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14 Ideas to Get The Most Out of Your Garden Room

Do you want to build a garden room, but you’re not quite sure how to use it? We’ve got the best garden room ideas for you, from garden bars to gym rooms.

Here at SupaLite, we’ve launched our own range of garden buildings! Our contemporary designs are the perfect way to give your garden the touch of elegance it needs. Our garden buildings are multipurpose and can be used for everything from storage to a home office, so you can really get the most use from your garden room. 

So don’t just stick to your standard garden shed, get a SupaLite Garden and Leisure Building. Available to buy and build yourself, or search for an installer to build it for you!

We’ve got garden room ideas to suit every style and budget, whether you just want to give it a lick of paint or completely transform your room. Here are some of our best garden room ideas.

1. Garden Room Bar

This may be our favourite idea, turn your garden room into a garden bar! We’re talking Bombay Mix and all!

To make your garden bar a social space, install a bar and stool where you can enjoy a drink with friends. Perhaps you could put up some shelves to display your bottles, glasses and cocktail-making kit. You could even install a pump if you want to pull a real pint! There are so many fun designs you could try with this garden room idea, like a personalised neon sign. You can find these pretty cheap online.

You can enjoy your garden bar all year round, from late summer nights to cosy Christmas drinks. Just don’t be surprised if you suddenly get a lot of visitors…

2. Garden Office Room

One of the only positives to come out of the pandemic is working from home. No rushing around in the mornings, no commute and no traffic jams. Bliss! However, as anyone who works from home will tell you, it can be hard to stay away from distractions. Whether it’s kids, a partner or the TV, it’s good to have a space solely dedicated to work.

Our Luminato garden room is the perfect office space! Light, bright and far away from all possible interruptions. The extended windows allow plenty of natural light in and help you feel connected to nature, which is much better for your mental health than being cooped up in a dark room all day. Lighting and electricity is accessible too, so you can take all of your work equipment with you.

3. Personal Gym

It can be hard to find space to work out at home. There’s always something in the way, be it the coffee table or kid’s toys. Why not turn your garden room into a home gym and commit to your fitness?

You don’t need a massive amount of space. Even the smallest garden room can still fit a small rack of weights, padded floor mats and a punching bag. This minimal amount of equipment is still enough to work your full body. Larger spaces could start adding cardio and strength machines too. 

A personal gym is an investment that will have benefits for your physical and mental health. After all, there’s no excuse for not working out when the gym is just at the bottom of your garden.

4. Home Spa

This one’s up there with one of our favourite garden room ideas! Turn your garden room into a home spa, where you can relax and unwind at the end of a long day.

Every good spa needs a hot tub, sauna and a thermal shower to hose off. A live-in masseuse might be going a bit far though. Our Open Lounge garden building would make the perfect home spa. Your hot tub could sit under the open veranda, so you can enjoy a nice soak as you watch the sun go down. 

Of course, turning your garden room into a home spa can get expensive. You’ve got the cost of a hot tub, a sauna and a shower – not to mention hidden costs like ventilation and plumbing. But if you have the budget, we can’t recommend it enough. Just imagine spending hours in your hot tub, glass in hand, soaking up the views.

5. Air BnB

Okay, so this one’s a bit out there, but turning your garden room into an Air BnB could be a great way to earn some extra money. People are always looking to get away, and the Great British staycation is alive and thriving! 

Think about what angle you could take to make your listing stand out. Do you live in a rural area, popular with walkers? Make your Air BnB dog friendly to attract walkers who want a place to stay with their furry friends. Find your USP and list your property.

However, you may need to seek planning permission for an Air BnB and it could result in higher council tax. It’s worth checking with your local council beforehand, so you know where you stand.

6. Garden Cinema Room

Grab the popcorn, it’s time for a movie night in your brand-new garden cinema room! Enjoy your favourite blockbusters on the big screen without even leaving your home. Well, you might have to go in the garden but you know what we mean.

The Eleganto would make the perfect home cinema, with very few windows to let the light in. Invest in a large TV or a projector to watch all your best-loved films. Add a touch of luxury inside with reclining chairs, LED lighting strips and your own popcorn machine.

7. Garden Games Room

Ever dreamt of having your own games room? Now is your chance! Convert your garden room into a games room and get hours of fun out of it!

Will you go old school with a traditional pool table? Or will you relive your childhood with retro arcade games? How about your own bowling alley? There are so many ways you can go with a games room! Just pick one that reflects your personality and get playing.

8. Garden Lounge

If you love al fresco living, put a second lounge in your garden room. You can spend more time outdoors, rather than being stuck inside all the time. This has amazing benefits for your mental well-being.

Our Open Lounge is the ultimate in outdoor living, with a covered veranda and indoor garden room. If you set the lounge up under the veranda, you can even sit out in the rain. Use the indoor section for storage or one of our other ideas in this list.

9. Garden Art Studio

Artists need inspiration, and what better to inspire than nature? The tranquillity of the garden makes it the perfect place to retreat and let your mind run free. Take your easel and paint, or your clay and pottery wheel, and set up your art studio in the garden room. Decorate the room with your own artistic work, so that it’s got your own personal touch.

10. Music Studio

Need a space to let your inner Rock Star shine? Transform your garden room into a music studio. Whether you play the drums, guitar or like to record your own music, you can finally live your musical fantasy. Kit it out with posters, concert tickets and memorabilia. Just don’t forget the noise insulation, or the neighbours will never forgive you.

11. Zen Room

A zen room, by its very nature, is minimalist. That makes it one of the cheapest and easiest garden room ideas to do. All it takes is a bit of redecorating, and you could have your very own zen room to retreat from the world.

Traditionally used for meditation, there are a few essential features when creating your zen room. The connection between the meditator and nature is crucial, so zen rooms usually have large windows to look out on the world. Use cool colours like white or green to maximise light in the room. The only furniture is traditionally meditation pillows, but you can include minimalist sofas and chairs for added comfort. Reaffirm the connection with nature with plants and greenery around the room.

12. Teen Chill-Out Room

Sick of having sulking teens around the house? Give them their own chill room in the garden! Let them put their own touch on it, with posters and neon signs that can easily be taken down when they leave home. Put a TV, Xbox and snack fridge in there to earn some cool parent points…maybe.

13. Cosy Snug

Transforming your garden room doesn’t always have to be so grand. Sometimes a lick of paint and some new cushions and blankets will do.

If you want to make your garden room into a cosy, relaxing snug, you can do it on a shoestring budget. Choose one feature wall and paint it a light, neutral colour, like cream or a soft beige. You don’t even have to buy real furniture, just pop a couple of bean bags in and layer up with blankets and cushions. The perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by.

14. Business Studio

Have you got a small business that’s slowly outgrowing your spare room? A garden room could provide just the space you’re looking for!

We’ve seen our customers use our Garden and Leisure Buildings for everything from wedding dress shops to pottery studios! The sky really is the limit, as you can adapt and modify the space to make it work for you. Plus, you’ll only have a 2-minute commute to the end of the garden.

So there you have it! Our best garden room ideas, to help you get the most out of your space. There’s something for every style and budget.

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