Small garden offices are very popular in the UK, and there are a number of suppliers who specialise in small garden office design, who have honed their designs to get the maximum amount of function out of a small footprint.
Just because you are buying a small garden office doesn’t mean you want it to be lacking the features of its bigger counterparts, right? And theres no reason why you should compromise.
Although we have seen garden offices as small as 1.8m wide the smallest useable space is about 2m x 2m which is enough room for one person to work, the slightly larger 2.4m x 2.4m size is about the same as a small bedroom in your house.
With a small garden office space is obviously at a premium so you need to think about the aspects you can design in to maximise space. Fitted furniture is one way to maximise space and several of the suppliers have designed desk and shelving systems which maximise the workspace.
Another design element that can effect the useable space is the choice of doors and windows. Large expanses of glazing are a popular design feature but does minimise the useable space for positioning furniture. The most functional small garden office designs place windows at desk height so that you have plenty of natural light and a good view but allow a desk to be positioned under.
Many designers have put together small garden office packages that include the building, office furniture and are equipped with all the electrics and data cabling you need to plug in your equipment and start work. They have priced these models very competitively with 2.1m x 2.1m garden offices starting at around £5,000 including VAT up to the £12,000 mark.