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7 Garden Office Ideas for Working from Home

Garden Office Layout Idea inside a Holt Studio

With more people working from home than ever before, many of you are considering taking the plunge and investing in a garden office. This is to give you a permanent and dedicated work from home space.

You will want to make sure that your new garden office building meets your work needs so you can use it practically on a day-to-day basis. We can add full insulation, double glazing, electrics, and a heater to our garden offices. Some of our made to measure garden offices already have these features included as standard, so they can be used comfortably throughout the year. You will also want to think about internet access. Luckily, we have some tips on how to extend Wi-Fi to your garden office or shed.

With styles ranging from ultra-modern contemporary garden offices to timelessly traditional garden office room designs, it can be difficult to decide which design would be the best fit for your garden. To give you some inspiration for your new garden office, we have put together 7 garden office design ideas for working from home, showing you our customers’ favourite buildings, which we hope will offer you some garden office inspiration.


2.4 x 4.2m Salthouse painted in Exterior Sage

If you would like a pent roof garden office building, the Salthouse is ideal. It can be made in over 25 different sizes so you can choose the size that best fits your garden. It has a fully glazed front elevation, with double glazed floor-to-ceiling glass panels made using toughened safety glass.

The fully lined and insulated interior of this modern garden office can be tailored to your tastes with a range of design options, including adding electrics and a heater. Our Salthouse comes with natural matchboard on the walls and ceiling and our standard floorboards, but you could opt for painted matchboard lining and either a lacquered floor or engineered flooring in your choice of colour for an alternative look.


3.0 x 3.6m Holt painted in Exterior Slate
Dressed Holt Studio at Bellways Home Heatherley Wood Development

Another home office garden building with plenty of glazing is our Holt. In fact, it features two walls of glazing so you can enjoy unhindered views of your garden while you work inside. Like our Salthouse, it is fully lined, insulated and double glazed as standard, and you can choose which of our interior design options you would like to make your new workspace practical yet stylish.

As well as tailoring the interior to your tastes, you can choose to extend the side veranda on the Holt so you can have a year-round use office space inside, as well as an outdoor living space. The veranda can be used as a cosy sitting area, an alfresco dining area, or even home a hot tub.

Classic Office

2.4 x 3.0m Classic Office painted in Classic Smoke

The Classic Office has been specifically designed with home working in mind. Like the Salthouse & Holt, it also has a stylish pent roof design. It has fully glazed double doors and a top-hinged window, which will flood the interior with plenty of natural light while also providing a lovely view of your garden.

This garden office building is fully lined, insulated, and double glazed. It is available in one size, 2.4 x 3.0m, providing enough room for 1-2 people to work comfortably inside. For 1-person use, you can add a desk in one corner and a filing cabinet in the other, and for 2 people, you can add desks in opposite corners to really make use of the workspace inside.


3.6 x 4.2m Langham painted in Farrow & Ball Green Smoke

If you are looking for a more traditional garden office design, consider our Langham. It has an apex roof design, giving a lofty feel inside. It also has opening desk height windows included as part of its design, meaning they are the perfect height for you to gaze out at the beauty of your garden while sat working at your desk.

As well as interior options to choose from, the Langham offers even more exterior design options for you to choose from. You can choose one of our slate effect tile options or cedar shingles to cover the roof, and plain or Georgian style windows. You may also want to consider having Velux® windows installed in the roof.

Garden Room

3.6 x 4.8m Garden Room painted in Farrow & Ball Old White

The Garden Room is our flagship design, and it has been built with year-round comfort in mind, making it a great choice for a garden office.

While electrics and a heater are an extra option on our other garden offices, this luxury garden office comes with both these options included in the price, as well as full insulation, painted matchboard lining, engineered flooring, and double glazing.


3.0 x 3.0m Wiveton Summerhouse painted in Exterior Twine

For something a bit different to your typical garden office design, you may want to consider the Wiveton. This traditionally styled summerhouse has an octagonal shaped design with windows in four out of its eight sides including the double doors, meaning you can appreciate your garden from a multitude of angles while you work inside.

As well as providing you with a year-round workspace, the Wiveton will create an attractive focal point in your garden. You can have the exterior painted in a shade to blend in with surrounding greenery or choose a colour that creates more of a statement.


3.6 x 3.6m Weybourne painted in Exterior Pebble

If you are limited on space or have an unusually shaped space in your garden that you want to make the most of, our Weybourne may be the ideal garden office building for you. It has a unique shape that is designed to fit into the corner for your garden, helping to maximise the space available.

The Weybourne has a hipped roof design, with an attractive roof overhang to the front of the building. This corner garden office is available in three different sizes so you can choose the size that best fits the space you have available in your garden.

Whether you prefer a contemporary garden office or something more traditional, we hope these garden office ideas have inspired you to find the perfect garden office building for your needs.

Whatever style of garden office you choose, you should check whether you need planning permission. In most cases, garden offices do not need planning permission as they are permitted developments. All our pent garden offices are under 2.5m high, and as all our garden office buildings are made to order, we can lower the roof pitch on our apex roof designs to meet permitted development regulations. If you are asking yourself “do I need planning permission for a garden office?”, we have an interactive planning permission tool so you can check. 

If you want to see more of our garden office designs, you can view them online in our garden office collection or visit one of our UK show centres.

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