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Garden Office Ideas: 10 Amazing Outdoor Home Offices

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The hunt for garden office ideas is on the rise as an increasing number of people work from home. This has meant a requirement for outdoor offices that provide a comfortable, quiet and productive space. Creating a garden office removes the need to extend you home and allows you to create 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, hobby rooms and even guest bedrooms, for example. 

Our stash of garden office ideas includes everything, from funky office pods and all-in-one style modular garden offices to architect-designed bespoke buildings —
something to suit everyone. 

How to Refine Your Garden Office Ideas

Before you start browsing our collection of fabulous garden office ideas, it is a good idea to take some time to think about what you want from your new home office. 

Some factors to consider include: 

  • 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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Even small gardens can accommodate a garden office — and they don't have to be bespoke and expensive either. There are now lots of small modular garden offices out there designed for this very purpose.  

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This compact garden office is from The Key Studio Range from Smart Garden Offices and measures 3.2m x 2.1m. Prices start from £10,525 and include everything you need to start using your office, such as lighting, sockets and radiators. 

2. Adaptable Garden Office

adaptable garden office ideas

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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. Eye-catching Garden Office Pod

contemporary garden office pod idea

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This is a garden office idea sure to make working from home a pleasure — everyone will want meetings to be held here.

The  Oval House Garden Pod from Lime Lace can seat eight people and offers 360° uninterrupted panoramic views of your garden design provided by large clear windows. It also has comfortable seating with an adjustable centre table that can be folded from a larger dining table to a smaller coffee table. Ambient lighting is provided via ceiling LED lights. 

4. Stainless Steel Garden Office Idea

stainless steel garden office idea

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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. Match Your Garden Office to Your Home

a garden office idea with cladding to match the existing 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. Oak Frame Garden Office Idea

oak framed garden office idea

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This stylish, classically cosy oak frame garden office hideaway is by Border Oak. , Clad is painted timber it has been designed to slot subtly into its natural setting and even features a small porch — so no need to take too much of the outside in, such as muddy wellies. You may well find yourself enjoying overtime a bit too much with this garden office idea... 

7. Indoor Outdoor Garden Office Idea

DIY garden office idea

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This wooden tongue and groove Rowlinson Cabin is from B&Q is a great option for those wanting to combine their garden office with a sheltered outdoor entertaining space — ideal for relaxing in when the working day is done.  

The cabin is self-assembly, but comes supplied with all fixings and fittings. It costs £3,400. Why not recreate this garden steps idea with integrated lighting too? 

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8. Luxury Garden Office Idea 

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How's this for a garden decking idea for your outdoor office? 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

bespoke Timber clad garden office idea

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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. Cabin Style Garden Office

cabin style garden office

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The cabin style garden office taps into the trend for shepherd's huts as a garden feature and makes a stylish yet practical statement.

The Dart from Life Space Cabins features large aluminium framed windows and doors and house-standard levels of insulation.

The Dart is modular but comes in a range of sizes and you can choose between a range of different exterior claddings as well as various internal layouts, fixtures and fittings — even mezzanine sleep decks and luxury bathrooms and cosy log burning stoves are options. 

 

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. She has renovated a terrace and is at the end of the DIY renovation and extension of her Edwardian cottage. She is now looking for her next project.