Designing a garden retreat that is bespoke to your needs
When it comes to choosing the perfect garden retreat for your home, you are not going to be looking for an off-the-shelf fix. Not only will this not work for your needs, but you will find that you may waste a lot of your hard-earned money on a retreat that you end up ignoring. Designing your own retreat is the perfect way to get exactly what you are looking for from a garden room, whether you need an office, somewhere to escape to, or somewhere to host your garden parties!
Handmade Hideaways has been working with clients across the Home Counties and London for the last five years to create functional and beautiful garden rooms. Our designs are unique to each of our clients, and we don’t work from a blueprint, which means your design will be started from scratch. We work with our clients to incorporate their ideas and inspiration, leaving them with a retreat that they won’t want to leave ever! Let’s take a look at some of the things you need to consider when designing your perfect garden getaway.
What do you plan to use your garden retreat for?
A garden is a wonderful place to retreat to, especially in the summer. It’s a place where you can disconnect from the world and just relax. A garden retreat is a place you can use to unwind, read a book, have a glass of wine and just enjoy the peace and quiet of the garden. The best benefit of designing and installing a retreat in your home is that the room can become anything you need it to be. Here are just some of the garden building types we have created for our clients over the last 5 years:
- Indoor gym – with state-of-the-art gym equipment, electricity and plumbing installed.
- A cosy library – tucked away in the corner of the garden with beautiful views!
- Potting shed – perfect for spending time nurturing your plants and being in your own company.
- A homemade bar – during the lockdown, these were perfect to have a well-deserved pint.
- A garden office – working from home has been taken to new levels with a garden retreat.
- Summer getaway – your garden retreat is perfect for just taking 5 minutes to yourself.
The above list is just some of the garden spaces we have designed and built for our clients. No matter what you plan to use your retreat for, Handmade Hideaways is here to help you make your dreams a reality.
Once you have decided how best to use your retreat, why not start to consider how you would like it to look internally? Will you need shelving and comfy floors, or are you happy with hardwearing flooring that can withstand foot traffic throughout the year? Consider also your colour palette. Depending on the view you have from your garden building, you may wish to incorporate some of the outside colours into your garden building to create a seamless transition from outside to inside.
Think about extra details – electricity and plumbing!
One of the best parts of designing and creating your garden retreat is the ability to treat it just like any other room in your house. If you need lighting and running water, this is possible in your garden building and can be designed around what you are using the space for. During our consultation meetings, we will talk about what you need in your garden room, including electricity and plumbing, so that we can plan these elements from the beginning.
Depending on when you are going to use your garden room, you may also need to think about insulating your space. If you are planning on using it as a year-round library or office, you will need to keep your space warm during the autumn and winter months, or you may not be able to spend much time out there! At Handmade Hideaways, we can ensure your retreat is as energy-efficient as possible, so you can enjoy your space without worrying about your carbon footprint or rising costs.
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Handmade Hideaways is here to support your garden retreat designs
Do you dream of having your own hideaway garden retreat? Handmade Hideaways specialises in designing the perfect garden retreat for your family and friends, with a focus on your unique needs. A garden retreat is an excellent use for any extra land space that you may have. It is also an excellent use for your unused/underused backyard. Ultimately, a garden retreat helps you to have a place to escape from everyday life and responsibilities.
A garden retreat can be used for anything from hosting friends and family or just relaxing with your spouse. You can use it to plan your next big party or just read your favourite book. A garden retreat can be used for just about anything. The options are endless. Handmade Hideaways can help you design the perfect garden retreat for you and your family.
If you are looking for the perfect garden room this year, get in touch with Handmade Hideaways today and book a consultation with our team.