add extra space to your home, but they are also a feast for the eyes.

Usually made with a log cabin ‘feel’, garden rooms can be adapted to become a stylish addition to your garden.

In the current marketplace, homeowners can choose from anything between a more ‘traditional’ log cabin building to contemporary-looking structures that come in a range of colours.

A chance to enjoy your surroundings

Forget being stuck indoors. Garden buildings allow you and your guests to enjoy the natural surroundings of your garden.

And, if you’re a keen gardener, it’s a great way to showcase the garden you’ve been nurturing all year!

Being amongst the great outdoors can be a welcome change to seeing the same four walls of your house. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax or a garden-based office space, being close to nature can be great for your overall sense of wellbeing.

An investment for the future

Although a garden room can cost a fair amount of money (certainly more than a garden shed!), it can be a great long-term investment for you when it comes to your property.

The Telegraph reported in 2018 that a garden room can increase the value of your property from 5-7%. It could mean that you essentially ‘add an extra bedroom’, plus it provides extra space for work or hobbies – all of which can increase buyer interest – especially in areas where house prices are high.

What’s more, a garden room can be built much more quickly and easily than a traditional extension, and with less disruption.

If you are looking into buying a garden as an outdoor space or room or as your next workspace, Norwegian Log provide a great range or garden rooms.