6 great uses for a summerhouse

14 September 2020

More than just a garden storage space

Owning a summerhouse can be a wonderful way to add functionality to your garden and give you an opportunity create a unique, playful space. With some truly beautiful designs available today, many of which with double-glazed windows and durable roofing, there is no end to the possibilities of how you can use your garden structure. 

Looking for some inspiration on how to make the most from your investment? Here are some of our favourite ideas.

Home Office

Working from home can at times be a challenge, especially if you have a particularly noisy family! With more people working remotely than ever before, the demand for a home-working space has risen exponentially. A quality summerhouse can provide the perfect solution – an ideal tranquil space away from the hustle and bustle of the household, allowing you to focus on what needs to be done without any interruptions. With full mains electricity and flexible power point locations, our range of garden rooms are suitable for almost any office setup.

Stand-alone Gym

A summerhouse can provide the perfect area for your home gym, with plenty of light and space for all your equipment. Cut your gym commute time to just a few steps across the lawn and get your daily workout in without having to worry about things like the cleanliness of equipment, monthly fees or public showers. With a gym in your garden you might also find that you work out much more often.

H2: A grown up haven for relaxation

You can use your summerhouse as an area for relaxation where you can retire for a few moments (or hours) to top up your batteries with a cup of tea and a good book. With some considered, comfortable furniture and indoor foliage your summerhouse can be your ultimate escape. Come winter, you could even install a log burner and enjoy snuggling up in a blanket and watching the crackling flames with a large glass of rioja.

Your very own garden bar

Let’s be honest, nearly all of us have dreamed of having our own bar in the garden. Entertain your guests in style with a summerhouse kitted out to serve cool cocktails throughout the summer evenings. You could even use the storage space to brew your own beer.

Start-up a new business

Garden summerhouses come in many different shapes and sizes – it’s their versatility which makes them ideal for starting up a new, customer facing business without the overheads of renting a commercial property or the hassle of converting your home. Some great business use examples include nail parlours, physio-therapy units, tanning salons and so much more. 

Animation studio

A slightly different use for your summerhouse, but a valid one all the same. Because of the amount of natural light and open space available in many garden structures, they make idea studios for creating a kinds of art, from canvas paintings to stop start animation. The extra storage space on many models also comes in handy if your hobby brings with it lots of equipment and materials.

Make it your own

There really is no limit to what you can use your summerhouse for, only your imagination! You can be as out there as you like or keep things relatively conservative. The main thing is to create a space you’ll love.

Starting to feel summerhouse envy? Why not take a look at our range here. 


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A summerhouse can make a really beautiful addition to any garden, which, as the name suggests, provides a space to be enjoyed during the warm, balmy summer months. With summer only lasting three months in the UK though, does it mean your summerhouse has to be redundant for the rest of the year? Of course not!
Tips on making the ultimate home office Whether you’ve taking the exciting decision to work for yourself, or you’ve been encouraged to work remotely for your employer, having the right space to get on your business is a critical factor for your success.

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