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Home Working / /

Top 10 Home-Based Businesses for Stay-at-Home Parents

Being able to work from home, opens up a whole do way to do things. From creating the perfect work/life balance, to spending more time with the family - a garden studio or office could bring it all together, by taking your work outside.  For stay at home parents, this is...

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Top Tips / /

Whats Your Work Style?

If there are two things we're completely obsessed with in the 21st century, it's understanding ourselves as individuals; things we like, things we don't, experiences we've had and the interests we choose, and online quizes. Of course, it's through...

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Top Tips / /

5 Ways A Garden Studio Will Change Your Life

An Atelier Garden Studio can do many things. It can be whatever you want it to be, much like a Kinder Bueno, except with a huge ‘not for human consumption’ disclaimer, and the actual ability to make it be whatever you want it to be (try doing that with a Kinder...

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Design Stuff / /

Chinese Takeaway

It has been said that in China a garden is like wish; a dream of how a person would like the world to be. Rocks represent mountain ranges and penzai the Welcome Pine. Small or large, the garden is a creation to exhibit perceived perfection, but with that in mind one can’t...

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Top Tips / /

Planning Permission 101

A common grey area when looking to purchase a garden studio is whether or not you need to submit a planning application. Planning permission for garden studios varies depending on factors such as area, size, style and materials – but you can access all the information you...

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Lifestyle / /

Whatever You Want It To Be

A garden studio is an architectural chameleon, taking on any guise, and any purpose, you need it to. Garden studios can be used for play rooms, offices, beauty treatment rooms, home gyms, saunas, games rooms, chill out areas or as a garden office– and with our custom...

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Working From Home / /

Work From Home with your Garden Studio

Studies have shown, time and time again, that working from home in a garden studio allows employees to work extra hours without the stress and strain caused by a daily commute to work. Presenteeism is dead in our fast emerging gig economy, so it no longer pays to chain...

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Design Stuff / /

Fashionably Green Garden Studios

Large amounts of focus throughout the past few years have very rightly been put on environmental change, with the urge for individuals and companies to think of the future and go green by reducing their carbon footprint and other methods. The most obvious way for...

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Top Tips / /

Buying A Garden Studio: The Basics

Garden buildings have recently taken on a great multitude of guises - being used as offices, dens, music rooms, gyms, saunas and play houses. Up until a few years ago it used to be the traditional garden shed which would be used as an office or den. An eye sore, hidden down the...

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Top Tips / /

Planning Your Garden Office

Working from home is becoming ever more popular with more and more people creating an office environment within their home or garden. More recent trends now veer towards the garden, where purpose built studios and garden rooms can help to keep work life and home life separate....

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Design Stuff / /

The Glass Ceiling: Women in Architecture

At Atelier, we know that architecture is as important to women as it is to men. Last year, we conducted a survey which told us as much - with women responding in equal numbers to men, to let us know about the idea architectural space for them. Some of the UK’s most...

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Top Tips / /

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions with Atelier.

We’re only a few days into 2017, but we have to ask – have you broken your New Year’s resolutions yet?  Don’t be embarrassed; you’re not alone! Surveys have revealed that roughly three quarters of British adults will have given up on their...

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Seasonal / /

Going for Greens – the Suburban Kitchen Garden.

OK, that’s Christmas done for another year! Despite the fact that the worst of the winter weather is surely yet to come, it’s time to think about spring and the pleasure of a well-tended garden. Contrary to popular belief, late winter is one of the most exciting...

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Seasonal / /

The Grotto at the Bottom of the Garden

It’s a difficult one to call; the precise age when the longed-for visit to see Santa will turn from a joyous event of supreme cuteness to a nightmare scene of high decibel wailing. Every child is different, but almost every child will do it, sending shrieks of blue...

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Design Stuff / /

Form or Function?

