Summer houses get a lot of use and love during the warm summer months, they’re so much more than your common garden shed. A summer house creates the ideal space to grab some shade, relax after gardening or do a spot of morning yoga. However, summerhouses are also perfect for the cold winter months too. The idea of a summerhouse being a summer luxury is a very common misconception. The best thing about hardwood summer houses is that they can be used in any garden setting year-round!
Although most garden activities are enjoyed during the warm summer months, there are plenty of things that you can do in a timber summerhouse during the winter. Creating a relaxing and cosy environment in your summerhouse for winter doesn’t need to be hard. But, to make the most out of your summerhouse you need to make sure it is maintained all year round. This ensures it’ll be fit for purpose, not just in the summer months
Let’s look at some of the best ways to enjoy your summer house in the winter.
1- Create an arts and crafts room
A summerhouse can bring you lots of extra space and if you have an artistic side, you can turn your timber summer house into an arts and crafts room.
With the added storage space and the artistic inspiration, you would have a place to store your collection of tools, brushes and instruments as well as giving you a warm place to enjoy some alone time whenever you need it. Adding colourful chairs and cushions is also a great way to create a fun and exciting space. This means you can let your creativity run free for hours being comfortable in your garden building during the cold weather.
Combining quality insulation with style will come easy to an arts and crafts enthusiast. Whether you adorn your luxury garden room with throws, tapestries and colourful runners or you opt for a more “Scandinavian” style with natural materials, linen and faux furs. Creating a fun yet warm space to create in the winter is incredibly easy with a timber summerhouse.
2- Personal, private gym
Everyone knows that putting on an extra few pounds over the winter months is easily done and keeping snug inside is far more appealing than heading out to the gym. So why not bring the gym a little closer to home? A great way to use your summer house in winter is by turning it into a home gym!
A peaceful and quiet area to bring fitness back into your life without disturbing others in your home and having often bulky workout equipment taking up valuable space in your home.
Even when you’re working up a sweat in your garden gym, keeping it warm and dry throughout winter is essential. Using your Scotts summerhouse as a home gym is easy. Requesting a lined summerhouse fitted with installation and double-glazed windows and doors will ensure it can be comfortably used all year round.
3- Winter Dinner Parties
Everybody loves a dinner party. Bringing friends and family together to enjoy good food and good company is something we can all enjoy. So why not create a warm, comfortable space in your summerhouse, filled with good food and good people this winter?
Adding some comfortably warming features like floor rugs and thick cushions for your seats will help to keep your summer house warm while you dine and entertain. Comforting assets such as these are essential to not only completing your luxury summerhouse design as well as creating a warmer feel for you and your guests.
Enjoying summer houses all-year-around
Scotts timber summer houses are the perfect addition to any garden. Whether you’re wanting to make the most out of your garden in the summer months or find a warm and cosy hideaway in the winter, a well-built garden room can bring you just that. There are plenty of ways to enjoy a hardwood summer house during the winter such as a cosy little hidey-hole or a full-functioning home office summer house. With a little winter-proofing, quality materials and plenty of imagination, you can organise unforgettable events and beautiful hideaways.
If you are looking to continue using your summerhouse in the winter then the experts at Scotts recommend the optional extra of having your summerhouse walls and floors insulated and double glazed windows. In addition, by supplying mains electricity to the summerhouse you can install lightning options to help keep your summerhouse warm and well lit in the darker months. Scotts offers a solar lighting package for those not wanting the expense of installing main electrics.
Scotts Hardwood Summerhouses are custom designed and expertly built to provide you with the perfect garden sanctuary. For more information or to begin your build, contact our team.