Fundamental Tips to Creating the Perfect Garden Room
24 December 2020

Fundamental Tips to Creating the Perfect Garden Room

This year, more people than ever before have chosen to invest in a contemporary garden room to help make the most of their outdoor living space.

For some people, the additional space works perfectly as an alternative to a costly extension whilst others are making the most of personalised outdoor rooms. A space to call their own.

The beauty of an insulated garden room is that it’s a space that is limited only by your imagination.

Affinity Garden Office Range

At SMART, we provide a wide range of customisable garden rooms that can be configured to meet almost any size garden. With unlimited double glazing, full thermal insulation, and seven different ranges to choose from, the SMART garden rooms can be used for almost any purpose. We’ve seen them used as stunning office spaces, garden gyms, yoga studios, man caves, sewing, and craft workshops…we’ve even seen them converted into home recording studios!

The possibilities truly are endless.

Making the most of your garden room space

One of the questions we’re most frequently asked is “Can I fit a garden room into my small garden?”. Many people are worried that their gardens are too compact for a garden room but with 64 size configurations available, our team of experienced designers are adept at creating the perfect room for any outdoor space.

If you are worried that a small garden room may limit what you can use it for, there are a few practical ways that you can make it feel more spacious. For example, our SMART garden rooms feature unlimited double glazing. This means that you can have an abundance of natural light which will help to create a bright and airy space to work in. You may be worried that more windows could lead to your garden room feeling cold. Quite the opposite is true. With our advanced insulation techniques, you can be confident that your outdoor living space is warm and cosy all year round.

When it comes to choosing your insulated garden room, our designers will use CAD technology to help you to visualise the plans. As well as establishing how the final construction will look in your garden, we can help to identify the best position for it and provide suggestions on the best places to install windows or doors. Our years of experience means that our designers know how you can make the most of your garden room space and we can even offer suggestions on how you can use furniture layouts and interior design tricks to help maximise your space.

Let’s look at some of the easiest ways that you can create a personalised outdoor living space

Doors and Windows

The most important thing to consider is where you plan for your doors and windows to be installed. There’s little point in installing a cheeky porthole window above your planned desk area if you’re going to be facing a garden fence! Likewise, you may dream of sliding or bifold doors to your new garden room, but you need to consider where your entrance point will naturally be.

Our designers can work with you to bring your personalised garden room dreams to reality. With a wide range of options available, we can create an airy yet insulated garden room that perfectly suits your garden.

Key Studio from the outside

Personalise your garden room and pick the features that you want.

Exterior Colours

You want your newly installed personalised garden room to blend in with the surroundings. This means choosing an exterior colour scheme that makes your garden room feel like a seamless addition to your back garden. With a choice of colours available, and exterior lights an additional extra, you can make the most of your garden living space.

Interior Finishes

What sets the SMART garden rooms apart from traditional cabins is our stunning range of interior finishes. We have seven available finishes, and all are designed to be low maintenance yet hard wearing. You may want natural timber beading, or you may prefer a crisp, neutral look. There are plenty of options, allowing you to create an outdoor living space that is a seamless addition to your home.

A Belle Office with New England Interior

A Belle Office with New England Interior


Your choice of flooring may depend on what you intend to use your personalised garden room for. If you’re looking for additional office space, then sleek laminate or hardwood floors may be your choice. Or if you’re creating a cosy playroom for the children, you could go with a durable carpet.

Our experienced design team will offer suggestions for the ideal flooring that will suit your new garden room.


SMART garden rooms are fully insulated, meaning that you can make use of your new outdoor living space all year round. As standard, our insulated garden rooms feature a thermostatically controlled portable radiator, but this can be upgraded to a slimline wall panel heater or even underfloor heating. Whatever your choice, you can feel warm and cosy inside your new garden room regardless of what the British weather is doing outside.


Your choice of interior and exterior lights can make a huge difference to your personalised garden room. Whilst we will ensure there is plenty of natural light available, you can also choose from ceiling mounted spotlights, light panels, LED downlights or even uplighters, column lights, and even traditional drop lanterns to help you create the perfect ambience.


If you want to expand your garden room but you’re limited on space, why not invest in some complementary decking? This can provide you with additional seating space as well as helping you to make the most of your outdoor living space during the great British summertime!

Affinity Range

Add a decking to your garden room and extend your living space outside.

Don’t forget the little extras

Our years of experience mean that we can offer practical solutions to help you make the most of your outdoor living space. Whether you need recommendations for furniture, shelving suggestions, or even soundproofing capabilities we can work with you to create your dream living space.

Let us help you bring your vision to life

Our experienced team of designers can help bring your vision to life. We’ve been working with clients for nearly 20 years, helping them to create the perfect insulated garden rooms and over the years, we’ve seen it all.

We love helping you to unlock your imagination, and thanks to our seven distinct ranges and 64 different sizes, we’re confident that we can unveil the perfect solution for your garden and your budget.

Our prices start from as little as £10,525 and choosing to invest in a garden room has never been more affordable. What’s more, with a ten-year guarantee and professional installation in just a few days, you can be making the most of your outdoor living space as soon as possible.


What are you waiting for? Why not download a copy of our latest brochure and discover how you can transform your garden into a SMART garden?