My garden room is my favourite thing about my house; it’s the perfect place to work, exercise, or unwind at the end of the day, and it gets a lot of use throughout the Summer. However, it can be easy for a garden room to overheat, which means that there are things you need to do to prevent that from happening. Here’s how you can keep your garden room cool this Summer.
Use lighter wood panelling
My favourite garden rooms are created with a gorgeous wood panelling effect on the outside, but it is interesting to note that the colour of the wood you choose actually has the ability to impact your enjoyability of the garden room itself. Opt for lighter wood panelling, because darker colours absorb more of the sun and can lead to your garden room feeling incredibly hot and stuffy over the Summer months.
Make use of black out blinds
One of my favourite ways to keep a room cool is to use black out blinds, which are designed to stop the sun from entering a room. Traditionally we associated black out blinds with stopping light entering a room so that the sun doesn’t keep us awake at night or wake us too early in the morning, but by keeping the sun out of your garden room you are also able to ensure that it stays lovely and cool for you throughout the Summer, as the sun will stop as soon as it hits those dark curtains or blinds.
Keep the space well ventilated
As beautiful as your garden room is, ultimately it is a large box in your garden, and if you don’t open the windows then all the air inside is going to get warm and then be trapped and stagnant. Not only is this going to stop your garden room smelling particularly fresh, but the space is going to heat up and stay hot. Open windows at opposite sides of the room to create an air tunnel that will travel through the space and actively work to keep it cool.
Apply solar reflective film
If you haven’t considered solar reflective film for your garden room then you might want to think about it now. Not only is it a great way to ensure that you have a bit more privacy when you are outside in your garden room, because it makes the outside of your windows appear reflective, but it actually reflects the UV rays off the glass and prevents it from absorbing that heat and making the space too hot. This is also very useful for preventing furniture from being sun damaged.
Do you have any top tips for keeping your garden room cool through the Summer? Share your tips in the comments below.