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If you’ve ever dreamed of having your own bar, the tail-end of that dream has probably been met with internal acceptance that it’s a hopeless fantasy, an unreachable goal and an impossible vision destined never to be realised.

 

Not so fast, my friend. Here at SunSpaces, we believe in making dreams a reality – specifically those involving home renovation and upscaling.

 

Jimmy McElroy said it best in Blades of Glory – if you can dream it, you can do it – so don’t put your dreams on ice. With the help of SunSpaces, an outdoor garden bar no longer needs to be a pipe dream.

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DIY Garden Bar

While it is possible to go the whole hog and create your own DIY garden bar from scratch, it naturally comes with a lot of work attached. Sadly, this often requires a lot of time and a lot of skill to boot which, in today’s fast-paced world, rarely come in pairs.

 

From measuring up and sourcing materials to laying the foundation and the overall construction itself, creating an outdoor garden bar is no small feat. In fact, the project can quickly turn into a bit of a mammoth task – particularly if you want to get it done properly.

 

If you want to create the ultimate backyard bar, a glorified shed probably won’t impress your mates and a second-rate job just isn’t going to cut the mustard. Luckily, at SunSpaces, our mustard cutting skills are world class!

 

Cut out the middle man and give your outdoor bar the perfect finish without lifting a finger, courtesy of the installation aces at SunSpaces.

 

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Our collection covers a wide range of outdoor living products, including everything from canopies to extensions and everything in between.

 

As such, we’ve seen it all when it comes to outdoor designs and there’s no hard and fast rule of how you have to use your SunSpace. In fact, it’s your space – how you utilise it is up to you!

 

Over the years, we’ve helped hundreds of customers achieve their dream outdoor living space. Many of these were purpose-built for a key purpose or function, be it a garden art studio or even a meditation garden room.

 

Bottom line: if you want to turn your SunSpace into a watering hole, we can make it so. To help get your cogs turning, here are two fantastic ways to create an outdoor garden bar within the comfort of your outdoor space.

 

Verandas for Cervezas in the Sun

Ideal for summertime socials, adding a veranda to your outdoor space can make for the perfect setting for an outdoor garden bar.

 

Any one of our stunning verandas can be easily transformed into a DIY garden bar, simply by the addition of an L-shaped stand and a few all-weather bar stools. Throw in a few ice buckets and you have yourself the perfect patio pop-up bar.

 

If a permanent bar isn’t quite going to pass your partner’s approval test, you could reach a steady compromise by opting for a fold-away Murphy Bar. That way, you economise on space and cost, while still providing you with a perfectly usable drop-down bar when needed.

 

What’s more, the open plan nature of the veranda also allows for ample airflow, should you want to really make the most of those summer days and spark up the barbeque. After all, any self-respecting garden bar should offer pub food, right?

 

Our veranda options also allow you to truly embrace the summertime weather by accessorising. Whether you wanted to incorporate a garden pool set in the surrounding area or add sun-loungers to soak up the sun.

 

Throw in a sound system and the resulting atmosphere can leave you feeling like you’re propping up a poolside bar in a foreign country, particularly when you get the weather to match.

 

Garden Rooms for Grey Sky Sanctuary

If you’re looking for a more permanent outdoor establishment for year-round enjoyment, there’s really no substitute for the all-weather accessibility of an enclosed SunSpaces garden room.

 

Built essentially as an extension on to the house itself, the garden room option provides a number of additional bar-friendly benefits, most notably insulated comfort. That being said, perhaps the most complete solution to the outdoor bar conundrum is to opt for the always awesome free-standing variation.

 

A unique alternative to a traditional garden room, the independent option provides you with everything you could want from an outdoor garden bar. Offering the privacy of a detached structure with all the functionality of a fully-enclosed room, a free-standing garden room offers all-season use in a purpose-built standalone structure.

 

Separated from the house for additional peace for all parties, creating distance also helps enhance the pub-like ambience of your outdoor bar. By establishing separation between the home and the outdoor garden bar, you are effectively creating the illusion of going out, despite not leaving your premises.

 

What’s more, a free-standing garden room can also be easily hooked up for power, allowing you to truly personalise your bar with all the electrical creature comforts you could want from a local, be it a big-screen TV, a sound system or even a pinball machine.

 

SunSpaces also has a variety of heating options available to keep your personal outdoor bar warm and welcoming, whatever the weather. This even includes a Bluetooth speaker/heater combo, allowing you to truly bring the bar ambience to life in heated comfort.

