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Tips For Choosing The Right Garden Room

Updated: Feb 21

Garden rooms are a terrific option to add extra space to your house, giving you a private area to relax, study, or entertain friends. With so many different garden room options available, it can be tough to know where to begin when deciding which one is best for your needs. In this blog post, we'll look at some of our top tips for choosing the right garden room for you.



1. Purpose

When selecting a garden room, the first thing to consider is its purpose. Do you want it to be an outside office, a guest bedroom, an exercise room, or a children's playroom? Knowing what you want to accomplish with your garden room will help you limit down your options and select a style that matches your needs. When deciding on the best garden room for your needs, consider elements such as size, form, ventilation, insulation, and lighting.


2. Size

Another crucial element to consider is the size of the garden room. You want to make sure that the garden room you choose blends in with the rest of your garden without dominating it. You should also make certain that it is large enough to accommodate your planned use. Garden rooms are available in a variety of sizes. If you intend to use the garden room as an office or guest room, a larger model may be required, but a smaller model may be appropriate for children's play.


3. Location 

Your garden room's location is equally significant. You should think about where you want to put your garden room so that it gets appropriate sunlight, ventilation, and seclusion. Consider the view from the garden room as well. A garden room with a beautiful view of the garden or surrounding scenery can be a wonderful location to relax or work. Furthermore, you should construct the garden room in an area that is conveniently accessible from your home.


4. Planning permission 

Before you choose a garden room, make sure it complies with local building codes. Some garden rooms may necessitate planning permission, while others may come under the purview of authorised development. Before acquiring a garden room, check with your local council to confirm that you are in compliance with the applicable regulations.


5. Insulation 

If you intend to use your garden room all year, make sure it is well-insulated. Good insulation will keep the room warm in the winter and cool in the summer, making it a pleasant place to spend time. Consider the sort of insulation employed in the garden room as well as its insulation grade. Some garden rooms may also include underfloor heating or air conditioning, which can be useful in cold times.


6. Lighting

Another key element to consider when selecting a garden room is lighting. Make sure the garden room is well-lit both during the day and at night. Natural lighting is crucial, and you should make sure that your garden room has enough windows to let in natural light. You could also want to think about using artificial lighting, such as LED lights or pendant lights, to provide extra lighting in the evenings or on overcast days.


Who are we? 

If you have already had a look on our website, you will know that here at The Cotswold Cabin Company, we specialise the bespoke design and installation of stunning garden rooms in the UK. We are here to create the space you want. Whether you want a garden room as an office space, dining area or for another use, we are confident that we will be able to help you. 


On our site, we have uploaded images of some of our previous garden room projects to help showcase exactly what you can expect from us. We are here to take care of the full process for you and to have your new beautiful garden room created and installed quickly for you. 



Would you like more information or to discuss your garden room ideas with us directly? If so, then we would love to hear from you. You can call us on 07946 378 323 or you can send us a message via our online form and once received, we will reply to you. 

Jon Parsons

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