Garden rooms are on the rise as the latest home improvement trend, especially since the lockdown of 2020. A lot of us discovered a newfound appreciation for our gardens. For those of you that are intrigued by these little green rooms but are unsure, we have put together 15 benefits of an eco garden room.
1. The versatility of an eco garden room
The options of what you can do with an eco garden room are endless. Here are some suggestions of what they can be used for:
- Reading relaxation room
- Children’s playroom
- Room for hosting guests
2. Raise property value
Having an eco garden room is very sought after. They appeal greatly to potential buyers of your home. In fact, they can raise your property value by up to 15%. So when the time comes to sell, your eco garden room will be a valued feature.
3. Environmentally friendly
Doing your part to help the environment is always a benefit. Our garden rooms are made with 100% sustainable materials. All the timber used is ethically sourced, and FSC certified. Not only that, but for every order, we have 25 trees planted. That is a carbon offset of 7500 tonnes per garden room. Find out more about our materials and dedication to sustainability here.
4. Aesthetically pleasing
Having a home that looks nice is important to us all. Being in a place, you love the look of improves your mood overall. An eco garden room is a sure way to make your garden look beautiful. Depending on the logistics of the space available, they can even help to make your garden look bigger!
5. Planning permission
In most cases, you will not need planning permission to be approved. This is unlike most home construction projects, making it a much quicker and easier process. Find out more about whether you will need to apply here.
6. Excellent insulation
Our garden rooms have great insulation, so you do not need to worry about being too cold! They are specifically built to be warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Our 100% ethical sheep’s wool insulation ensures this. In turn, you will have lower energy consumption as you won’t need to be cranking up the heating.
7. Fast installation time
The installation time is much faster than other construction, such as home extensions. This and the fact the construction is separate from your home mean minimal disruptions to normal life.
A garden room is considerably cheaper than a home extension. An average 4m x 5m extension in the UK can cost as much as £100,000. In contrast, a garden room can be built for under £30,000. As previously mentioned, your home value will be raised. It is without a doubt that a beautiful garden room is a solid investment. Have a look at our price guide here.
9. Increased privacy
Even in our own homes, we need a bit of privacy. An eco garden room provides an additional place to escape. Whether it is a place for the kids to hang out or for adults to break away for a glass of wine. The separation from the main house gives garden rooms a special feeling of solitude.
10. Cut the commute
What better way to work from home than in a beautifully built home studio right in your garden? An easy commute to work that involves simply walking across your garden. It reduces the hassle of travelling to the office. No more battles with rush hour, bad weather or extremely early mornings. This also means your carbon footprint will be reduced considerably – a great benefit.
11. Spending time in nature
There are proven benefits of spending time in nature. Some of these include:
- Reduced stress
- Reduced anxiety and depression
- Heightened creativity
- Improved self-esteem
- Improved productivity
Having your own space and being surrounded by nature will help you increase the time you interact with your natural environment. Imagine gaining all the benefits that come with that!
12. An eco garden room can save you money
Having your garden room will mean you will not be spending money on:
- Renting out an office
- Renting a studio space
However you choose to utilise it, money will be saved one way or another. There really are so many ways it is a great investment.
13. More time spent with family
Leaving the office or studio at 5:30 pm every evening could mean you are getting back at 6:30 pm or even later. Valuable time to spend with your family is cut into. Having the space to work from your own garden office will help reduce that commute time. Hence more time with the family.
You will be around your family more, not missing out on any special moments. The garden room could even be used as a place for the family to spend time together specifically.
14. Customised space
A great benefit of having your very own garden room is you can create it how you like it. If it is a studio, you might use certain colours that spark creativity in you. Or if you want to use it for your hobbies or as a creative space, there may be certain calming colours you want to use.
It is your personal space made with only you in mind. The dull grey walls of an office are not for everyone, and they certainly do not have to be for you.
15. Increase in space
The main benefit is the most simple – more space. The more space your home has, the more you can do with it. Even for something as simple as storage, space is very sought after. It is one of the reasons eco garden rooms increase your property value – more floor space.
With all these benefits, it’s no wonder they are becoming increasingly popular. The benefits range from financial and physical to mental. At Little Green Rooms, we take pride in bringing these perks into our customers’ lives.
If you have decided to invest in an eco garden room or want to find out more, get in touch with us.