It’s natural to assume that your neighbour’s new garden room, is just a very elegant looking “shed”.
It’s an extra building, separated from the house and it’s in the garden… so what else could it possibly be? Well the answer to that question is – something very different indeed.
A new garden room is a place for relaxation or work, all year round – with wood flooring, power sockets, recessed lighting, double glazing, cavity walls, proper insulation and a 20 year design life.
It almost sounds a little too good to be true, considering most people only regard garden buildings as a handy space to store the tools and bikes.
Garden room or shed?
So which really is the winner between the purpose designed and built garden room and the modest garden shed, when it comes to choosing your new place of work or leisure?
Most people looking for a garden room want a place of comfort and style. Who wouldn’t?
But many of those people fall into the trap of deciding to build and fit out a shed, summerhouse or log cabin themselves. This may be appealing during the summer months, but these structures are called summerhouses for a reason…they’re not comfy in the autumn or winter.
Summerhouses and cabins often struggle to keep furniture and belongings, safe and dry once the temperatures drop. Structurally, they are very thin, and are difficult to insulate effectively during the winter months, so that money saved when opting for a shed, quickly vanishes come November.
Garden room interiors
Another trap that people innocently fall into is the interior.
It’s hard to convert a shed into a space that feels like one of the rooms in your house. You need a cavity wall and proper internal cladding to hide the wooden interior and connect an efficient electricity supply with sockets and ceiling lights.
Unfortunately, no matter how many cushions you use – nothing will quite match the effortless style and quality of a purpose built garden room interior. Combine this with weatherproof exterior cladding and the durable, specially designed garden room has a long life span – resulting in less maintenance and a far greater return on your investment. Professional garden rooms will often add value to your property.
When working from home, it’s important to make sure you have a space that you enjoy working in. Studies have revealed that Home workers productivity increases when they use a garden room away from the distractions of the house.
So it could be false economy to try and upgrade a shed or log cabin; it’s difficult, costly and maybe not the best use of your time.
To find out how a Henley Garden Room can benefit you, visit henleyoffices.com or call 0870 240 7490