Using your Garden Pod: outdoor summer house ideas

As an extension of your home, how you choose to design your garden is important. No matter the shape or size, there are many ways to enhance it and ensure you get the best out of your space. A summer house is a great way of adding an extra room away from the main house, where you can relax and unwind in peace.

What is a Summer House?

Traditionally, a summer house was a place to sit and relax in the warmer weather. It was often a small, roofed building on the grounds of a larger building, usually seen in a garden or a park. However, times have changed and people are now using their summer houses for a variety of purposes in all weather conditions. Whether it’s to use as an office, a guest room, or even just a storage space, our Garden Pods will be able to accommodate.

Despite what the name suggests, summer houses can be used throughout all the seasons and not just when the weather’s nice and warm. Our Garden Pods are fully insulated, meaning they are kept at a comfortable temperature all year round.

Garden Pods as the Perfect Summer House

A traditional summer house is a shed-like building, which isn’t always convenient for the colder months. Our Garden Pods don’t compromise on comfort or practicality. Made from high-quality materials and using proper insulation, your summer house can be used all year round. We have a range of Garden Pods to suit all tastes. No matter the style you’re looking for, we can tailor it to suit you.

Outdoor Summer House Ideas

Our Pods can be used for any number of activities and purposes, giving you that extra space without the need for an extension. Here are some outdoor summer house ideas to give you some inspiration, and allow you to make the most out of your Pod.

Reading Room

Escape the hustle and bustle of the main house and use your Garden Pod as a quiet reading retreat. Decorate it with comfy furniture and fully immerse yourself into your latest novel. Or, why not try doing some writing of your own? Pin up some motivational wall art to get your creative juices flowing.

The Neo Pod offers practicality for those requiring a smaller space, whilst retaining all the superior build quality to ensure you have comfort and peace all year round. This Garden Pod will make the perfect home workspace.

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Bar Area

Summer houses can also make brilliant bars! Stock up on your favourite drinks and snacks and invite your friends and family around for a catch-up. Our Pods mean your garden bar doesn’t need to be kept exclusively for the summer months, but can be used in the colder seasons too.

The Home Pod is an ideal space for socialising and hosting gatherings. The open plan design allows you to interact with people as well as the outdoors.

Games Room

Transform your Pod into the games room of your dreams. If you’re looking for a larger space to add a football table or pool table, our Home Pod or Nine-Five Pod could be perfect. If you just want a space to relax and enjoy your favourite video game, one of our smaller Pods would do just the trick.

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Film Room

Grab some popcorn and turn your summer house into a cinema room. Our Pods have double-glazed windows, meaning you can enjoy your film without worrying about disturbing the neighbours. If it’s a nice day, open up the doors, so you can get some fresh air while you watch.  If you’re looking for a versatile space with a clean and modern design, look no further than the Glide Pod. With large format sliding doors and an option for a sliding louvre screen, it strikes the perfect balance between the outdoors and indoors.

Outdoor Dining

Eating al fresco is one of the best things about summer. You can use your summer house as a base to prepare food, and take it onto the patio or decking. If the weather turns (which, let's face it, could easily happen in the UK!), you can simply walk a few steps into your Pod for shelter. The award-winning Eco Pod will fit seamlessly into the natural surroundings of your garden. The Eco Pod is spacious enough to facilitate a variety of leisure pursuits and provides a space for outdoor entertaining.

An Outdoor Summer House For All Seasons

We’ve discussed the various ways in which you can make the most of your outdoor summer house, from leisure activities to outdoor dining. Summer houses have moved on from being a simple shed at the bottom of the garden, and can now be used to host a range of enjoyable pastimes.

Our Garden Pods are a great solution to maximise your space and are a practical and cost-effective way of doing so. It also means you don’t need to go through the hassle and stress of a home extension. Browse our collection and see which one will suit you best.

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