Creating a home office is the most popular use for a garden room. We have written about lots of garden offices over the years, and have curated this page of articles to point you in the direction of some of the more interesting examples. For more information about buying a garden office, check out our sister site the Garden Office Guide.
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Ex-display 6.8m x 3.6m SIPs annexe
With a guide price of £25,000, this ex-exhibition unit, spanning 6.8m x 3.6m, is perfect for a range of uses from a cosy annexe to a creative workspace. Featuring high-quality SIP construction, thermal efficiency, and modern amenities like a kitchenette and bathroom, it offers luxury at half the usual cost.
Kennedy Garden Retreats
Kennedy Garden Retreats have caught our eye with their range of modular garden rooms that can be personalised around each customer. Their Windsor design particularly stands out amidst contemporary garden room options, thanks to its unique exterior finishes and meticulous detailing.
Garden Room with heritage-style windows
This 5m x 4m garden office and exercise space, constructed in North London by Office In My Garden, showcases a bespoke design. Its stepped front elevation has been thoughtfully crafted to encompass an existing tree. Adding to the building’s distinctive charm is the Crittall-style glazing, which infuses the building with character.
The Crusoe Pad: A Well-Specified Garden Room
At 3.6m x 2.8m, the Crusoe Pad is a garden room that fits comfortably in most gardens without overpowering the space. It’s large enough for a variety of uses, from a home office to an art studio, or even a personal gym.
Unique garden office/mancave with storage
This 4m x 4m garden room is divided up, offering a multifunctional main room that serves as both a home office and a man cave, alongside a separate storage area. The bespoke design features a variety of exterior cladding finishes, while the interior boasts a contemporary cabin aesthetic.
Two garden rooms built in two years for the same client
A quality garden room adds significant value to a home. For homeowners who love their current house but need extra space, garden rooms offer a cost-effective solution to extending their living space without the need to move or embark on major renovations. Then when it comes to selling their home, these versatile buildings can add significant value and appeal to potential buyers.
Recent clients of Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited can attest to this. Within two years, the company has constructed two garden room buildings for one family. This repeat business speaks volumes about the quality of Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited’s buildings and their stellar customer service. It also underscores how integral a garden room can be to a household.
The smallest garden office we’ve seen
The Aldesko, with its external footprint of 1.69sqm (18.19sqft), easily stands out as the smallest garden office we have seen. Its external height of 1.95m also ensures it fits comfortably under the Permitted Development rules for outbuildings, granting you ample flexibility in its placement within your garden.
L-shaped office/gym building with a covered seating area
Cosy Garden Rooms tailors each building to the unique needs of the customer. A prime example is this garden office and gym building that seamlessly integrates a sheltered outdoor seating area.
Green Retreats unveils exciting new features
Green Retreats continues to lead the way in innovation with the introduction of several new customisable design features on display at their Wescott showroom. To celebrate the launch of their new features, Green Retreats is having an Innovation event for the whole of October with has a special offer on all garden room orders with an installation before March 2024. Visit their Buckinghamshire showroom to see the latest innovations for yourself, or contact their Sales & Design Team to find out what offers can apply to your garden room project.
For those seeking a garden room that perfectly merges contemporary style with rustic detailing, look no further than Rustic Realities.
Transparently priced Sanctum Garden Studios
Sanctum Garden Studios offers four distinct garden room ranges, balancing functionality, aesthetics, and value for money.
They are transparent about their building costs, listing the prices for the different ranges and size options on their website. These prices include the foundation system, building installation, and VAT. The only extra expense, as Sanctum Garden Studios makes clear, is the final electrical connection between the studio and your house, which you would coordinate with a local electrician. Such transparency ensures buyers face no unexpected surprises.
Home gym and office annexe
This bespoke home gym and office building is different to many of the other examples we have shared because it was designed and built to a Building Regulation compliant specification that we commonly see in living annexe projects. Ark Design Build handle the approval process as part of their turnkey service. In this case, this also included obtaining planning approval.
While designed primarily as a home gym and office, the 42sqm L-shaped building—comprising two main rooms, a kitchen, and a shower room—offers versatile future use, including potential sleeping accommodation.
Cosy Garden Rooms
Based in the Midlands, Cosy Garden Rooms designs and builds insulated outdoor rooms for clients across the country. Where many competitors customise their standard designs, the Cosy Garden Rooms team believes in a personalised touch. Each room they build is custom-made, and designed around the requirements of the client and the unique characteristics of their garden.
Work from home in a Crusoe Garden Room
Creating a home office in a garden room has always been a popular choice for these versatile buildings, but these offices aren’t limited to solo desk workers. They can serve as successful business premises, accommodating multiple desks and providing ample storage space for goods and materials.
Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited crafted this 7m x 3.5m building, which has become the ideal workplace for clients in Nottingham. Priced just under £26,000, this garden office is not only functional for business but also enhances property value and offers flexibility for a diverse range of future uses.
Green Retreats: Special Offers & New Features
There’s never been a better time to invest in a garden room from Green Retreats. They’ve just introduced a fresh design element that adds a hint of Scandi flair. To celebrate the Bank Holiday, they’ve unveiled a special promotion. Plus, their newly-released Basebox design comes with attractive 0% finance options.
