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Top Tips/ 9 May 2016 / By Emily Hirschmann

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 your needs, it always pays to consider all angles – and to consult with the Atelier design team – before placing your order.

Tips for Garden Studio Success

  • Budget – It’s an obvious point, but the first place to start with any project is to work out your budget. It’s also important to keep in mind any additional expenses, such as ground works, interior design and the fees associated with connecting your new structure to relevant utilities – telephone and electricity can be relatively cheap, whereas gas and water connectivity will increase your costs.
  • Function – Working hand in hand with budget, is the intended functionality of your garden studio. If the structure is intended for use as a personal office or home extension, in all likelihood you’ll not need to worry about water, whereas with a self-contained ‘granny flat’ you most certainly would. If clients or colleagues will be invited in and you don’t want them to enter your home to use the bathroom, similar facilities may be required. Equally though, the function of your Atelier should play a strong influence on its design; Atelier structures are sound-proofed and insulated as standard, but you’ll need to decide if you’ll want integrated radiators, and what space will be needed to accommodate any furniture essential to the success and productivity of the space.
  • Size – In building size always matters. Because of the flexibility of the customisable design, Atelier garden rooms can work in almost any garden, it’s just a case of making the most of the available space, both internally and externally. The most important thing is that you finish up with a room that is suited to your needs, so if you’re struggling to work out the details, ask for a consultation with an Atelier design expert.
  • Configuration – Long and narrow, cubed, or cornered Atelier garden studios can be configured in a variety of ways to ensure that you finish up with the most practical space for your needs.
  • Site – The site of your Atelier is an important decision, whether your garden is big or small. You need somewhere secure and ideally convenient, but you also need to consider visual aesthetics and the impact that your garden studio could have on your neighbours – if in an elevated position, you don’t want to be peering into their sitting room! 

Once you’ve decided on the practical elements of your Atelier garden studio, the building process will only take 3 weeks, so there’s no hurry; take time to plan and prepare, that way you’ll be sure to finish with a beautiful home extension that you’ll love.

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