If 2020 taught us anything, it’s the value of flexible spaces. The way we utilise our homes
has changed, becoming a place for activities ranging from work and teaching to exercise and
winding down. With this, multipurpose spaces have become a growing necessity to adapt to
the ‘new normal’.
So, as last year saw a rise in demand for bespoke garden rooms by +55%, luxury garden
room and gazebo providers, Crown Pavilions has revealed 5 ways to make your garden
room space multipurpose.
1. Working from Home
With over twenty million Brits now working from home, many of us have had to turn our
home spaces into our offices. But with the use of garden rooms, these separate spaces
allow for privacy and seclusion. While working from home often presents a challenge of
separating work and home life, having a dedicated area can increase productivity and allow
for a better work-life balance.
2. Working out from Home
With gyms closed and cold months ahead, many of us have turned to at-home workouts for
our exercise fix. So, why not use your garden room? In addition to saving money and
reducing risk, an at-home gym creates an easily accessible, private training space any time
of the day, all year-round.
In order to make the most of this space, put key, easily-stored equipment in your garden
room to transform it into the perfect home gym. For instance, placing storage drawers with
kettlebells, weights, resistance bands, and yoga mats, will allow you to optimise at home
workouts within the comfort of your garden room.
3. Adapting for Homeschooling
As lockdowns bring at-home learning and Zoom classes, having a garden room allows
parents to set up an excellent home-school studio. An ideal distraction-free zone, a garden
room allows for learning in an environment that doesn’t have the distractions of home, while
enabling you to stick to a typical school schedule. When the kids are done, they can venture
to the garden for more fun and interactive activities!
4. A Separate Place for Entertainment
While most of us are finding ways to entertain ourselves from home, using your garden room
as a ‘second space’ allows you to get away without actually leaving. Creating a space that
transitions from day to night can make your garden room the ideal spot to watch TV, play
virtual games with friends on Zoom, or wind down with some evening drinks. Having an area
where you can relax and switch off is something everyone needs, and adapting your garden
room for this is a great solution.
5. Use Functional Furniture
In order to make the most of this space, functional storage helps you create an organised
and relaxing environment. Using partition walls is an effective way to create distinct areas
and increase the use of your garden room. While, functional storage transforms your space
into a gym, office, or whatever you need without creating clutter or confusion. Tip: use
vertical storage to take up less space and bins or boxes with labels for each need and
For more information on garden rooms, check out www.crownpavilions.com.