Aside from being one of the best ways to utilise an outdoor space, garden rooms are often built because there is not adequate space within a home, and a traditional extension is not viable or overly involved.
Our bespoke garden rooms offer plenty of space to use however you please, whether that’s as an additional living space or a home office. With a touch of innovative interior design, they can be used to store just about anything, from essential items to extra bits and bobs you want to remove from indoors.
We have compiled a list of five storage ideas for you to include in your garden room, existing or soon-to-be, to elevate the overall functionality and aesthetic appeal of your build.
5 Unbeatable Garden Room Storage Ideas and Hacks
1. Add a Separate Storage Space
Planning your storage solutions can start at the design phase when you use our integrated garden room builder. If your design is over 4.4 metres wide and 3.6 metres deep, you can add an internal wall to your build. This includes an additional door and sections off the space perfectly.
You can use your second room for anything you like, with the option to add custom windows, but the spaces work very well as storage spaces.
2. Utilise Built-in Furniture
If your garden room is small to medium-sized, or you are looking to save as much space as possible, you can invest in bespoke, built-in furniture such as wardrobes, drawers, entertainment units, and shelving.
These storage solutions are neat and tidy, and integrate with the architecture of the space perfectly. Use them to store out-of-season clothes, extra books, and even electronics such as TVs and sound systems for garden rooms geared more towards entertainment purposes.
3. Invest in Multi-Purpose Storage Benches
The furniture you include in your garden room can serve more than one function. Storage benches and trunks are brilliant utilities that can be used as a comfortable place to sit or coffee table, but, with their hinged top and hollow core, can also be used to store your things. Popular uses include extra pillows and blankets, which can be bulky and difficult to store otherwise.
4. Discover the Power of a Fold-Away
If your garden room is constantly changing in its use, or you like to maintain the ability to switch things up at a moment’s notice, we highly recommend foldable furniture. This includes chairs and tables, sofa beds, and even countertops that can slide in and out, or fold up completely when not in use.
Fully kitted-out campervans use these methods all the time to conserve storage space in their vehicles, so why should a garden room be any different? Stay organised and create a fully versatile space that can roll with the punches and align with your changing routines.
5. Storing From the Ground Up
Garden rooms make wonderful living and leisure spaces, but some like to use theirs more practically, as a hobby studio, home gym, or even workshop. In such cases, you might find yourself needing to store bulky items such as easels, power tools, and gym weights. As such, the solution you choose should not only keep these items out of the way, but also easily accessible.
To maintain safety and efficiency in the space, try storing these items off the ground. You can use standard shelving for this, or more bespoke approaches such as a range of hooks for large items or a peg board for smaller odds and ends.
See What Works for You in Your New Garden Room
Our garden rooms come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and though they provide much more storage potential and security than, say, a traditional garden shed, it is still essential to think about how you will organise your belongings inside and keep the space working for you.
Create the cosiest living space with hidden blankets for colder nights, or a fully-equipped workspace with plenty of floor space and surfaces to work comfortably. No matter what your needs are, clever storage solutions play a vital role in ensuring you and your loved ones can enjoy the space fully.
We hope our ideas have helped to inspire you and your approach to internal storage, and given you the tools you need to start using your garden room to its fullest potential.