Can You Have a Garden Room in a Small Garden?

Throughout our many years of experience, we have worked on many different projects.

From huge garden annexes to smaller office pods, we have found a way to fit garden rooms into many different outside spaces.

One question we often hear is ‘can I fit a garden room into my small garden?’

The answer we always give is yes, you can definitely have a garden room in a small garden.

While it may require some strategic planning and space optimization, a garden room can be a wonderful addition to even the tiniest of outdoor spaces.

The next questions is how, and we’ve created this blog to answer that for you.

Let’s take a look.

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How to Fit a Garden Room in a Small Garden

Assess Your Space

Start by evaluating the available space in your garden.

Identify a suitable area where you can accommodate a garden room without overwhelming the entire space. This is an important point, as while you may be able to squeeze a room in, you still need space for other outside functions.

Consider the dimensions, shape, and orientation of the area to determine the best placement for your garden room.

If you buy a garden room from InFrame, this is part of our process, and our team will be happy to come to your property and help you pick out the perfect spot for your garden room.

Scale Down

Opt for a smaller-sized garden room that suits the proportions of your garden.

Look for compact designs or modular structures that offer flexibility in terms of size and configuration. This will allow you to maximize the available space while still creating a functional and inviting garden room.

Pods are great for this, and can be ideal for providing a working space on a smaller scale.

Pick a garden room provider that can offer buildings in various sizes. At InFrame, you can pick the size of our frames (learn more about frame 01 here) to always get the perfect fit.

Multifunctional Design

Choose a garden room design that serves multiple purposes.

For example, you can opt for a garden bar that can also function as a relaxing seating area. By combining functionalities, you can make the most of your limited space.

If you are looking for some more exercise space, then why not have a small gym space that can be stored away and seating that can be pulled in to allow your space to offer the best of both worlds.

Foldable Furniture

Following on from the above point, why not invest in foldable or collapsible furniture that can be easily stored away when not in use.

Folding chairs, tables, and benches can be set up when needed and then neatly stored to free up space.

This flexibility allows you to use the garden room for different purposes without sacrificing too much space. This is ideal for allowing you to socialise in there when needed, but use the garden room for other reasons at different times.

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Mirrors and Reflective Surfaces

Incorporate mirrors or other reflective surfaces strategically in your garden room.

Mirrors create an illusion of space and can make a small garden room appear larger and more open. Place them on walls or fences to reflect light and provide a sense of depth.

These are also a great way of maximising the natural light that is entering your garden room, and can also work is a really nice decorative feature.

Optimize Storage

Efficient storage solutions are crucial in a small garden room.

Choose furniture with built-in storage compartments or invest in freestanding shelves and cabinets to keep your belongings organized. Alternatively, utilize vertical space by installing hooks or hanging racks to store tools, pots, and other items.

A cluttered garden room doesn’t lead to the best environment (and it can be unsafe), and it can be hard to maintain a tidy space when the area is smaller.

By keeping things tidy, you can always be comfortable in your garden room and be able to make the most of the space on offer without having to step over and around items on the floor.

Light Colors and Natural Light

Use light, neutral colors for the walls, flooring, and furniture in your garden room.

Lighter hues create an airy and open feel, making the space appear larger.

Additionally, maximize natural light by incorporating windows, skylights, or glass panels to bring the outdoors in and create a sense of spaciousness.

Light is an important aspect in these rooms, and by using bi-fold doors and skylights you can really make your garden room feel much bigger and fresher.

Minimalist Approach

Embrace a minimalist design philosophy when decorating your garden room.

Opt for clean lines, uncluttered spaces, and a few carefully selected decor items. This will create a sense of openness and tranquility, making the small garden room feel more spacious.

Decoration is an important factor when using a garden room, and you are sure to want to really make the place feel like you’re own.

Choose personalised items that stand out but aren’t on such a grand scale to make a big effect without taking up too much room.

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Garden Rooms from InFrame

Remember, the key is to optimize the available space and make thoughtful design choices that suit your needs and preferences. With creativity and careful planning, you can create a beautiful garden room in even the smallest of gardens.

If you have read this blog and have decided that you would like to fit a garden room in your small outside space, then InFrame can help.

We can provide bespoke garden rooms that are made to fit and always functional no matter what the usage is.

Want to know more? Then get in touch with our team today.

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