It can be difficult to envisage what may be possible to complement your home. We understand your concerns, therefore Westbury always try their utmost to give you an understanding of what a new garden room may look like.
Often, we return to find our water-coloured drawing framed and hanging on the garden room wall, so hopefully, what you see really is what you get! We understand this is a big decision, a big investment; and the importance of getting it right.
A stunning feature of a garden room is the glazing that spans into the apex of the roof. Large vertical glazing to the gables will flood the room with light and give design interest. The roof may also feature glazing; increasing light to the room considerably, emphasising vaulted ceilings and increasing the ‘wow’ factor!
Large timber doors opening to the garden will provide full height views, ventilation and open access, emphasising the close relationship with the garden, and resulting in a covered space that creates a joyful illusion of sitting in the garden.
Customers frequently ask, “How about including a real open fire or log burner?” Building an open fire and chimney gives the feeling of warmth in the colder months with flames flickering on a winter’s evening, as well as adding another dimension and flamboyancy to your new room.
The design of a garden room should reflect that of the existing building. The proportions must be complementary to the existing architecture: an oversized garden room could dwarf the house but, if designed and executed correctly, it will be a desirable edition to the home.
Careful choice of colour from Westbury’s own paint range is essential, consistent with the colours of the existing building appointments, matching window and door. Roof tile colour and texture must also match precisely with exiting roofs.
Incredibly practical, more often than not garden rooms suit a period property more than a conservatory or a flat roofed/lanterned orangery would; creating a more interesting roofline.