Are you thinking about adding a garden room to your home? In that case, you should contact Garden Rooms Essex. The company specialise in designing and building beautiful garden rooms which will add both value and style to your home.
However, there is more to a garden room than meets the eye. Is it the same thing as a conservatory? No, a garden room is so much more than a conservatory. It is a space where you can spend time with your family and entertain friends. Here are a few tips which you may find useful.
Can I Add Plants To My Garden Room?
Planting up your garden room will really make it feel like it is part of your outside space. Some plants are more suitable than others. It all depends on if you are planning to add heating or not.
Even if you are not thinking about adding central heating to your garden room, there are many plants you can grow. This is a short list of suitable plants for unheated garden rooms:
- Christmas cacti
- Scented geraniums
- Yucca palms
Many varieties of flowering succulents also tolerate unheated rooms very well. Succulents are low maintenance and need little care. Some of them appreciate water once a month and a feed once in a blue moon, but that is it.
What Furniture Should I Choose?
There is no need to go for traditional wicker chairs and tables. Standard upholstery furniture look great in a garden room. Make sure you choose your materials wisely. After all, this is probably going to be the area of the home you get together to share meals and drinks. Go for easy to clean fabrics you can put in the washing machine.
Add a couple of nice throws and some rugs, and you will soon be spending more time in your new room than you had initially expected.
What About Flooring?
The company that builds your garden room will be able to advise you on choice of flooring. Tiles are popular and look really great. Along with lino, tiles are easy to clean should you have furry friends that would also like to make the most of the new addition to the house.
Try to make your garden room look like it has always been there and is meant to be part of the house. You do this by adding quality flooring materials and maybe even underfloor central heating.
Should I Buy Curtains For My Garden Room?
That is a good question. Some home owners want their rooms to be as light as possible and leave the curtain off the list. However, curtains can make the room look more dressed. If you are having a solid roof built, you can always add a skylights or two to increase natural light.
Sheer curtains in a variety of bright colours will add interest to any room. The same is true of garden rooms. A choice of colours mixed together, or even clashing colours, will bring in the colours of the garden. The use of bright colours such as yellows, reds and oranges will make it feel like summer never ends in your new room.
What About Ventilation?
Ventilation is important in a garden room, especially if you are planning on growing a variety of plants. Mold and mildew can easily start to take hold. This is less likely to happen in a well-ventilated space. Go through the options available with the company that is going to build your room for you.
Garden rooms by Create Room are great. Once you have your own, you will wonder how you ever managed without one.