Elevating Your Home With A Garden Build This Summer

Elevating Your Home With A Garden Build This Summer

As the summer months roll by, you may be thinking that your garden needs a little bit of a makeover! There are so many ways to give your garden the spring cleaning it needs and take it to the next level. You might also want to consider adding a garden building to your home. This could be anything from sheds and summerhouses to garden offices! Keep reading to find our breakdown of our favourite garden builds!

Summer House

Wooden Summerhouses have soared in popularity over the recent years. These versatile garden builds come in a range of different styles and have lots of different features while making a wonderful focal point for your garden.

Although they are typically used in the summer as the name suggests, many families get year round usage out of their summerhouse, and many  homeowners consider it to be a good investment!


Privacy – A summerhouse can give you the element of privacy and seclusion you’ve been dreaming of! A space away from your main house, where you can really relax, take time to yourself and chill out. Having a space for some alone time and privacy can make all the difference!

Increase in property value – If you are considering selling your home at some point in the future, summerhouses are an excellent investment to help boost your property value. They are attractive assets to many buyers, and will help your property sell for what it’s worth or even more!

Eco-friendly – Wooden materials used to build summer houses are often recycled, meaning that less damage to the environment is caused by having to cut down more trees.

Variety – You may be worried about a summerhouse fitting into your garden and looking the part. Not to worry! With so many styles, shapes, sizes and colours available, you are sure to find something to fit into your garden perfectly!

Generate Money – Your summerhouse can be a great investment opportunity and a great way to generate some extra income. If your summerhouse is large enough you could rent it out or hire it out for select parts of the year or when you go on holiday.

Things To Consider

While there are many reasons to consider buying a summerhouse, there are some things to still be mindful of.

Summerhouses built from wood may be more susceptible to being worn down by the weather and deteriorating slightly over time

Wood can be prone to fungi and insects

They require more maintenance and regular check ups than other structures, your summerhouse will most likely need repainting annually

Garden Office

With so many of us working a hybrid week, or working completely from home, the need for a brilliant home office has only increased. If you or someone you live with needs a proper office space outside of the home, a garden office build could be the perfect option.


Lots of natural light – Having a garden office gives you plenty of natural light, by being in your own build that is outside. Whether you go with a skylight or just simple windows, you will have good access to natural light throughout the day, helping you to increase your productivity on your work from home days.

Property value – A garden office is another attractive asset to buyers that can massively drive up your property value if you ever decide that you want to sell your home.

Peace and quiet – You may become easily distracted by noises in your home and having a home office separate to your main house could be the perfect solution. It will give you a calm and serene place to work throughout the day.

Work / life balance – A home office that is in the garden can help you to keep a healthy work/life balance. As it physically separates you from your house, a garden home office lets you segregate your working life and home life.

Surrounded by nature – Being surrounded by nature all day, with earthy tones and the sounds of tweeting birds, you are much more likely to be relaxed and in a better mental space while you are working. It can help to destress you and keep you feeling calm and collected throughout the day.


You will lose quite a bit of space, depending on how big your garden office is going to be. You will be able to iron this out during the planning phase of your development.
Upfront cost – The upfront payment for a garden office can be quite steep or a little daunting, however, thinking of your garden office as an investment is a wise way to go about it.


A shed can seem like a garden essential, however many people don’t have one! If you’re on the fence about getting a shed, keep reading to find the advantages of having a shed installed.


Keeping your garden organised – A shed can be a brilliant way to give all your garden furniture and tools a proper home, without cluttering up your house!

Extra workspace – You may be interested in using your shed for a different purpose, to craft, or get on with your own creative projects.

Variety – Much like summer houses and offices, there is a wide range of shapes and sizes that your shed can be, so you aren’t limited in choice! This gives you a good opportunity to find the right kind of shed for you.

Durable – While they are vulnerable to some of the natural elements, if your shed is installed properly and built with quality materials your shed can have a lifespan of around 20 to 25 years!

Your shed will take up some garden space, and during the planning phase you will be able to determine how much space you will need. This can be a disadvantage to people who want to keep their lawn space.

Children’s Playhouse

Last but definitely not least, is a children’s playhouse! They can be a beautiful aesthetic addition to your garden, as well as giving your children their own space to create special memories and have lots of fun!


Letting children develop their imagination and be creative in their playhouse

Gives them independent time to play and enjoy their own activities, providing them with a sense of being in charge

You can schedule playdates and encourage more social interaction and develop other social skills with their friends!

You will really get the most for your money with a children’s playhouse. Giving your child hours of fun for years to come for a minimal upfront spend is definitely a deal of a lifetime.


The only drawbacks that come with a children’s playhouse are the routine maintenance obligations. It’s important to make sure the playhouse is clean when your child is using it so that they are safe from mould, leaks or anything broken.

Another slight disadvantage of a children’s playhouse is that eventually, your children will start to outgrow it! However, you don’t have to lose out on your investment and it is likely that you can give your playhouse to charity or sell it to another family who will make good use out of it!

Keighley Timber & Fencing Ltd

Here at Keighley Timber, we offer an extensive range of sheds, summerhouses, dog kennels, children’s playhouses and more! We offer an end to end service with all of our installations and products, meaning you can sit back and relax while we take care of your dream garden build.

Our wonderful and experienced team are hands-on and committed to giving you the best level of service, as well as a professional and seamless installation with any of our products.

For further information about our work and what we do, feel free to contact us today! Our team will be happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have!

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