Browse the wide variety of summer houses on Dunelm from traditional to contemporary summerhouses. You will find the suitable summerhouse for your garden space that fill a range of uses such as storing your items, entertaining guests, your home office, or family recreation room. If you are undecided, gain some inspiration with some of our summer house ideas below.
Wooden summerhouses generally tend to be the most popular option. They’re easy to erect, easy to paint and come in a range of sizes and designs. A wooden summer house is also a great option if you wish to insulate it and create a year-round space. Most of our designs boast gorgeous windows and let in lots of natural sunlight.
An alternative to wood is to opt for a plastic summerhouse. These are lighter, and of course don’t require painting or treating in order to stave off the weather.
Summerhouse Roof: Apex, Pent or Curved
An ‘A’ frame roof shape, also known as an Apex roof, has the advantage of good height in the centre of the building. It also maximises the ability for water to run off at the back of the building. A pent roof design has a single, shallow slope. A pro of this design is that the profile of the summerhouse is unlikely to cause any obstruction for neighbours. Finally, a summerhouse with a curved roof can look contemporary and attractive.
What Size Summerhouse is Best?
The best size summerhouse is the one you have! A small summer house is great for more compact spaces and brings things back to basics. Still with plenty of space for furniture and accessories, while at no point feeling cramped, they’re a fantastic and affordable option. If you’re blessed with more space then you may wish to go for a large summerhouse. Often boasting double doors, plenty of glass and lots of space to stretch out, they’re a dream addition to your garden.