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Garden Spaces Updates

This section of our blog features updates from Garden Spaces HQ keeping you up to date on exciting developments to our range of buildings.

4 Fabulous Interior Design Trends to Look Out for in 2015

Decorate your space with a nod to one of these forthcoming trends and you will be creating a truly modern interior.

Date: 18/05/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Garden studio vs. an extension – which is best?

The property market might be in recovery, but many people are still rightly cautious about moving house. It is a huge upheaval, causing lots of stress and a large amount of expenses.

Date: 14/05/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

5 Modern & Stylish Desk Ideas For The Home Office

Wacky, wild, vintage or modern, your desk is more than just a place to work, it sets the tone for your entire home office. Before you go desk shopping get your preferences and priorities clear in your mind. Here are some ideas to get you started.

Date: 13/05/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Coming to a Garden Near You! 5 Steps to the Perfect Home Cinema

A garden room is the ideal place to locate your home cinema. Away from the hustle and bustle of the main house, your entertainment won't be interrupted by the distractions of everyday living, and you can crank the sound system right up without disturbing the rest of your family.

If you want your very own theatre right across the lawn, here are five steps to follow to create the perfect home cinema.

Date: 11/05/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

7 Easy Ways to Feng Shui Your Garden Space

Feng Shui is the ancient Chinese belief that man should live in harmony with the environment and that everything should be done to promote the free flow of chi, or lifeforce energy, around buildings.

Date: 30/04/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

8 Tips For Using Colour Psychology In Your Garden Space

The colours you use in a room can influence your mood, energy levels and concentration. When you plan the interior design of your garden room, keep in mind the spaces ultimate purpose, and use these eight colour psychology tips to create the perfect collection of hues.

Date: 28/04/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

4 Essential Items for Any Garden Office

Once you've claimed your portion of the garden, and erected your dedicated working space, it's time to kit out your office. With these must-have garden office accessories you can rock it like a pro.

Date: 25/04/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Cleverly Adapted Garden Room Reflects Modern Minimalist Home

The Grand Designs Huf Haus episode in 2004 had the nation swooning for the clean geometric lines of this elaborate flat-pack building. So imagine our excitement when we were invited to create a baby brother for a Huf Haus in Kent.

Date: 22/04/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Water Features for Your Garden Room

An indoor water feature is an excellent way of bringing the outdoors inside. It’s good feng shui, it’s pleasant to look at, and the sound of water is relaxing and therapeutic. Whether your garden room is an office, an art studio or just a family space, you’re sure to love our indoor water feature ideas.

Date: 12/04/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Creating a Wildlife Friendly Garden Space

Your garden room affords you the perfect opportunity to watch wildlife in your garden, but what can you do to make the garden more attractive to the widest range of wildlife? Here are some key tips.

Date: 08/04/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Top Tips For Delightful Looking Decking

Our decking provides the perfect finishing touch to your outside space, but as with most materials exposed to the elements, it requires a little tlc to keep it looking lovely. Whether you have softwood, hardwood or composite decking, these top tips will keep it looking ship-shape.

Date: 25/03/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Bringing the Outdoors In: Creating an Indoor Garden Space

Your garden office or studio allows you to enjoy all the benefits of an indoor space in the garden, but what if you’d like to reverse the process and bring the outdoors in?

Date: 18/03/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Installing a Garden Space without upsetting the neighbours

You can’t choose your neighbours, but it’s much easier if you get a long with them. Unfortunately there are many things that can cause friction, unless of course you’re lucky enough to live in the middle of nowhere!

Date: 16/03/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Top 5 Home Office Chair Designs

Your new office chair will set the atmosphere for your office, dictate your seating posture and have a significant impact on your productivity. In this list of office chair designs there's a style to suit every type of home worker.

Date: 12/03/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Clever Storage Ideas for Your Outdoor Office Space

You love your outdoor office; a haven of productivity in the middle of nature. Or at least, it would be, if only you could get the clutter under control. It’s not easy to organise creative, good-looking storage for a small office, but it can be done. Check out these stylish ideas for your garden office.

Date: 24/02/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

5 Innovative Gadgtastic Items to Kit Out Your Home Office in 2014

From the cool and quirky to the simply why-has-nobody-thought-of-this-before practical, there are a wealth of new home office gadgets on the market.

Date: 11/02/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Nifty Space Saving Tips to Keep Your Garden Space Organised

Your gorgeous garden space, studio or office can all too easily become cluttered, messing up its feng shui and messing with your head too. Follow these easy ideas for getting and staying organised, and restore the sense of calm your outdoor space brings.

Date: 03/02/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

4 Money Saving Tips to Make Sure Your Outdoor Office Space is Energy Efficient

Your garden office may be saving you a fortune on travel and commuting costs, but is it pushing up your energy bills? We build energy efficient spaces using state of the art, thermally efficient materials, but here are some easy tips to help make sure you keep your energy bills down.

Date: 16/01/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Visit us at Grand Designs Live 2014, Excel, London

Each year Grand Designs provides the ideal platform for us to showcase out latest innovations and concepts for Garden Rooms. Find out more about what we'll be doing at the show and how you can get involved.