 

 

For more information on our variety of verandas and garden rooms available – or for more ideas on how to transform your outdoor space – call now on 0800 085 8110. Alternatively, drop us an email using the button below.

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When it comes to meditation in garden surroundings, it’s not always easy to switch off from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind.

 

While it’s easy to simply grab a towel and head into the back garden to zone out, the open-air doesn’t always lend itself well to serenity. Distractions come in many forms, from noisy kids and neighbourhood barbeques to barking dogs and police sirens.

 

The primary purpose of a meditation garden is off-loading stress, finding inner peace and generally unwinding in an environment that promotes relaxation. This blog aims to help you do just that.

 

Leave the demands of the day at the backdoor and enter your very own zen den by creating your own purpose-built meditation garden, right there in the comfort of your own home.

 

 

Meditation in Garden Room Settings

Throughout history, people all over the world have long sought their own space or sanctuary in order to zone out and de-stress through meditation.

 

With all the stresses of 21st-century life, a lot can be learned from this ancient art but it can be difficult to know where to start. If this sounds like a familiar predicament, why not take a tip from the past by creating a dedicated space for your own peace of mind, body and soul?

 

A detached garden room or free-standing veranda can make for the perfect place for garden meditation, providing a natural environment within an outdoor setting that still protects from the elements and provides a barrier to the outside world.

 

Meditation Garden Ideas

Open space, minimalist design and natural light are three key features of Asian design, as are deep browns of natural wood colours. As the art of meditation does have deep roots in Asian culture, this could be an avenue of design you may want to explore for your meditation garden design.

 

While the layout can depend on your needs, tastes and personality, the Prestige model does make for a particularly good setting for the purpose of a meditation garden. Providing ample light and minimalist design, it also features an understated flat roof, while also providing seclusion to avoid external distractions.

 

Meanwhile, the Vogue model features an optional sliding roof, should you want to bring natural sounds, light and airflow into your private meditation area. Similarly, the Dynamic design offers the same benefits, with the added bonus of a louvred roof system that’s remotely adjustable depending on the weather.

 

Features of a Meditation Garden

Like any space dedicated to a sole purpose or activity, you may wish to accessorise your garden room in order to make it fit for purpose and personal to you.

 

Admittedly, while the very essence of a garden meditation room lends itself well towards a minimalistic approach, there are a few additions you can still add to your sanctuary setting to enhance the spiritual ambience.

 

For example, burning incense, candles and plants are common features of many meditation rooms, as are ornamental items, such as Buddha statues. Meanwhile, if there are certain sounds that help you switch off and relax, you may want to equip your space with an appropriate sound system for that exact purpose.

 

SunSpaces has a heating/sound system combo that’s equipped with built-in Bluetooth speakers, allowing you to incorporate the soothing sounds of your choice directly into your outdoor space. Whether you want the sounds of the sea or the wind whistling through the trees, this feature can accommodate just that.

 

Meanwhile, you may want to use your meditation garden room as multi-purpose setting, e.g. doubling up as a yoga pad for similar purposes of holistic mindfulness. If so, be sure to keep your supplies to hand; however, clutter can be a stress-inducer so try to keep any accessories out of sight when not in use.

 

 

If you would like to create your own garden meditation room or a simply looking for a few meditation garden ideas, why not get in touch today? Call now on 0800 085 8110 or drop us an email using the link below.

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When it comes to promoting creativity and artistic flair, nothing stimulates the creative juices quite like your own personal space.

 

The hustle and bustle of daily life often isn’t conducive to a productive, expressive environment and time away from the world can be just what you need to kick your creativity into overdrive.

 

With that in mind, why not harness the power of a SunSpace for your artistic side? A SunSpace garden room is the perfect location for secluded serenity and imaginative indulgence.

 

How so? Read on to find out…

 

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Benefits of a garden art studio

Whether it’s the TV blaring, the kids screaming or sounds of household appliances filling your head, the soundtrack of home life can not only be a distraction but also a creative buzzkill.

 

Anyone that has ever had to work from home will know all too well how easy it is to be distracted. From a full fridge to the allure of Netflix, diversions can come in many forms, not to mention the needs of any loved ones you may live with.

 

Dedicating a specific space for work can be a fantastic way to focus and keep your mind on the task at hand. Simply shut the door, leave the world behind and zone out.

