Furnishing your garden office – ideas and inspiration

Garden rooms can be used for most work activities, including offices, workshops, treatment rooms and craft and art cabins.

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With space at a premium and extensions proving costly, an increasing number of us are moving into our gardens to install studios in which to work or relax. Once you have sorted out the location for your garden office you should think about the security arrangements to ensure that any items that you have stored in there are safe and secure. A Locksmith Sheffield way or in your region can help with the advice and installation of appropriate locks for you.


Designing cabins to meet every requirement takes some thought. Sometimes, there are clear ideas of storage, working areas and seating for workspaces, but advice may be needed.

Consider first the items that are difficult to move once built, such as windows, doors and skylights. These should be placed where you would like light and access to the working area. Designers experienced in working with garden studios can help with drawing and design.

Heating, power sockets and lighting should be in the correct places to enable access during work.

Ensure you have an inspiring vista of gardens or surrounding areas and nature to gaze upon from your workspace. Often, one of the best benefits from working from your garden is being able to enjoy the tranquility and peace around you.

Design and furniture

Timber feels breathable and warm throughout the year but, consider draught-proof ventilation to invigorate and feel fresh.

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To get the most out of the space and not be cramped, keep belongings tidy. Buy the best quality furniture you are able to afford and have it fitted, such as made to measure desks. This will ensure furniture is robust, durable and fits correctly in your studio.

Integrated storage and desks make use of available vertical space and create a working space that maximises every square metre. You can even install work consoles or desks that fold away after use, which is ideal if space is tight. Installing media and computing equipment into your garden studio, and adding shelving or storage into restricted spaces and beneath desks can minimise lost space. The addition of a daybed or window seat is popular, and this can also be used for storage.

However you work and for any activity, a well designed and installed garden studio will benefit your productivity and make your routine enjoyable and more efficient.