5 Reasons why a Garden Room is better than a Conservatory

So, you’re thinking about creating a bit more space in your property? Exciting times! But, you’re probably hearing lots of different advice from everyone and anyone who’s had an extension, conservatory or something else altogether.

It can be difficult to make a decision when you’re being pulled in different directions, but if you’ve never considered a garden room before, then this is your chance to take a look at some of the advantages you’ll find compared to a conservatory.

Here at Bridge Timber, we might be a *tiny* bit biased, but here us out…


Yes, you’ll have extra space to do stuff in when you’ve got a conservatory, but it’s not necessarily a private space. If you work from home, want to start new hobbies, do exercise, chat to friends, a conservatory is a different space, but a garden room really gives you a room that’s separate from the rest of your house. If you’ve inviting mates around for a chat or need to concentrate on tasks, then a garden room offers you an excellent private space, away from the hustle and bustle of the ret of your property.


Conservatories do have a tendency to look slightly dated. They became very popular in the 1980s and they’ve retained a similar look when most properties opt for their own. Garden rooms offer a much more contemporary, modern style for homeowners. The sleek structure allows owners to be more creative with the interior as well, with more opportunity to decorate inside, whereas conservatories are mainly window-based. There’s also more options for people when designing the exterior of the garden room, depending on the amount of light you want.


Garden rooms are much more multi-functional than conservatories. Conservatories tend to be an extension of a living-room or kitchen, and their use isn’t very creative. A garden room stands alone so it can be used for pretty much anything you want. It allows you to separate functions form your house that might take up lots of space, such as a home-gym or office.

Selling Point

You can turn a garden room into a really savvy selling point for a property if you’re looking to move on. Being able to point to a separate space that can be used for loads of different functions helps to spark the imagination of buyers and they’ll be able to have a think about hobbies and ideas that can be utilised with a garden room space. Especially for budding gardeners that want to create a green space, people that work from home, or families looking for a reading/homework hub for kids.

Side Income

Another really good way to use a garden room, which is much more difficult with a conservatory, is to rent it out as an AirBnb option. You can easily pop some blinds up for privacy and present a neat, functional room for someone to use for a couple of nights. Likewise, even if you’ve just got mates coming to stay, you can give them much more privacy and space with a garden room.

For more advice and ideas, contact our team today.