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.
Garden office built in five hours
The Hampton by Sanctum Garden Studios can be built in as little of five hours. This time-lapse shows what an efficient process it is and how the Sanctum team keep a tidy site as they work.
Old garage to garden office with hidden storage
Executive Garden Rooms dismantled an old garage and replaced it with a contemporary garden office that has a secret storage area.
A Swift garden room can be a future-proofed investment
The team at Swift will work with you to create a future-proofed garden room that can morph into a different use as the family’s needs evolve.
This four-room garden room is a great example. Intended as a home office and gym today, it could be used for other uses in the future.
Corrugated aluminium clad garden gym & office
We are a fickle bunch here at The Garden Room Guide; we have fallen in love with lots of garden room buildings over the last 13 years, but this project by Miniature Manors would make it into our all-time top three!
The barn style building features two rooms, one is a gym and the other an office with ensuite.
Spaces Group: SEE (Super Energy Efficient) Upgrade Package
Spaces Group, home of Garden Spaces and Annexe Spaces, have created a new Super Energy Efficient specification that is an option on all of their buildings. This package can improve the overall performance of their buildings by up to 30%.
Grand Designs Offer
At the upcoming Grand Designs Live Show, Spaces Group will offer a free SEE package upgrade to every customer who visits their stand F7 and provides contact details.
Garden Fortress showroom
If you are based in Surrey, London or the surrounding counties Garden Fortress’s showroom is worth a vista as part of your research.
It is a clever building that serves a hybrid of uses well. There is office space, gym space, leisure space and a kitchenette and shower room.
Garden office & entertainment space
This stylish L-shaped building mixes three different uses under one roof – a spacious home office, discreet storage room and a canopied area for barbequing.
Pre-designed garden rooms
A pre-designed garden room is a good option if you are looking for a well-specified building with a quick, simplified purchase process. They are a good choice if you want to quickly create a home office, gym or art studio.
See Garden Spaces at Grand Designs Live 2022
Garden Spaces are featuring a multifunction garden room that is full of design features at Grand Designs Live at ExCel London. The show runs between 30th April and 8 May 2022 and it is a great opportunity to explore the work of an experienced garden room company.
Garden room alternative
If your budget doesn’t stretch to a multi-layer garden room choosing an insulated log cabin from Hargreaves Garden Spaces is a cost-effective alternative.
This 4m x 3.5m home office is a good example; it also features a useful storage room.
How to build a garden room in a day
Guest post from The Insulated Panel Store explaining how, with one of their self-build kits, you can build a garden room in just a day!
Tailor-made physiotherapy and pilates studio
eDEN Garden Rooms designed and built this 5m x 3.5m garden room tailor-made for a physiotherapy and pilates business. The door & windows have been configured to maximise the countryside views.
Garden office tucked into the corner of the garden
A look at a garden office by Blyss Garden Rooms that has been designed to tuck into the corner of the garden.
Design choices to ensure your garden room is warm in winter?
When planning a garden room, the design choices you make for the core structure will affect how warm it is in winter.
While you will initially pay more for a multi-layer garden room structure compared with other types of garden building, you will reap dividends in the long run.
Insulated container garden room
Alongside their log cabin and summerhouse designs, Summerhouse24 offer a range of insulated shipping container garden rooms. They would be an option for so many different uses – there is even an option with a sauna!
Examples of work from home buildings
Examples of work from home buildings by Crusoe Garden Rooms. They show how a garden room can be tailored around the needs of different occupations.
Garden office with a storeroom for a tight space
This garden office and storeroom by Hargreaves Garden Spaces has been designed to slot into a 3m wide garden, maximising the space available. While some companies insist on space being left all around the building so they can install it, Hargreaves Garden Spaces has developed a system that allows them to build tight to a fence.
Spread the cost by renting a garden office
Renting a garden office is a realistic alternative to taking out an expensive finance contract. You can rent an office from £36.92 per week from Booths Garden Studios.
Garden office and workshop
Executive Garden Rooms designed and built this highly insulated garden office with workshop. Both rooms can be independently accessed from outside and there is also a communicating door between the two room.
Have your garden room designed by an architect
Working with a garden room architect rather than a residential architect has many benefits as they understand the nuances of garden room construction.
How to create the perfect garden room?
We have been chatting with Ivana & Lukas from A Room in the Garden about how they approach creating the perfect garden room for their clients, whether that be a garden office, home gym or a self-contained living annexe.
Creating a garden office on a limited budget
Needing a home office but with a limited budget that would not stretch to a highly insulated garden office, Hargreaves Garden Spaces helped their client maximise their budget with an insulated log cabin building.
