If you, like many others across the country, have purchased your first summer house, you may now find yourself thinking about its potential uses. Sure, it’s an elegant space, one ideal for relaxation and cosy evenings, but it’s also a blank canvas. Summer houses are, in fact, known for their versatility as well as the creative uses that residents find for them.
Here are eight of our favourite summer house designs and utilisations, those from across the UK and that have become increasingly popular in 2021!
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Book worms will know the pleasure one gets from being totally isolated from the world, hidden inside a cosy space that allows distraction-free reading. Summer houses are perfect for this. Simply fill your space with cosy blankets, warm lights, and snacks, then surround the exterior with full plants. Not only do they look stunning but they reduce noise too.
Summer houses, because of their natural immersion and the creative potential of their interior design, are ideal spaces for wellness and restoration. Fill your space with calming colours and relaxing decor, one that promotes your own vitality and calmness. You’ll soon find it to be a panacea for any bad or stressful day.
Being able to offer your guests a private room, one entirely separate from your own living space, is a true luxury. It also allows you to comfortably begin hosting guests via services like Airbnb. Just be sure to install the right utilities, such as electricity and internet during construction!
Whether you don’t have the capacity within your home or you would like a dedicated and luxury dining space, transforming a summer house into a dining area is the perfect way to satisfy your needs. Tables and chairs are essential but don’t forget other luxurious assets, such as a wine fridge.
For the culinary inclined, a summer house can be the ideal space to elevate your hobby. Some gastronomes have taken to creating their own private kitchen space inside, while others have chosen to hang ingredients from their ceiling, using the steady temperature and controlled climate of their summer house to create a curing space.
Want to be the next Twitch celebrity? You’ll certainly need your own studio, one that can be designed with lights and branding, while simultaneously accommodating your computer and microphone. Summer houses can be the perfect space for your digital endeavour.
Creating your own children’s playroom inside your summer house could earn you some serious brownie points with your family. Plus, while you’re children will enjoy the freedom of enjoying their own space, you can rest assured that they are safe and that their potential mess is contained.
Even if you’re a casual gamer, someone who doesn’t endure the high stress of competition, distraction can ruin the immersion of a gaming experience. Creating your own entertainment space within a summer home can resolve this, allowing you to be removed from your busy living space and fully immersed within the game.