Garden Room Extension Ideas & Must Know Information
Updated on January 26th, 2021
If you’re looking to expand your home and create more living space, a garden room extension could be the perfect solution for you. Building a garden room extension is a great way to make the most of your outdoor space and tailor it to suit your lifestyle. At Crown Pavilions, we have over a decade of experience in building all types of garden rooms to cater for all purposes, including exquisite bespoke builds, home gyms, offices and much more.
What is a Garden Room Extension?
A garden room extension is a building that is detached from your main home in your garden but is built to the same standards; this includes full insulation, electricity, lighting, windows, doors etc. Unlike other outdoor structures, such as a posh shed or summer house, a garden room provides comfortable living space for all-year use. Garden rooms are extremely versatile and can be used for multiple functions, including music rooms, dance studios or offices; the possibilities are endless.
Alternatives for Garden Room Extensions
A conservatory is a very popular form of home extension for many British households however, according to Which?, 36% of conservatory owners actually regret building one. The main reasons for this include difficulties cleaning the glass, the need for more space and temperature control issues. Instead, you can design a light and airy garden room with bespoke heating, lighting, window and door options, meaning you can enjoy all the comforts of a conservatory without these issues.
2. Garage Conversion
Many people who have a garage choose to use this space for a home extension. A garage, however, is a very desirable feature to have when it comes to selling your property so converting it into living space could detract from the appeal and value of your home. Additionally, there are various restrictions on windows for garage conversions which could limit your uses and design options, with a lack of light and ventilation being the main issues.
3. Loft Conversion
A loft conversion is a very expensive and time-consuming method of extending your house and can cause lots of disruption to your home life during the building process. Often, you are also required to carry out other works on your property, such as lowering ceilings in the rooms below, for a successful loft conversion. Moreover, there are also many building regulations you must adhere to, unlike a garden room which usually does not require building permission.
Extensions can add value to your home given the building is well designed and constructed. However, home extensions can create an unnatural shape to your property which ruins the architecture and compromises its appeal. A traditional home extension can also be extremely disruptive and stressful if you plan to live on-site during the build. Many people choose to rent or live with family members during this period however this can become expensive and inconvenient. When building a garden room, there is no need to vacate your property as it is built separate from your home, and you don’t need to worry about noisy builders or dust getting everywhere.
5. Garden Room
A garden room home extension is a great alternative to the traditional home extension methods listed above. Whatever the shape or size of your garden, you can build a luxury garden room extension to create a beautiful functional living space.
As a stand-alone building, a garden room provides a quiet, private space away from the distractions of home life meaning it is much more versatile and doesn’t infringe on your other living space. For example, a traditional conservatory is often at the rear of the house, right next to the kitchen which can be extremely noisy and therefore unsuitable for a home office or yoga room.
Built separate from your home and taking only 2-3 weeks to build, a garden room also causes very little disruption to your home life and makes for a hassle-free build, meaning there’s no need to worry about finding temporary accommodation or dealing with months living on a building site.
A garden room extension offers so much more than practicality but a stylish, luxury addition to your home. At Crown Pavilions, we use only the finest materials, sourced from the very best suppliers and hand-selected to meet our meticulous standards. Our garden rooms are built to the highest standards in the industry. They are built like a timber-framed house, from the ground up using only traditional building methods. The key difference is stepping inside a Crown Garden Room is like stepping inside a room in your house.
Benefits of a Garden Room over other Extension Alternatives
- Built in 2-3 weeks
- Non-intrusive building process
- No planning permission required*
- Professional installation included
- Luxury and stylish
- Endless functionality
- No surprise costs
Garden Room Extension Ideas and Designs
- Garden office
A garden room is the ideal space for a garden office at home, allowing you to create a professional environment, free from any home distractions. Best of all, you can maintain a healthy work/ life balance, leaving the office behind you after a long day and spending more time with family.
- Home gym
You can create a fully-equipped garden room gym to help you reach your fitness goals in the comfort of your own home. You can also kit out your gym with all your favourite equipment and tailor it to suit your training preferences. You can also add soundproofing to your garden gym so you can get your sweat on to your favorite music without disrupting the neighbours or other family members.
A garden room offers ample natural light and an inspiring space to get creative, making it perfect for a music, art or yoga studio. Even a small garden room extension is enough to create a quiet room to dedicate to your artistic hobbies. You can even add a skylight for added natural light and an inspiring view.
You don’t need to limit your garden room to just one use. Make the most of your outdoor space and create a multi-functional garden room. Whether it’s a home office-storage combination, gym and hot tub or bar and dining area, we can work with you to build a room tailored to your needs. The combinations are limitless.
Need more inspiration? Check out our garden room collection.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can a garden room extension add value to my home?
A contemporary garden room extension is a great asset to your home, increasing the resale value of your property, providing aesthetic appeal and endless functionality. To find out more about the real value of a garden room, please see here.
How much does a garden room extension cost?
A garden room extension can vary greatly in price, depending on various factors, such as size, design and upgrade features. For more information, please read our guide to the cost of a garden room or get in touch with our team to discuss a quote.
Do you need planning permission to build a garden room extension?
At Crown Pavilions, our standard garden room designs meet permitted development regulations so do not usually require planning permission. This is subject to change based on the size of your garden room and for bespoke builds.
*In most cases, our garden rooms are built to meet building requirements without the need for planning permission. This may differ for some larger or bespoke models. For more information, please refer to our garden room planning permission guide.