How to Set Up a Cheap Garden Office for Your Home Business

Bespoke Garden Rooms
Updated on 25 Oct 2019 · 2 min read
Starting a business from home can be quite costly in the beginning, which is why it’s sensible to go for a cheap garden office when you need somewhere private to work. Once your business is up and running, it can only last so long sharing the dining table or occupying the spare room before it needs a space of its own.

Giving your business the space it needs to grow is one of the secrets to productivity. Once your business has its own office space that is no longer a shared space, it allows you to concentrate on the task at hand with fewer distractions and interruptions. While every purchase needs to be carefully planned, you can’t go wrong with a cheap garden office.

Planning a Cheap Garden Office

When it comes to planning your cheap garden office, there are plenty of ways to keep costs low. The best thing you can do is have a look at case studies that have already been built to gauge price then set yourself a budget to stick to. When it comes to the specifications, you can tell your planner what you’d like and what you want to spend.

Certain materials and types of windows and doors can be cheaper than others. If you only have basic needs, it makes sense to go for a basic design.

Decorating Cheaply

It can be difficult to decorate on a budget. On one hand, it’s prudent to hold back on anything too fancy, but on the other hand, it’s important your office looks pleasant. Consider whether it’s likely you’ll be dealing with clients in  your garden office.

If you’re expecting to see clients in your office, consider a minimalist or vintage style of decor, which allows for either second hand furniture or a very pared back look. If clients aren’t expected to visit, your office only needs to be liveable for you. This means you can get away with the bare minimum you feel you need to make the work-space pleasant.

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Cheap Office Supplies

Chances are, if your business has reached the stage that a garden office is necessary, you’ll have most of the things you need. When it comes to office supplies, these generally get used up fast. Buying in bulk can save hundred over the year, so shop around for the best deal. Some office supply stores give discounts to those who open a business account with them, so try to seek out the best offers for business owners too.

Talk to Your Accountant

The cost of building a cheap garden office can be declared as an expense and may be deducted from your profit (which could result in paying less tax). Ask your accountant the best way to go about investing in a cheap garden office, and whether it makes sense to pay outright or opt for a small business loan. Discuss the difference each option can make to your accounts and which option is best for your specific business.

It could also be beneficial to ask your accountant whether the office room should have a dual purpose, as rooms specifically for business can mean you pay capital gains tax when you sell the property.


Our Garden Office Features

Zero Maintenance

Modern Garden Offices are designed with the future in mind, and once your new workspace is in place there’s nothing to do to maintain it – ever! We use top-grade materials to ensure your garden office stands up to the elements for decades.

No Planning Needed

We have specifically designed our outdoor workspaces to meet pre-approved planning permission guidelines for garden offices. In most cases your Modern Garden Office can be installed without a planning application.

30+ Year Lifespan

We use innovate building methods and exceptional quality materials to ensure our Modern Garden Offices have a minimum life span of 30-years. All our buildings are backed by a 10-year warranty as standard, to give you peace of mind.

Equipped for Work

Modern Garden Offices are purpose-built workspaces, so we’ve factored in everything you need for comfort and productivity. Internet, telecoms, and plenty of power sockets can be included and placed wherever you like.

Fully Customisable

Our garden office designs can be easily customised. From the size and shape of the building to the quantity, style and placement of windows, doors, fixtures and fittings; we tailor your Modern Garden Office to your exact requirements.

Year-Round Use

Your garden office is designed for use throughout the seasons. Industry-leading energy efficient insulation to keeps your office space cosy, and we build in heating, lighting, and other home comforts so you can work year-round.

I have recently had a garden room built and am so pleased with the finished product. Although it is one of the smaller rooms, it has given me a spacious working space that has exceeded my expectations.

Jo Hunt (September 2021)

Steve and Sam completed our room not that long ago and it was a fantastic job through from our initial contact with Mandy to the final completion.

Graham Cartmell (September 2021)

From start to finish the Modern Garden Rooms team we're fantastic. Michael was great with the plans and talking us through our options and what would work to make the most of the small space we had.

Becky, Seth and Fern Bignall (October 2021)

Hi Mandy hope all is well with you. Many thanks for a wonderful space that you and your team created for us.

Matt from Liversedge (July 2020)

Communication is amazing, and Mandy is very thorough! Looking forward to works in the future.

David from Potton (June 2020)

Hi Amy, Martin & Jack were great this week. We enjoyed the build and greatly appreciated their efforts.

Richard from Sheffield (June 2020)

Hi Jonny, very happy with Lewis – good guy who gets on with the job and is easy to work with. The pool house looks great.

Janice From London (June 2020)

Lewis thank you once again for all your hard work over the past few days. The room looks fantastic, and we are delighted with it.

Corinna from Doncaster (April 2020)

Just like to say how great your guys were to deal with- a real credit to any business and exceptionally hard working.

Allen from Guildford (March 2020)

Hi Jonny! We are very happy thanks. It looks brilliant and the guys were lovely.

Jo from Farnham (March 2019)

Thanks again for everything. You’ve done a cracking job. I look forward to passing on your details to plenty of jealous friends and clients!

Tim from Kingswood (March 2019)


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