See the world through rose-tinted glass: Invest in a ‘garden room’ this summer


It’s finally happened; the clocks have gone forward and British summertime is officially upon us.


With the days now longer and brighter and – with any luck - months of sunshine ahead of us, now is really the time to invest in a ‘garden room’, which extends the home while simultaneously bringing the outdoors in.


Whichever way you choose to go – either the conservatory route, which is an all-glass extension or an orangery, which uses less glass to achieve a similar effect – it is the perfect addition for any property which would welcome natural light all-year round – especially those which could do with a bit more living space, too.


Seamlessly blending your home and garden, you’ll be able to relax and unwind on the long summer evenings with your loved ones, complete with a glass of wine in hand, or utilise the space for hosting a BBQ – all the while bringing in some of the sun-drenched atmosphere inside. And if it should – dare we say it – rain, you can still enjoy the fairer months without needing to actually sit outside – especially if you bring some of your plants inside and allow them to flourish under the natural light of a glass roof.


In a country which is not famed for its all-year-round sunshine, versatility is vital, and fitting in with both traditional and contemporary homes alike, as well as its unique and multi-functional living space which spans a dining room to a play area, an elegant and aesthetically pleasing ‘garden room’ really is a worthwhile investment – no matter the weather.