Garden roomModern Home Office & Library, Oxfordshire
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Light-filled garden roomLeaving the house and going to another space to work, whether it’s a café, public library or a shed in the garden, can help a writer focus. Here, a beautiful garden room is simply furnished to aid concentration, but the wall of glass ensures it’s a light, welcoming and creative space (and not a cell!).
Set up an ‘outdoor’ home officeIf you’re more about productivity than all-out relaxing, a contemporary workspace like this could be for you. The space has been kept deliberately spartan to emphasise the simplicity and beauty of the materials. Who needs decoration with such lovely colour and texture from the timber and plywood – not to mention the greenery? Floor-to-ceiling glazing makes the space feel at one with the garden, while the position of the desk allows the owner to benefit from the light and proximity to the window. In designing a garden room to use as a home office, it makes sense to avoid facing directly into the garden – otherwise you’d never get any work done!
Let the light inA garden room can make a stunning feature and can work as an office or simply as a place to relax. It’s a great way to bring the garden and daylight indoors.Design a simple timber structure and use off-the-shelf windows and doors – you’ll be surprised at how easy it is. In most areas, a Permitted Development certificate is all you’ll need, but make sure you comply with local planning regulations before embarking on your project.