Next Spring, we will be starting to think about getting back into our gardens in preparation for those lighter, warmer, sunny days and nights, where the flowers bring colour, the wildlife brings joy, and the BBQ takes us back outdoors after often long, cold and dark winters. With the best will in the world, however, the Scottish climate can make it difficult to plan spending time outdoors, even in the summer months. That’s why more and more clients are coming to us for a bespoke solution to extending their living with an outdoor space they can use and enjoy, all year round.
This growing trend has resulted in an ever-expanding portfolio of stunning Mozolowski & Murray Garden Rooms that are transforming how people use and enjoy their outside space. Planning ahead is therefore a key consideration if you are thinking about extending with a Garden Room. Whether it’s a stunning guest bedroom nestled at the bottom of the garden, a garden office, workshop, art studio, gym, entertaining space or a simple retreat for you to relax and enjoy more natural light and peaceful surroundings, planning well in advance will not only safeguard against disappointment in securing the timeframe for installation you desire, but it will give you time to create the perfect design, plan and prepare your chosen location/position and know early on what costs are involved so you can budget appropriately.
Cost often determines what can be achieved for each individual project, therefore planning ahead will mean you have a final price well in advance of the garden room installation. This will also give you the opportunity to consider your interior design ambitions and budgets. Furnishings, décor, artwork and any additional features designed to complement your Garden Room build such as hot tubs, water features or outdoor kitchen areas can all be factored into the initial planning and budgeting process.
Having such a healthy order book means Mozolowski & Murray garden room projects are scheduled well into next summer, therefore timeframe is an important factor both in terms of securing your ideal installation date and considering how the purpose of your room will dictate how quickly you need it. For example, if you are building a garden office, you may need it more quickly than if you are planning a garden space just for your leisure.
Planning the perfect place for your Garden Room to be positioned in a way that meets your lifestyle needs also requires some early consideration and if done promptly, will allow you ample time to physically prepare the site for construction without being time pressured. Maybe a rockery needs moved, or an old shed taken down. Done early, and last-minute frantic clearing can be avoided.
In the majority of cases, planning permission is not required in Scotland providing your Garden Room falls within the standard guidelines, however, this is worth checking because should planning consent be required, it can take up to three months to process. So again, early planning allows time to secure all the appropriate consents without the risk of delaying the start of your project.
For those who don’t need/desire a bespoke Garden Room design, our Pre-design Range is the perfect solution, with five stylish designs, fixed prices, full in-house installation and quality guaranteed. Again, demand for our Pre-design Range continues to grow, therefore, to secure your ideal installation date, get in touch early to avoid disappointment.
Whether you are just toying with the idea of extending your home into your garden or you have fairly advanced ideas of what you would like to achieve, or, if you have already decided to invest in a garden room, it’s never too early to get in touch. Our friendly and professional team is always on hand to offer advice, inspiration or facilitate getting your project booked in so you can sit back and relax while your project comes to life. We can be contacted by phone on 0131 447 8651, emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org through our online contact form or you can make an appointment to visit our Edinburgh Design Centre at a time that suits you.
Failure to plan is planning to fail therefore don’t delay and get in touch with the Mozolowski & Murray design team today.