 

With a SunSpace garden room, audio irritants are brushed aside in favour of your own den of zen. What’s more, visual stimulation is often said to be great for inspiring creativity and a garden environment full of greenery and scenery can be just the ticket.

 

 

 

Things to consider

Creating a home art studio in your garden can be a uniquely effective solution to your artistic roadblocks; however, there are a few things worth keeping in mind in order to keep your space as comfortable and stimulating as possible.

 

Heating

When it comes to comfort, heating is arguably up there at the very top of the list. After all, a cold garden room can seem a lot less inviting once the temperature takes a downward turn.

 

A bitterly cold garden room is not a great way to spend your evenings at the best of times, let alone when you’re trying to be creative. Nip that problem in the bud with one of our wide variety of garden room heating options.

 

Sound

For some, music can be a great way to stimulate creativity whereas, for others, silence may indeed be golden. If you fall on the musical side of that equation, we have the perfect solution for you.

 

At SunSpaces, our "Model 5" Bluetooth heater kills two birds with one stone, providing thermal insulation and stereo sound in one remote-controlled piece of equipment. For an all-in-one solution, it really is hard to beat.

 

On the other hand, if you do prefer peace and quiet when you’re at work, you may want to go the other way and consider sound-proofing. Speak with our trained staff for more information on options.

 

Lighting

When it comes to art, working in the dark is not an option and without effective lighting, any kind of artistic creativity is naturally going to hit a pretty hefty roadblock when the sun goes down.

 

While working in candlelight may have its own gothic appeal, it’s not the safest solution and is largely a short-term fix. For ample lighting that won’t let you down, electric is the only way to go. Luckily, we’ve got you covered there too.

 

Our garden rooms can also be fitted with LED spotlights integrated into the roof for perfect visibility all day long. These LED spotlights come in sets of 6, remotely controlled for effortless light management.

 

Speaking of electrical hook-ups…

 

Power

While you can do without it, if you’re looking to make your garden room a permanent residence for your artistic side, you may want to consider getting it hooked up with an electrical supply.

 

Electricity can provide uninterrupted freedom for you while you’re in your garden art studio. Whether you want to expand your heating/lighting options or accessorise your space with a computer/scanner for your work, electricity can be more than a little handy.

 

When it comes to electrical supply to your garden room, you’ll need to connect your garden room to your mains supply in your property. For this, the underground option is the safest move but don’t attempt to do it yourself – consult a trained electrician for further details.

 

 

What are you waiting for? Unleash your creative side with your very own garden art studio and get in touch today by calling SunSpaces on 0800 085 8110 or drop us an email using the button below.

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When the summer sun has its hat on and the UK landscape is cloaked in a golden shimmer from east to west, there’s no better place to be than out in the open air, catching rays and soaking up the sunshine.

 

That being said, conditions aren’t always this glorious and a spell of wind or rain can easily hamper what would otherwise be a golden opportunity to enjoy the picturesque beauty of the outdoors.

 

Meanwhile, at other times, the weather can get a little too hot and an area of designated shade can provide the perfect retreat to escape the heat.

 

For these occasions, an ornamental shelter can make all the difference, providing protection against the elements and airy outdoor enjoyment at the same time.

 

Here at SunSpaces, we specialise in just that, with a wide range of awnings and verandas – but which one is right for you?

 

Let’s find out as we put verandas and awnings under the microscope in the ultimate battle of canopied competition.

 

 

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Veranda the Great

Visually stunning, undeniably stylish and perfectly practical, verandas can make for a fantastic addition to any outdoor space – commercial or residential.

 

Verandas are essentially solid roof coverings supported by pillars/posts, providing a fixed, permanent covering for all-weather outdoor enjoyment.

 

Due to their permanent residency outdoors, verandas make for a great base to create an outdoor seating area, providing ample protection for garden furniture.

 

While verandas are traditionally built on to a property, attached to the outside wall, here at SunSpaces, we can also provide detached verandas, free-standing in an area of your choice.

 

Best of all, we offer a wide variety of verandas, all customisable to fit your style and personality.

 

For an outdoor addition that provides year-round protection and complete freedom of design, look no further than a SunSpace veranda.

 

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“Oh, what a beautiful awning”

Uniquely versatile and impressively adaptable, this flexible fixture provides a protective covering for your outdoor space.

 

However, unlike the permanence of the veranda option, awnings are innately designed to provide freedom of retractability, allowing you to withdraw the canopy as you wish when not in use.

