We recently caught an episode of Grand Designs where at the end of the show, the owner of house said that he thought his house worked so well because they had built the best house they could, not the biggest.
We thought this to be very wise advice. Advice that could equally applied to buying / building a garden office.
You see there are buildings marketed as garden offices that are large, low specification buildings at low price points. Buyers tell us that they are attracted to these buildings - often log cabin style buildings, because they can get a lot of space at a fraction of the cost of the garden offices we feature on this site.
If you have a budget for your garden office and most buyers do. You need to weigh up if you want a big space at a low specification or a smaller space with a high specification.
With the Grand Designs build we watched they had decided to opt for a smaller house to ensure that every element of the core structure and internal fit out was the highest possible standard. This choice ensured that the final building would be a comfortable place to spend time all year round. Cost effective to run. Aesthetically pleasing and a joy to use as it had all the bells and whistles that they desired.
We urge you to consider specification over space
When buying a garden office we urge you to consider the specification over space. We can see that it would be appealing to buy a 15 square meter garden office for just £1,600, but remember in doing so you are effectively just buying a shed - these buildings have no insulation, no double glazing and any heat you try putting into the building will just flow out of the roof!
By working with one of the garden office suppliers we feature on this site you will ensure that you are buying a garden office that will last for decades. Be a comfortable space to spend time 365 days a year. Cost you no more to run than a room in your house and it will be full of designer features.
To sum up, it is a much better investment to buy a smaller garden office at a high specification, than a very large one at a basic specification. Explore the work of these suppliers as part of the search for your ‘perfect garden room’.