Garden rooms: pretty or practical? The choice is yours…

There’s something so appealing about garden rooms, isn’t there? Whether it’s the idea of having a little ‘den’ outside where you can put your feet up with a refreshing drink and good book during the summer, or an ultra-modern office where you can work from home without the stresses and strains of commuting, a stunning outdoor room can not only dramatically enhance the look and feel of your home, but can also give you vital extra space that you may need.

Garden Rooms: Summer Houses or Offices?


Written by Astrid Madsen

Astrid Madsen is the editor of the SelfBuild magazine. She previously held the same role in an Irish trade publication, before that she worked at the National Standards Authority of Ireland. She graduated with a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University in New York and holds an MBA from the Instituto de Estudios Bursatiles in Madrid. France of origin, she now lives in Portarlington, County Laois, where she's taken on the task of renovating a listed building! Email

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