Thursday, 30 October 2014

Creating a Garden Room

I have always craved patio doors, just because it’s a lovely idea having a room opening straight out onto the garden.  You can enjoy a breeze if its getting too hot inside and you can easily keep an eye on the children as they play safely under your watchful eye.  But why stop at patio doors when you can go that step further and create a garden room.

Having seen what offers I would be quite happy going the whole hog and having an entire side of the house folding open!  In the picture on their site they actually seem to open fully and completely so you can walk freely into the garden and back indoors again.  You can find out how much uPVC bifold doors cost to see if it’s an option worth pursuing.

I love the choice of materials the folding doors come in, but personally I would avoid timber at the moment seeing as our house had an infestation of woodworm when we moved in.  Hubbie had to go around the house in a special suit spraying the place with a special solution to get rid of the pesky things so I am all about upvc for the low maintenance side of things.  Although reading this article on the Telegraph I think we might have got a little carried away, it seems that the special treatment is more of a hard sell and the problem can go away on its own if a house is heated and vented appropriately!

I want a beautiful space for my family to enjoy that encourages them to appreciate the outdoors.  You want to keep the room light and natural.  I like the idea of adding nature inspired wallpaper (like this one from B&Q) to bring the indoor and outdoors space together, it comes across as quite tranquil and peaceful.

Woven or cane furniture can be used indoors then spill outdoors when needed.  Perfect for entertaining!

I think I might create a mood board and entice hubbie with my plan!

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic post. I've always dreamed of bi fold doors in my house..