Choose the Right Design
The style of your home should dictate the aesthetic of your home and garden. For instance, a contemporary home’s garden should feature modern, clean cut design. A more traditional historic home should boast a more classic garden.
It is absolutely necessary to get the size, position, and the style correct. Here are some tips on how to achieve the perfect garden room. If this feels like a daunting task, consult the experts, visit the website for your ideal garden room today.
1. Location, location, location!
A garden room can be placed anywhere that is flat and is dry. But, make sure you consider the size of your land before you commit to a spot. Also, make sure passer-by’s only see the best side of the garden room. It is important to not build your garden room on your land’s only full sun spot unless you are adding doors to create a shady respite from the sun.
It is a good idea to place your garden room in an area that is both shady and hard to foster plants. Try to use the location of your garden room to block unsightly sheds or other ugly buildings. You also want to make sure the back and sides of your garden room are accessible in case you ever need to access these angles for repairs.
2. Proportion Matters
Most times, your county or state regulates the size of your garden room. However, you want to make sure that it is large enough to meet your needs or goals of the space. You also want to make sure it is small enough to not overtake or overwhelm your garden. You need to think about the amount of shade it will cast on your already existing plants. In order to better visualize the size of your garden room, use stakes or string to clearly see which size works best with your home. If you are afraid it may be too large for your home or lot, think about purchasing a nice shed instead.
3. Green Roofs
A garden room should complement the design of your house. However, sometimes it is simply not possible to have a similar roofline. A green roof can be a beautiful solution to this problem. A slightly sloping roof that has been planted with foliage, greenery, and flowers can be enjoyed by all.
Your supplier may be able to create a green roof as part of your building package. If they do not, there are many companies who specialise in green roofs. Just be sure your green roof is completely watertight and strong enough to take the weight of the plants.
4. Use the Right Materials
Most garden rooms use a tongue and groove exterior as a standard finish. These come pre-stained or can be stained to meet your design aesthetic. It is important to consider how thick the walls are and how much they insulation they have if you are looking to use this room all year.
If you are looking for a garden room that has a more permanent look, you may want to see if it can have a brick exterior. But, keep in mind this will raise the cost of the room exponentially.
5. Choose Good Windows
Windows are a great way to help incorporate the style you are looking for. However, windows should also be used to enhance the purpose of your room.
If you are using your room for a study, a full surround of windows may not be totally practical. You will also want to consider whether or not you will use the structure during the summer and winter. For example, a year-round space needs double paned windows while a summer space will only need single pane.
While it is important to use materials that fit in with your home’s style, you also want to make sure the materials are very durable. For example, the flooring you choose needs to be weatherproof as people will be entering it from the yard and will track in water and mud. You want to choose a durable shade or shutter, especially if your garden room is sun facing. Also, choose furnishings that can be washed easily as it is certain those using the room will track in all sorts of dirt.
7. Exterior Features
Once your garden room is in place, use lights to show off the frame. You can also plant beautiful plants around the space to make it feel more permanent and finished.