As families expand and children get older, the needs of the family home inevitably change. Because of this, you may find the layout of your house doesn’t provide you with what you require anymore, leaving you to consider building an extension or knocking down walls to create a home that fulfils your needs.
We know that redesigning your home isn’t always an option, whether that’s due to planning regulations, strict budgets or the upheaval that building work brings, so that’s why we believe a garden family room could be the perfect solution.
A garden building can be installed at the bottom of your garden in a matter of days, creating the separate space you crave without having to disrupt family life.
Unsure whether a garden building would tick the same boxes as redesigning your home? We’ve put together 3 benefits of having a family garden room installed with some ideas of what you could use your new space for.
1) Creating an extended living space you can all use together
One of the big benefits of having a family garden room installed is that it creates an additional living space, without compromising and changing the layout of your home.
A family room in the garden will help to bring you closer together as you can transform it into a space where you can all have fun together, whether that’s by enjoying activities or simply relaxing. Add a pool table and a dart board and you’ll have your own family games room or invest in a projector and put in a sofa or two to make a cosy lounge where you can relax and watch films together.
2) Hosting family gatherings
Whether you’re a family that hosts annual parties, or you like to have everyone round for Sunday lunch, one of the biggest issues that families face when hosting gatherings is trying to find the space to fit everyone in. A family garden room will change that as it can be built big enough so you can host your extended family comfortably inside.
Whether you need the room for a Christmas dinner with all the trimmings or burgers and sausages at a summer barbecue, you can create the perfect space by adding a dinning table and chairs and a trolley to hold drinks.
If you opt for a garden building with a veranda for your family garden room, it can have an additional use during a summer garden party, as it will provide a shaded spot for guests to stay out of the sun while still allowing them to mingle with everyone else outside. If you would like more garden party ideas, we have collated our top tips for throwing the ultimate garden party here.
3) Providing a separate space for teenagers to hang out in
No matter how much room you have in your house, teenagers will always crave their own space. Having a family garden room installed at the bottom of your garden will give your older children a sense of freedom as they can have the privacy and independence they desire, while you have the peace of mind knowing they are somewhere safe and you’re still within easy reach if they need you.
With a garden room, there will be no more cramping their style when their friends are over, and you’ll benefit from having the house to yourself so you can have some ‘you’ time too.
As garden rooms are multi-functional, you can add beanbag chairs, a television and a games console to make a little gaming den, while also having a desk and office chair inside to provide your teenager with a study area.
Our garden buildings are a versatile space that can be used not only as a family room, but as a home office space, a craft room and a relaxation area. As they are all hand-made to order, the design can be adapted to suit your needs. We can add partitions to create additional rooms and storage space, increase the overall size to allow you get as many different uses out of it as possible, and even reduce the internal height to comply with permitted development regulations.
Our Garden Rooms are our more traditional style of garden building, but if you prefer something more contemporary, one of our Salthouse, Holt or Burnham Studios could be ideal. They, like our Garden Rooms, come fully lined and insulated with double glazing as standard to ensure they can be comfortably used all year round.
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