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Modern Summerhouses for All Garden Spaces

Published: 07/02/2023

Tiger Pent Retreat Summerhouse with L-Shape grey sofa, potted plants and garden

Gardens are an important part of our home, providing us with somewhere special to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of the world outside. Although you might think summerhouses are only useful in warm weather, they’re a fantastic way to make better use of your garden all year round.

If you’re excited by the thought of a traditional garden summerhouse, or if you’re considering the addition of a home office or personal gym, a relaxing or wellbeing space, a wooden summerhouse is a fantastic way to add some real character and value to your property.

There is a huge range of summerhouses for you to explore on the market today.  Are you looking for a traditional or contemporary design, a corner summerhouse or octagonal summerhouse, single or double-door access? Or do you need something unique to suit your space and needs?

Tiger’s expertise means that we can also offer a bespoke design and build service, if you need a special size or features. The design can be tailormade, simply let us know what you need and we’ll turn your vision into a reality. Our customisable summerhouse options give you the flexibility to scale up or down depending on your garden space and place the windows and doors exactly where you need them. As we mill the timber ourselves in our Yorkshire sawmill, we can be much more flexible than the competition – and much more competitively priced too!

Plan your Perfect Summerhouse

First things first, you will need to make sure that the location is perfect.  If there’s an area in your garden that is unused or neglected and could be filled with a summerhouse then this is a good place to start.   Other considerations… do you want your summerhouse in direct sunlight or more shaded?  Once it’s built it is staying put so make sure you find the perfect spot.

Once the perfect place has been found, you will then need to consider: 

  • The footprint of your summerhouse
  • Building design and finish including roof style (a sloped roof such as an apex or pent roof is better for water drainage)
  • Will you need an electricity source or plumbing?
  • Security requirements

Now that we’ve got the essential stuff out of the way, we’ve handpicked some of our favourite summerhouses for you to see, catering to a wide variety of gardens, needs and budgets, to point you in the direction of the perfect summerhouse for you and your garden.

Summerhouses for Small Spaces

Gardens are becoming smaller so modern homeowners are trying to make the most of the limited space that they have.

Just because space comes at a premium in your garden, it doesn’t mean you don’t have enough flexibility of space for a garden room. Rather than settling for any old shed, why not upgrade to something you can store tools and toys in over winter but also open and enjoy during the summer?

The Tiger Summer Shed is one of these spaces, with large windows and tall Apex roof it perfectly doubles up as a storage come relaxing space. The additional windows make the most of the summer sunshine and a clever roof overhang that provides somewhere to sit and enjoy the view with family and friends without taking up any more precious room in your garden.

Available in an extensive range of sizes, finishes and customisations, the Tiger Summer Shed is a great choice as a first summerhouse, especially if you’re buying on a budget.

Tiger Summer Shed with windows and single door in garden, patio and potted plants

Summer Shed | Summer Sheds | Tiger Sheds

 Or how about this beauty?

Tiger Elite Pressure-Treated Octagonal Shed with garden furniture and potted plants on garden decking

 Tiger Elite Pressure-Treated Octagonal Vista | Tiger Sheds

Proof that good things come in small packages, the Tiger Elite Pressure Treated Octagonal Summerhouse is a guaranteed way to turn a tired garden patch into a seriously sophisticated talking point.

Featuring extra thick, pressure-treated 16mm shiplap cladding, a tanalised 58x44mm heavy duty timber frame, heavy duty doors and full pane windows to let the light flood in, this stunning summerhouse is made to order in our Yorkshire workshop.  As with all our garden buildings, it comes with the unbeatable Tiger 20-year guarantee.

Tiger Tip - If you have a particularly small garden or summerhouse, you can usually bring in extra light with the help of a mirror. This trick also helps any space feel bigger. 

Summerhouses for Average Garden Spaces

The more outside space you have, the more potential there is for adding an exciting new summerhouse to your space. However, no matter what garden size you have, it’s what you do with it that counts. You really don’t need acres of space to enjoy all the benefits a summerhouse has to offer.  

So, whether you’re in need of a garden office, extra chill out space, or entertaining space, here’s our pick of medium-sized summerhouses that would look right at home in your garden.

Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse with garden furniture and plants

The Tiger Contemporary Summerhouse is a modern take on garden living space. Perfect for a home office or creative studio, this summerhouse is light and airy all year round thanks to the striking full pane window arrangement.

We want you to feel secure in all our summerhouses, so we upgrade the windows on this particular model to toughened glass at no extra charge for your peace of mind.  

