If you’re looking to extend your living space without encroaching on the natural beauty of your garden, a glass garden room is a great choice. Traditional home extensions have their benefits, but they often take up valuable outdoor space and limit the view of your natural surroundings.
In comparison, glass garden rooms offer an unobstructed view of the garden while still providing ample protection from bad weather. For that reason, glass garden rooms are becoming a popular option for homeowners who want to make the most out of their gardens.
So, once you have the extra living space with the great view, what should you do with it? Here are 5 different ways that you can use your glass garden room.
1. An at-home gym
With current lockdown restrictions, it can be difficult to stay fit! Many people are having to find spaces in their homes to work out and I think we can all agree that a treadmill in the kitchen or an exercise bike in the bathroom might not be the most practical solution. While the garage might have enough space for your equipment, it doesn’t have the nicest view and working out in a dark, dusty space is not very appealing.
Glass garden rooms are ideal at-home gyms because they’re light, airy, and spacious. When things start to get hot and sweaty you can quickly open a sliding door and let in a cool stream of air. With an at-home gym in your garden room, you can enjoy your workouts all year round.
2. A play area for the children
Being stuck inside during winter can be difficult for adventurous children. Creating a fun play area in you garden room is a great way to give the kids a taste of the outdoors without worrying about wet coats and muddy boots. You could add a sandpit, board games and pens and paper to keep them occupied all day long.
Alternatively, your glass garden room can be a comfortable space to watch the children while they’re out playing in the garden (weather permitting). If the kids are determined to get outside and build a snowman, you can reside in your garden room with a nice cup of tea, knowing you can keep an eye on them at all times.
3. A safe storage room
Most homeowners will agree that one thing they wished their home had more of is storage. No matter how hard you try to keep things neat and tidy, there always seems to be some items that don’t have a permanent place.
A garden room can be utilised as a storage space for a variety of items. It’s common for people to bring their garden furniture in to prevent it from rusting and tarnishing over winter. In a sunroom, you can still use this furniture and enjoy your garden as if you were outside – perfect. Whatever you choose to store in your garden room will be protected from the elements and out of the way until you need it.
4. A delightful dining area
Who doesn’t love dinner with a view! Setting up a dining area in your glass garden room is a great way to achieve that ‘alfresco dining’ feel, without having to sit out in the cold. This is particularly beneficial for UK homeowners who have no idea when the next rainstorm will hit… even in summer!
Dining in a glass garden room is a real treat, so if you’re not sure what to do with your new space, why not add a dinner table and chairs and see what you think?
5. A space to relax
One of the best ways to use your garden room is to create a relaxation haven. Not every room has to be filled with lots of things in order to have a ‘purpose’, you can create simple spaces using a small amount of furniture. For example, your favourite chair, a bookshelf, and a coffee table.
Rooms without clutter are perfect for clearing your head and getting away from the hustle and bustle of life. In a garden room, you also benefit from great views of you garden, perfect for promoting better mental health.
So, there you have it – 5 different ways to use your garden room. We hope that this inspires you to get creative with your space.