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15 ways to extend your home without calling builders!

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If you desperately need some extra space in your home but you either can't afford a serious extension or don't want to permanently alter the façade of your house with heavy duty home improvement, there is another way to get what you need.

Funky, cool and perfectly practical garden outbuildings are fast becoming the go-to way to gain a new office, art studio or even a spare bedroom. If you want something different then you might get an architect involved, otherwise, no planning permission will be necessary as these are simply oversized sheds.

Take a look at these fabulous examples and see if they might be the answer to your extra room needs!

1. Maybe you're keen to create an adults-only retreat? A garden room is perfect for that

2. This garden room really does look like a swish office. Ideal for homeworkers!

3. We can picture this making a wonderful yoga studio, nestled in nature

4. The styling here almost makes it look like an extra house. What a great guest annex, especially if you make it look like the main house

L. Shaped garden office: country Garden by Garden Affairs Ltd
Garden Affairs Ltd

L. Shaped garden office

Garden Affairs Ltd

5. All work and no play makes anyone a dull person, so this office annex with deck is ideal for taking regular screen breaks

'The Crusoe Classic' - 6m x 4m Garden Room / Home Office / Studio / Summer House / Log Cabin / Chalet: modern Study/office by Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited
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 rooms are amazing! An art studio is the perfect function for one

7. If you'd like your extra room to look a little more subtle, this lovely summerhouse-style building is great

Garden Writing Studio: classic Garden by Garden Affairs Ltd
Garden Affairs Ltd

Garden Writing Studio

Garden Affairs Ltd

8. Perfect for creating a quiet and focused work space, these garden rooms are amazing. Just don't become workaholics because you love the space!

Garden Studio with storage: modern Study/office by Office In My Garden
Office In My Garden

Garden Studio with storage

Office In My Garden

9. How about adding a garden room like this and turning it into a playroom? That'll keep down the clutter in the house

Garden Room in High Barnet, London: modern Garden by Office In My Garden
Office In My Garden

Garden Room in High Barnet, London

Office In My Garden

10. Small can be mighty, so even little gardens can be put to great use as an extra room host

Garden Room in Queens Park, London: modern Garden by Office In My Garden
Office In My Garden

Garden Room in Queens Park, London

Office In My Garden

11. With integral storage, this office manages to double up as a useful garden shed too

Garden Office with hidden storage shed built by Garden Fortress , Surrey: modern Study/office by Garden Fortress
Garden Fortress

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

Garden Fortress

12. If you have a large garden, just imagine what a structure you could build! This huge office has us green with envy

13. Small and perfectly formed, this black-clad office really means business

14. The perfect way to add a quiet room to your home, a garden building will also add a beautiful aesthetic

Fifth Avenue Modern 2: classic Study/office by Garden Affairs Ltd
Garden Affairs Ltd

Fifth Avenue Modern 2

Garden Affairs Ltd

15. We love the easy to customise aspect of these garden rooms. Just imagine being able to have a totally unique office, studio or spare room

Log Cabin Office: modern Study/office by Garden Affairs Ltd
Garden Affairs Ltd

Log Cabin Office

Garden Affairs Ltd

For more fun garden additions, take a look at this Ideabook: 24 Wooden Garden Projects You Could Try Building.

Would a garden room be perfect for your home?
Whitton Drive:  Terrace house by GK Architects Ltd

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