These garden offices make remote working a dream

If remote working has become your new normal, investing in a garden office could be the best way to keep your work life balance

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A garden office could be just what you are looking for if remote working has become your current nine to five. As nearly all workplaces made the decision to shut due to Covid-19, many of us have had to find ways to make working from home, well... work. And while a space at the dining table or an improvised desk at your dressing table can work for a few weeks, as the weeks go on, a dedicated office will sound more and more appealing.

If you already worked from home, it might be that your current home office does not offer enough room for you, a spouse who has now become a remote worker, and all the kids trying to avoid homeschooling. If you have a spare room, great – if not looking to the garden is the way to go. And it means you can still have some separation between work and home, even if the commute is only a few steps from your back door. 

We have rounded up some great home office solutions. From simple cabins available for delivery in the next couple of weeks, to fully bespoke options that are definitely more involved but well worth the investment, you are sure to find something to suit your new WFH life. Scroll on to see the best options, or for more advice about what you are allowed to build in your garden, check out our guide to garden rooms – it might surprise you what is allowed without planning permission...

Browse the options for yourself – here are some great places to start your garden office hunt. Or to see examples, look below.

  • B&Q (opens in new tab): cabins starting from £705
  • Cabinmaster (opens in new tab): insulated and double glazed, these are a top investment
  • Container Conversion Design & Build (opens in new tab): the ultimate prefab garden office, POA
  • Garden Buildings Direct (opens in new tab): customisable options from £865
  • Smart Garden Offices (opens in new tab): fully bespoke in a range of styles, prices from £7,944
  • Waltons (opens in new tab): insulated and double glazed cabins starting from £1,009
  • Wayfair (opens in new tab): a wide range of cabins and summerhouses fit for use as a garden office
  • Wickes (opens in new tab): a good selection starting from £1,270

Shire Leygrove 14x10 Apex Tongue & groove Wooden Cabin

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Shire Leygrove 14x10ft apex tongue & groove cabin | £2,346 on B&Q (opens in new tab)
With large windows and double doors, this garden office is perfect for enjoying working outside on a sunny day. With toughened glass and mortice locks and rim locks on the doors, security is not a concern and it has plenty of room for your home office, plus extra space for relaxing.

Plumley 10x14ft garden office

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Plumley 10x14ft tongue and groove log cabin | £2,499.99 on Wayfair (opens in new tab)
This garden office comes in untreated FSC pine that you can paint in your chosen colour. The door has a mortice lock and both windows and doors have draught excluders for a comfortable, storm proof set up. Everything, including the floor, is made with pressure treated timber for max strength. This garden office is available on finance too so you can spread the cost and delivery is free.

Suffolk barn garden office

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Suffolk Barn garden office | From £9,144 on Smart Garden Offices (opens in new tab)
More of an investment, this garden office is the full package with flooring, sockets, lighting, free delivery and full installation. If you are set to be working from home long term, this is a great choice as with double glazing and insulation it has everything you need to work comfortable – so it really is like a detached extension to your home.

BillyOh village hall garden office

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BillyOh 4.5x4m Village Hall Log Cabin | From £4,645 on Garden Buildings Direct (opens in new tab)
Upgrade for treated wood, double glazed windows and you can even have the roof finished in shingle for a high-end look. You can also have the wood painted in your choice of colour and if you really want, there is the option of a garden bar installation – because all work and no play and all that.

Pent garden office and gym from Roundpeg Outdoor Buildings

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Pent garden room 7x4m | £9,500 fitted and delivered from Roundpeg Outdoor Buildings (opens in new tab)
Roundpeg do a number of great bespoke designs and we love this sloping roofed design in a modern grey. This has been built with additional height as it is used as a gym and all their garden rooms come with double glazing.

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Lindsey Davis
Lindsey Davis

Lindsey is Editor of Realhomes.com and Editor in Chief for Home Ecommerce at Future. She is here to give you aspirational, yet attainable ideas for your home and works with her team to help you get the best buys, too. She has written about homes and interiors for the best part of a decade for brands including Homes & Gardens, Ideal Home and Gardeningetc and isn't afraid to take the inspiration she finds at work into her own space – a Victorian terrace which she has been (slowly) remodelling for the last eight years. She is happiest sipping a cup of tea with a cat on her lap (if only she had a cat).

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