Building a summer house in your garden is an exciting endeavour. Not only will your property now be able to host a whole new array of endeavours, from hobby rooms to garden dining areas, but your home’s value is also likely to increase as a greater number of people seek to have their own garden space and summer home.
The question remains, however, what will you use your summer house for? While the possibilities are truly endless, the potential underpins the challenge. So, to help you decide on your new outbuilding design, we’re sharing eight ideas to inspire your new summer house.
Having a room separate from your main living space, one that is also among the luscious green of nature, can be the perfect environment for bookworms to escape the world and lose themselves in a narrative. Creating a literature inspired space can also help to support your reading, so consider storing your library out there too!
Summer houses are solely for entertainment and relaxation purposes. In fact, a number of residents are utilising their outbuildings to meet the need of their new teleworking lifestyle. Summer houses offer the privacy and quality that a remote working professional needs and can easily be modified to host utilities required for more demanding setups too.
Instead of paying regular costs for a gym membership, simply build your summer house with exercise in mind. Reinforced floors and storage for equipment are easy to accomplish and, before you know it, you’ll have fewer excuses not to complete your workout regime.
Dining in a garden is a luxury many homeowners desire. However, the British climate can often make this a difficult activity to enjoy. Summer houses remedy the situation by offering a stunning setting within which to share a meal, one protected from the elements year-round.
Many parents would love to have a dedicated area for their children to play, as would their little ones too. Summer houses can be an ideal space for the storage and enjoyment of toys, all of which keep the potential chaos and noise contained safely.
While summer homes may relish the daily sunshine, they can also be the perfect space for cosy movie nights and long evenings with friends. Simply design your interior with comfort and entertainment, then add curtains for extra privacy.
Practising one’s instruments can be problematic, especially when a home is shared with others. However, a summer house can be customised to have great insulation, not only keeping it warm during winter but also making it a soundproof location for playing music.
Being surrounded by flowers and plants, as well as harnessing the sunlight, a summer house can be the perfect place to improve one’s well-being and practice yoga. Add a comfy floor or rug and then design with neutral colours to make your summer house even more conducive to relaxation.