6 Reasons I’m Absolutely Loving Garden Rooms Right Now

Okay, so you’ve probably seen my posts recently about bohemian inspired conservatories. In case you haven’t noticed, I’m absolutely obsessed with pinning, shopping and decorating garden decor right now. We’ve been blessed with such beautiful weather, so why be cooped up indoors? That said, as much as I want to just lie in the garden all day, I have a responsibility to pay the mortgage and keep my clients happy. So, what’s a girl to do? One word: Garden rooms!

Ever since I built my outdoor little fort underneath my decking in the garden (you can head over here to see it!), I’ve felt so much more productive. I find it really important having a separate space for a work environment, away from the relaxation of my lounge and bedroom. Even though, I do love have a cup of tea, light some incense and unwind down there occasionally.

NOTE: This isn’t my home or garden (we can dream, right?) Just some more inspiration *sigh*

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The fort is inspired by bohemian patterns and is pretty much a sea of foam padding, blankets and cushions. This is gorgeous when the sun is out. But, who am I kidding? We get so much rain here in England, so it’s not a fixed structure in my garden – except the pallets, of course! As much as I love my own sanctuary, I need something water tight for the winter. Also, what about when my business expands? I’ve been swooning over Oeco garden rooms, and here’s why!:

So, what’s the big deal?

We always need more space. When I agreed to buy my two bedroom house a couple of years ago, I figured I had more than enough room. I don’t have that much stuff, I’m only small and my boyfriend moved in with barely anything! Boy, I was so wrong! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not pushed for space, but I do always have wild plans. One day I want a yoga and meditation space, then the next I want a walk in wardrobe or space for fitness equipment. I know, a little ambitious, but why not?

With that in mind, garden rooms are multi-functional. I know even in my home at the moment, rooms serve more than one purpose. For example, although one of the rooms in the house is an office with a full length desk down one edge of the room, I’ve also got a sofa bed in case guest some to stay, as well as a 5ft mirrored wardrobe tucked into the alcove. Get creative, whatever your needs – whether it’s business or pleasure!

They require zero planning permission. Extensions can sometimes involve getting planning permission approved, which can be quite a lengthy process. Then there is a chance that you won’t be able to get the permission that you need. But not with garden rooms – they don’t require any approval.

Garden rooms are completely affordable. There is an initial cost, but consider you’re getting a whole new room, it’s amazing value. You could even look at renting the room out on Airbnb, and you’d recover the cost of your garden room in no time. Now that’s a tempting offer, am I right?

They’re quick to assemble. I’m one of the most impatient people you’ll ever meet. If I want something, I want it now. I can’t help myself, and I’ll typically try to run before I can walk. Sometimes this can be an issue, but that’s a story for another time.. Garden rooms are quick to assemble, so you can start decorating sooner!

You can use them all year round. This is the most important factor to me. As much as I love Cornwall, we don’t get very many sunny days. The majority of the time it’s miserable. I mean, for goodness sake, it’s late July and it’s grey outside right now. Garden rooms can be used in the winter, and you can even get insulation and heating so it’s super snug in there.

Have you considered a garden room? Or do you have one?

Author: Sam Charles

Meet Sam, the creator behind UK lifestyle blog, Strawberry Squeeze 🍓 Sam is a newlywed living in Cornwall studying her PgDip in Strategic Direction and Leadership with the Chartered Management Institute 🍕🐰 She's also the Founder + Director of multi-award-winning SEO & PPC agency, Float Digital ✨

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  • A garden room is something we are considering but alas our garden is just too small- but a lovely tropical oasis