When thinking about home extensions it’s easy to get caught up in the template models of what you can do, but don’t be afraid to think outside the square – or indeed the walls! Not every home extension needs to involve a loft conversion or pulling down the wall between the kitchen and dining room (though these are both great projects in themselves!). More and more of our customers are seeing the benefits of going down the path of a Garden Room.
What is a Garden Room?
A Garden Room is pretty much what you’d expect – a living space in your backyard. As to what exactly these constructions are used for is entirely dependent on your wants and needs. Many people use Garden Rooms as focal points either for relaxation and escape, or for study as a separate home office. They can be of any size, basically, though the bigger you go the more likely it is you will need planning permission.
So, What are my options?
That depends primarily on how much space you have in your yard, and what you’d like to be able to use your Garden Room for. As touched on above, these buildings make fantastic units for a home office – quiet, away from the noise of the house, almost retreat-like. But equally, they make fantastic entertaining areas or guest houses for when your relatives drop by at Christmas.
How do I go about it?
As with so many extensions, Garden Rooms need more planning than you might think. On top of the obvious allowances like wiring and plumbing, we’ll need to consider how large you’d like it to be and whether that in turn required planning permission from the local council. The good news for you? We can handle all that for you – just call us up and we’ll come have a discussion about the best way to go about getting the Garden Room you need.