7 Inspirational Garden Room Ideas

Garden rooms are an increasingly popular way to add some extra square footage to your home, and now there are more options than ever. The Resident picks out 7 inspirational garden room ideas, from rotating pods to orangeries and shepherd’s huts

Story: Kara O’Reilly

1 Garden pod
The deluxe summerhouse garden pod from cuckooland.com is a serious statement piece. The rotating pod will accommodate up to 10 people at once and the interior fittings can be adapted to suit. For the full effect, it needs an area of 310cm diameter to be able to rotate fully. £16,995 from cuckooland.com

2 Camargue canopy
The clever Camargue canopy by Renson is halfway between a covered verandah and a more permanent garden room. The pergola-style design can be fitted as either freestanding or attached to a wall, has a waterproof roof and the option to choose a variety of materials for the fully opening side panels. Starting at £9,850 from gardenhousedesign.co.uk

3 Green Retreat
Long established, Green Retreats is one of the UK’s largest garden room specialists – having installed nearly 12,000 of them to date – and a go-to whether you have a plot of four square metres or 40 in which to accommodate the new building. Garden rooms start at £10,495 from greenretreats.co.uk

4 Haddonstone orangery
An orangery is a traditional feature of grander country abodes. This design by architectural stone specialists Haddonstone replicates those neo-classical lines, but updates them for modern use as an elegant dining or living space. Bespoke made-to-order orangery from haddonstone.co.uk

5 Clarence garden room
Whether it’s to be used as a home cinema, outdoor bar or pool house, Crown Pavilions offers glamorous solutions to its clients’ garden room requests. This bespoke design features black slate and stained cladding and is oh-so-chic. Starting at £10,190 from crownpavilions.com

6 The Hub corner studio
For an off-the-peg purchase, head to John Lewis for an edited selection of contemporary and classic designs by specialists Crane Garden Buildings – including this exclusive design. The Hub 3 x 3.6m corner studio is £12,499 from johnlewis.com

7 Shepherd’s Hut
Shepherd’s Hut have become popular as quirky holiday retreats of late, so why not wheel one into your garden for the ultimate staycation? Surprisingly roomy, its other benefit is that you can move its position should you fancy, or you can use it as an annex when relatives come to stay. Starting at £22,200 from plankbridge.com