How Garden Lodges Can Easily Be Turned Into Home Offices

Garden Spaces You'll Love to Work From Whether your prefer to work al fresco, or like the comfort of walls and electricity you'll find inspiration for the best place to set up your makeshift office.
Updated on 06 Dec 2019 · 2 min read
Garden lodges are built for many different uses, but most commonly to be used as an extra sitting room. It might be difficult to imagine how your cosy sitting room could either double up as, or be converted into a home office. Thankfully, these buildings are extremely versatile and it will only take a short while and a small amount of money to get things up and running.

First you’ll need to decide whether you’re changing your garden lodge into a room that will only be used as an office, or if you’re revamping the room to give it an extra purpose. There is no right or wrong answer, it’s down to personal preference (although you might want to ask advice from your accountant about what will work out best for your business accounts).

Turning Garden Lodges Into an Office Environment in 3 Easy Steps

Three simple steps to transform a garden lodge into a place of business might seem too good to be true, but this is the most efficient way to set things up. 

Step one: Assess your needs

Will you be using this room as an office instead or as well as a sitting room? If you’re adding a purpose, will you need to rearrange or remove furniture to create enough space? The simplest way to assess the area you’re working with is to accurately measure it. Move the furniture around if necessary, this can be the simplest way of creating space in garden lodges.

Once you’ve figured out how much space you need, it’s time to decide on what furniture to buy. Most modern business only require a desk, a chair and a laptop in the early days, so try not to buy more than you need. If you’re planning on turning your lodge fully into an office, consider keeping some relaxed seating in case you’ll be hosting laid-back meetings with clients.

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Step two: Buy the essentials

Now that you have the space and the exact measurements for the office, it’s time to get the ball rolling and buy furniture.

Shop around to see if you can get the style and size of furniture you want for a better price. Turning garden lodges into offices shouldn’t be an expensive affair. It should be a money saving way of creating office space in a structure you already have and use. Buying second hand or from a discount warehouse might help you save more money than you’ve bargained for.

Once the furniture arrives, it should fit perfectly in the space you’ve earmarked as everything should have been measured down to the last millimetre.

Step three: Get to work!

When your office is set up, all you really need to do is your work! Whether you’ve kept the room as a sitting room and added a desk, or completely converted it into an office, you should be proud of your new workspace. 

Chances are, you’ve saved money, made your workspace look more professional and upped your productivity in a matter of days. That’s a level of efficiency any business owner should be proud of!


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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