Chill space, playroom or studio?

David Smailes, founder of Huxmar, a Northumberland-based company which specialises in designing and constructing bespoke summer houses, looks at the many uses such a building can have
The humble shed has now grown in stature to a summer house or, as I like to think of them, a real room outdoors. Growing in popularity, a well-designed summer house can be anything you want it to be, and can have multi-uses all at once.

Chill spaceChill space: After a busy day or indeed at the start of the weekend, there is nothing nicer than heading to the summerhouse; glass of wine or cup of coffee and newspapers in hand.  Furnished with comfy sofas and chairs, you can create a truly relaxing space in which you can recharge your batteries.

denPlay room or teenage den: All kids, big and small, love to have their own space and a summer house can give them just that. For younger ones it can be an all year-round Wendy house where they can play safely away from the house.  For the older ones it becomes a space where they can kick-back with friends, listen to their music or even to go study, without Mum and Dad getting in the way.

Studio2Studio: Summer houses are great places for inspiration whether it’s for musicians, artists or those who work from home but want to work away from the house.
 
 

For advice on how to create your own outdoor room | huxmar.com
David or one of his team would be happy to help.

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