What are the uses of garden log cabins?
There are many different applications and uses of log cabins. Below we summarise four of the most popular uses (log cabin sheds, garden gyms, kids log cabins and garden offices):
1) Log cabin sheds
People do not automatically think of a log cabin when they want to buy a shed – but they should! Log cabin sheds are much stronger and more secure than the majority of traditional sheds.
Naturally, security is a concern and of paramount importance when buying a garden shed.
The good news is that log cabins are constructed with thick, interlocking logs which are difficult to penetrate. For this reason, it makes great sense to buy a log cabin shed to house your gardening tools, equipment, and bicycles.
In summary, a log cabin shed is an excellent investment and could also be used as an outdoor workshop.
2) Garden gyms
Shedstore has a superb range of log garden cabins available, including a wide array of different sizes and styles – including both traditional and contemporary wooden log cabin designs. Log garden cabins are extremely versatile buildings: you could use them for storage, as home garden gyms, as offices, or simply for additional living space.
All of our log garden cabins are constructed from interlocking tongue and groove timbers, varying in thickness. For a building to be suitable for year-round usage, we recommend looking at 44mm log thickness and above.
For additional information, we also suggest reading our related blog article – “Work from Home in a Log Cabin Garden Office”.
3) Kids log cabins
What could be better for a child than being able to play in their garden and having access to their very own children’s log cabin. “Kids will be kids” and tend to be both messy and noisy in the home. Treat yourself and your kids through buying them a dedicated garden cabin as a play area, with storage space for toys and games when you invest in a high-quality log cabin from Shedstore.
Additionally, a children’s log cabin creates valuable precious free space within the main home, whilst also adding value to the property. All children grow up, so it is reassuring to know that when no longer required the log cabin can quickly be converted to other uses such as a garden office, garden gym or as a log cabin shed.
4) Garden office
Separate work from home by moving your home office to the garden with a log cabin garden office. Buy log garden cabins to free up a room in your home as well as move out all the office clutter.
Many of Shedstore’s range of log cabins can be used as garden offices and provide a realistic alternative to a home office by providing a quiet and peaceful work area. They also make a great area for study, particularly for GCSE and A level exams and also for university students.
What styles are for sale?
Choose the wooden style you want to match your preferences and interior décor aspirations. Broadly log cabins “style-wise” can be described as “contemporary” or “traditional” (with subsets of each). We discuss each style below:
Designed to complement modern gardens, contemporary log cabins are a wonderful and useful addition to complement a modern garden. Look for features including pent roofs, large wide-opening windows for natural sunlight, and large wide-opening double doors.
Designed to complement vintage gardens, traditional log cabins (also called vintage or classic) are a valuable, tasteful, and stunning centrepiece addition to complement a classic garden. Look for traditional features including apex roofs, vintage window styles (e.g., Georgian style), and verandas.
Corner log cabins
Although not a style, corner log cabins represent a way to maximise the space in your garden whilst adding a valuable and innovative garden building. As practical as they are stylish, Shedstore has an exciting range of log cabins available ranging in size from 9’ x 9’ all the way up to 19’x10’.
Are log cabins supplied as kits?
Our log cabin kits are delivered complete with full instructions so you can complete the build
If you’re not able to carry out the assembly yourself, we also offer a professional log cabin installation service. Full installation details (including price) are usually shown against each individual log cabin. Please be aware as log cabins are made from wood, they are very heavy and you will need people on site, capable of lifting heavy weights. Read Shedstore’s how to build a log cabin installation guide for additional information.
What delivery options do you offer for wood log cabins across the UK?
We offer free delivery to the vast majority of UK mainland postcodes on all of our log cabins for sale too. Lead times vary depending on the manufacturers, but we also aim to have all orders delivered as soon as possible. You will see that the estimated delivery time is clearly stated against each individual log cabin. Read our delivery information here.
The ultimate log cabin buying guide
To help customers complete their research we have written the “Ultimate log cabin buying guide”. This is a “must read” and includes the following sections:
- Factors to consider before buying a log cabin
- The log cabin size
- Cladding thickness
- Style of log cabin
- Budgetary cost considerations and
- Do I need planning permission?
Discuss your log garden cabins queries with Shedstore
Do you need help in narrowing down the best wooden log cabin to meet your requirements? If so, contact us to talk through your potential log cabin styles and uses that are available for sale within your cost budget. Contact methods include:
- Telephone us - 0333 003 0518
- Contact us – through our contact page and form and
- Live chat – speak to us now using Live Chat. This app can be opened at the bottom-left of any page