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Craving more quality family time? Maybe you’ve always fancied a dedicated cocktail-making station? Love to host but simply don’t have the space to entertain indoors? We’ve got just the answer in the shape of a quality-built garden room. Cheaper than an extension, and a lot less hassle, a garden room offers a versatile addition to your living space. But with so many options available, where do you start? From simple pleasures to the height of luxury, we’ve put together our favourite garden room ideas to turn you into the host with the most in no time.

Chillout lounge

Extend your living space to enjoy time together with a purpose-built lounge. Design the perfect living space to relax in with garden room ideas including a large sofa, plenty of storage for boardgames, TV and music sound system. Don’t forget to add soft furnishings like a plush rug, a footrest, and cushions for the ultimate in laidback living.

Family games room

If you’re looking for a place for family and friends to come together, why not allow space for a pool table, table tennis, or football table to keep kids young and old playing happily together for hours. An external games room is a one of the garden room ideas that are particularly well suited to families with teens. Offering freedom and a sense of space in the comfort and safety of close proximity to your own home.

Home cinema

Be it a pull-out projector screen or a permanent all-singing home movie theatre, creating a bespoke cinema is one of our most popular garden room ideas, perfect for cosy winter nights in. You might consider upgrading to soundproof insulation  to keep the neighbours happy, integrated blackout blinds to get the atmosphere just-right, and don’t forget to allow plenty of electric sockets to fit all the tech you’ll need to give the full cinema experience.

Alfresco dining

Built with large bifold doors, many of the above garden room ideas would be enhanced with the addition of a wraparound decking area. Available in a range of wood or composite board construction, decking is a fabulous way to extend your entertaining space. Whether you’re hosting a BBQ or a summer buffet, having the option to move between spaces also protects your gatherings from Britain’s ever unpredictable weather. You’ll feel confident to invite family to dine, rain or shine.

Luxury entertaining

Another brilliant excuse for adding decking is one that will open you up to one of the more deluxe garden room ideas. A large wraparound deck can be added to your garden room that’s big enough to house a hot tub for the ultimate in luxury entertaining. Available in a range of sizes to suit any budget, hot tubs offer year-round enjoyment, be it relaxing with family or inviting the kids’ friends over for a splash. While your garden room will become a place to cool down, dry off and continue the party.

Garden Bar

Whether you’re a wannabe landlord, a self-styled cocktail barista, or just a keen amateur, a garden bar is one of those garden room ideas many of us dream of. Brilliant for hosting celebrations for family and friends, a garden bar can be fitted with everything you need to make the party go with a bang. You’ll need to include a fridge and freezer for keeping fresh ingredients cold and the drinks on ice. Set the mood with upgrades like remote-controlled LED lighting, mirror ball, smart sound system. Sports fan? Why not add a large screen or projector set up to welcome your mates round to catch all the action.

Built-in WC or shower room

Whatever garden room ideas catch your eye there’s no denying that including a WC will add to your comfort and enjoyment, especially if you garden room is to be built any distance from the main house. With a range of waste removal systems available, a WC can be added to most spaces without complication or great expense. Our eDEN team fit a high standard composting system that does away with the need for any digging. With slightly more room you could also include a shower room. Ideal if you’re hoping to hold hot tub parties. All quality garden room suppliers will be able to make the additions without you having to source your own plumber or bathroom furniture.

‘Outdoor’ kitchen

If you’re a keen chef, then an outdoor kitchen is probably one of those garden room ideas you’d love. From a fully fitted kitchen complete with built-in oven, fridge-freezer and island for dining and entertaining, to place purely to prepare and serve with water on tap. No matter how grand or paired back you choose to go, it’s simple enough to get all the plumbing in place for a smart functioning kitchen inside your garden room – just bear in mind that there are extra costs involved in digging out for plumbing. That said, while our team will fit a simple kitchenette to a high standard, but if you do go all-singing, you will need to source additional help. So, the alternative is to create a simple prep area to work perfectly with all your favourite outdoor cooking equipment, be that a BBQ smoker, pizza oven or modern classic the gas grill. Jamie Oliver, eat your heart out!   

Multi-room garden room ideas

There’s no limit to what you can achieve with a garden room to call your own, be it hosting your favourite people to share a favourite meal, or a favourite movie. A quality, hand-built garden room is an ideal way to enrich your life and let you share your passions. Can’t settle on just one? Why not consider separating your building into two distinct spaces? Surprisingly affordable, 2 and 3-multi room garden buildings are the perfect way to have your cake and eat it.

We hope we’ve inspired you with a quick look at lots of exciting garden room ideas. Can’t see what you’re looking for? Just ask. Eden have over 10 years’ experience designing and hand-crafting garden rooms for customers across southern and central England. Get in touch and let’s get your dream entertainment space off the ground.

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