Jun 10, 2021

A garden room makes a brilliant, eye-catching, and practical addition to your garden. All the different ways to use a garden room mean they’re really versatile. You’ll probably find at least one way you could use yours to create a stylish and practical outdoor room solution. From a garden office space, to a gym, kids’ playroom and even a home bar, read on to discover some excellent uses for your new garden room…

  1. Garden Office
  2. Garden Gym
  3. Yoga Studio
  4. Games Room
  5. Man Cave
  6. Home Cinema
  7. Guest Room
  8. Library
  9. Kids Play Room
  10. Art Studio
  11. Music Room

1. Garden Office

The secluded garden space that your very own garden office can give you is a great place to work from home. As well as the quickest commute ever, having your working from home area in a separate room to the rest of the house will improve your work-life balance. You can lock the door at the end of the day and leave work behind, so you won’t be tempted to just send that last email later on in the evening. Just bear in mind that if you use your garden office space commercially (i.e. for your own business) then there is the potential need for planning permission, but we’ll be able to advise you further on this if necessary.

2. Garden Gym

Having a home gym used to be a luxury, but nowadays it’s becoming more affordable. If you don’t have space in your home, a garden gym room could be the answer. Whatever your preferred workout, you can stock it with machines or free weights without having to worry about machine waiting times or the watchful glares of other gym-goers. Don’t forget to install a good sound system to keep you motivated, and maybe even a mini fridge so you stay hydrated.

3. Yoga Studio

The peace and calm which will come with your garden room makes it a perfect place to practise yoga, Pilates, meditation, or any other relaxing exercise. It’s definitely preferable to being interrupted mid-tree pose by a beeping washing machine! You could kit it out with a plant, incense, and a speaker for relaxing pan pipes.

4. Games Room

No matter what your game of choice, a garden room will make the perfect games room. Whether it’s full of retro arcade games, a pool table, or is used to host video games console competitions. If you and your friends and family are partial to card games, you could even turn your garden games room into the ultimate poker night hosting room.

5. Man Cave

If you’re seeking a retreat from the outside world, creating a man cave or she shed is a great way to find that peace and quiet. You could devote it to a favourite hobby or skill, or simply create a haven. Don’t forget to include lots of comfy soft furnishings so you can get cosy.

6. Home Cinema

If your family is full of film aficionados, this is one for you. Make sure you include the essentials like lots of comfy seating and a big projector screen on one wall. You also might want to rig up some blackout curtains to prevent glare from the windows, and maybe throw in some fun accessories like a popcorn machine or pick and mix corner. A home cinema garden room also makes a great space for hosting kids’ birthday parties, family quiz nights, livestreaming concerts, and more.

7. Guest Room

This is a great option if you often have family or friends around to visit, but don’t have the luxury of a spare room. You could even get your garden room plumbed in to create an en-suite guest room. Just be aware that, as this counts as using the garden room for accommodation, you will need planning permission and to meet Building Regulations.

8. Library

It can be hard to get proper peace and quiet for reading downtime, especially if you live in a busy household. Creating your very own library in your garden room will create a cosy reading space, perfect for diving back into your love of reading without the distractions of household noise or appliances. Don’t forget to put in lots of bookshelves, a table lamp and, of course, a cosy armchair which you can snuggle up in.

9. Kids Play Room

A garden room is the ideal space to put a kids’ play room, leaving your house quiet and clutter free. Even one of the smaller sizes of garden room would be suitable for providing not only playing space but, crucially, storage space as well. It also means you no longer run the risk of accidentally standing on their toys, as they’ll be safely tucked away. If you really want your kids to have free rein, you could use blackboard paint on the walls and let them run riot with the chalk!

10. Art Studio

Being away from the noise and distractions of televisions, chores, and furry friends is much easier when your studio is in a separate building to the house. Our garden studios come with lots of windows, so you’ll have buckets of natural light as well as peace and quiet. It will also let you keep all your art things in one place and, better still, you won’t have to pack them all away at the end of a session. You can leave everything as it is and, next time, pick up exactly where you left off.

11. Music Room

Musical instruments, and all the associated paraphernalia, can take up a lot of space (we’re looking at you, cellists!). A garden music room would make the perfect dedicated space to practise your scales and store all your music books, stands, and instruments. Being separate from the house also comes with the added bonus of not disturbing the other members of your household, so there’ll be no more complaints about the family’s enthusiastic beginner violinist.

Are you ready to make your own haven garden room? Contact a Habin consultant today.