Those with a little extra cash in their back pocket, looking to give their home a new lease of life might be considering a garden room. This is the ideal home project for those that love the outdoors as a garden room can provide a tranquil space to enjoy your garden all year round.  With such an extension, you’ll also be adding value to the cost of your home.  

If it’s your dream to own a property with a space to enjoy the outdoors, or even if you’re looking for a unique extension, here’s a quick guide on how to choose the ideal garden room.

Keep it as traditional as can be

Painted hardwood is the most traditional choice for many homes, particularly those that are situated in the countryside. This tends to be because hardwood is longer-lasting than materials such as aluminium and requires little maintenance other than regular painting. There is also a range of timber colours and stains that you can choose from so that your garden room fits with the overall aesthetic of your home.

Choose a more contemporary approach

Even if you own a period property, a more contemporary design can still work well. This can also be a good style for anyone who’s serious about reducing their carbon footprint, as glass lantern roofs with built-in solar panels can reflect heat back into the room rather than relying on central heating that can often be difficult to control.

Maximise space with a lean-to conservatory

A lean-to conservatory is popular with home-owners who have limited space such as period terraces. This is because they utilise the space at the side of the house or the ‘side return’ space in an Edwardian terraced house to create a long and narrow extension. With this, those with a growing family will have a better chance at extending their living space.

A lean-to conservatory is popular with HOME-OWNERS who have limited space such as period terraces

Bring in natural light with an aluminium frame

A garden room made from aluminium is one of the most modern home improvements you can do. If you make it open plan, you can hugely increase the amount of natural light that comes into your home, particularly if you choose floor to ceiling windows and a glass roof. These are features that may not be possible with a wooden structure as large glass panels will demand a strong, supportive structure.