From garden gyms to family rooms and offices, we have lots of garden room types that are asked for time and time again, but it’s not all that often that we get asked to design a bespoke art studio like this beautiful room our team have recently completed in Ramsgate, Kent. Building a garden hobby room, whether just for leisure or for a business base, is a growing trend, and we are hearing from lots of clients who want to transform their gardens to a space where they can truly express themselves creatively!
Our lovely clients, Sue and Jan from Ramsgate, got in touch with our team when their old garden cabin just wouldn’t cut it as a functional art studio space for Sue’s mosaic, painting and drawing business. As Sue planned to spend lots of time in her new studio, high quality insulation and heating which would provide year-round comfort were vitally important, as was designing a space to let in floods of natural light. After hearing the brief for their art studio, we knew we could help, and Rachel, one of our experienced survey team, visited to measure up and start turning their dream into a reality.
Sue explained “Rachel had so many good ideas and really guided us through the design process. Originally, I had imagined the studio going along the back of the garden, but with the existing cabin staying where it is, adding another building in that area would just take up so much space. Rachel suggested a long garden room down the side of our fence, which would also be the best position for natural light. We are so pleased with the suggestion as it works so well and isn’t something we would have thought of.”
Following the survey our design team created detailed drawings for a bespoke 3 x 6m garden room. The art studio featured a set of aluminium-framed French doors to the shorter 3-meter elevation, with two extra vertical windows down the long side of the studio to amplify the amount of sunlight in the space. Our team then added one final opening window at the rear for airflow and an additional light source.
As there were some existing shrubs and a small patio on the site, eDEN quoted to clear this before starting laying the screw pile foundations. Sue told us “I couldn’t believe how quick the foundations went in! The screw piles are so much better than concrete, which I assumed we would need, but these foundations were installed in no time – Harry and Duncan were so quick! They’re also much better as there’s no digging up your garden, and the timber room is elevated off the soil so there is no damp.”
The studio was finished with eDEN’s signature premium cedar cladding, and the interior walls were plastered and painted for a beautiful finish; a true blank canvas for Sue’s artwork. Sue and Jan commented “We are over the moon with the garden room. From beginning to end, everyone has been so kind, respectful and lovely to deal with and we can’t fault the finished studio. The space is so bright and beautiful, neighbours that have come round have commented on what a lovely space it is – we love it!”
Sue continued “As soon as I saw eDEN I fell in love with the product – nothing else we saw compared and I knew that’s what I wanted. I would say to anyone, if you want perfection, go with eDEN! It’s always a bit frightening when you look for a supplier for a big building project – you are scared of making a bad decision. What eDEN say, they really do deliver on.”
If you have an idea for a unique space in your garden for work or leisure, get in touch with our knowledgeable team today to arrange your survey 0800 0935 339