3. The final type of garden office is the one that takes the best of both worlds. The versatile garden office has wide doors that swing open (like a barn) or perhaps it's a small commercial electric garage door with large windows built in for viewing your yard when it's closed. A closed garden office can be transformed to an open garden office by rolling the desk out a few feet onto a deck or patio with ease. There are so many ways to create a versatile garden office and not everyone (or most everyone) will be able to afford this option.
- Cordless phone, internet phone or a really long chord
- remote internet access (or really long chord) and laptop
- An indoor/outdoor desk (or patio table) If the area is covered then the sky is the limit Preferably an old desk with drawers for pens, paper...
- A dog, cat, bird or all of the forementioned to run around and give you that much needed distraction from time to time
You will also need shade and strategically placed plants/trees/arbors to give your garden office "walls". Just as a good designer will plan your landscape to have "rooms" or unique sections your garden office needs to have that same feel. If it does, you are far more likely to use it on a daily basis.
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