5 Ideas for setting up a garden office

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If you’re like many people, you may dream of working from home in your garden. But is it possible to set up a functional office outdoors? Yes, it is! Here are five ideas for setting up your garden office.

1. Clear out the shed for some privacy.

yellow green shed in bushes

If you have a shed in your garden, you can easily convert it into a functional office. All you need is some basic furniture and an internet connection. While you won’t be able to achieve the same level of luxury as you would with a dedicated home office, a shed can be an excellent place to get away from distractions and enjoy some peace and quiet.

Start by cleaning out the shed and decluttering any unnecessary items. Next, invest in some insulation and weatherproofing to make the space more comfortable.

Then, add a desk, chair, internet and electricity connections to create a functional work area. Finally, personalize the space with some personal touches like artwork or plants.

2. Refresh your mind in the greenhouse.

Greenhouse in garden.

Most people think of greenhouses as places to grow plants, but they can be so much more.

With a little bit of creativity, a greenhouse can be transformed into a cozy office space.

Imagine being surrounded by the peacefulness of nature as you work. The natural light and fresh air would be a refreshing change from the fluorescent lights and recycled air of a traditional office.

Plus, you would have a constant supply of fresh flowers and herbs to brighten up your day. If you have the space, setting up an office in your greenhouse is the perfect way to get up close and personal with your plants whilst staying productive at work.

3. Go Al-fresco desko.

desk setup in garden

If you don’t have any dedicated coverings like a shed, greenhouse or pergola, simply moving your desk out there on a sunny day can be a great way to boost your productivity and get a change in scenery.

Just make sure you bring everything you need so you’re not constantly getting up and down!

A laptop, charger, notebook and pen are obvious essentials. You can always bring out an extension cable if you need to charge your laptop whilst working and consider getting a wifi extender to provide internet coverage in the garden.

If you’re going to be sitting outside for a while, sunscreen is a must, along with sunglasses and a hat if you tend to get sunburnt easily.

Don’t forget insect repellent too – there’s nothing worse than being bitten by mosquitoes while you’re trying to work! And finally, make sure you have a comfortable chair and a shady spot to set up in.

4. Build a permanent garden office.

garden office building

If you have the space and budget for it, building a dedicated office in your garden can be a great investment.

It provides a good place to work away from distractions in the house, and it will also be appreciated by any clients that come to visit.

The office can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, but it should have enough space for you to work comfortably and storage for all of your important documents and equipment.

If you live in an area with a lot of bad weather, you may also want to consider installing some kind of weather protection, like awnings or storm shutters. With a little planning and effort, you can create the perfect office space to help you get the most out of your workdays.

5. Bring the garden into your office

plants in office with big window

It’s no secret that spending time in nature can have a calming effect on the mind and body.

While working from home you might not have the weather, space or furniture needed to work in your garden but you can always bring some garden into your office for a similar effect.

One option is to create a green wall, which is essentially a vertical garden made up of live plants. Not only will this add a touch of nature to your space, but it can also help purify the air. You can also make artificial green walls, read more about them here.

If a green wall isn’t possible, you can also try surrounding yourself with smaller plants or placing your desk near a bright window that you can open to let in some fresh air.

Working from home can be a great way to save money on commuting costs, but it’s not always easy to stay productive.

With a bit of creativity and planning, you can set up a garden office that is perfect for your needs. Whether you want to work in the fresh air, have a more permanent space or bring the garden into your office, there are plenty of options to choose from. So get creative and start planning your perfect garden office today!

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