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Richmond Garden Room Guide

A guide to your very own garden room right here in Richmond

Imagine stepping out into your beautiful garden and finding a tranquil space that blends seamlessly with the natural surroundings. In Richmond, where the charm of suburban life meets the vibrancy of nature, a garden room offers the perfect retreat. Whether you’re looking for a quiet office, a creative studio, or simply a place to relax, a garden room can transform your outdoor area into a functional and beautiful extension of your home.

We hope our Richmond Garden Rooms Guide gives you inspiration on how to create your very own personalised space

Richmond is known for its lush greenery and picturesque landscapes. A garden room allows you to enjoy the beauty of your garden all year round, regardless of the weather. These versatile structures are more than just sheds; they are well-insulated, stylish, and customizable spaces that can serve multiple purposes.

What is a garden room?

A garden room is a versatile, standalone structure typically situated in a garden or back garden. It is designed to provide additional space that seamlessly blends with the natural surroundings. Unlike simple garden sheds, garden rooms are often well-insulated and equipped with electrical, WIFI and heating systems, making them suitable for year-round use.

What is a Granny annex?

A garden room granny annex is a self-contained living space that is designed for elderly parents, grandparents, or other relatives who require additional support while still maintaining a level of independence. A granny annex typically includes a bedroom, bathroom, living room, and a small kitchenette.  Granny annexes are becoming increasingly popular as families look for alternative ways of caring for their elderly relatives while still allowing them to live close by. They offer a practical and cost-effective solution for multi-generational living, providing a safe and secure environment for everyone involved.

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Benefits of Having a Garden Room

The decision to invest in a garden room for your Richmond home comes with a host of benefits catering to diverse needs. Let’s explore some key advantages:

1. Property Value Appreciation

Adding a high spec garden room can raise a property's value by a lot.. The versatility and additional living space that a garden room brings are attributes highly sought after by prospective homebuyers.

2. Versatility and Functionality

An garden room can be used as a guest room, workspace, or living area. Creating a clear separation between professional and personal life offers a more balance work life experience. 

3. More living space

Richmond homeowners can have more space with a garden Room without the upheaval to the family of a loft or rear extension which can be very costly and disruptive to your family. This is especially useful when space is limited in your home is limited. You can use this extra space for guests, a home office, a recreational area, or even as a cosy living space.

4. Family Support

Being near family members significantly improves the well-being of elderly individuals. They can easily access emotional support, companionship, and assistance with daily tasks. This support network can make a remarkable difference in the elderly person's life.

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Exploring Granny Annexes, Bespoke and Steel Frame Garden Annex Options

In Richmond, people use granny annexes to provide older family members with their own living space.

These annexes have special amenities for seniors while providing a modern alternative to traditional elderly care choices.

What can you use your garden room for?

Custom-made garden rooms offer a chance to craft a genuinely unique space. From distinctive design features to personalised interiors, bespoke garden rooms  seamlessly integrate with the existing property, reflecting the owner’s taste and lifestyle.

1. Work-from-Home Office

With the rise of remote working, having a dedicated home office has become essential. A garden room offers a quiet, distraction-free environment where you can focus and be productive. Imagine working with views of your blooming flowers and the sound of birds chirping – much more inspiring than a traditional home office.

2. Creative Studio

For artists, writers, and musicians, a garden room can become a sanctuary for creativity. The natural light and peaceful setting can spark inspiration and help you concentrate on your craft. Personalise the space with your tools and decor to make it truly your own.

3. Wellness Retreat

Transform your garden room into a mini-spa or yoga studio. Incorporate elements like soft lighting, comfortable seating, and plants to create a calming atmosphere. This dedicated space can be your go-to for meditation, exercise, or simply unwinding after a long day.

4. Teenagers Hangout

Creating a dedicated hangout space for teenagers in a garden room can be a fantastic idea, offering them a safe, inviting place to relax, socialise, and pursue their interests 

5. Cinema room

Set up a projector or large TV with comfortable seating for movie marathons.

6. Entertaining Space

Creating an entertaining space in a garden room can be a fantastic addition to your home, providing a stylish and functional area for hosting friends and family. Flexible seating arrangements that can be configured to fit the occasion, whether it’s a casual gathering or a more formal event. Why not become the heart of social gatherings!

Steel Frame Garden Rooms:

Steel frames create strong and flexible spaces which are perfect for those who want a modern and minimalist look. The efficiency of steel frame construction also appeals to UK homeowners looking for a garden room that is built to last.

The Key benefits of a steel frame garden annex:

  • No rot, no movement, no deterioration
  • Precision Instillation
  • Fully recyclable throughout it’s whole lifecycle 
  • Lasts a lifetime

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A walkthrough of a stunning bespoke garden room annex in Walton on Thames

Richmond Garden Room Guide to Insulation

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Creative Interior Design Concepts for Garden Annexes

Whether you use your garden room as a home office, a creative studio, a gym, or simply a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, proper insulation is key to making it comfortable year-round. In this guide, we’ll explore various methods to insulate your garden room effectively, ensuring it remains cosy and inviting in every season.

Insulating the walls is one of the most effective ways to regulate temperature in your garden room.  You can opt for internal or external wall insulation or at InFrame we use both, meaning your garden room can truly be used 365 days a year.

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Richmond Garden Room Guide to Planning

Planning Permission

Do I need Planning Permission for a garden room in Richmond?

Our garden rooms do not usually require planning permission as they fall within Permitted Development Rules under Class E. However if you do not meet the following conditions and do requires planning permission, InFrame will are on hand to assist you.

Height – 2.5 meters if the building is within 2 meters of a boundary

Size – No more than 50% of the total area of the garden

Use – The purpose should be incidental to the enjoyment of the dwelling house

Location – The garden room should not be placed forward of the principal elevation of the original house.

Area – If you live in a conservation area. Find out more HERE

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Richmond Head Office

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  • Our tried and tested InFrame range comes in a range of shapes and sizes
  • Wide portfolio of Offices, Gyms, Cinemas, Games Rooms and Bars
  • A large portion of our work is fully bespoke projects – anything is possible