Start any conversation about architecture, anywhere, with anyone, and you can guarantee that within the first five minutes, form and function will be mentioned. Goodness knows, we’ve mentioned them enough in the Atelier Zone! They are the ever-driving forces...

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Design Stuff / /

All About Atelier

The Oxford English Dictionary is a wonderful thing, unbeatable when it comes to provenance and pronunciation. It must be hard though, to keep all those definitions up to date. ‘Atelier’ may have had humble origins, but these days ‘workshop’ doesn’t...

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Lifestyle / /

Top Five Garden Room Uses

Garden rooms have always been popular. Whether in the form of ancient follies, or the 21st century ‘man cave’ (AKA shed), there is something very appealing about having a separate space that is easily accessible, but detached from the rest of your home. The...

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Top Tips / /

Work From Home Success!

Working from home is the dream for many; no boss looming, no clock-watching, and – glory be! – no commute. It can be the best of all worlds, but demands from the kids and the distraction of household chores conspire to take you away from your work, while...

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Working From Home / /

What's Your Work Style?

At Atelier our garden studios and office pods are popular with a whole host of different people; from creatives, to chill seekers, fitness enthusiasts and boomerang kids, but nowhere are they more popular than with the home workers. Home working is a relatively new...

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Lifestyle / /

The Generation Game

Granny flats are becoming more and more popular up and down the country – thanks to their sensible solution to housing issues and proper care for the older members of our families. Many homes are now built or sold, with the added bonus of a granny flat, giving them the...

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Design Stuff / /

Shed of the year 2016

Shed of The Year has come to an end for 2016. The entire team here at Atelier have been on the edge of our seats throughout the competition, waiting to see which sensational shed would take the crown for 2016. There were some fantastic contenders for this year’s prize,...

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Top Tips / /

What is Permitted Development?

Permitted Development? We’ve got you covered! Permitted development, planning permission, building regulations – it’s all rather boring isn’t it? The whole system, quite frankly, seems designed to keep you on your couch. After all, we all know how...

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Lifestyle / /

All The Room You Need.

UK starter homes are widely known as being the smallest in Western Europe, and yet with a shortage of affordable homes for first-time buyers, few of us can afford to be picky. We find ourselves faced with a compromise involving the weighing up of price, location and square...

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Design Stuff / /

Form & Function: The Atelier Way

In 1896, Louis Sullivan uttered some words which, thus far, have proved immortal; ‘... that form ever follows function. This is the law.’ The premise made sense; after all, time and again nature has shown the adage to be true; each flower has evolved to...

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Seasonal / /

Atelier: Come Rain or Shine

Did you know that Atelier Garden Studios can be designed so that radiators can be integrated into the structure at the point of construction? ‘Why, no we didn’t!’ You might be saying. Or, quite possibly, ‘Yes we did; why do you...

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Top Tips / /

How to select a site for your build?

Creating a garden room, studio, or home office has become surprisingly simple in recent years. You no longer have your work cut out grappling with bits of two by four down in the shrubbery. You don’t need to negotiate with dodgy tradesmen, or even – with the advent...

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Lifestyle / /

The Atelierista

We came a across a new word the other day that really took our fancy. Atelierista – a person who works within an atelier. Now, the dictionary definition of an atelier is ‘a workshop or studio, especially one used by an artist or designer,’ as opposed to...

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Top Tips / /

Choosing The Right Garden Studio For You

So, you’ve decided to invest in an Atelier garden studio. The question now, is how do you choose an Atelier that’s right for you? The beauty of the Atelier garden studio system is that it’s completely customisable. With the freedom to adapt your design to...

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Man Cave Evolution / /

Why Every Man Needs A Man Cave…

It could almost be viewed as a worm that turned; an example of backfiring sexism. It was men who said that a ‘woman’s place is in the home’, so women took them at their word and made the home their own. They brought in floral fabrics; they scattered...

