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Matching your Garden Room to your Outdoor Space

August 17, 2018

At Miniature Manors, we can identify ways of making your garden building blend effortlessly with its surroundings, and can even provide the services required to make this happen. Here are some of our favourite ways of tailoring garden rooms to your outdoor space:

 

Decking

One of the most obvious ways for your garden building to look less isolated is to add decking to your design. A decked area could be used as a BBQ space, a place for garden furniture, or simply somewhere to sit back and admire your garden room. We can include decking in your design and quotation, which is something we did on this build in West Sussex:

Verandas

Like decking, a veranda will connect your structure to the garden by providing a space between the inside and outside. Verandas offer a sheltered area to enjoy the garden, without the need to go into your structure - perfect if you want a space to relax with friends, but do not necessarily want them entering your office space. Our team can include verandas in most designs. We particularly love this L-shaped, cedar clad, granny annexe where our client has used the veranda to house a hot tub:

Add a Green Roof

A sedum or wild flower roof is a great way of replacing any greenery that the structure has taken away. A green roof will add an organic, natural feel to your garden room so that it will blend with the surrounding environment. They are a particularly good way of softening a contemporary structure. Our team can include a living green roof as part of your build. 

Use the same materials elsewhere in garden

Using the same materials that feature on your house or elsewhere in the garden, will allow your garden room to look consistent in the existing landscape. We can look to include the same coloured door and window frames which exist on your house for example. If you’re considering a pitched roof, our team can use a tile which will match those on your main house. This is a feature that was included on this artist’s studio that we built in Sussex:

You could subtly feature the same garden room cladding elsewhere in your garden. Our carpenters created a western red cedar gate for our client in Kent, which compliments her garden studio:

Plants & Garden Landscaping

Gardening or landscaping around your garden room will allow your garden room to effortlessly integrate into the garden. Our team have previously built flower beds made of railway sleepers which cleverly frames the building. If you’re green-fingered, enjoy planting around the structure and watching it come to life. We love how rustic our client made her garden room look by planting beautiful shrubbery around it:

Garden Rooms are a popular way of extending the space that’s available in your home. They are commonly used as home offices, business spaces and as family rooms. Other outbuilding owners even use their as accommodation, gyms or music studios. Whatever its use, we can help you create an outbuilding that compliments your garden and home.

 

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