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Designing an Outside Garden Room

As busy lifestyles make it increasingly hard to separate work life from home life, a garden room provides the opportunity to get away from it all and enjoy the outdoors in comfort. It could be a relaxing retreat for reading, dining or entertaining, a secluded space for working in peace or even a playroom for children to run wild and burn off excess energy.

What is a garden room called?

Choosing a theme that complements your home and garden is key to designing an Outside garden room that’s both practical and visually appealing. The entrance to a garden room is an opportunity to define the style of the area, and you can use furniture and accessories to set a mood for how it will be used.

To create privacy, consider creating real or suggested boundaries between different garden rooms. Plant a hedgerow with a variety of species to form a screen, or create an enchanting sense of intrigue by cladding a wall with vines and ornamental grasses. You can also create a transition between rooms with a stone patio or gravel landing, or a central focal point such as a fountain, sculpture or bench.

A bespoke garden room can be designed with an interior to suit any lifestyle, from a stylish and functional office to a relaxing retreat. Incorporate a kitchenette for cooking and dining or a bathroom with loos and showers, either by using conventional solutions that tap into the mains sewerage system or off-grid alternatives such as composting toilets.

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