Garden office & treatment room for an osteopath
Home office and treatment room for an osteopath with reinforced ceiling to take hanging equipment including an Indian swing. A toilet has been fitted to save patients having to visit the house.
Garden room planning applications
If you need to apply for planning permission to build your garden room, DWG Plans Limited can handle the process for you.
Work From Home Office for less than £8K!
If you have started to explore your garden office options, you will have seen that there are some eye-wateringly expensive ranges! There are also some great, well-specified options costing less than £11,000.
Garden office with maintenance-free cladding
Composite cladding is an excellent choice for a garden office as it has a long maintenance free lifespan. It is also idea for inaccessible walls next to boundaries as this Hargreaves Garden Spaces project shows.
Future-proofed garden office
This 6m x 4m garden office by Executive Garden Rooms that is future-proofed thanks to its Building Regulation compliant specification and the inclusion of a shower room with pressurised water system.
Garden office & store with feature green wall
Miniature Manors designed this bespoke garden office with storeroom that features an eye-catching green wall.
Three ranges of affordable garden rooms that don’t lack features
Sanctum Garden Studios have three ranges of garden room to choose from, each room is affordably priced yet they don’t lack popular design features.
3.5m x 2.5m garden office
This 3.5m x 2.5m garden office project by Hargreaves Garden Spaces proved a better option than a traditional house extension.
Small cube garden office
We are often asked for ‘garden office cube’ suggestions. One of the ranges on our list of replies is the Cube Range by Modern Garden Rooms. You can choose the size that works for you and configure the layout and style of the doors & windows.
Slope Spaces have broken away from the mould of cube shape garden rooms. As their name suggests, Slope Spaces have a sloping roofline, and this allows for striking angled windows in the side walls. They come in two sizes: 2.4m x 2.4m and 3.6m x 2.4m.
Moonalabs Garden Offices
Moonalabs are a range of contemporary Teak clad garden offices that are designed for comfortable year round use. Prices start at £8,492 inc VAT.
Luxurious L-shaped Life-Changing Space
If you like the idea of having a space, separate from the main house, where you can work, workout or play a quick game of table football with the kids, then you will love this multipurpose L-garden room, recently completed by Swift!
Garden Bothies offer a range of contemporary garden room designs & a bespoke design service. They have chosen a palette of interesting, high spec materials and offer unique design details such as angled walls and a cladding option that wraps over the roof.
If you like the idea of incorporating large expanses of glass into your garden room design, you will want to take a look at GlasHaus Design. They specialise in bespoke garden rooms and house extensions that utilise structural glazing solutions.
3.2m x 2.4m eDEN Hub Curve garden office
The 3.2m x 2.4m eDEN Hub Curve is a great garden office option with a high-spec plastered and decorated interior and stylish Cedar exterior cladding.
Garden office with storage on a sloping site
Bespoke garden office design that has utilised the sloping ground to create a taller than usual storage shed which is hidden behind a secret door.
A look at the SkyPods range of insulated garden rooms formed from recycled aircraft parts. There are small designs that would make a great home office and larger designs that have a shower room.
eDEN Garden Rooms are designed for business
A look at four garden office projects by eDEN Garden Rooms that have proved to be good for business. The projects show how the eDEN team tailor their buildings for each customer.
Urban Grow Pod
Urban Grow Pod have created a range of contemporary garden rooms that feature stylish rainscreen cladding and a minimalist Birch Plywood interior.
Design your garden room & try it in your garden before you buy
Design your ideal garden room using the SMART configurator & then see what it would like in your garden using their smartphone app.
Bespoke garden office with outdoor seating area
This fantastic garden office with an outdoor seating area was commissioned by an international lawyer who wanted to bring his intense workload closer to the tranquillity of their beautiful garden.
L-shaped gym & office building
Bespoke design L-shaped garden room that has been divided into two rooms to create a home gym and office workspace. The building has many stylish design features such as the board on board cladding.
QuadPod by Sanctum Garden Studios
The QuadPod by Sanctum Garden Studios is an excellent option if you are looking for a small garden room. There is a lot to like about the QuadPod – it is available in four versatile sizes and is competitively priced.
Why a garden room office creates the perfect work / life balance
Norwegian Log explain how a garden room office can help create a good work and life balance.
First SMART Evolve
A couple of months ago, we wrote about the new Evolve range by SMART Garden Rooms, Offices & Studios. The SMART team have recently shared some images of the first Evolve being installed.
Broadband for your garden office
There are several ways to extend your homes broadband into your garden office. This article looks at the different options.
InFrame Space offer contemporary garden rooms that have a steel framed core structure. They offer their designs in 2.5m, 2.8m and 3.2m heights.