Highlander Garden Room

Bringing the inside out: making the most of your garden

By John Langley, director of JML Garden Rooms.

Scotland is renowned for many things, its dramatic landscapes, munros, culture, cities, whisky, cuisine to name but a few. But, the reliability of our weather, however, just isn’t one of those things.

Finding ways to help people make the most of their gardens, whatever the weather, is what we at JML Garden Rooms specialise in. We’re a Perthshire-based family owned business producing very high-quality and sustainable garden rooms, office pods and garden annexes.

Our garden rooms have been used as gyms, art studios, guest rooms, playrooms, libraries, quiet study spaces for teens – the list is endless. They’re also eco-friendly and built using highly efficient Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs), helping to keep energy bills at a minimum and meaning that they can be used to make the most of your garden every day of the year.

With the increase in people working from home, be it full time or as part of a flexible working agreement, and high demand for additional living space without the hassle and cost of moving home or building an extension, we’ve recently seen a significant rise in demand for functional and stylish home office spaces.

Indeed, the most recent figures released by the Office for National Statistics in November 2018 indicate that currently 4.84 million people across the UK are self-employed. This accounts for 14.8 percent of all people in work. [1]

A garden room can often be the ideal solution. Typically, our garden rooms don’t require planning permission and are manufactured using off-site construction techniques meaning far less disruption and mess. The keys to your new flexible home office could be with you in as little as three weeks.

With space often at a premium in busy modern homes, adding an additional room that can be used in a multitude of different ways can not only make family living more comfortable, but can also add value to a property. A well-built garden room adds a certain ‘wow’ factor for prospective buyers, differentiating a home from similar properties for sale locally and helping to achieve a strong asking price.

The value that can be added to your home by installing a garden room extends far beyond its impact on a potential sale price: we’re passionate about helping our customers to maximise their use both of their home and their garden with flexible, high-quality spaces for all the family to enjoy.

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