With an increasing number of people working from home following the pandemic, the need for an inspiring working space, at or just outside the home, has become more pronounced than ever. If you are lucky enough to have a garden, then building an office in your garden is the perfect way of creating a stimulating and functional working area. Moreover, creating an office in the garden also cuts down the cost of extension. Depending on your preference and individual requirements, you can choose to create a simple, generic garden working area, or go all out and build a bespoke garden office that is designed to allow you maximum concentration and comfort. But before you get started, it is important to consider any structural, electrical, and legal limitations such as:

  • Space available
  • Electricity, internet, and telephone lines
  • Water connections for toilets and sinks
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Planning permission
  • Budget

Once you have everything in place, you can begin designing or planning for your garden office. To help you get started, here are a few inspiring ideas that are perfect for creating your own little working area in the garden:

Summerhouse Conversion

The summerhouse is often the most underused part of your home. This is why converting it into an office is the most ideal transition. Add the usual office furniture, but keep the colour palette muted or earthy, to give it a homely, natural feel. Depending on the size available, you can keep the previous furniture and fixtures in the remaining area, so that it can still function as a summerhouse when needed.

L-Shaped Garden Office

One of the biggest constraints of creating an office in the garden, is space. To maximise the area without covering the whole garden, it’s a good idea to build an L-shaped office. This way, you can position the office in one corner of the garden and maximise the internal space without taking up too much of the garden area.

Garden Pods & Huts

If space is not a criterion, then installing a pod or Shepherd’s hut in the garden is all that needs to be done to create a dedicated working area. A garden office pod is perfect for enjoying the natural surroundings while performing your day-to-day work, while Shepherd’s hut offers a cosy and relaxing environment to get your work done peacefully. Regardless of what you choose, it is guaranteed to be the central point of interest in your entire home and garden. 

2-in-1 Garden Office

Everyone deserves to have a place where they can relax and rejuvenate after a long day’s work. So if you’re building an office in the garden and have sufficient space to include a few other fixtures, then you can create a 2-in-1 garden office that has everything you need to work diligently and peacefully and is also equipped with a home cinema system, hot tub, or a small home gym, where you can unwind after work. 

Garden Room Extension

A simple office extension in the garden that separates you from the distractions in the home, while also keeping you connected to the house, is one of the simplest, most convenient options. Just make sure that your garden office extension has the same exterior finish as the rest of your home so that it looks like it is a natural part of the house. This option also offers you the chance to create a relatively large, dedicated office area in the garden that can be equipped with everything that a modern office needs, including additional seating, a small conference area, multiple screens, and advanced electrical equipment for better communication.

Inspired? Make the most of your garden area by adding a delightful office in it, and creating a motivating working area, right at your back doorstep! Need help designing a bespoke garden office? Get in touch with our designers to ensure you get the best value for your investment.