The Benefits To Adding An Outbuilding To Your Garden


When considering a property, many people are keen to assess how much storage space they will have and whether there will be space for any equipment they need for work, sports, or other hobbies. For many people, a versatile, multi-function space that can accommodate everything from large machinery to out-of-season clothing is a must-have when considering buying somewhere new.

There are so many benefits to having additional useable space available and there are plenty of ways in which an outbuilding can make a property more appealing:

Additional storage

From classic cars to seasonal toys, a weatherproof outbuilding is a perfect place to store anything that you can’t make space for in your home or in wheelbarrow storage. This can be hugely helpful in keeping your house clean and tidy as it reduces clutter by providing space in which you can store bulky items that aren’t used regularly.

An outbuilding is also the perfect place to store things that create their own mess or dirt, such as machinery or tools that create dust, grease, or any other residue that you do not want in your home. For anyone that regularly uses items that make a lot of noise, an outbuilding is the ideal way to ensure that this doesn’t disturb those in the main house.

Having space to set up equipment for a hobby can also make it a lot easier to indulge in your favorite pastime whenever you get a moment. If you have to haul your materials out from a storage space and set them up every time you feel creative, you can end up missing out on opportunities to enjoy yourself.

Space for noisy or messy hobbies

While having a hobby is good for your mental health, one that involves a lot of noise might not be suitable in a shared living space. From practicing a new instrument to woodturning, there are lots of hobbies that are best kept separate from others, and an outbuilding is a great way to ensure that nobody is disturbed by the noise.

An outbuilding can be placed in a spot that is as far away from the main house and neighbors, soundproofed, and oriented to ensure that excessive noise can be directed away from anywhere that is likely to cause noise problems to others.

A practical and usable workspace

With more and more people working from home, and many enjoying the benefits of having a side hustle, workspace is more important than ever in modern homes. You can create your perfect home office, whether that means setting up large screens to give you an overview of your work, installing a basketball hoop to allow you to blow off steam, or just a quiet place designed to get away from the hustle and bustle of life in your main living space.

Somewhere for fun

If you like to entertain and host friends and family, an outbuilding can be transformed into a bar or a games room and you can even put in a dance floor – whatever you like doing when you party. Having a space away from your main house means that you can close the door on the cleaning up at the end of the night and tackle it after sleeping in the clean and tidy sanctuary of your home.

A hobby room

Whether you need somewhere quiet to practice yoga or somewhere soundproof to practice drumming, an outbuilding is the perfect place to dedicate to your hobby. You can design the perfect place to relax and unwind or the ideal space to get you in the zone – whatever you like to spend your time doing, a place away from your main house can give you the space you need to enjoy yourself.

Whether you are looking for somewhere new to live or trying to reconfigure your current living arrangements, an outbuilding can give you the space you need.

Sandra Ruiz
With a Master's in Environmental Design from Yale University, Sandra Ruiz has dedicated 15 years to reshaping living spaces. Her career started in urban planning, then transitioned to home renovation, where she has left a mark. Sandra became part of our team in 2020, quickly establishing herself with her innovative approaches to space utilization and energy efficiency. She is passionate about hiking, often drawing inspiration from nature for her designs. Her approach seamlessly blends practicality with aesthetic appeal, making her a go-to expert for homeowners and design enthusiasts alike.

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