Why Should I Buy a Summer House?

There are many reasons to buy a summer house - all involve adding space to your lifestyle

Buying a summer house is the most attractive and cost-effective way to solve various space-related problems - all without the need for a home extension.

Let’s take a look at the most popular reasons to buy a summer house, alongside examples of our fantastic range of summer houses for sale. 

... to create a garden retreat

A wooden corner summer house with glazed double doors and 2 full-length windows.

Space to rest and relax

You could use a corner summer house as your very own private, outdoor retreat.

Imagine being tucked away in a secluded area of the garden, with nothing but a good book and a glass of wine for company. 

The 7’x7’ Windsor Contemporary Corner Wooden Summer House fits the bill perfectly.

Built from premium 12mm tongue and groove shiplap cladding, this small summer house features ample glazing, lockable double doors and a 10-year guarantee. 

... to entertain friends and family

A wooden summer house with a pent roof, glazed double doors and 4 full-length windows.

Space to dine, chat and share drinks

Your garden get-togethers will be completely transformed once you own a contemporary summer house.

Picture yourself on a warm summer’s evening, enjoying the company of family and friends, as you flit between the garden and the summer house. 

The 10’x8’ Shire Highclere Contemporary Wooden Summer House makes the perfect focal point for garden soirees.

Built from premium 12mm tongue and groove cladding, this wooden summer house includes a 12mm tongue and groove floor, a mineral felt roof covering and a leading-edge design that will be the envy of your friends. 

... to avoid hours in traffic

A log cabin with a reverse apex roof, 8 windows and partially-glazed double doors.

Space to work in peace and hold meetings

Dare you dream of leaving the daily commute behind and working from your own home office?

Previously, you didn’t have the room but, once you own a log cabin summer house, what seemed like a pipe dream can become a reality. 

The Forest Cheviot 5.5x4m Log Cabin Summer House is constructed from 44mm kiln-dried Nordic Spruce logs, so makes a comfortable working environment the whole year round.

With a tongue and groove floor, shingle roof, lockable, glazed doors and a further 8 windows, this large summer house allows you to enjoy the comforts of the office, just yards from your door.

... to pursue the hobbies you love

10x6 Shire Orchid Contemporary Wiooden Summerhouse with curved roof

Space to craft, create and compose

Whether it's scrapbooking or painting, writing or sewing, doing the things we love is good for the soul. 

Rather than having to sweep it all off the dining room table at dinner time, give your materials and creativity a dedicated space.

The 10x6 Shire Orchid Contemporary Summer House is constructed from 12mm tongue and groove and features an atrractive curving roof. It's the ideal spot to spark your imagination

The key-operated lock will keep your materials safe and secure while the ample glazing will offer you plenty of light by which to work.

Of course, the list of potential uses needn’t end there. The important thing about a summer house is that it can be whatever you want it to be. The choice is entirely yours. 

Summer Houses for Sale

A cream corner summer house with glazed double doors and 2 full-length windows.

Shedstore is the UK’s premier supplier of all garden buildings, so take the first step in transforming your garden and extending your living space by choosing from our fantastic range of summer houses today. 

Prices start at under £400 and, don’t forget, our UK-based customer service centre is always on-hand to offer you expert advice and help you decide which garden summer house is right for you.

Updated 16.07.19 by The Shedstore Blog Team

Main image: Forest Wenlock 3x3m Corner Log Cabin Summer House