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  • 1. Choosing the Design



    When it comes to choosing which garden office is best for you, there are a number of key factors and optional extras you’ll need to consider:

    • Thicker wood – This can help keep your building insulated throughout the winter months and this is a popular option.
    • Guttering – If you’re looking for a sustainable solution to water usage, guttering can come in handy for the stormier weather. It’s a great way to collect rainwater!
    • Roof style – Choosing between a pent roof and an apex roof is mostly a design choice, decide which roof looks best for you! A modern garden will often have a pent roof, whilst a traditional garden might have an apex.
    • Building size – Popular sizes can vary, when finding the right one for you, make sure you consider the size of your garden and how much space you’ll need.


    Another key factor to take into consideration which building has the perfect size for you. You can opt for a bigger sized garden office with two different rooms to provide a separate workspace. This can be a great option if you intend on having visitors.


    A great example of this would be the BillyOh Kent Garden Office, it’s a large office space with two different rooms. You can also upgrade the wood thickness to 44mm which will provide some much-needed warmth in the colder months.


    If a smaller garden office is what you’re looking for, then the BillyOh Fraya Pent Log Cabin is a perfect choice. This ranges in size and also allows you to upgrade the wood thickness to 44mm. This garden building also provides the opportunity to change the windows from single glazing to double glazing. There is a wide range of different kinds of garden buildings for you to choose from!

    White office with a computer, yellow mug and pen pot with plant

    3. Designing Your Style


    Now you’ve chosen the perfect office space and it’s well-positioned, it’s time to start planning your style to create a beautiful space
    !

    Personal touches can help to keep your garden office feeling like a comfortable workspace. Adding photos and lots of familiar items is the best way to accomplish this. Try finding a brand new photo frame to go on your desk or maybe even some new shelves.

    Tip: This is a great opportunity to create a photo collage on a shelving unit or do a great feature wall. Turn a wooden wall into a white wall by using a brilliant white colour would be perfect for this!

    Add plants into your new space! This can help bring your new garden office and business space to life. Either real or fake ones will do. Fill your garden office with small potted plants and larger plants to create a fresh feeling environment.

    You should also decide how you want your new office to feel. You could decide on bright and airy office space with lots of white and bright light. You could also decide on a more traditional look with lots of wooden furniture and some warm-toned lighting.

    Cork board with envelopes and earphones on

    5. Invest in Storage


    Storage space is a key part of the organisation and can help to increase productivity. Having a clean and tidy space can help to uplift your mood and ultimately, result in a better work ethic. Having a dedicated space for everything is a must!

    If paperwork is a large part of your job, investing in some garden storage and organisational items can be perfect. Try finding some shelves or draws to keep everything tidy. Storage can also help to keep your cables tidy and tucked away!

    A great storage option is to get cork boards. This can be an ideal solution to seeing any schedules you have and can keep any important documents in a safe space where you can see them. Shelves can also be a great storage choice, especially for the smaller garden offices with limited space. They can leave you with lots of ample space whilst helping to provide you with the much-needed organisation. The perfect space design!

    TIP: Use elastic bands to wrap up your cables. You can also organise them into different compartments to keep them from getting tangled.

    Shop Garden Offices

    A garden office is perfect if you need to feel as though you're leaving your house to work or you just want that extra bit of space dedicated to your job!

    This depends on where you live and what you'll be using it for. Garden log cabins, summerhouses, garden sheds and offices don't require planning permission but it's always best to check with your local council.

    There are plenty of different designs to choose from. You don't have to buy a garden office to use it in that way. You could buy a garden shed, summer house or log cabin. Take into account how much you'll be using it and then decide on which product is best for you!

    Start by choosing your ideal garden building, construct it and add in everything you need. Follow our steps above on the process of creating your dream office space.

    No, due to planning regulations, you aren't able to sleep in a garden office, garden shed, summerhouse or log cabin.