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7 Ultimate Freedom-Filled Uses For A Garden Pod

Escape from busy home life!

Many of us yearn for a neat personal office at the bottom of our garden; a place which promotes deep concentration as we retreat from the buzz of the main beehive. But for those of us without the need for a home office, a garden pod equals an opportunity to get creative with extra space. Cue our top 7 uses for a garden pod which pod which focus around focus around all play, and no work.

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Almost any creative person - a painter, printmaker, photographer, writer, sculptor, woodworker, musician, potter or clockmaker, to name a few - could benefit from a garden building. Just imagine being able to splash paint or sculpt clay without worrying about interference from the children, the cat, or the worry of getting your prized rug messy! Why continue trying to practice your art in your living room or bedroom, when you could have your own dedicated space with peaceful, green surroundings?

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With spiralling property prices making it increasingly difficult for many of us to buy a more spacious home, consider utilizing a garden building to create additional living space. Many homeowners are happy to treat their garden room as they would a conservatory - an extension of their home, with the flexibility to be used as a lounge, games room, guest's retreat, or whatever else they need the space for.

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With gym memberships being pricey, many people opt to improve their health and fitness from home. A garden pod offers space to workout without distraction, ideal as a gym or yoga studio. Opt for a pod which features large glass windows which are reflective on the outside: this gives you garden views whilst you exercise, whilst ensuring privacy as you break a sweat! There's certainly a convenience about a personal fitness centre in your garden that beats having to drive to the public gym every evening or waste money on an expensive health club membership.

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Just imagine it: your own greenery-filled glass summerhouse in which to read a book and watch the sun go down as you relax post-work. With glass options providing an enjoyable view of your garden, there's no denying the continued popularity of the summerhouse for everything from entertaining guests over lunch, to simply watching the world go by as you sip a gin and tonic! Modern summerhouses can also incorporate all of the sophistications that we have come to expect in the 21st century, including insulation, electrics and double glazing.


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When considering uses for your garden building, consider the potential that it holds for uncluttered and spacious storage. Whereas before a garden shed may have been a draughty, dark and spider-wed ridden cave at the bottom of your garden, a pristine, storage-orientated garden pod can be unashamedly modern. The additional space may double up as a home study, whilst the purpose built cupboards provide ample room for garden tools, paint pots, and any home items that had previously been taking up your under-stair cupboard.

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Having a peaceful place wherein you can bathe in total silence gives you the opportunity to collect your thoughts, thereby helping to relieve stress and tension after a tough day or a difficult time. Even a small garden pod filled with comfortable seating and glass panels will create a peaceful haven from which you can gaze come wind, snow or rain. If you have a garden with exceptional views, be sure to place your garden building in a location which takes full advantage of these.

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A garden pod built of wood and featuring Shoji screens provides the perfect place for you to meditate. The idea is to bask in the peacefulness of nature, listening to the sounds of a breeze rustling through leaves and to the patter of rain on the ground - whilst being sheltered from the elements. Place a water feature near to your garden building so that you can appreciate the soothing sound, and plant low shrubs such as fern around the garden pod to enhance the Zen vibe.

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