Garden office and entertaining space
Currently, a trend in garden office design is the addition of a covered area next to the insulated workspace, serving as a spot for relaxation and entertainment. As shown by this My Eco Space project, these two functionalities can be combined seamlessly into one cohesive building.
Work, Rest & Play Garden Rooms
Executive Garden Rooms’ clients in Poole, Dorset, presented them with a unique brief: to create two garden room buildings situated about 25m apart in a woodland setting. The larger of the two buildings was to be divided into two rooms, each with its own external access. These buildings were to serve as a home office, gym, and a quiet space for reading and relaxing.
Garden office, gym, and covered seating area under one roof
This 8.5m x 4.3m garden room in Banstead, Surrey, illustrates perfectly how these versatile buildings can accommodate multiple uses under one roof. Garden Fortress designed and built the space, dividing it into a home office, gym, and sheltered outdoor seating area.
The chosen site at the end of the client’s garden featured a significant fall in ground level. Garden Fortress installed a ground screw base and incorporated steps into the decking, making a feature out of the slope.
Maintenance-free garden office & workshop
This 7m x 3m garden room by Garden2Oiice is split into a home office and a workshop. Built on a steep slope, the room uses two different types of exterior cladding that require little to no maintenance and look great. It’s a perfect blend of practicality and style.
Garden office with living roof & green wall
This bespoke garden office by Miniature Manors sits on a footprint of 4.1m x 3m and incorporates both a sedum living roof covering and a green wall that adds interest all year round.
Spacious garden room designed for a small garden
A Room in the Garden skillfully turned a compact space into a dual-purpose garden room that serves as both a home office and a sitting area. Using a bespoke angled wall design, they maximised internal space without overwhelming the garden. This unique layout not only enhances the room’s functionality but also makes it a visual highlight of the garden.
Basebox: Cost-effective garden rooms by Green Retreats
If you’re in search of a fully-insulated garden room that doesn’t break the bank, look no further than the Basebox range from Green Retreats. Basebox offers a unique blend of affordability and low-maintenance durability in a value-engineered garden pod. With ten versatile sizes to choose from, there’s a Basebox to suit every garden.
The Curved range by Warwick Buildings
Warwick Buildings offers several unique designs for customers looking to extend their living space with an outdoor room. One of our favourites amongst their portfolio of designs is the Curved Range – a charming alternative to the conventional flat roof, cubist designs on the market.
Sanctum Garden Studios offer four ranges
Sanctum Garden Studios offer four distinct ranges that cater to a variety of design styles and price points. Each building is manufactured in their workshops and delivered to site in sections for assembly by their in-house team. Typically this takes just two days.
As a special promotion for readers of The Garden Room Guide, any studio ordered for installation before the end of August 2023 will receive a £500 discount.
Garden office with concealed storeroom
A bespoke garden office with a hidden storage room by Garden Spaces. You can choose the division of space for the two rooms. The office features a high-spec plastered and decorated interior, while the storeroom features a highly durable OSB finish.
Old garage to multifunction garden room with shower
Executive Garden Rooms designed and built this multifunctional garden room on the site of an old garage. Their client’s vision was a versatile space serving as a home office, family room, and guest accommodation.
Ultra by SMART Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios
We’ve been exploring the Ultra range by SMART Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios. Standing out with its striking aesthetic of floating Cedar panels offset by a black framework, doors, and window frames, the Ultra range offers a blend of style and practicality.
The Ultra comes in more than 60 sizes with lots of flexibility to customise the layout of doors and windows.
The Elegance of Birch Plywood Garden Room Interiors
Birch plywood, with its distinctive grain and warm honey tones, is a signature element in mid-century, Scandinavian, and Japanese interior design aesthetics. Its versatility, durability, and unique charm make it a sought-after choice for individuals wishing to incorporate these stylish influences into their homes. If you’re aiming to replicate this look in your garden room, then Miniature Manors is the team to talk to.
A Spotlight on Crusoe Garden Rooms
When considering a garden room, try to envision its versatility beyond the daytime hours. By incorporating exterior lighting into your design, you not only extend the functionality of your building into the evening but also create a stylish focal point in your garden. Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited understands this concept, exterior lighting is an integral part of their design process.
Super mini garden rooms
We have found 8 of the smallest garden room pods on the market. All are 1.8m/6ft deep or less but big enough for one worker.
Garden room with wrap-around glazing
Most garden room designers tend to stick to standard rectangular windows when incorporating wrap-around floor-to-ceiling glazing into their designs. However, Bridge Garden Rooms stands out from the crowd by offering angled windows on the side elevation, adding a unique touch of character and style to the space.
Sonic Box Studios
When it comes to playing music or recording a podcast or video, having a acoustically sound space is essential. That’s where Sonic Box Studios comes in. Sonic Box Studios is a specialist soundproof garden studio range created by the team at Miniature Manors, which offers a unique solution for musicians, podcasters, and anyone needing a quiet, dedicated space to work or play.
