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The Many Uses of Garden Rooms


Over our many years of hand-crafting garden buildings, we have seen our customers use our garden rooms for a whole variety of reasons. We are sure you have your own garden room ideas, so to help you visualise what can be achieved, we have put together some photos of previous customer transformations and some of our favourite dressed building photos from our show sites for further garden room inspiration.

A crafting hobby room

Hobby room

We get many customers looking for garden rooms as an outlet for their passion project. Whether you are an artist, a crafter, a collector, or a modeller, garden rooms make for great hobby rooms. A creative garden room will provide you with a space dedicated to your favourite pastime, allowing you to indulge in it to your heart’s content.

A Garden Gym complete with exercise bike and weight lifting bench

Garden gym

Using a garden room as your very own garden gym is an idea that is becoming increasingly more popular. It will provide you with your own workout space that is tailored to your favourite form of exercise, while also offering you the flexibility of working out when you want to as you will not need to plan a visit to your local gym.

Yoga Room with mats on the floor and wall length mirrors

Meditation/Yoga room

A garden room can also be used as your very own meditation/Yoga room. You can add some large mirrors to the walls, place some mats on the floor, and add shelving for storage to transform your garden room into a fully functioning Yoga room!

If you pick one of our modern garden rooms with plenty of glazing, such as a Salthouse or Holt, you will be able to gaze out and enjoy views of your garden while you get into your poses.

Garden Office setup with desk, office chair and computers

Garden office

With the number of people working from home at an all-time high, it is more important than ever that your work from home space is both a practical and happy one. With this in mind, we are seeing many of our customers choosing to use a garden room as a garden office.

Depending on which of our Garden Rooms you choose, full internal lining, insulation and electrics are included as standard, or can be added to your building as an optional extra. This will ensure your new garden room office is fully equipped and comfortable for home working all throughout the year.

Dining Room setup with plates, napkins and cutlery

Dining room

A garden room would make an excellent dining room during the warmer months of the year. Whether you are looking for a space to host dinner parties for family and friends, or a quiet spot for romantic meals for two, a garden room will offer an alternative from wining and dining inside your home, all while surrounded by views of your lovely garden.

If you choose a garden room with a veranda, such as the Pavilion, Morston, or Holt, you can enjoy alfresco dining under shelter while still making the most of the sun shining outside.

A Pool Table Inside one of our Garden Rooms

Games room

Transforming your garden room into a games room will bring both friends and family together. How you furnish it all depends on what kind of games you are into. You may want an area to set up devices such as an Xbox or PlayStation, you could have some shelving installed to store your favourite board games, or you can bring a pool table inside and attach a dart board to the wall.

For those looking for the ultimate man cave, you could install a bar or add a drinks cart into the corner of your garden games room. This way you can socialise over a beer or two at your garden room bar in between playing games.

A comfy chair inside a Garden Room where you can curl up with a good book

Reading room

Garden rooms also make for fantastic reading rooms. The best thing about having a garden room as a little reading nook is that it can be tucked away from any noise coming from your home, or disruptions from family members, so you can fully escape into what you are reading.

You can put in a comfy chair, some blankets, a bookcase full of your favourite novels and a side table to rest your warm mug of tea while you get cosy with your latest read.

A Cinema Room Setup complete with projector screen on the wall and surround sound speakers

Cinema room

Another fun garden room idea is to turn it into a private cinema. You could install a projector and a pull-down screen, as well as surround sound speakers, for the ultimate cinema experience.

If you are planning on streaming films inside your garden cinema room, you will need to check to see if the signal will reach your new garden room. There is some great advice on how to get connected in our how to extend Wi-Fi to your garden office or shed article.

A 2.4 x 4.2m Pool House Painted in Exterior Twine

Pool house

We have seen many customers use their buildings as pool rooms, giving them somewhere to relax and dry off after a refreshing dip. We know that a pool house can mean different things to different people, which is why our designs can be tailored to suit your needs.

You can add internal and external partitions to add even more functionality to your garden room design. By adding partitions inside your pool house, you can create separate rooms such as a toilet and changing room, and an external partition can create storage space for your pool pumps and chemicals.

A comfy corner sofa and coffee table inside a Garden Room


Additional living space

If you are limited on space inside your home, you may be considering an extension to provide you with more room, however, a garden room could provide the additional living space you crave. Your new garden family room can be smoothly installed in a matter of days, unlike the weeks of upheaval and disruption building onto your existing home would bring.

You could transform your new building into a garden living room by adding a couple of sofas inside and mounting a TV on the walls. It could be turned into a study or hangout for younger members of your family too, by adding a desk in the corner of the room. You may even want to combine several uses to transform your new garden room into a multi-functional living area.

Whatever you are looking to use your new garden room for, we have many different styles available in our garden room collection. We have contemporary garden rooms with plenty of glazing and more traditional garden rooms that are classically designed with either an apex or hipped roof. Our garden rooms can be fully customised so you can choose which roof covering, cladding type, paint colour and interior options you would like in order to create your dream building.

We would love to help you with your garden room project, so please do get in touch with us. You can email sales@cranegardenbuildings.co.uk, call 01760 444229, or visit us at one of our UK show centres, where you can also take a closer look at our wide range of outdoor garden rooms.

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