Insulated Garden Rooms NI
Garden rooms have become all the rage recently, and for good reason. Taking up a bit of your garden space, an insulated garden room gives you a multifunctional living space at an affordable cost. There is no need to involve a contractor or the local zoning authority.
However, to justify the cost of setting up a garden room, it needs a purpose. If you are seriously considering getting a garden room, but are not sure of what to do with it, here are three ways most people utilize their garden rooms.
Garden Rooms for space for rest and relaxation
Ideally, your home should be a refuge after a tiring day at work or school. But this is not always the case. In larger households - or smaller homes - the domestic space can still involve too much commotion. Remember, this is a shared living space.
Everyone’s needs must be accommodated. However, after a particularly hectic day, it is hard to relax when one of your kids is perfecting their trombone solo.
An insulated garden room will provide your much-needed island of peace and tranquillity. Its placement, out there in the garden, takes you far from the chaos and noise. The insulation makes them usable all year round, day or night.
Even better, the modern garden room doesn't have to be a glorified garden shed. You can include whatever amenities and fixtures will help you relax. Add a sound system if some chill tunes help you relax. Include a tea station to brew a calming cup. Find some space for your yoga mat if that’s what you are into. You can even paint the room in your favourite calming colours.
The best part about having a garden room is that you can customize it to your specific needs. If books are your way of relaxing, invest in great lighting, bookshelves, and a comfortable chair to curl up in and enjoy a book.
If you are working with a smaller budget, don't worry about missing out on these frills. Ultimately, what you want is a space to relax. Just having the room, and a bit of furniture is enough. The relaxation garden room can be shared by all members of the household as long as everyone understands that it is a space for peace and quiet.
Garden Rooms as a home office
The modern work economy is evolving, and one of the trends that have been consistently growing has been remote work. Remote work was previously mostly for freelancers and part-time workers, but more companies are designating previously on-site jobs as remote positions.
While working from home has its advantages, it also comes with a lot of challenges. The first one is finding a workspace that is conducive to productivity. Many workers also struggle with professionalism when faced with the distractions that are inherent in the home environment.
A home office that is detached from the main living area solves all these problems. You will find it easier to focus and be productive when you have a workspace that is exclusively used for work. More importantly, you have the creative freedom to create the workspace of your dreams. Do you like natural light? Then ensure that your garden room has massive windows. Love nature? Then include as many houseplants as you can fit in your home office.
Pick a colour scheme that works for you and decor choices that will lift your mood. If your business involves client meetings, then you can include a spacious client meeting area.
If you will be video conferencing often, then you can set up one corner with the right lighting and a professional-looking background. As a home office, you should aim for a significant distance between the garden room and the house or any outdoor play areas for the kids. You need all the peace and quiet that you can get.
The shift from working on-premises to remote work can be life-changing. It removes the hassle of the daily commute. You will enjoy a much healthier work-life balance and you will have more time to enjoy quality time with your family. Having the right home office will go a long way towards ensuring that you succeed while working from home.
Garden Rooms As a Man Cave
The modern man cave is a very different space from the notoriously outdated ‘old-school’ version. Viewers of sitcoms and romantic comedies from the late nineties will remember the man cave as some high-testosterone refuge from the overbearing wife and her tyrannical chokehold on how the house should look like.
What we are talking about here is an outdoor space that a man can use to engage in their hobbies and to relax. In fact, the modern man-cave is more likely to include a yoga area, a piano or even a library rather than tacky beer brand lighting.
That being said, it is up to you to decorate and use your man cave as you see fit. You can still go the traditional route and include a massive TV to watch sports with your mates. It provides the perfect place to include a home bar that is separate from where younger members of the household spend time in.
With video games becoming a mainstream form of entertainment, you can hook your man cave up with high-speed internet and turn it into a gaming centre to enjoy with your friends and family. And the best thing, you have complete control over the furnishing and decor in your man cave.
The final word
The best thing about having a garden room is that the possibilities are endless. These three suggestions barely scratch the surface of what you can do with an insulated garden room.
And it can always be repurposed to serve other functions. When you grow tired of the man cave, you can turn it into a home gym. Given how affordable garden rooms are to set up, getting one is always a good idea.