How to Design Your Ideal Garden Office

The rise of remote work has transformed how we approach our professional lives, making way for bespoke solutions like garden offices – purposeful outdoor structures designed to provide focus and separation from household commotion. For freelancers and remote employees alike, these versatile spaces offer a calm and tailored working environment.

In this step-by-step guide, we will take you through the process of designing your own garden office, all while using our dedicated online configurator, which can allow you to see your new build come to life, while giving you the freedom to adjust the design to fit your needs and tweak your own budget – all within minutes.

The Importance of a Dedicated Workspace

While working remotely promises flexibility and work-life balance, the lack of a dedicated workspace can quickly diminish those benefits. When your home becomes your office, separating professional and personal lives is a constant challenge.

This is where a garden office shines. By carving out a purpose-built space exclusively for work, you establish vital boundaries – both physical and psychological. Your garden office becomes a space that fosters the mindset and environment needed for peak productivity. As you step through its door each morning, you signal to your brain that it’s time to work, making the transition seamless.

Whether you’re a freelance creative or a remote corporate professional, prioritising a dedicated workspace is pivotal for thriving in our modern work culture – and a garden office is the embodiment of this pursuit.

Planning Your Garden Office

Garden Office in Warwickshire

With the importance of a dedicated workspace established, it’s time to begin mapping out your garden office plans. Before diving into designs, take a thoughtful look at your available outdoor space.

Factors like size, sunlight exposure, accessibility, and privacy will influence optimal office placement. You should also ensure you have sufficient clearance from property boundaries based on guidance from your local council. It’s also crucial to clearly define how you intend to utilise your soon-to-be garden office. Will it solely function as a professional hub, or do you envision incorporating other uses like a hobby room or gym? Mapping out these needs early will guide smarter design decisions down the line.

How Our Online Configurator Can Help

Our sophisticated online design tool allows you to fully customise your garden office vision – from materials to features. Explore multiple models and layout options, adjusting window placements, doorways, and architectural styles with a few simple clicks.

The configurator’s attention to detail is impressive. Do you want French doors with sidelights? A sloped, curved, or pitched roof style? It has you covered. You can even test out colour palettes and accessory fixtures to harmonise with your home’s aesthetics. Best of all, pricing updates in real-time as you tweak specifications.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Model

Garden Office Pods

Our diverse options extend to traditional garden office pods, ideal for those seeking ample natural light and unimpeded views. Strategically placed windows and glazing allow sunlight to stream in, while French doors and overhangs expand your usable square footage into the outdoors.

Box Offices

For those looking for a contemporary, minimalist vibe, the sleek lines of the Box Office could be the perfect fit. This model boasts a distinctive slimline roof trim and offers a blank canvas for personalising door styles and material finishes.

Micro Pods

If seclusion and peace are important to your workflow, the Micro Pod could be for you. These compact offices pack a punch, with sizes starting at just £8,000, integrated electrics, and full insulation, the Micro Pod provides year-round comfort in an affordable package.

Garden Rooms

If you plan to use your space for more than just work, you might consider a classic garden room. Created with robust timber and sporting charming architectural flourishes, these designs channel soothing cabin vibes while affording all the modern amenities you need. 

As an example, the Contemporary Garden Room offers a blend of modernity and comfort, with large windows and open spaces ensuring a light-filled work environment. Meanwhile, the Curved Garden Room adds an artistic touch with its unique roof design, appealing to those looking for a blend of functionality and visual appeal.

Step 2: Customising Your Garden Office

With a base model selected, it’s time to start designing – with the help of our built-in configurator. This tool lets you take over and create the office your workflow requires. Starting with your base model, you can select options such as:

  • Door Types: The configurator offers a variety of door options, including bi-fold doors that securely open up to your garden or uPVC French double doors for a touch of traditional charm.
  • Window Options: Windows play a crucial role in defining the ambience of your garden office. With the configurator, you can choose from screen and vent windows for privacy, or casement windows for a classic look, as well as glazing options for added insulation and security.
  • Roofing Styles: Whether you opt for a pitched roof for that traditional appeal, found in the Contemporary design, or a flat roof for a sleek, modern look, the tool ensures your office integrates seamlessly with your garden’s landscape.
  • Material and Finish Selections: Cladding options range from the natural warmth of timber to low-maintenance, durable composite materials. Interior finishes, flooring options, and even the colour of the door and window frames can be customised, ensuring your garden office is a true reflection of your personal style and work needs.
  • Practical Additions: The tool allows you to add LED spotlights, up to six double plug sockets, and options for controlling exterior lighting – giving you full control over the functionality of your workspace.

In the end, this attention to detail and personalisation is what separates other garden offices from Warwick Buildings, ensuring that whether you’re drawing up plans for a minimalistic studio, a contemporary retreat, or a modern workspace, the outcome will be uniquely yours.

Step 3: Finalising Design Details

With the broad strokes of your garden office mapped out, it’s time to refine your finishing touches, starting underfoot with your choice of oak-look laminate flooring or if you’d prefer to install your own floors, simple plywood flooring for easy integration.

Door colours and finishes are an equally important consideration. Will you opt for neutral tones that blend seamlessly with the outdoors, such as our Irish oak? Or maybe a deep, statement colour like green or anthracite grey to cultivate a particular mood? Your arrangement of windows can also be set to match your door colour, completing your design.

Take Your Remote Workspace Into Your Own Hands


Start designing your garden office or office pod today with the help of our configurator tool. It’s straightforward to use and lets you pick exactly what you want, from the layout to the little details. If you need a hand or have any questions, our team is always here and ready to help.


Our Garden Room Designs

Garden Office Pods

The Box Office

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The Garden Office Pod is more of a set model that comes with a UPVC sliding door and a UPVC opening window. However you have plenty of choice when it comes to the cladding options, door and window colour, laminate floor and so much more. Plus its unique roof structure gives a streamline visual appearance.

Curved Garden Room 14

The Curved Roof

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The Curved Office is a show-stopper at our show site. Each curved roof garden room comes with a set of UPVC French double doors, 2 side screen windows and a casement window. Redwood Cedar cladding and not forgetting the unique, stunning curved roof – it is sure to be a talking point within your garden landscape.

Garden Room by Warwick Buildings

The Contemporary

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The Contemporary garden office range is an ideal choice for the customer who is looking for the maximum internal floor space. Without compromising on the look of the growing popular mono pitch roof building, this a popular choice as the design offers you a number of different sizes.

Elegance Garden Room

The Elegance

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The perfect choice for the customer who is looking to have a modern contemporary design, with a painted finish. Available in a choice of colours, the design features a recessed porch area, and the option to have a smooth painted lining board on the inside with a cedar clad ceiling.

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