Garden rooms, summer houses and log cabins give you that extra space you need with minimal adjustment to your home. Make it a relaxing outdoor-indoor space by decorating in neutral tones and adding rustic accessories. Your garden room or conservatory can be your reading hideaway with comfy armchairs. Fill some bookcases with your favourite novels and mags.

Consider having a writing desk in your den to do your admin in peace and quiet. And when friends come to visit, you'll have an extra room to entertain in. Whatever the weather, you'll be cosy in your little nook so you can enjoy your garden all year round.

Prefer a recreational room to a literary one? Three-foot or foldup snooker tables provide a little down time fun for the family. Sports fans can pop the TV on for the big match, whether in the log cabin or garden shed. So get the snacks ready and invite everyone round.

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