The top garden room ideas for the guys

Here at Garden Lodges we understand that every individual has a different way of using their garden room or garden studio. This week we are going to take a look at the many ways in which men are using this unique space, so read on for some inspiration.
For many years, the idea of a private space for the man of the house to escape into has been a popular idea – once it was the study, then the ‘den’ and these days, it’s increasingly in an outdoor location. These ‘man sheds’ are used for many different things from simple DIY activities to reading a book and maybe having a drink or two.

According to Professor Alan White of Leeds Metropolitan University, this type of seclusion can be therapeutic for men, as it allows them to potter about and often undertake tasks through from start to completion, which can boost self-esteem.

If a ‘man cave’ sounds right up your street you may want to consider a modern equivalent – a garden room! The possibilities are endless and you can share the area with some of your mates if you wish. How about kitting it out with an LCD TV, a mini fridge and a couple of sofas – all ready for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics? Or if you are really into sports, you could turn it into your own personal gym to suit your training needs.

If you are more of a hands-on type of guy, a garden studio may suit you better – you could set up your new area ready to get creative with your favourite hobby. A garden office is the best choice if you have lots of admin work to do, or run a small business.
Statistics have shown that men spend an average of three hours and twenty minutes in their garden shed per week – that’s more than seven full days a year! And what are they doing in there? The top ten shed activities are DIY; cleaning things; working on bikes; painting; making and mending furniture; listening to the radio or music; catching up with work; having a beer or a sneaky cigarette
and lastly exercise.

If a garden room sounds appealing to you visit us at Garden Lodges where our friendly team will help you design and develop a perfect space to suit your needs.