Choosing The Right Summerhouse

Now that the sun is shining (fingers crossed) it's time to consider revamping your garden. And installing a summerhouse is one of the best ways to do this because summerhouses are both spacious and luxurious, providing additional space outside your home. And, let's be honest, they're a much cheaper alternative to an extension!

With so many designs on the market, where do you start? The most important rule is to shop for the style that best suits your needs. First, think about what you'll be using your summerhouse for and then decide on the features it should have to fit your purpose. For example, if you're thinking about a home cinema for great evenings with family or friends, then you'll need enough space for the screen and speakers, plus comfortable seating as well as a suitably shaped building so that everyone can see the screen. Suppose you want to create a garden office, then you might prefer to choose a design with wide glass doors to give plenty of natural light when you’re working. Whether you're wanting to create a hobby room, a nursery or have somewhere special for dinner parties, there are lots of designs which are just perfect for your plans.

Another useful tip is to be realistic about how much garden space you are willing to give up. If you want the extra room, but don’t want to make a feature out of the building itself, why not consider a corner summerhouse? There are plenty of designs available which will fit into corner spaces that might otherwise be wasted. Tucked away in your special den, you get the best of both worlds; a place to relax as well as somewhere to do the things you enjoy. And, as an added bonus, a corner summerhouse means you also keep your lawn space.