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It’s easy to make so much more of your outdoor space at home by adding a garden room or summer house.

These beautifully crafted garden buildings come in so many styles and colours it’s a great way to easily add an extra room to your home, and an extra dimension to your lifestyle and living space. 

When choosing a garden room – you really need to weigh up what you will use the room for, when it will be used, does it need to be a solution to a space problem indoors?

There’s many practical considerations to mull over – or like me, go with your heart and pick the one that makes it sing! 

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I’m just a little bit in LOVE with the idea of a summer house, a gorgeous, light and airy space to make my own.

Malvern 2 summer house from GBC group in green with whicker seating set inside

I’d fill it with super comfortable outdoor style furniture – add a low table, some deliciously scented plants and flowers (and knowing the British weather… probably a heater too) and decamp to it at every chance I get! I can see the summer house being used for casual dinners, laid back lazy afternoons and evenings with the kids, and for me to escape to for a little early morning meditation or yoga. 

If working from home is your thing – often it can be difficult to get anything done, especially if your home is full of kids like mine! Getting some peace to work can be hard – the idea of a garden office would be wonderful and definitely make my working life easier!

GBC Group Malvern Studio Apex An ideal combination of summerhouse and garden office. Features stylish glass to ground windows with double glazing as standard creating a modern, light and spacious garden room.

I also like the idea of still working from home but it being separate from actual home life. A garden room would be a great way to add a home office without needing extensive building work and the expense of an extension. 

Maybe a traditional style log cabin would be a fun addition to the garden – I love the sturdy solid feel of a log cabin – it makes me want to add a little wood burner and snuggle up in there all year around! This would make an amazing extra room – either as a snug get away for the grown ups, or maybe as a den for the kids – somewhere they can hang out with friends. 

GBC Group Lillevilla Sibbesborg Log Cabin in garden in lovely shade of pale green

Of course a little bit of my heart will always want a beautiful cedar greenhouse – these traditional style greenhouses are elegant, relaxing to spend time in and the perfect place for the green-fingered to spend time cultivating fresh, organic homegrown fruit and vegetables. 

GBC Group Alton Cheltenham Half Boarded The Alton Cheltenham is a beautiful Victorian cedar greenhouse with half-boarded cedar panels and attractive powder coated aluminium fittings.

With a gorgeous range of painted summerhouses available for sale  you are literally spoiled for choice! My ultimate advice – when getting a summer house or garden room would be – go with your heart! It’s definitely the way I work and it always makes me the happiest! 

Disclosure – this is a sponsored post on behalf of GBC Group – For full details of my disclosure policy please read here.

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