Date: 06/01/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Creating Synergy Between Your Garden And Garden Room

If you don't want your garden room to look like it's just been dropped out of the sky by an alien race, you need to put some effort into incorporating it into your outside space.

Date: 02/01/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Keep Uninvited Guests Away With These Top 7 Garden Room Security Tips

Set away from the house, unoccupied for large periods of time and stocked with valuable equipment, unsecure garden rooms can be very tempting for burglars.

You can keep uninvited guests away with these top security tips. They also work against children, in-laws and nosey neighbours.

Date: 29/12/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

7 Top Tips For A Perfectly Maintained Garden Room

So you've designed your dream garden room, had it installed, decorated to look like something straight out of a home interiors magazine and seamlessly blended it with its surroundings. Alas, now is not the time to rest on your laurels. Instead you need to draw up a maintenance plan to help keep your new garden structure in tip top condition.

Date: 29/12/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

Designing the Interior of Your Garden Building

When it comes to the interior design of your garden room, your options are fairly limitless. This is because the inside of the garden room will be prepared in just the same was a every room inside your house, with plaster on the walls and skirting above the floor.

Date: 29/12/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

5 Essential Considerations When Planning A Garden Room

Before you get carried away picking the perfect blinds and selecting your ideal desk, there are five more mentally taxing considerations to mull over.

Date: 19/12/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

Top Ten Mandatory Man Cave Accessories

Once you've staked your claim to the spare room, cleared out the garage, or installed a garden room, turn that square footage into a man cave paradise with these top ten must-haves.

Date: 17/12/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

How Homeworking Can Save Your Sanity

Being able to email in your pyjamas and cook dinner while proof-reading a report aren't the only benefits of working from home. For many people working from home boosts productivity, while reducing stress-levels and improving their overall health.

Date: 14/12/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

Top 5 Annoying Distractions For Home Workers

Working from home is the dream lifestyle that a mere 10% of the working population get to enjoy. Whilst it's impossible to argue with the daily commute (get dressed, make coffee, start work), there are five hugely annoying daily distractions that all homeworkers would like to eliminate.

Date: 06/12/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

Tips on how to furnish your garden room

A garden room can be a great addition to your home - whether you're planning to use it as a gym, home office or just a peaceful, relaxing space. Whatever you want to use it for, it can be tricky trying to furnish such a room - so here are some helpful ideas on how to make your garden room look nice and inviting all year round.  

Date: 16/11/2013 | Author: Laura Varley

Choosing Remote Working Software

Our team are spread across the UK and working remotely means as a business we face a few challenges in ensuring we are all working with the same information. We've spent a long time exploring cloud software tools and have trialled quite a few. Read about how we work and the software we settled on.

Date: 08/11/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

Famous garden office workers - what you can learn from them

The image of the worker retreating from the world to focus their intellect and creativity on a project is as relevant now as it has been for centuries, which is why the writer's shed and modern garden office continue to be popular.

Date: 21/10/2013 | Author: Paul Smithson

How to create a home gym

How many times have you thought about going to the gym, but felt too lethargic to actually get there? It's often the journey to the local gym that puts people off squeezing a workout into their day, especially amongst parents who work long hours or are generally pressed for time.

Date: 10/09/2013 | Author: Joe Elvin

A dedicated working space: A lifestyle choice

The concept of home-working has continued to increase in popularity, becoming one of the most valuable and sought-after benefits. Yet without the right environment, it can be very difficult to get much done.

Date: 10/09/2013 | Author: Elizabeth Smythe

Top five uses of a garden room

Everyone wishes they had an extra room in their home sometimes. Perhaps you're in dire need of an office or you secretly long for a private cinema. Not everyone can, or wants to, add an extension onto their home though, so a garden room can be the perfect solution.

Date: 12/08/2013 | Author: Laura Varley

Top five things to think about when designing a garden room

Garden rooms can be a great addition to the home. You may just want one as an extension to your house or perhaps you want a secret, private getaway, but no matter what you are after, there are a few factors to consider before you go ahead and build one.

Date: 25/07/2013 | Author: Laura Varley

Garden Spaces at Grand Designs Live 2013

Once again we were exhibiting at Grand Designs Live and this year our stand was much larger than previous years. The show, held at ExCel in Docklands, London from the 4th to 12th May showcases a range of suppliers and features a large section dedicated to gardens.

Date: 14/05/2013 | Author: Roger Hedges

Keeping Warm in Your Garden Office

As winter draws in and the garden slowly shuts down for the winter often thoughts turn to cosy evenings by a log fire. Where the garden was the centre of activity during the summer many people retire to the warmth of their homes.

Date: 06/12/2012 | Author: Roger Hedges

There’s Something About The Silver Screen

People often refer to the “Golden Age of Hollywood” as being between the 1930s and 1960s, when movies were produced at a huge rate and people would flock to the cinema every week to see the original superstars of film in their latest roles. Cinema was so big, that short, serial adventure films and cartoons would be shown before the main movie and going to the pictures was such a part of the routine that people would easily follow the stories week after week.

Date: Not Set | Author: Roger Hedges