A garden room in the UK is a complex specialized engineering and technical structure, the main purpose of which is to create and maintain optimal conditions for the life of various plants. The garden room can also become a wonderful comfort zone for plants and humans at the same time.
Tips to build your garden room
- Greenhouse conditions
First, let’s clarify the nuances. Any greenhouse in the house is a garden room, whether it is adjacent to the main structure, whether it is located in a bay window, or occupies a separate well-lit room.
In a country house, you can build a large greenhouse, but if you start with more modest volumes, then let it be the loggia of a city apartment or, for example, a glass atrium around the staircases in a country house. There is much light in such rooms than in ordinary rooms.
Even in case of good lighting, use fluorescent lamps. The artificial sun should extend the daylight in the garden room up to 10 hours. Gardeners use large sodium and fluorescent lamps. The usual energy-saving lamps or fashionable LED devices will cope with the illumination in the home garden room.
- Keep warm
You can ensure a stable climate, first of all, by taking care of reliable double-glazed windows. If possible, try to additionally insulate the walls and floor of the room. These measures will save heat, but in a space without heating, this heat must first be obtained. The easiest and most reliable way is to equip a heated floor in the garden room. In addition, you will need thermometers and fans or just open windows.
- Vines in the fog
The level of air humidity is another issue directly related to the origin of plants. Regulate the humidity level with special devices. There are budgetary ones.
- Landscape miniature
In addition to heat, light and humidity, you will have to follow the aesthetics. The principles of landscape architecture will help here. Arrange the plants in a cascade — place the taller ones at blind walls or in the center, and then arrange them in height. You will get an amphitheater of, relatively speaking, large-sized trees (for example, cypresses, laurels or all kinds of palms) and plants of medium height (protean, aroid). Place low herbaceous flowering plants along the edge of the “cascade”.
The garden room is a kingdom of nature. Therefore, many owners prefer not to interfere too much in the ecosystem created with such difficulty. You need upholstered furniture, ornate mosaics, lanterns, statues.
In a word surrounded by flowering vegetation, interior designers — both beginners and advanced — follow, first of all, a sense of proportion. After all, this is the main way to live in harmony with the environment.
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