Everyone’s thinking about space saving ideas but here’s a space creating one – the outdoor room – a flexible outside space that extends your living space. The outdoor room embraces the outdoor living craze that everyone craves, without braving the elements of the British weather.
Outdoor living and outdoor furniture may be hot trends, but we are looking out of the window, thinking that these trends may to be taken a little further than just furniture to tempt us out into our gardens on a day like today. Forget pop-up sheds, summer houses and conservatories an outdoor room creates a usable space year round. By keeping the structure completely separate to your house, you have the freedom to experiment with design without having to worry about flow and mixing traditional and contemporary building materials.
Glass is the perfect way to create an outdoorsy feel, without needing to set foot into the winter wilderness. Outdoor rooms are the perfect space to experiment with styles and colour, but for year round enjoyment we think these modern interiors are perfect – bright and airy in the summer and smooth and contemporary in the winter months. Just imagine textured throws, listening to the rain in the winter, and open doors and Pimms in the summer, what could be more British?
Some common uses for outdoor rooms include gyms, music studios, art-studios, home offices and best of all just an extra living space. But the space created is not restricted or limited, it is dynamic and adaptable, a reading den in the winter, a summer party pool house in the summer and everything in between.
Down to the logistics and the beauty of a outside room versus an extension is that they often don’t need planning permission, and you can extend your space with any disruption to your home. These ones may have tickled your fancy, but if your budget is more summer house/shed don’t be disheartened, there are ready-made versions starting at around £1000 or up to £200,000 if you prefer the bespoke ideal. As outdoor rooms tend to be more substantial than a summerhouse, they justify electric and water supplies, so get a Rated Person in to construct your dream retreat and make sure that you will be safe and sound. Once you new room is complete the fun starts – furnishings – check out our ideas for outdoor furniture.