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Which Style Garden Office is Right for You?


If working from home is set to be a continuing feature in your job, you may be considering taking the plunge and investing in a permanent outdoor office that will allow you to work more flexibly from home. One of the best things about having your very own garden office room is that you can have it designed to exactly how you want it, whether that is in terms of practical features such as insulation and electrics, or aesthetic choices including what colour you would like your new office painted in and the style of windows you like. Before all those choices comes perhaps the biggest decision out of them all, what style garden office would you like? Are you someone that is drawn to traditional designs or are your tastes more aligned to modern style garden buildings?

While personal taste is important, other factors such as where you live, and the style of your home can also affect your choice of garden office building too. Traditional designs will perhaps be more suited to period properties and countryside gardens whereas a contemporary garden office will look right at home in the garden of a new build property or built-up area.

We have many garden office designs in our vast collection that vary in style, so we thought we would share some of our traditional and contemporary garden office designs to help you decide which style garden office is right for you.

Contemporary garden offices

3.8 x 5.0m Holt Studio
3.8 x 5.0m Holt Studio

Our Holt Studio, Salthouse Studio, and Classic Office are what we would class as our contemporary garden offices. The common feature of all three of these buildings is their pent roof and they are all clad with smooth shiplap giving them a sleek and stylish look.

2.4 x 3.0m Salthouse Studio
2.4 x 3.0m Salthouse Studio

Both our Holt Studio and Salthouse Studio come with plenty of glazing. Our Salthouse Studio has a glazed front elevation made using a number of floor-to-ceiling glass panels, and our Holt Studio has two fully glazed walls that offer unhindered views across your garden. Our Classic Office will also allow you to view your garden while working as it has a large top-hinged window included as part of its design.

2.4 x 3.0m Classic Office
2.4 x 3.0m Classic Office

As well as having a contemporary look and feel, all three of these buildings come fully lined, insulated, and double glazed as standard, making them a great choice if you are looking for an insulated garden office that will be suitable for working inside all throughout the year.

Traditional garden offices

3.6 x 4.2m Langham Studio
3.6 x 4.2m Langham Studio

Our traditional garden offices come in a variety of different styles; some have a classic garden building shape, some are octagonal, and some have a chalet-style feel. 

5.4 x 3.0m Binham Studio
5.4 x 3.0m Binham Studio

Our Binham Studio and Langham Studio are the buildings that look like your typical office building. Both buildings make fantastic outdoor offices as they have desk height windows included as part of their design, so when you are sat at your desk, you will be able to look up from what you are working on and be faced with a beautiful view of your flourishing garden.

3.0 x 3.0m Wiveton Summerhouse
3.0 x 3.0m Wiveton Summerhouse

As well as our more obvious office designs, some customers have chosen to have one of our traditional Summerhouses to use as their outdoor garden office. 

3.0 x 3.6m Cley Summerhouse
3.0 x 3.6m Cley Summerhouse

You could opt for our octagonally shaped Wiveton Summerhouse that has windows in four out of its eight sides, our Cley Summerhouse that has an elegant, hipped roof, or our Blakeney Summerhouse that has a classic, chalet-style design with an attractive roof overhang.

2.4 x 2.4m Blakeney Summerhouse
2.4 x 2.4m Blakeney Summerhouse

Garden offices with a blend of both styles 

3.0 x 6.0m Burnham Studio with the addition of a storage partition
3.0 x 6.0m Burnham Studio with the addition of a storage partition

If you are undecided which style garden office building would best suit your home and you like features from both our traditional and contemporary garden offices, why not consider having a garden building installed that incorporates both styles. Our Burnham Studio and Thornham Summerhouse both draw influence from modern and traditional designs.

2.4 x 3.0m Thornham Summerhouse
2.4 x 3.0m Thornham Summerhouse

Our Burnham Studio is very similar in style to our Salthouse Studio with its fully glazed front elevation, however, instead of a pent roof, it has a pitched roof which will give it extra height. If you are looking for something more traditional in style, but prefer the look of a pent roof building, our Thornham Summerhouse could be a great option. It has glazed doors and depending on the overall size of your building, you will also have 2 or 4 fixed windows on the front elevation, as well as opening windows on each side, which will allow plenty of natural light inside to create a light and airy working environment.

As well as the buildings mentioned throughout this article, we have many other building designs that may be suitable for use as a work from home office space. You can take a look at our garden office collection online or visit us at one of our UK show centres. There, you will be able to see our designs for yourself, as well as examples of the many interior and exterior design options we offer in order for you to customise your new outdoor office to your tastes. If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of our friendly advisors prior to visiting us, please do not hesitate to email us at sales@cranegardenbuildings.co.uk or call 01760 444229.

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