​15 ways to make your home bigger - without calling builders

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​15 ways to make your home bigger—without calling builders

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
 Study/office by Garden Affairs Ltd, Classic
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We understand the need for more space, whether it’s a guest bedroom, a dining area, or just extra legroom in general. But we also know that money doesn’t grow on trees, and that adding a serious extension to a house can cost a pretty penny. But should you not want to alter the façade of your house with heavy-duty home improvement, we have some great news for you. 

Stylish, stunning, and practical garden outbuildings are fast becoming the new trend to gaining some extra space at home (or rather, right next to your home). Have a quiet little home office, an art studio, or a play room for the kids without any home builder bringing a sledgehammer near your house. 

Let’s see some beautiful imagery for inspiration, shall we?

1. Keen for an adults-only retreat? Wouldn’t this garden room be perfect?

2. If you’re working from home, we recommend this modish structure for that professional-yet-elegant look.

3. Or how about this timber structure for a quiet yoga/meditation studio out in the garden?

4. This design makes it look like an extra house – a perfect spot for your overnight guests.

 Garden by Garden Affairs Ltd, Country
Garden Affairs Ltd

L. Shaped garden office

Garden Affairs Ltd

5. Another superb idea for a home office – this time with a little deck ideal for coffee breaks.

 Study/office by Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited, Modern
Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited

'The Crusoe Classic'—6m x 4m Garden Room / Home Office / Studio / Summer House / Log Cabin / Chalet

Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited

6. These container-style structures are just so stunning! How about one for your own art studio?

7. We thinks this extra room’s style makes it look oh-so-charming and quaint.

 Garden by Garden Affairs Ltd, Classic Wood Wood effect
Garden Affairs Ltd

Garden Writing Studio

Garden Affairs Ltd

8. Can’t you see yourself getting fit and fab in your own private Pilates studio?

 Study/office by Office In My Garden, Modern
Office In My Garden

Garden Studio with storage

Office In My Garden

9. A little structure like this for a playroom is sure to keep the kids happy while minimising your house’s clutter.

 Garden by Office In My Garden, Modern
Office In My Garden

Garden Room in High Barnet, London

Office In My Garden

10. With these glass doors folding open, there is no need to feel cramped or cluttered in your new garden room.

 Garden by Office In My Garden, Modern
Office In My Garden

Garden Room in Queens Park, London

Office In My Garden

11. How about this timber-panelled structure? A garden shed has never ever looked this stylish.

 Study/office by Garden Fortress, Modern
Garden Fortress

Garden Office with hidden storage shed built by Garden Fortress , Surrey

Garden Fortress

12. If you have the space, then by all means opt for this extra large model for your own personal reading/relaxation room.

13. See how little space a garden room can take up? There are still lots of lawn space available for the kids and dogs to tire themselves out.

14. A garden building can also add a beautiful aesthetic to your yard.

 Study/office by Garden Affairs Ltd, Classic Wood Wood effect
Garden Affairs Ltd

Fifth Avenue Modern 2

Garden Affairs Ltd

15. Imagine the fun in decorating that garden room (painting, picking furniture, etc.) – it’s like styling up your house, but with much less work!

 Study/office by Garden Affairs Ltd, Modern Wood Wood effect
Garden Affairs Ltd

Log Cabin Office

Garden Affairs Ltd

Before you start dreaming away about wallpapers and window treatment, first take a look at the 13 interior design mistakes you need to stop making (right now!).

What would you use your garden room for?
 Houses by Casas inHAUS, Modern

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