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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.

 

SunSpaces Outdoor Bar

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 weather-proof 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.

 

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 it comes to personal space in the home, many men throughout the western world like nothing more than to retreat to the comfort of their man cave for solitude, sport and a sly beer.

 

Yes, the secluded sanctuary of the man-cave makes it the perfect venue for us blokes to disappear into a state of stereotypical bliss and enjoy some occasional alone time.

 

For some cave-dwellers, a PS4 and a gaming chair may be their idea of sequestered bliss. For others, a newspaper and a deck chair may suffice just as well. Luckily, the man-cave doesn’t discriminate.

 

Right, enough jibber-jabber. Let’s light a flaming torch and take a peek inside the inner workings of the Eighth Wonder of the World that is the man-cave.

 

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Types of man-caves

Before we go any further and risk being labelled as misogynistic chauvinists, let’s make one thing clear: despite the name “man-cave”, that doesn’t mean ladies have to be excluded from the festivities either – this is the 21st century, after all.

 

A man-cave can just as easily become a girly grotto, she-shed or lady lair with a few subtle tweaks or perhaps even no tweaks at all. The versatility of the man-cave goes beyond gender, age and nationality, making it perfectly adaptable to all tastes and personalities.

 

From carpentry workshops and art studios to garage gymnasiums and music rooms, the awesomeness of the man-cave knows no boundaries. You could even turn your personal space into your own make-shift bar!

 

Building a garden man-cave

While it’s easy to let your imagination run wild with the possibilities of what you could do with an extra room to manoeuvre, there is one notable catch - building a man-cave can be a mammoth task.

 

Before anything else, man-cave prep requires a lot of groundwork (literally), not to mention a colossal amount of construction. And all of that is before you’ve even thought about making your man-cave inhabitable with fixtures and furnishings.

 

If that sounds like a lot of work, it’s probably because it is. Overall, from start to finish, building your own man-cave from scratch is quite the undertaking, with enough labour to make Tommy Walsh cry uncle.

 

Luckily, for those without the time, patience or inclination to build their own, there is an easier way…

 

 

SunSpaces man-caves

Why not create the ultimate garden man-cave with the help of SunSpaces?

 

With a SunSpaces garden room, our team of expert outdoor aficionados can help bring the ultimate man-cave structure to your property, providing a professional finish that stuns and wows in equal measure.

 

Best of all, you won’t even need to lift a finger. Simply choose the structure you want, decide when you want it and, hey presto, you could be the proud owner of the coolest man-cave in town!

 

Garden man-cave options

If you do decide to go down the SunSpaces route, congratulations on an excellent decision! Next up is your second decision to make, this time regarding where your want your man-cave to sit in your garden.

 

There are two primary options to think about before anything else, which are as follows.

 

Attached Garden Room

The most common garden room option is the attached garden room that acts as an extension on to your house. Accessible immediately from your interior living space, the attached option allows you to roam freely from your home to your garden room without stepping out into the elements.

 

A great option for those looking to avoid the wind, rain and snow, an attached garden room provides you with an additional room without making it independent from your existing living space. While this can make it less private in terms of man-cave capacity, it does make it a lot easy as far as accessibility goes.

 

Free Standing / Detached

Independent from the rest of the house, our free-standing garden room option allows you to create a detached yet enclosed space that ticks all the boxes.

 

Private and separate from your main property, this option is much like a typical shed; however, it comes with a laundry list of perks that are night and day when compared with a simple shed.

 

Comfortable, bespoke and homely, this option is a great way to expand on your living space without extending on to your house.

 

Benefits of a SunSpaces man-cave

From remote-controlled blinds and UV protection shades to toasty heating and Bluetooth enabled sound systems, our SunSpaces man-caves can be as homely as you want them to be. Even after the sun goes down, our LED lighting options can keep your garden man-cave illuminated long into the evening hours.

 

With a variety of colours, styles and materials to choose from, we can make your man-cave specifically to fit your wants, needs and specifications. We have the ability to create and customise every SunSpace to ensure that it’s perfect for you and your individual needs.

 

When it comes to creating man-cave fit for a king, SunSpaces is the premier choice. Find out more by calling 0800 085 8110 today or hit the button below to drop us a line now.

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SunSpaces garden rooms are the perfect solution if you’re looking to escape from all the stresses and worries in your life and have somewhere that you can take time out and enjoy your own space. With all the protection from the elements that you need, you’ll be able to appreciate your garden no matter the weather. With the ability to have your garden room created to meet your exact needs and specifications, you should have no worries about creating your dream outdoor living space.

 

As a result of being able to have your garden room designed to match your specific requirements, you have the ability to create a truly unique space that stands out from any other within your home. To help you do this, we list a few things for you to consider below.

 

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Shape

The shape and feel of your garden room is not all down to the ideas of an architect. A number of influencing factors exist, such as the design of your home and outdoor space, that will determine the shape that your garden room is built in. To create an unusual garden room that is different from regular garden rooms, the shape that it is built in is definitely something worth thinking about, where the most unique spaces tend to stray away from the normal box shape.

Bespoke Design Features

The most unusual garden rooms are created around detailed specifications and your garden. This includes windows and doors, which should be designed to provide the best possible accessibility and vantage. Using special configurations whereby you are able to decide how many windows and where the windows and door in your garden room are located, you can create a space that is truly unique to your outdoor living space.

Varying/Optional Window Sizes

Not every garden room is used for the same purpose, with many created to take advantage of the furniture inside or surrounding views. A way to do this is to create a garden room with varying or optional window sizes. To create a truly unique garden room, you could try to implement a range of varying window sizes or shapes that will really catch the eye of anyone who visits.

Furniture & Fittings

One of the simplest ways in which you can create an outdoor living space that really stands out from others is the furniture and features that you choose to use within it. Here you can either go for an uncommon theme that you can stick to throughout the entire space, or utilise truly unusual centrepieces that will draw the attention of all. Again, the way in which your garden room is built can be manipulated to draw the attention of guests, for example, light fittings, shade systems or the material used on the roof.

 

These are just a number of things that you can utilise and manipulate in order to create an unusual garden room that is like no other. Each can be tailored and customised exactly to your liking, no matter how unique. Here at SunSpaces, we strive to make creating your dream outdoor living space a process that is as easy and stress-free as possible. As a result, we offer a FREE 3D design service whereby if you have an idea of what you want your garden room to look like, our CAD engineers can make your garden room dreams a reality. If you need any inspiration for your unusual garden room, why not visit our gallery here? For any further assistance or information regarding our range of garden rooms, please do not hesitate to contact us today!

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