A wooden summerhouse is the perfect way to transform any garden or backyard and making the space more usable at the same time. If done right they can also add value to your property as they provide that additional room to the house that many potential buyers are looking for now days.
Once you install a summer house you will instantly create a focal point in the garden, and also be the talking point of many garden parties. They are practical buildings as they provide a multifunctional room which could be used as an outdoor office so you can work from home, a home gym, a child’s playhouse, a games room or simply just a place to unwind and relax in.
These garden buildings are available to be purchased in a variety of styles, shapes and sizes from a wide variety of garden building specialist sights. But the question is with all this variety, which do you choose? Below are five different types of summerhouse, all that could be right for you but regardless of the one that you pick it will certainly transform your garden for the best.
Low Cost Summer house
These are the types of wooden summerhouses that are designed to offer you the same functional room for a fraction of the cost. The main reason these builds are low cost are because the materials used to construct these summer houses are not as good a quality of those higher end products. A point to consider is that most manufactures will offer you two versions of the same summerhouse but at different costs. Why? You may ask. Well simply put, there are different variations of the features within the building. For example, the higher priced summer house may come with glass and tongue and groove wood throughout, but a building that is exactly the same in size and cladding maybe cheaper because it will come with plastic styrene glazing and an OSB roof and floor.
Think of it as adding optional extras to your car, do you need SatNav or will you use a map? Do you want tongue and groove flooring that is more durable, or a solid sheet board floor that isn’t as sturdy or hardwearing but fits your budget and will still do the job? It is something to consider when purchasing a building as you can often get the same building aesthetically for a little less money if you are willing to compromise, but on the other hand you will be able to see what extra you can get for a little more money.
Summerhouse with Veranda
A wooden summer house with veranda is always the more expensive model but a veranda is a great addition to have. It provides a space outdoors that you can sit and relax on and enjoy that summer breeze. Many buildings that have a veranda also have a roof overhang, which is great for providing shade and shelter from the sun whilst you are out on the veranda. Furthermore, the veranda always adds and additional characteristic to the building and is much more visually pleasing.
Corner Summer house
A corner garden summer house is the perfect way to help maximise your garden space. They are specifically designed to fit within a corner of your garden so that you are able to place the building out the way or in an area of your property that you previously unaware of what to do with the land. The corner summerhouse puts more emphasis on practicality and functionality rather than on style, but that doesn’t mean that corner summer houses are not attractive, not by a long way.
Octagonal Summer house
At the opposite end of the spectrum, octagonal summerhouses are more about style and are designed to feature more prominently in the garden. These summer houses are usually in the higher price bracket, but the craftsman ship and elegance of the buildings is something that will provide you with a stunning talking point in your garden.
Log Cabin summerhouse
These buildings are normal at the top end of the price scale as they can be of huge size and of high quality. Much larger than the average summer house, they provide more space internally and are usually better equipped to handle uses such as a personal gym or games room. These buildings also allow you to have the option of plumbing and electrics in the building, which help create a much more liveable outdoor garden room.
There are unlimited styles and size variations to choose from if you are looking for a wooden summerhouse. If you are not restricted by size then the best advice would be to figure out what purpose you are looking at getting a summerhouse for and then this should be a good basis for the size of summer house you may need to by. Don’t forget to look at reviews before you buy too as these are a good way to judge the quality of the summer house.