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Make the Space for the Lifestyle You Want

Lifestyle decisions are a lot easier when you have space to expand your ideas. An extra room in your garden may be just the thing you need to get started with a new hobby or even an exciting new business. Whatever your reasons a garden room could allow you to take your interests further and allow you to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

Just imagine how you would feel if you had the space to lay out your lovely art materials in a proper studio. Think about the incentive to get in shape in your very own state of the art fitness suite; just imagine long lazy afternoons resting, reading and talking in a beautifully fitted garden room. Idyllic - I'm sure you agree? You might want a well equipped home workshop for jewellery making or silversmithing, Natural light, custom made benches and space to put an enamelling kiln. Perhaps you need a specially designed space for leatherwork or wood turning. Maybe a flower arranger's workroom with deep sinks; shelves full of vases and a huge table to create your dream displays.

The idea of a room that is part garden and part living room is definitely especially if your idea of a fun activity is bird watching or wildlife photography. Could you enjoy sitting in your favourite armchair and encouraging the wildlife come to you? Of course you could and why not? But the great outdoors doesn't need to intrude on your leisure time if you don't want it to. What about a stylish den - the ultimate garden shed if you will - equipped with all mod cons? Think about an LCD projector built into the ceiling, big leather sofas, phenomenal sound system and a massive drop down screen for watching films or the big game.

If your taste is a little more conservative then maybe think about creating your very own snooker hall. Snooker enthusiasts can often find it hard to fit a full size snooker table into a modern house. The rooms are simply not big enough. No problem with a custom built garden room because you can choose exactly what you need down to specialist lighting, fitted bar area and even a slick Italian coffee machine. How cool is that? Enough of leisure time - now think about work. How much could your lifestyle change if you were able to work from home? Do you fancy a gentle walk down the garden to your very own customised office space complete with all the comforts of home? No more commuting, traffic jams and frayed tempers.

A custom built garden work place could make it all possible and it needn't cost the earth. There are plenty of very tangible benefits. More time at home with your family for a start.

Unlike your office-bound colleagues you could watch your children grow up and see them playing in the garden every day without leaving your desk. For any family person that has to be the ultimate reward. For many people, building a home office is the first step towards financial independence. Improved technology now makes it possible for many people to work remotely no matter where they are in the world.

A decent phone system and a good computer are all you need to leave the office behind - so what are you waiting for?.

Graham Baylis is as busy a business man as you can be and he knows that it's a well known fact that people need space to think, and what better space is there than a peaceful spot in your own back garden. This is just the thinking behind Garden Escape's unique range of Garden Buildings. Of course you can also use such space for business or pleasure, this article covering both areas. See

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