Setting up a garden office: bespoke vs. modular ready-made timber buildings
When people are looking for a garden office, timber structures such as log cabins and summer houses are often selected to serve as outdoor office spaces. However, in the early stages of planning, many prospective garden office owners get confused about whether to choose a bespoke or a ready-made timber structure. To be honest, both of these options are great for setting up a garden office, but they both have particular advantages for certain home office projects. Looking for some advice or inspiration for your garden office? Keep reading to find out the pros and cons of both bespoke and ready-made garden buildings, as well as recommendations on how to choose an outdoor office for your garden!
Modular ready-made garden offices
Modular ready-made garden offices are very popular among remote workers and new entrepreneurs, simply because they are the most convenient and cost-effective way of setting up an office space in a garden! The vast range of standard and luxury timber structures offered by various suppliers provides everyone with the chance to find a design that suits their needs and taste – starting from a tiny garden office that’s suitable for one or two people, to large log cabins perfect for small to medium-sized enterprises. In addition, modular garden buildings are usually designed in a way that allows prospective owners to avoid applying for planning permission, for example, by rarely exceeding the maximum height of 250 cm.Go to summerhouses
What are the pros and cons of modular ready-made garden buildings? First and foremost, they are easy to assemble, maintain and adjust to the intended use. Even more importantly, if you opt for a ready-made option, you won’t have to worry about the overall design and how it will blend in with the surrounding area, as garden building manufacturers offer both modern and classic style timber buildings in a variety of sizes (both tiny and spacious), that will look amazing in any garden. Frankly, the only disadvantage of these types of office buildings is the space limitations that a pre-designed structure imposes. Therefore, if the available space in your garden is an unusual shape or if you’re planning a non-standard layout for the placement of your workstations, then a ready-made option may not be right for you. Meanwhile, if this does seem like the best plan, simply do some research on the Internet or head to a nearby showroom and choose the one you like the best. All you’ll need to know to find the right modular timber office for your garden is the required size and your preferred shape, as well as the overall design that would best suit your garden!
Bespoke garden offices
Meanwhile, if you feel that the easiest option isn’t really for you and a bespoke-design home office seems more suitable, don’t be afraid to go for it! Bespoke garden buildings are no longer a luxury with an almost unbearable price tag. The best suppliers and manufacturers offer convenient and easy-to-use online configurators that allow you to create your desired outside office design at home. Setting up an office in your garden isn’t just a garden office project, but a project that will refresh the overall look of the garden. Therefore, it’s important that a bespoke design not only creates the desired office space layout and interior but also has a good exterior design, with windows, a roof type and even a finish that perfectly complement your garden and home.
In fact, bespoke garden buildings are much more similar to ready-made ones than you might think! And that is truly the main advantage of bespoke garden buildings – your own design and layout is turned into a high-quality log cabin that’s easy to assemble and maintain (most manufacturers use the same construction systems for both bespoke and ready-made buildings).
Whether you’re opting for a luxury model or something more standard, a garden office is a long-term investment and therefore it’s worth considering if a bespoke option might make your life easier in the future. A bespoke multi-room garden building can be easily adapted for various businesses as well as other needs – for example, if your career takes a new direction, the structure could be turned into a garden studio or a guest room. Therefore, think ahead and consider adding a canopy or an extra room!
Another thing that makes people favour bespoke designs is the versatility and unlimited choices they provide – including the size of the structure (large or small), the roofing material, the thickness of the walls and the position of the windows. In fact, bespoke garden offices don’t have any disadvantages – if there’s an aspect you’re not sure about, feel free to redesign it!
Garden office ideas
Regardless of which option you choose, the options are unlimited for both bespoke and modular garden offices, and the only thing that limits the full usage of the office space is your imagination. To make the most of your office space, you should carefully plan the layout, the interior and the exterior of the building.
One trend that’s becoming more and more popular for office spaces is to combine the workspace with a relaxation area. A garden office offers many opportunities for this – first of all, you could have a whole room dedicated to this purpose, and, if you wanted, you could even combine it with a kitchen area that’s equipped with a microwave and a coffee machine. Furthermore, if your garden space allows it, you could set up a lounge area under a canopy or on the lawn next to your office.
Interior design has a crucial impact on the atmosphere in the office and the productivity of your employees, and a timber log cabin or any other timber structure can help with this. Think of it as a blank canvas which you can turn into a modern Scandinavian home office, a cool industrial space, a beautiful contemporary interior or anything else, really. For a truly modern home office, don’t forget to incorporate technology – for example, you could set up solar panels for electricity, as well as using various smart-home solutions.
Can a garden office change your career? We definitely believe so! If you’re still in search for the best garden building, discover the log cabin and summerhouse range at www.lugarde.com!