City life can be hectic and pretty full-on, which is why it’s so important to take some time out to relax. This is precisely why summerhouses are becoming such a popular investment. Even if you only have a small outdoor space, you can draw a great deal of comfort and tranquillity from a summerhouse. London wide, families are realising the benefits of adding this British garden classic to their properties. Tempted? Read on for our experts’ most intriguing ideas for garden summerhouses.
A garden summer house is a fantastic way to add extra space to a home. Fully insulated for year-round use, low on maintenance and with planning permission rarely needed, these garden buildings make the ideal home extension, with that added pleasure of being ever-so-slightly detached for that lovely getaway feeling.
Whether you use your summer house as a hideaway haven of peace and calm after a long working day, a place to have fun with the family, or a workout or craft space, is up to you. Seeking inspiration for your summerhouse? Then let’s begin.
Love having people round? Enjoy a good dinner party or nights in with friends and family? A summerhouse makes the perfect entertaining space.
There is so much you can do with garden summerhouses. Connecting power and water is completely possible, so you can install a TV for film nights, a surround-sound system for boogie nights, or some calming, ambient lighting for romantic nights.
Install a bar, or make it all about the meal with a dining suite. Whatever way you like to spend time with those you love, you can make it all happen in beautiful surroundings, courtesy of a summerhouse. And the great thing is, you don’t have to disturb the rest of the family or mess up the main house. Fantastic!
Taking the relaxation theme a step further, if you’ve ever fancied treating yourself to a home hot tub, why not build your summer house around a jacuzzi spa? Rather than expose yourself to the elements of the typical British weather, surely it’s a better idea to install your hot tub indoors, in the lovely surroundings of an elegant – and warm and dry – garden summer house?
Whether your tub is located on a covered deck that’s directly connected to the summerhouse, or within the garden building itself, is entirely up to you. The beauty is that you get to design it all around your personal preferences. So you could have heated towel rails, a wine cooler right at hand, ambient lighting and sliding doors for complete privacy. Absolute bliss!
If you ever feel that you just don’t get enough time to do what you want to do, perhaps because the distractions of everyday life just seem to take over, or maybe because you just don’t have the space, then you are bound to benefit from a summerhouse. London homeowners are increasingly looking to their outside space to create additional room for their leisure pursuits.
Whether it’s a games room complete with pool table, darts board and digital games stations, a home gym, or a simple place to play cards or board games in private, with a garden summer house, you can be sure to create the leisure space you need to kick back and relax with the kids, friends or family.
The original purpose for a summerhouse was to provide a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. So there’s no reason why you shouldn’t follow with tradition and do the same.
If you’ve ever sat down to read a book, indulge the arts and crafts that you love, or even take up a pair of binoculars or a camera and observe or photograph the wildlife in your garden, but you’ve been interrupted by the disruptions of the day, we feel your frustrations. And that’s precisely why we highly recommend a garden summer house. A place to truly get away from it all and retreat into your own world for a while.
Our summer house range is abounding with inspiration. If you are thinking about buying a garden building, you are welcome to get in touch with the friendly team at Surrey Hills Garden Buildings. We’ll talk through all your options, discuss your dreams and desires, and help you bring them all to life with our end-to-end service. From traditional garden summerhouses to contemporary garden buildings, you’ll find all you ever wanted here at Surrey Hills, perfect for summerhouses London wide.
Why not visit one of our dedicated show sites near London for inspiration and advice? We’re here to help, and look forward to welcoming you.