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Top Tips / /

Making Modern Glazing Transparent

If you are about to design a studio with us to enhance your home – by creating a new space to relax, office, work space or  garden room - the need to understand glass  may seem transparently obvious, but it’s not as clear cut as you might...

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Working From Home / /

Garden Offices: Taking Care Of Business

Garden offices have become hugely popular in recent years, as places to work away from the hustle and bustle of the office or the distractions of the home. And, as their popularity has grown, so has the different uses garden offices are required for. In this article, Atelier...

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working from home / /

The Home Office At The Bottom Of The Garden

Studies have shown that working from home in a garden studio allows employees to work extra hours without the stress and strain caused by a daily commute to work. Working from home in a garden studio can increase productivity and the health of employees; not to mention the...

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Top Tips / /

How to Choose the Perfect Modern Garden Room for Your Budget

A garden room makes a beautiful addition to any home, creating a haven to escape from the stresses of modern life, regardless of the weather outside. But with such a range of options available it can be difficult to know where to start looking and planning. As with the...

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Design / /

The Panorama: A Garden Studio with A View

Atelier Garden Studios range is ever evolving; thanks to your own input when customising our garden studios, and our constant drive to improve our offering whilst ensuring each of our studios offers something new, innovative and visually stunning. We currently offer two...

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Working From Home / /

Working From Home: The Real Deal

Working from home is becoming more and more popular thanks to the rise in cloud services and our modern ability to work anywhere with a wifi connection. If you work from home or in a non-traditional sense, you’ll be well used to receiving the look. You know the one -...

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Chic Christmas / /

Christmas Characters Who Need An Atelier Garden Studio In Their Lives!

It’s the last day in the office before the festive break, here at Atelier Garden Studios, so we thought we’d have a bit of fun on the blog. Our whole team has been going Christmas crazy over the past couple of weeks with hot topics including; the best Christmas...

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Chic Christmas / /

All of the Lights, All of the Lights

Isn’t this time of year just wonderful? Warm drinks doled out in oversized mugs, log fires and the smell of cinnamon in the air, not to mention sparkling lights covering everything, everywhere in a blanket of Christmas! It’s the most wonderful time of the year...

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Ask The Expert / /

Ask the Expert: Lead Engineer

At Atelier, we believe that it’s paramount that we get to know our clients personally to discover who they are and what they want from their garden studio. Each one of our products are specifically tailored to people and their unique specifications by our team of expert...

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Chic Christmas / /

Working From Home For The Festive Season

At Atelier Garden Studios we know that when it comes to home working vs the office there are many pros to working from home; you can get your work done with fewer distractions, manage your own time and reclaim some semblance of a work, life balance. You can skip the commute and...

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Chic Christmas / /

A Chic Christmas Competition

‘Tis the season to be jolly, probably the only time it’s acceptable to abbreviate ‘it is’ to ‘tis’, and now that it’s December we can officially begin to get ready for the festive season. Atelier HQ is no exception to this rule and we...

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She Shed / /

Man Cave Vs She Shed

We’ve been talking a lot about the She Shed recently; having discovered that the women of the UK are now claiming their own personal space in the home like never before, but what about the fore running Man Cave? The Man Cave popped into existence, as far as we’re...

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Top Tips / /

Extending Your Growing Season

Here at Atelier Garden Studios we have a strong affinity with all things provided my mother nature – from the endlessly recyclable aluminium used in our frame works to the naturally silvered cedar we offer as an optional extra – every element of our design and build...

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Top Ways To Use Your Garden Studio

One of the best things about an Atelier Garden Studio is their versatility – you have the luxury of creating a space perfect for, well, whatever you need it for! Business people, artisans, fitness lovers and hobbyists can all equally enjoy the space an Atelier Garden...

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She Shed / /

Have You Joined The She Shed Revolution Yet?

As you’ll know if you’ve checked out our Shed Shed Revolution 80% of women in the UK want their own space (well who doesn’t) and, more specifically, would love to bag a She Shed to call their own. If you’ve yet to hear of them; the She Shed is the new Man...

