If you are thinking about doing something more with your garden, a summer house is an excellent choice that provides both versatility and lots of potential. Garden summer houses offer a place to relax or even have a meal, and a space from which to enjoy your garden and make the most of fine weather – they also make great playhouses for children. Here are five top wooden summer houses, perfect for all kinds of gardens and outdoor areas.
7’ x 7’ Oxford Summer House
Bright and roomy, and with the added bonus of a small veranda, the Oxford Summer House is a classic design, and a very popular choice with homeowners. The half-glazed door and front windows allow for plenty of light to come in, and mean that this summer house is a great vantage point from which to view the garden. The apex roof gives ample headroom and the fact that tongue and groove cladding is used throughout means that this is a sturdy and durable outbuilding.
8’ x 8’ Stratford Summer House with Veranda
An archetypal summer house design, but with a classic twist, the Stratfor Summer House offers ample glazing, and lots room inside as well as a spacious veranda. Enjoying the garden, and relaxing outdoors, have never been simpler with such a quality and competitively-priced summer house. The double doors, and front and side windows comprise as many as 13 panes of glass, ensuring that there is plenty of available light, and the opportunities to view the garden are maximised. The curved stylings of the apex roof’s fascia provides a traditional touch that adds to this summer house’s rustic charm.
6’ x 6’ Darlington Octagonal Summer House
Full of character, and offering a great deal of available light, this octagonal summer house graces any garden area thanks to its charming design. Positioned in the corner of a garden, it provides an eye-pleasing focal point as well as a convenient and comfortable place to relax. The pavilion-style design offers a panoramic view, aided by the four fitted windows and door panel. The addition of window boxes enhances this corner summer house’s visual appeal.
10’ x 8’ Cambridge Summer House with Side Shed
Combining all of the advantages of a larger summer house with the benefit of some extra storage space for garden tools and furniture, this outbuilding is the perfect solution for many homeowners. An attractive modern design, and fully glazed concertina doors, as well as a roomy veranda, make this an excellent summer house. The fact that there is a side shed for storage purposes only adds to its appeal. The structure is made with durable Baltic pine and is as sturdy as it is attractive.
10’ x 10’ Loxley Summer House
With a sleek, modern design, this summer house is a stylish addition to any garden area, and is also a very practical choice of outbuilding. The curved roof allows for the easy run-off of rainwater, and is covered with a heavy duty mineral felt that provides an all-weather finish. Made with Baltic sourced pine, and with glazing on three sides, the Loxley Summer House has a visual appeal that makes it such a popular choice with homeowners.
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