When you’re about to have a baby – or a new little person has recently arrived in your life – it can be a time of change in the home in lots of ways.
Of course if you’re new to being a parent, there will be lots to get used to, and many practical considerations to make. Luckily, there is much expert advice out there to help make the sometimes daunting task of new parenthood a little bit easier.
One practical consideration that you might need to make is space – if you have a spare room that’s one thing, but if not what are you going to do when your child eventually needs a room of their own?
You might feel the need to give up a space that you’re already using for your own needs, for example an upstairs study – but don’t rush into thinking that you’ll have to sacrifice what might be a very useful part of your home. In order to make space in your house, you could consider creating a new part of your home outside.
Garden rooms like the ones sold by Green Retreats are a wonderful and versatile way to bring more space to a home. They can be constructed in your garden and made to a specification that gives you what you need.
And once you’ve decided that you’re going to move, say, your office outside to give your child a room inside, you will likely find there are many other benefits to the decision.
For example, the room you’re giving to your son or daughter might be a great size for them, but not quite big enough for your office needs. Garden rooms can be made to a variety of different sizes, meaning you’ll potentially be able to banish issues with working space by making this sort of move.
Meanwhile, if either you or your partner, for example, work from home, having an office space a little way away from the house will help whoever is working each day to face less potential distractions while their child is being cared for inside the home.
Or how about if the upstairs room you’re giving away is a place you like to use to practice music? Having a dedicated music garden room outside can mean it’s less likely other family members will be disturbed by your practice – including sleeping babies!
As families get bigger, space often starts to be in shorter supply at home, but garden rooms can offer an affordable, exciting and practical way to combat this, without having to move to a bigger house.
It’s never too early to start planning a garden room, so that you can transfer the use of a space in your home and start preparing a room for your son or daughter when they need it.
Besides meaning your little one will have a room when the right time comes, it could enhance your life in so many other things, making it more convenient for you to pursue your work or hobbies, for example.