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Could You Turn Your Garden Space Into A Holiday Lodge?

The trend for quirky holiday rentals is on the rise, with off-the-beaten-track rental sites making it easier than ever to let out your spare space. Is it possible to turn that last 20 feet of your garden into profitable space by installing a holiday lodge and renting it out?

Date: 25/11/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Convert Your Cabin Into A Cosy Winter Retreat

Winter is a beautiful, picturesque and magical time, perfect for chocolate box pictures and Christmas Cards, but imagine one morning you open your curtains to a scene straight out of The Snowman. You hesitate before opening the back door, fearing the icy blasts as you run across the garden to your office. What thoughts do you use to motivate yourself?

As the cold weather draws in, we share with you are top tips for converting your garden office into a luxurious winter-retreat.

Date: 25/11/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Creating a Garden Space in a Compact Garden

The most common view is that unless you have a sizeable garden with entire areas going to waste, you won’t have the space needed to make use of a garden room. Regardless of the dimensions you have to work with, you’ll more than likely be able have a useful and versatile room.

Date: 14/11/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Creating a Child Friendly Garden Space

Your garden is a valuable asset to your home, providing you children with the opportunity to get plenty of fresh air and exercise. Tempt them away from the TV and into the daylight with these top tips for creating a safe, child-friendly zone.

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

Achieving Your Start-Up Dreams from Your Garden

"Start-up business" is one of the most commonly heard phrases these days - and people around the world are turning their bright ideas into successful business opportunities. What better place to start than from your own creative space in your garden?

Date: 16/10/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

How to Make the Ultimate Entertainment Space

Typically, garden rooms tend to be constructed out of necessity, for use as home offices, hobby spaces or studios for creating music or art. These spaces are to allow activities that would otherwise encroach on the main body of the home and so need their own space. Sometimes, however, they’re an indulgence for a home cinema, pool room or hangout space. To pack the biggest amount of relaxation and fun into your small space, follow these top tips.

Date: 01/10/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Do You Need Planning Consent for a Garden Room?

Once you’ve decided to go ahead with your garden room, you’re likely to want to get it started as soon as possible so you can begin to enjoy your new space. Before starting building, you’ll need to understand the rules around planning permission to avoid wasting both time and money.

Date: 18/09/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

The Best Climbers to Disguise an Outdoor Space

Your garden room can be an attractive outdoor feature all of its own. However, if you're trying to create a nature-themed garden that is full of life, you might want to consider using natural camouflage to help your garden room become a part of the garden. Here's a look at some of the best climber plants to help you achieve this ‘secret garden' effect.

Date: 05/09/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

How to Create a Dual Function Garden Room

Garden rooms can have countless purposes, such as home offices, music rooms, studios or a gym; but what happens when two family members want to use it for different things.

Here are some tips on how to create a dual-function garden room to keep the peace.

Date: 21/08/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Creating the Perfect Garden Music Room

Whether you're making it, producing it or teaching it, music is one of the most common reasons for building a garden room. To make sure you use it to its full potential, here are some simple ideas for enhancing your new creative space.

Date: 09/08/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Gnome Delights: How the Garden Gnomes are Staging a Comeback

Despite many believing garden gnomes to have been consigned to history, this is not a historical piece; gnomes are reclaiming their place in British gardens! Here’s how these friendly garden-roamers have been part of our homes over the last years.

Date: 24/07/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

3 Tips on Choosing the Right Decor for a Garden Room

Whatever you plan to use your garden room for, by taking some time to decorate, you can instantly transform an empty space into your own personal sanctuary. Here are 3 simple tips for turning your new garden room into a place you'll never want to leave.

Date: 13/07/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

6 Tips To Create A Fantastical Playroom

A garden room provides an opportunity to create a truly magical playroom for children, while freeing up space inside your home that would otherwise be occupied by toys, games and buckets of arts and crafts materials.
Here we take a look at the essential tips for creating the ultimate child-friendly environment.

Date: 09/07/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

No Sweat! Keep Cool This Summer In Style

Garden rooms are designed to be comfortable all year round. With the unpredictable nature of the British weather, naturally we want to create a warm and inviting space that will stay cosy through the rain, wind and snow. But it's just as important to keep your garden room cool too, especially if you use your garden space as a home office or gym.
Use these top tips to create a cool room in which you can escape the midday heat.

Date: 01/07/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Looking Forward to the Southampton Boat Show

The Southampton Boat Show in September looks set to be a fantastic event for the whole family - and Garden Spaces are delighted to be exhibiting there this year. Find out more about this year's show and what we will be exhibiting.

Date: 23/06/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

5 Top Tips For Keeping Your Sedum Living Roof Full Of Life

Like a beloved pet, or border of blooms, your living roof needs looking after to keep it in the peak of physical fitness. Happily though, your rooftop greenery is a lot less work than fido, and lower maintenance than the rest of your ground-level garden.

Date: 17/06/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Tips for Creating the Perfect Home Gym

Home gyms are becoming more popular these days as more people want to keep fit and healthy without having to sign up to an expensive gym membership. Setting up a gym in your home does not have to be complicated or even particularly expensive. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind to get the most out of your gym.

Date: 09/06/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Get Cosy with a Seasonal Garden Space

When Autumn arrives, the temptation is to stay in the comfort and warmth of the main part of the house and not trek out in the cold to your garden room. However, with these nifty tips, you can transform your extra living space in to cosy retreat you love spending time in.

Date: 02/06/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

5 Indoor Plants To Help Keep You Healthy

Did you know that, aside from looking good, houseplants can be valuable allies in your ongoing wellbeing? Here are five plants that can easily be added to your garden room to add a little greenery.

Date: 25/05/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges

Grand Designs 2014 - A Grand Success for Garden Spaces

Did you visit us at the Grand Designs Show in May? We enjoyed a fantastic few days a this exhibition, which was, once again, a big success not just for us but everyone who attended.

Date: 20/05/2014 | Author: Roger Hedges