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The Outdoor Room

We’ve had a shocking summer in 2012, this week the temperature seems to have plummeted further, so here’s hoping we see a sunnier 2013. However, the absence of sunshine is not stopping us Brits moving outside. and we’re definitely seeing a trend for the extending of family living spaces into the garden. And from our perspective…

Match your garden furniture to your lifestyle

If relaxation is of paramount importance when you’re buying new garden furniture, then there’s a vast selection of different products on the market to make your outside space as comfortable as the inside. For those who like lying in the sun if it ever decides to shine, you’ve got extended reclining garden chairs that are super…

Cleaning and maintaining your garden room

You must have heard the saying a hundred times – “tidy house, tidy mind” and you have to admit it makes a lot sense. Well a garden room is simply an extension of your home, and no matter what it is used for, you still need to keep it clean and tidy. If its used…

I see a garden room in your future

I was watching one of the many home makeover shows recently on TV and they were looking at the British home of the future.  Included in the garden was a garden room, and at Lazy Susan we definitely think that garden rooms will definitely play a big part in the house of the future –…

Styling a Garden Room by Holly Chapman at Feather & Black

Today we have been really busy working with our lovely visual merchandiser Gemma to style a garden room for a beautiful Lazy Susan garden room. Donna, the store manager of Feather & Black Chichester, made sure that we kept it practical and didn’t get carried away with filling the room with beautiful furniture and she chose…

Getting the best from a garden room

To put it simply, a Lazy Susan garden room is a fantastic, modern, innovative construction that will give you extra space without the hassle of moving house, building an expensive brick extension or building a conservatory that is too cold to use during the winter.

Today’s modern garden rooms are used in many different ways – office, gym, music room, art studio, games room, the list goes on. However, probably the most popular use for a garden room is as a home office.

The number of homeworkers and home-based businesses in the UK has risen dramatically over the last 10 years as more and more people take advantage of accessible technology and cutting out the daily commute.

The garden room has stepped in as the ideal way to keep your home life and work life separate, but a home office is just one reason to purchase. In this post we will look at the popular reasons why people invest in a garden room and how you can get the best out of this additional secluded space…

Getting the best from a garden room

People purchase a garden room to maximise space, especially those with a limited budget, who’ve extended their home as far as possible or  maybe they simply can’t extend as the property is listed.

Building a garden room is different to having a traditional brick extension or conservatory, generally they are not attached to your home and therefore don’t always need planning permission depending on size and position.

With a Lazy Susan garden room they are constructed to withstand a Scandinavian winter, they are thermally insulated and double glazed, so when the temperature drops outside it will still retain heat, plus they can be fully plumbed and wired so you can have water and power.

A garden room will form an integral part of your garden, and if designed correctly, they will become a part of the garden rather than standing out. They are constructed on strong concrete foundations so will be sturdy and easily stand up to the UK weather.

Whether you need a garden office, garden studio, chill out or lifestyle space, this great video from Green Retreats shows you what you can achieve with a garden room:

Whilst this excellent short film from North Light Media looks at building of garden room for a home office:

Guide to purchasing a Garden Room

A garden room is a big investment. They might not be as expensive as a traditional brick built extension, but they still require the same amount of thought and careful planning to ensure you get exactly what you want and need. There so many different designs, styles and materials to choose from and, unless you…

Guide to the best Garden Room books

What is a garden room we hear you cry? And no it is not a conservatory… A garden room is basically a fully insulated, double glazed, electrically wired building that is usually made from wood and usually built freestanding (i.e. not connected to the house like a conservatory) in your garden. Whilst garden room is…