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Garden Office Ideas: 10 Inspirational Outdoor Home Offices

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As more and more of us work from home, garden office ideas are invaluable. Creating a garden office cuts out the need to extend and allows you to have a clear distinction between working hours and relaxation. 

Well designed garden offices can also be adapted in the future should your needs change, morphing into teenage dens or hobby rooms, for example. 

From all-in-one style modular garden offices to architect-designed bespoke buildings, there is now something to suit everyone. 

Garden Office Ideas: Getting Started

Before getting stuck into our inspiring garden office ideas gallery, take some time to think about what you want your new home office to give you. Consider the following:

  • How many people will your garden office need to accommodate at any one time?
  • How will you get services, such as electricity, to the building?
  • Is your new home office likely to require a planning application?
  • Who will construct it?
  • Will you need toilet facilities and if so, how will you get water to and from the office?
  • What is your budget?
  • How will you heat the space in winter?
  • Might you want it to be big enough to perform more than one function? For example, a guest room or hobby room.

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1. Small Garden Office Idea

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If you were thinking that your garden wasn't big enough for a garden office, it might be time to think again. There are modular garden offices in all shapes and sizes, including this Mini Office from Garden Affairs, measuring just 2.4m x 1.8m. Prices from £2,414. 

2. Family Friendly Garden Office

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If you have the space, consider a garden office that is large enough to use for other activities once the working day is done, or as your needs change. This oak frame design by Oakwrights combines a games room and den on the ground floor, with office space accessed via a spiral staircase. 

3. Unusual Garden Office Alternative

Garden office pod

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The Luxury Summerhouse Garden Pod from Cuckooland is a great garden office idea — sure to transform any dull work meetings into an absolute pleasure. It features sliding doors and windows and remains a comfortable temperature even on sunny days thanks to a reflective stainless steel cover for the roof. It also features a heater, bluetooth audio system, power poits, LED lighting, a table and two sofas. £16,995.

4. Maintainance Free Garden Office

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Meet the world's first stainless steel garden room, the Cube Fx Stainless Steel Outdoor Room by Garden House Design. It features self-supporting stainless steel frames to ensure stability and is available in four lengths and two widths, with different configuration options including windows, full length glass panels, double doors and more. It is also virtually maintenance free. 

5. Garden Office Idea: Match Your Office to Your Home

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This home office from Crown Pavilions has been designed to blend in well with the house it sits next to. The tone of the cladding and the grey windows match those on the main building. 

6. Garden Office Retreat

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The perfect hideaway, this timber frame, timber clad garden studio by Border Oak nestles into its rural, lakeside setting making an idyllic spot from which to work from home — as well as to enjoy after work drinks with (or without) work colleagues. 

7. L-shaped Garden Office Idea

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This contemporary style garden office from Rubicon Garden Rooms has an L-shaped footprint which allows for it to be neatly positioned into one corner of the garden — a great way to get maximum internal space without taking up too much of the garden. 

8. Luxurious Garden Office Idea 

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What better motivation to get all your work done that the lure of a hot tub or deck to sit out on at the end of the working day? This design is from Green Retreats and features wraparound glazing. 

9. Bespoke Garden Office Idea

Timber clad garden office

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Having a custom made garden office, such as this timber clad design from Border Oak, means you can be sure that your new building will meet all of your needs. This garden room not only blends well into its pretty setting, but it also incorporates a handy covered log store and mini verandah from which to admire the day's gardening efforts. 

10. Shepherd's Hut Garden Office

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Shepherd's Huts not only look beautiful, but they also make great garden offices. They are usually constructed off-site, but if access is an issue, they can also be tailored to be delivered part-constructed. 

This version is by Malvern Garden Buildings.