Commuting to the end of your garden has never been so popular, with homeowners all over the country choosing to expand their living space outdoors rather than spend thousands of pounds on an extension.

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Garden offices offer a practical alternative to building an expensive extension or moving house, and they can be designed to fit your family’s needs. They now come in many different shapes and sizes and are more than just a fancy shed. Instead, they are designed to be a long-term solution to needing extra space.

According to The Guardian, what it calls shedworking is a good idea, as it is easier to prevent your family and pets from invading your workspace and there’s no need to double up on spaces, leaving other rooms free to use as they were intended. It also adds that a garden office can add value to your property.

There are many reasons why you might want or need a garden office, including wanting more living space but not wanting the cost of moving home or not wanting the disruption or cost of an extension or loft conversion. For those with large gardens, garden offices also allow them to make better use of their outdoor space. Some homeowners also don’t have the option of extending their existing property because it is listed or in a terrace.

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Various uses

Think about what you might want your outdoor room for. Does someone work from home and need it as an office, or is it to be used as a family room, where you can all relax and watch films or simply hang out? You may have a hobby which takes up a lot of space and want a dedicated room in which to be able to do it.

You can get advice on design and styles from a garden office specialist, such as http://www.gardenspaces.co.uk/garden-rooms/garden-offices/. Experts like these can tell you what will be appropriate for your home and garden.

Choose your style

You might want an ultra-modern space with a state-of-the-art cinema screen and sofa, or a more cosy cottage feel. If it’s an office or study you need, anything is possible, and if you have space, you could even add a cloakroom, so you don’t have to trek back up the garden to your house.