Outdoor living rooms can increase the value of your home

By 11th January 2019Advice, Structures
Conservatory attached to the house opening into the garden

If you are wanting to increase the value of your home and create more space without moving or spending a fortune, then an outdoor living room, or garden room, could be a very welcome addition to your house. According to research by Origin, it has been reported that an outdoor living room can increase the value of your home by around 6%.

With last year having the hottest summer on record, people are wanting to spend more time in their garden than ever. Interior influencers and experts have been looking at countries with a warmer climate, such as Australia and Spain, to get inspiration for stylish ways to spruce up their outdoor living space without having to make any large structural changes.

What Is An Outroom?

Outdoor living room with sofa and plantsOutrooms provide the perfect place for you to entertain friends on warm summer evenings and somewhere to get cosy on those dark, winter nights. Whilst basements and loft conversions are the obvious way to add space and value to your property, these options can be expensive. Extending into your garden can help boost the potential of your property and create a stylish living area in the process.

This is why outdoor living rooms are now popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram, as these rooms make use of the space between the inside and out. With some simple additions of bi-folding doors, soft furnishings and comfy sofas you can create a luxurious and stylish outdoor living room.

What Style Of Garden Room Should You Get?

Depending on the style of your house and what you want to use your garden room for, there are multiple different options that you can choose from. Whether you favour a traditional outroom or a contemporary design, a bespoke Marston & Langinger structure will enhance your living environment and create a whole new space for you to enjoy a beautifully seamless transition between your garden and home.

With the flexibility to create bespoke designs, Marston & Langinger will be able to consider the architectural heritage, as well as the style of your property. This allows the garden room design to complement both you and your home perfectly. From an orangery to a garden room, there is plenty of choice in designs allowing you to transform your home can create a new space for you to relax in and enjoy your precious time.

How To Decorate Your Outdoor Living Room

Outdoor living room with a sofa and bright cushionsNo matter how big or small your outdoor living room is, you’re going to want to make the most out of the space you have available. Decorating with both stylish and comfortable in mind can be difficult, whether you’re looking to create and entertaining space or a welcome retreat for those long days.

If you want to create a more welcoming style, then decorating in the same style as the rest of your home will create a seamless transition into the space. Different types of blinds and sofa styles will completely change the appearance of the room, so be sure to consider the theme and style that you want to create.

Potted plant on a sideboardA trick which can make your outroom feel bigger and more welcoming is to add layers, and lots of them. A mix and match approach uses a collection of smaller furnishings and bright colours for a collected look which maximises the space available. If you want to add an extension of your garden into the room insert some colour and nature with potted plants and hanging trailing foliage. Not only will they freshen up the room, but they will also add some colour into your space.

We understand that a home extension is a huge commitment, so if you are thinking of adding an outhouse to your home you’re likely to have a lot of questions and queries. At Marston & Langinger, we can offer you whatever you want from a wide choice of designs and colours. With our combined passion for quality engineering, architecture and gardens, we’re sure to create a garden room that you will love.