35+ years of experience goes into every Warwick Building
Warwick Buildings is one of the longest-established names in the garden room industry, having been in business for over 35 years. They offer a wide range of garden room designs, including both contemporary and traditional styles, as well as dual-pitched, mono-pitched and curved roof designs. Whether you’re looking for a space to work, relax, or entertain, Warwick Buildings has a garden room to suit your needs and style.
With sizes starting from 2.6m x 2.4m and prices from £9,000, Warwick Buildings’ garden rooms are an accessible and affordable way to expand your living space. They also offer flexible finance options to spread the cost of your building, making it even easier to achieve your dream garden room.
Composite and Cedar claddings work well together
A recent Instagram post by Modern Garden Rooms caught our eye, showcasing their Concave range garden room with a stylish combination of composite wood cladding and Western Red Cedar cladding. This project is an excellent example of how combining different cladding finishes can create a unique and striking look for a garden room. While many people choose one finish or the other, this project demonstrates the potential for mixing materials to create a more visually interesting and personalised aesthetic.
Versatile garden room for all the family
This recent project by Executive Garden Rooms is an excellent example of how a garden room can be designed to create a flexible and functional space that caters to the needs of the whole family. The building sits on a footprint of 7.8m x 4.5m, providing ample space for multiple uses. It features a well-specified shower room and a kitchenette, making it an ideal space for guests.
Dual entry garden office slots in between the walls
Sanctum Garden Studios designed a dual-entry garden office with engineered wood cladding, Anthracite Grey uPVC doors on both sides and acoustic insulation for an architect client who intended to use it as a home office/music room. The customisations showcase the company’s flexibility and attention to their clients needs.
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2m x 1.5m garden studio
You don’t require a lot of space to create a functional art studio, as this 2m x 1.5m pottery studio by AMC Garden Rooms proves. It could equally be used as home office.
Clever window and door choices make the pod feel bigger than it is, creating a naturally light, modern workspace.
Garden studio with an industrial vibe
This recent project by Sanctum Garden Studios has caught our attention because of its pared-back style. Rather than opt for white walls and ceiling that create a room akin to that in a new house, the owners asked for them to be lined with MDF.
The exterior features horizontal Cedar cladding with shadow gaps.
Garden therapy room
4.2m x 2.4m Prima by Garden Affairs used as a hypnotherapy room. The room features a w.c. so clients don’t need to visit the house, maintaining the separation between family life and work life.
Executive Garden Room with cloakroom, kitchenette & store
Executive Garden Rooms have created a wonderfully versatile space for their clients with this 35sqm design. Designed as a home office, it features a kitchenette, cloakroom and a useful storage room.
PodKit self-build garden rooms
PodKit is a new range of self-build garden rooms. Available in three standard sizes, with prices from £9,860, including VAT. The PodKit range has been designed so two people can assemble the room in a day or two.
Tailor made Crusoe Garden Rooms
Crusoe Garden Rooms Limited is a long established company renowned for its ability to tailor its garden rooms to suit the exact requirements of the client whilst remaining great value for money.
Click through to explore examples of how Crusoe Garden Rooms personalise each building around their client’s requirements.
Garden room & store with glazed pergola
The owners of this stylish building have nailed inside-outside living vibe with this garden office/art studio with a contemporary pergola that features a retractable roof and windows.
The insulated room has been divided into two to create an office/art studio and a secret storage room.
Urban Escape Studios
If you live within a 40-mile radius of Brighton and are looking for a contemporary garden room, you will want to look at Urban Escape Studios’ work.
Urban Escape Studios feature a low-maintenance engineered wood cladding ToughWood™, which is available in 6 finishes. You can also choose Cedar, or Shou Sugi Ban finishes.
Geodesic dome garden rooms & glamping pods
If you are looking for a garden room that stands out from the crowd, you’ll want to explore the work of Snowdon Domes, who offer a range of timber-framed geodesic domes that can be used as garden rooms or glamping pods.
The interior can be customised to add a shower room, kitchen area or a mezzanine floor.
Garden office with zero maintenance cladding
This bespoke 3.6m x 3.8m garden office showcases Garden Spaces’ new zero maintenance slatted cladding option. Two large picture windows have been positioned at desk height to offer a great connection with the garden as the owner works.
3m x 1.8m insulated log cabin
Buying a small garden building doesn’t mean you have to compromise on features. You can still have fashionable tall glazing and other contemporary features. This 3m x 1.8m Prima from Garden Affairs is a good example. With prices from £5,885, there is a lot to like about this small design.
1.8m x 1.8m (6ft x 6ft) garden studio
At 1.8m x 1.8m (6ft x 6ft) the QuadPod Super Micro by Sanctum Garden Studios is one of the smallest garden office designs. With Cedar and grey exterior finishes it has a contemporary aesthetic.
Low-maintenance Garden Spaces office
Low-maintenance Garden Spaces office Published: 29 December 2022 A garden office building is a significant investment; you will want to ensure it will stand the test of time. To achieve this goal, you will want to work with a company that offers durable exterior finishes that offer a long, low-maintenance lifespan. Garden Spaces, one of […]