What Is a Garden Room?
Depending on who you ask, a garden room may refer to a home extension, a standalone building or no structure at all. Some take the term literally, meaning a space within a garden that has a room-like ambience. Defined in such a way, a garden room may be an enclosure entered through a break in hedge “walls” that boasts a bench, pergola, or gazebo, or it may be comprised entirely of landscaping. Others define a garden room as a sort of elaborate shed, a fully insulated, double-glazed building that is electrically wired and usually made from wood.
The term “garden room” can also denote a specific kind of sunroom that is constructed from clear-glazed wall panels topped by a solid roof. In this way, it differs from a conservatory, which has a glass roof. As the name suggests, garden rooms are designed to provide enough light to grow sun-loving plants in an environment that protects them from insects, temperature extremes, high winds, and inclement weather. But, modern garden rooms can be far more than just a place for horticultural pursuits. With their expansive views and insulated frames, garden rooms are great places for entertaining family and friends, reading, listening to music, or just sipping a glass of iced tea while listening to the relaxing sizzle of falling rain. And, since the roof of a garden room is opaque, it provides protection from harmful ultraviolet light and reduces solar heat gain, making it easier to cool during warm months.
At Pacific Patio, we offer and install garden rooms manufactured by TEMO, one of the leading sunroom manufacturers in the nation. Beautiful, versatile, and custom made to suit both your home’s architectural style and your personal tastes, you’ll love spending time in a garden room from Pacific Patio. If you live in San Diego or a surrounding community and would like to learn more about any of our products and services, contact us today and schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our sunroom specialists.