example of a garden room with bifold doors in cheltenham area

5 Ways To Maximise Your Garden Space


It can be difficult to gain space without a drastic extension or move – both of which can also be extremely disruptive and time-consuming. 

In this blog, we’ll show you how to maximise your garden space and add value to your property in the process, without the hassle of a loft-conversion or major extension. 

How can you maximise your garden space and make it more functional?

  1.  Bifold doors – The addition of bifold doors to your home could really help to open out into your garden, creating a seamless transition between your indoor and outdoor space.  Glass doors can link your garden to your home – while also offering peace of mind thanks to a clear view of your garden. At World Of Smile, we offer Origin bifold doors, a brand so confident in the strength of their doors that they can offer you up to a 20-year guarantee on your doors.
  2. Decking – Dedicating a space for decking in your garden will allow for many more opportunities. Create a space to socialise by adding furniture, or a place to lounge in the sun. The addition of different levels can also make your garden look bigger. The contrasting heights and textures can be just as visually pleasing as they are functional. Take a look at our galleries to find some garden inspiration.
  3.  Garden room – A garden room can be a very effective way of utilizing the space available to you. Not as extreme as a completely separate building. If you’re considering creating a whole new room, garden buildings are cheaper and less disruptive alternatives to the average loft conversion or extension.
  4.  Garden office – With plenty of new research supporting the benefits of working from home it’s becoming the new normal, with remote working leading to a rise in the popularity of home offices.  A garden office lets you stay close to nature with the added benefits of home comforts, while still maintaining a boundary (even if it’s literally just a few steps) between work and home.
  5.  Summerhouse – A summerhouse is a cost-effective way to extend your home and create a new space separate from your home. A summer house can provide you with a private space to enjoy all year round (despite the name). Just like other garden buildings, the structure is multi-use, allowing you to enjoy a summerhouse in whatever way works for you.

By maximising your garden space, you could add value to your property. It’s estimated by the Homeowners Alliance and the Federation of Master Buildings, that you could see a 5% increase in the value of your house if you have a high-quality garden building. 

In most cases, the addition of plumbing and power systems can be included in the installation and will really enhance the functionality of the space.

One of the most significant benefits of adding a garden building to your outside space is the flexibility of the structures available. You can make any summerhouse, garden office, garden room or conservatory work for your needs. Want space to pursue your hobbies? Or a place to relax? A place for the kids to play? A garden building could work perfectly for you. 

If you’re looking for a more drastic transformation, an orangery or conservatory may be a better fit for you – although these projects are typically more demanding.