Here’s what our customer Helen has to say when she left us a 5 star review… 

“Fabulous quality and easy to put together (well that’s my dad said 😂). Would definitely recommend the summerhouse to my friends and family.”

If classic, timeless style is more your thing, you might be interested in The Martel; our Georgian, solid timber summerhouse. Marrying stylish, half-glazed Georgian double doors and a joiner-made Georgian opening window with our innovative interlocking 44mm timber system, The Martel is a quintessential garden summerhouse that can be assembled in a matter of hours so you can move in and make it yours as quickly as you like.

Tiger Martel Georgian Summerhouse on garden decking with planters

 Martel Log Cabin | 44mm Garden Log Cabins | Tiger Sheds

What’s more, we offer an incredible array of customisation options for your Tiger summerhouse, ranging from exterior colour and roof covering options, to door styles, glazing options and guttering choices. We’ve even got solar lighting kits so you can make the most of your new summerhouse long after the sun has set, whether you’re burning the midnight oil or treating yourself to another glass of wine.

Summerhouses for Large Gardens

Over the last few years, summerhouses have become increasingly popular as a means of gaining more space at home. As working from home is now the norm for so many people, using a summerhouse as an office is a fantastic way of maintaining productivity, avoiding distraction, and separating your work life from your home life.

But summerhouses aren’t just about work. We see more and more of our customers utilising their garden rooms as garden bars, spas, gyms, playrooms, cinemas, workshops and so much more!  

Here are a few of our most popular summerhouses to inspire your imagination…

How about the Tiger Garden Studio Plus?  It’s roomy, modern and incredibly stylish with ample space for work, rest and play.

Tiger Garden Studio Plus Summerhouse Log Cabin with full pane glazed windows and doors in garden with potted plants and ferns

 Tiger Garden Studio Plus | Tanalised Garden Office | Tiger Sheds

 You can configure the design exactly how you want too to suit your garden.


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Our finest shiplap clad summerhouse, the Tiger Retreat, is incredibly scalable, with dimensions ranging from 12’x6’ (3.55x1.75m) to a sprawling 20’x10’ (5.95x2.95m), so it’s more than ready to accommodate your ambitions, whatever they may be.

Tiger Retreat Summerhouse on deck with fencing painted in green and white


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 Featuring a 28x44mm rounded, four-corner framing system as well as full-pane windows and double doors with toughened glass as standard, our Tiger Retreat would make an ideal workshop, office, cinema or reading room with plenty of light and even a suite of shelving options for you to choose from!

A picture containing Tiger Retreat Summerhouse, cinema room, wicker furniture

The larger your space, the more time you’re likely to spend in there, so why not fully transform it into a special guest house for visitors or even the occasional staycation for you and your family?

The Gamma represents the height of summerhouse comfort, as its 44mm thick, sustainably-sourced timber is an excellent insulator. The full-pane toughened glass doors and windows can easily be upgraded to double glazing to keep you and your guests even cosier.

A picture containing tree, outdoor, ground, Tiger Gamma Summerhouse Log Cabin

 Gamma Log Cabin | 44mm Log Cabins | Tiger Sheds

Easily assembled with our own interlocking system, we particularly love how the Apex roof makes a feature of the timber frame inside the interior, instantly creating the atmosphere of a luxurious chalet in the Alps without ever having to leave the garden.

A picture containing Tiger Gamma Log Cabin Summerhouse with decking area and potted plants


A Tiger Gamma Log Cabin Summerhouse interior with L-Shaped Sofa, table and bookshelves

Here’s what our customer Roger has to say about The Gamma 

“We have been very impressed with both the timber and machining quality of all components and the accuracy with which it all fits together. We would recommend Tiger Sheds without hesitation.”

Tiger Quality

Here at Tiger, we pride ourselves on using only the highest grade, slow-grown and sustainably sourced European timber in our summerhouses, cut to order in our very own Yorkshire saw mill.

Whichever design has caught your eye, the first thing to do is make sure it’s right for your garden. You’ll need at least one metre clear around the whole summerhouse for ease of access during assembly and maintenance. It’s also a good idea to check the planning regulations for your area, as we’d hate for you to be caught out.

Once all that’s done, we’ll deliver your summerhouse for free and include our famous 20-year guarantee as well. Thanks to TigerSkin®, our own special preservative formula, you can keep your summerhouse in top condition so it can be enjoyed by family and friends for many years to come.

Before you go, check out our summerhouse inspiration guide and see what our customers have created.

Find or design your perfect garden space with Tiger. We are an award-winning garden building expert that you can trust with our 20-year guarantee and great service.

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