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Customization / /

Make It Your Own

Individuality is something that we, as people of the 21st century, value very highly. Since the rise of the individual way back in the 18th century, understanding ourselves as unique is something every human in the modern world battles with. Until the enlightenment period we...

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Seasonal / /

Winter Oasis

We recently heard, from our friends over at Mellow Duck, that a third of UK home owners still have unfinished home improvement projects in their stars. In the run up to the festive season can you think of anything worse than the stress of living on a building site? The...

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Working From Home / /

Saving The World One Commute at A Time

The world has been ending for quite some time now; but as it turns out the Mayans got it wrong and ancient dating (of the calendar kind) isn’t so hot, it’s best we put our trust firmly in science.  We are, of course, talking about global warming and the damage...

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FAQ / /

Planning Permission For Garden Studios: Do You Need It?

Will I Need Planning Permission For My Garden Studio? Garden Studios are a great way to get extra space in the home without going through the upheaval of a home renovation, extension or move. Garden Studios can be assembled quickly, providing the appropriate base is in...

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Offers / /

Atelier Garden Studios Case Study Offer

Here at Atelier we believe that the best way to showcase our products is through the people who use them daily; from artisans to home workers, musicians and Buddhists, the ways in which you can make the most of an Atelier Garden Studio is endless – and hearing from the...

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Office Studio / /

How to Create A Productive Home Office

When planning a home office, it’s tempting to simply fill the space with items you’d expect to see in an office – a few filing cabinets, some box files, enough stationary to last until the next coming and a printer circa 1992 – but how often do we really...

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seasonal / /

Autumn In Your Atelier!

Autumn is here and it is once again time for woollen wear and massive cups of steamy stuff (uh ‘er!). Starbucks are merrily pumping pumpkins back into our lattes and the leaves are beginning to change their hues. All in all, Autumn is a pretty nice time of year –...

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Uses, Baking / /

The Artisanal Bake Off

We’re going to take it as read that most of you, being primarily the great British public, will have been watching The Great British Bake Off (and probably drooling a bit) and here at Atelier, we’re no exception! Now maybe this one is just us but every week we...

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DIY / /

How to Build Your Own Garden Room…

There’s been a growing trend for garden rooms during the last few years. With property prices consistently high and space at a premium we’re all seeking to make the most of the plot that we’ve got. Garden rooms are being used for all manner of functions:...

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Best Dressed: Finishing Touches for your Atelier Garden Studio

The dressing of a garden studio should be influenced by its function; what need for chintz in a home gym? About as much need as an exercise bike in an office. However, while function should be a guide, it is not the only consideration. Created with clean lines, large windows and...

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Your Atelier: Your Choice

atelier, n. A workshop; an artist's or sculptor's studio­… Office, gym, games room, music studio, editing suite, garden room, guest bedroom, spa, photography studio, study, sewing room, model railway station, meditation zone… Your Atelier: Your...

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Sheds with Attitude!

We once knew a man who referred to his £5,000 camera as a toy. The amount he spent on photographic equipment could feed a small family for a year. He carried around lenses as long as your arm and tripods that could probably be used to support subsiding buildings....

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“We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us” Winston Churchill

Regular visitors to these pages will know that at Atelier we put a lot of stock into the importance of architectural design. We believe that the way that a building is put together, the layout of its rooms, the flow and interconnectivity of private and open spaces directly...

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Big Designs for Small Spaces

There’s a common misconception that big designs need big spaces. However, clever design, big or small, makes the most of the space you’ve got. It can turn a garden shed into a palace, or make an 90 foot barn feel cosy; and it’s a concept we cherish at Atelier....

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Why Choose Atelier?

Garden rooms are growing in popularity, and more companies are offering them, making the decision of what structure could work for you far more complicated. There’s the brick ‘granny flat’ style; the wooden ‘shed with a bed’; the all-glass summer...

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