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Can A Garden Office Add Value To My Property?

As a homeowner, you may, at times, find yourself wondering if there are any cost-effective ways to improve the value of your property. Aside from large scale building works, renovations and landscaping projects, are there any ways of increasing the worth of your house?

Whilst you may not be planning on selling your house any time soon, it is always a good idea to consider the ways in which you can make it more attractive to prospective buyers when the time does come.

One means of not only increasing your property’s value but also making it a more attractive and practical space for your own family is by investing in a wooden garden office. These timbre garden buildings are an incredibly practical use of space, increasing the selling price of your house and providing a number of benefits for you and your family.

Here is Keighley Timber's guide to garden offices and other timber garden buildings.

Why Invest In A Wooden Garden Office?

In terms of both long term benefits and short term gain, garden offices are a great investment for a multitude of reasons. From their practical uses to their visual appeal, these timber buildings are sure to improve your home in more ways than one.

Below are just a few advantages of these marvellous home additions.

Added Space

If you’re a homeowner or property manager, one thing that there never seems to be enough of is space. Especially when your house serves more than one purpose. In the modern post-lockdown world, more and more of us are working from home in some form or another. While this is a blessing in many ways, the spaces that were formerly reserved for relaxation and recreation now serve a dual purpose; our homes have become our offices as well as our personal space.

Therefore, the demand for extra space is higher than ever. By choosing to build a garden office you will not only free up space inside your house, but increase the space in which you can work. What’s more, with the massive rise in demand for home office space, erecting a separate office space in your garden can increase the overall value of your home dramatically, making it a smart investment.


Traditionally, gardens are reflections of homeowner’s pride for their property. Well kept hedges and an abundance of greenery are classic demonstrations of the love and attention given to an outdoor space. However, there is nothing to say that adding a modern and practical touch to your garden can’t add an element of beauty.

A timber garden room, such as an office, strikes a pleasing balance between a traditional wooden summerhouse, and the practical requirements of the modern world. With the right choice of placement, a garden office can add so much to the appearance of an outdoor space. Not only will this help your garden to appear better kept, but it will also demonstrate a sense of liveability and practicality outside of the house, showing consideration for every part of your property.

Home/Work Divide

As mentioned previously, the world of work is constantly changing, with the Covid-19 pandemic having a huge impact on the way we operate as employees and businesses. With increasing numbers of people working from home on either a full or part-time basis, it can be difficult to differentiate your space outside of a 9 to 5 job.

Choosing to build an office that exists as a separate space to your living area can help to promote a healthy home/work divide, creating a clear boundary between the place in which work is conducted, and the spaces that you relax, unwind and socialise in.

What’s more, studies show that having a space dedicated to work outside of a living environment can massively boost productivity during the workday, creating a psychological divide between the two spaces. This isn’t to say your office space should be grey and boring though; make the space comfortable and personal. After all, it is your office.

Value And Prospective Buyers

When it comes to potential investments and additions to your property, it is worth considering the value and selling potential that could be added to your home, even if moving isn’t on the cards right now. Sure, there are a bunch of non-financial benefits that accompany a garden office, but it’s good to know that your purchase could also be incredibly attractive to prospective buyers.

Some estimates suggest that the additional space created by timber garden buildings could add up to 10% to your home’s total value. Of course, this isn’t guaranteed, but it’s more than likely that the value added to your property will far exceed the up-front cost of the office itself!

Alternative Timber Garden Buildings

Moreover, there are numerous other garden buildings available that can massively improve the look, comfort and value of your outdoor space. Office’s are a practical and sensible investment for those working from home, or planning to sell a property in the future, but there are also many other outdoor additions that can spruce up a space.

Summer Houses

If your goal is making your garden a place of comfort and relaxation, a summer house or garden room could be the choice for you. These buildings are not only aesthetically pleasing, but incredibly practical. How you use it is up to you; from outdoor dining areas, to yoga rooms and reading spaces, the possibilities are endless. What’s more, the addition of the buildings to your home is sure to add value and peak the interest of prospective buyers.

Dog Kennels

When looking for a way for your four legged friends to live outside comfortably and safely, a high-quality dog kennel is a great idea. It’s so important to provide the shelter and safety that your dog deserves, all year round.

Made from durable timber and available in a multitude of sizes, you can be sure that one of these will provide the comfort and style needed. A high-quality timber building company will provide you with a range of size options to ensure that your dog has all the room it requires.


From a more practical perspective, a well-built, high-quality garden shed is an excellent storage solution for all of your gardening tools and equipment. With a huge range available, from traditional apex sheds, to potting sheds for the avid gardener, these are a sure way to add practicality and value to your home!


Of course, garden office’s are the perfect solution for those working remotely in non-labour roles, but for those in more physical trades or DIY enthusiasts, a timber workshop may be the ideal solution.

With a range of sizes and staples to choose from, a workshop is a brilliant practical addition to any property, boasting versatility, functionality and practicality!


Of course, no discussion of outdoor buildings would be complete without mentioning playhouses. These little wooden homes provide endless joy for children, encouraging imaginative play outdoors. In addition to their entertainment value, a wooden playhouse can also be extremely attractive to prospective buyers; a family will see somewhere with considerations for children as a huge bonus.

High Quality timber Garden Rooms: Keighley Timber & Fencing

From garden offices, to playhouses and dog kennels, timber outbuildings are a worthwhile investment for so many reasons. They provide aesthetic appeal, boost property values and encourage the efficient use of space. If you are considering purchasing a timber garden room of any kind, look no further than Keighley Timber & Fencing.

We build a huge range of timber products, from sheds made to order, to potting sheds and workshops, so you’re guaranteed to find something that suits your requirements. What’s more, our expert team is committed to giving you the best service possible, offering competitive prices, ten-year anti-rot guarantees and direct contact throughout the buying process.

No matter your needs, Keighley Timber & Fencing is your one stop shop for timber garden buildings. If you have any questions or would like to discuss our services in further detail, don’t hesitate to get in touch today.

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