Why Garden Rooms Make Great Offices

garden rooms are great places to work
Updated on 18 Oct 2019 · 3 min read
Garden rooms are often used for leisure activities, but they’re also a great place to work from. They’re quiet, secluded and should pick up the household WiFi signal, making them a perfect home office setting. Even if your garden room is set up as a sitting room, putting a desk and computer in there will be a real game changer.

Working from home is a dream come true for many, saving money on the commute, takeaway coffees and buying lunch out everyday. It also means you can often work around a flexible schedule. If you’re already working from home and are hoping to take your business to the next level, consider investing in a garden room to work from.

4 Reasons Garden Rooms Make Great Offices

If you’re not convinced already, the reasons below will help show you why garden rooms are a handy place to work from.

1) You may be able to claim expenses

If you own your own business and commission a garden room to be built as an office there are certain expenses you can claim. These expenses can reduce your recorded profit and potentially reduce your tax bill. You’ll need to check with your accountant on how this should be recorded to ensure you’re doing it correctly.

2) Garden rooms have many uses

Sometimes it pays to use your office room for other activities. If your garden room is on the small side, it shouldn’t stop you from creating a multipurpose room. Office furniture can be easy to pack away, especially if you opt for a folding desk.  If you were hoping to use your office as a sitting room too, small furniture and a wall-mounted TV can be a real game-changer.

Having a second use for your office can protect you from paying capital gains tax when you sell your office. Ask your accountant for more details to check whether this would be a good idea.

Client meetings in garden rooms

3) A garden office is a classy place for client meetings

If your business involves needing to meet with clients in person, it’s nice to have somewhere professional-looking to take them. There are only so many meetings you can conduct in a coffee shop.If you’re used to having your office in your main house, you might have felt awkward inviting clients into your home – especially if you have young children who will be around at the time.

A garden office bypasses the family areas and allows you to meet clients in peace. It looks more impressive than meeting in coffee shops and shows your client you are serious about the job you do.

4) You’re less likely to be interrupted

The trouble with working form home is that friends and family tend to forget that you’re actually working. They’re likely to drop in for a chat, invite you out for coffee and generally break your concentration at regular intervals. If you’re working at own property but physically removed from the house, interruptions should be reduced. The people you live with are less likely to pop their head round the door to ask unimportant questions if that door is a the end of the garden. They’ll be even more deterred if it’s cold outside! Separating home and work will make you lots more productive.


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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