 

From an exterior design perspective, this provides the perfect solution for elemental protection without dramatically modifying the look of your property from the outside.

 

Our lightweight, canvas awnings are electrically-powered by remote control for simple yet fully-functional operation.

 

Unobtrusive and inconspicuous, these low-key outdoor additions offer the perfect solution for anyone looking to add a shelter with minimal alteration to the property’s overall external aesthetic.

 

Our Lite Awning range even comes with built-in LED lights, allowing you to enjoy your outdoor space even after the sun goes down, while our Elite Awning range is customisable in a variety of ways.

 

With a stunning SunSpace awning, every day will be easy like a Sunday morning!

 

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Which SunSpace is right for me?

So, having mulled over the two like a glass of mulled wine, it begs the question: just which SunSpace is the one for you?

 

For sheer flexibility and inconspicuousness, the understated allure of the awning is a great choice, providing all the effortless protection of a remote-controlled canopy with the added freedom of retractable design when not in use.

 

For those looking to retain their property’s external design with minimal impact to the structural aesthetic of the building, an awning will provide sheltered protection with the benefit of concealment.

 

That being said, the sturdy, year-round permanence of a veranda can provide customisable design and ample protection that’s perfect for upgrading an outdoor space. Meanwhile, it also makes for the perfect location to create an outdoor lounge or seating area.

 

The Verdict

Ultimately, the choice comes down to two things: personal preference and how much you plan on using your outdoor space.

 

For those looking to retain their property’s external design with minimal impact to the structural aesthetic of the building, an awning will provide sheltered protection with the benefit of concealment when not in use.

 

For those looking to spend as much time as possible outdoors, a permanent fixture like a veranda will likely be a more useful choice, with ever-present protection for instant accessibility, whenever you want to use it.

 

Whichever option you choose, you won’t be disappointed. SunSpaces products don’t just add to an outdoor space, they can revolutionise it, providing you with the perfect place to enjoy your garden space, whatever the weather!

 

 

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Option 3: Garden Rooms

In addition to our selection of verandas and awnings, we also offer a third option for those looking for something a little more permanent and a little less open.

 

Our range of glass garden rooms offer all the summery appeal of a veranda/awning, radiating light and vibrance, yet with all the insulated protection of a traditional extension.

 

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For more information on verandas, awnings or garden rooms, why not drop us a line today? Call now on 0800 085 811 to speak with one of our experts or get in touch online using the button below.

 

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It’s a new dawn for us here at SunSpaces HQ and the sun is shining brighter than ever.

 

After over a decade of garden makeovers, we thought it was about time we got a makeover of our own. Luckily, the radiant result has left us simply glowing!

 

We wanted to create a website that truly reflected our products: sleek and stylish yet practical, offering an experience that’s totally hassle-free. Our “SunSpace Odyssey” brought us here to SunSpaces 2.0 – designed to help you surf effortlessly all the way to our sunny shores.

 

So, break out the shades, dust off that sun hat and prepare for the smouldering heat of the all-new SunSpaces.co.uk!

 

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What’s changed?

With easier navigation than ever before, our shiny, new website provides you with a user-friendly interface specifically designed to streamline the digital process and make your online journey a breeze.

 

Laid out in simple categories and headings, the new site is a breath of fresh air to new and existing customers alike. Everything you need is listed right at the top of the page: simple hover over the relevant heading and click the sub-listing you need!

 

What’s new?

It’s not just the aesthetic design that went under the knife; we’ve also given our product catalogue a bit of a facelift too. To provide our customers with even more options to choose from, we’ve gone the extra mile and expanded our portfolio to allow for maximum flexibility across our entire range.

 

But what does that mean exactly? That means we’ve given our verandas and garden room collections a complete overhaul so that every veranda is also available as a garden room and every garden room is also available as a veranda – providing two great options for every stunning design!

 

What now?

Whatever you want from your outdoor design, SunSpaces has you covered – quite literally – for whatever weather comes your way. Freedom of choice has never been so bright!

 

Even if you are unsure and don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered there too. Simply head over to our “Get Inspired” section to browse genuine case studies of real-life garden conversions for all the inspiration you’ll need.

 

What are you waiting for? Give your brain a little solar power and see what the summer can bring to your garden this year, courtesy of SunSpaces!

 

 

Make your summer dreams come true by calling SunSpaces today on 0800 085 8110 or drop us a line using the button below.

 

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