If you’re starting to feel as though you need a little extra space within your home, or perhaps an area that will allow you to enjoy your garden all year round, you might be tempted to think that traditional conservatories and extensions are your only option. These days, however, that’s not the case.
There’s a way to get the best of both worlds – a UPVC garden room. This is an area that will allow you to make the absolute most of your garden throughout the year, yet will also act as a multi-functional space and give you the extra room that you need within your home. The only difference is that it’s detached from your house!
What Is A UPVC Garden Room?
A UPVC garden room is almost best described as a ‘summer house’-style structure within your garden, yet it gives you all the features that you expect from a traditional extension – or any room within your house, really.
UPVC garden rooms aren’t simply a shell in the same way that a shed or summer house is, as they can be constructed to include insulation, power, lighting and can be decorated entirely to your liking on the interior. However, what they are is a multi-functional blank canvas – you have just as many options as you would with a traditional extension when it comes to deciding what to do with your brand new space. It’s essentially an extra room for your home, except it’s placed within your garden.
How Can I Use A UPVC Garden Room?
Like we said, UPVC Garden Rooms are multi-functional! Once completed, you can use your garden room however you see fit.
Perhaps you work from home and have noticed just how beneficial it could be to have an office space where you can truly focus. A garden room is perfect – you’ll have peace and quiet, as well as a place to focus, away from the distractions within your home.
Found yourself scrolling through images of your dream home, complete with home cinema? You could have one of your very own. A garden room is the perfect way to do it!
Budding artist in need of a studio space to work and to display your masterpieces? A garden room is exactly what you need.
Maybe you’ve seen the advertisements for home gym equipment and would love to invest in something for yourself, yet you’re unsure if you have the space. With a garden room, you could have the room for a whole home gym.
Looking to maximise your enjoyment of the back garden during the summer with a home bar? With a garden room, you’ve got the perfect space to share a drink with friends and family. You’ll be the talk of the neighbourhood.
The only limit on what you can do with a garden room is your imagination!
Are Garden Rooms High Quality?
They are indeed. You will find that most suppliers offer structures made using the highest quality garden room UPVC as they want each and every one of their customers to have the opportunity to enjoy their garden room for years to come, so quality is at the core of everything that they do.
The finish on the interior of your garden room should be exactly the standard you’d expect from any extension interior, complete with light fittings and mains power. Once your garden room is completed, it will be ready to use in whichever way you please!
Do I Need Planning Permission For A Garden Room?
We know that one of the main aspects of adding extra space to your home – whether it be through the use of an extension or a conservatory – is the idea of needing to get planning permission in order to complete the work.
Extensions most often need planning permission, even just for a small, single-storey addition. As for conservatories, you may be able to avoid the red tape, but only if you compromise on the size of the structure and the materials used.
UPVC garden rooms, however, often do not require planning permission. In many cases, it’s as easy as simply deciding that you’d like one.
How Expensive Are Garden Rooms?
Not as expensive as you might think!
Projects are often tailored to the customer, so the cost will vary depending on exactly what sort of garden room you happen to be looking for. However, garden rooms are generally cheaper than conservatories and are certainly much more affordable than a brick and mortar extension to your home. They’re also much easier to remove if you ever find that you need to – though we’re sure that once you know what it’s like to have the benefit of a UPVC garden room, you’ll never go back!
Will A Garden Room Add Resale Value To My Home?
If you’re selling your home, you’ll likely be looking to maximise your resale value with a little home improvement before you put it on the market – and adding a garden room may be a great way to go about this.
Depending on the size of your garden, a garden room could add up to 5% onto the resale value of your home. As pre-sale home improvements go, this is an easy and convenient way to make a little extra when you sell.
How Long Do They Last?
This depends upon the quality of build, a high standard UPVC garden room will last far longer than a traditional summer house, with many lasting far in excess of a decade. We advise that you buy the highest quality garden room possible.
Think A UPVC Garden Room Could Be For You?
UPVC garden rooms are convenient, versatile and cost effective; they make a fantastic alternative to the complicated process of adding a traditional home extension. Whatever you need that little extra space for, a garden room may be the very best way to go about adding it to your property.
If you think that a UPVC garden room could be the perfect addition to your home we recommend that you research fully prior to purchase, your local planning authority will be able to assist you if you are unsure about planning permission restrictions.