She-sheds', hammock huts and yoga rooms: garden sheds as you've never seen them before

26 May 2017 0 Comments
  • If you can’t afford a loft, kitchen extension or basement – or you’ve already extended your home in every way possible and still don’t have enough space – a garden room is an increasingly attractive option. Not a rickety shed or draughty summer house, but a fully insulated building with electricity and underfloor heating that can be your office, spare bedroom or yoga studio.

    An increasing number of home owners are opting to put up these structures rather than move to a larger property, thus avoiding stamp duty and moving costs. “It’s so expensive to move, yet you can put up a top-of-the-range garden building for £25,000,” explains Katie Langley, who founded JML Garden Rooms ( with her husband, John.

    The Posh Shed Company says that sales in the capital jumped 35 per cent last year as Londoners chose to expand their home in an original way.

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