Multi functional space
A garden room can be a multi function space and provide value to all of the family. With a multi-functional garden room often every member of the family has their own ideas on how to best use the new space so these spaces are often larger to accommodate all the planned activities and often combine offices spaces with additional living spaces. By discussing your planned internal usage beforehand, we can offer advice on certain features and layouts that will be of benefit to the whole family and help you to get maximum value from your investment.
Here are just some of design options we can offer for multi functional garden rooms.
Integrated garden storage
When we conduct site surveys, in many instances there is an existing shed on or around the proposed garden room site, when we ask our clients about their intentions for the shed the most common response is “it’s going”. However, whereas removal of the shed itself presents little concern, the plans for the contents of the shed often take a bit more consideration. We all need the lawnmower but don’t necessary want the lawn mower! As a solution we can integrate a storage area into your garden room, accessed by a separate entrance door and finished internally with OSB sheeting. This provides the ideal storage area for the nearly homeless lawnmower, tools and tins of paint.
Internal walls can divide the internal space and provide multiple separate area, often desirable in a multi functional garden rooms. This can be used to separate working and family areas. However internal divisions can also provide extra wall space, extra wall space in its self can be useful for mounting a TVs, speakers or shelves for storage of books or equipment in the case of a art studio.
We recommend all garden rooms feature at least one opening window. When a window is required for just this purpose, ventilation, we can install a small high level ventilation window to any aspect. This allows for purging ventilation in the summer months and also controllable passive ventilation via the night catch. This provides a good degree of control over your fresh area supply. These windows are positioned at a high level, so from the outside it makes it very difficult to see into, providing a level of privacy if facing a neighboring property. It may seem like a small detail, but it is these small details that overall make a big difference on usability and enjoyment.