Garden Offices by Day, Garden Dens by Night

Garden bars to Garden dens
Updated on 25 May 2020 · 3 min read
The wonderful thing about garden offices is they can quickly convert to garden dens. In fact, it’s advised that your office has a second function. By using your garden office for more than work, you might be able to avoid or reduce capital gains tax when it comes to selling your property.

Garden offices are usually structures that allow for a bit of creativity. They can be sitting rooms, garden dens, man caves, bars – you name it. Despite being for business use in the day, they can be used for anything you like in the evening. This means you can work during the day then kick back and relax as soon as you log off.

Inspiration for Turning Garden Offices into Garden Dens

Learning that your garden room can benefit from a dual purpose after setting it up as an office can give you all kinds of options. It may be difficult to decide what else you can use your office for. If you live with your family, they might have different ideas about what your office can be used for when you’re not working.

Ideally you need a use that will mean your equipment and confidential work will be protected. Using the office as a weekend play room could risky if your children are very young. If they’re the age where they’re interested in everything, there might be a danger that important things get lost or damaged.

Garden Bars are Popular Garden Dens

Garden bars are a popular choice when it comes to extra uses for a garden office. They can be kept in a compact area in the corner of the room. All you really need is seating and a drinks shelf, then you’re all set! 

The best thing about a garden bar is that if you’re clever with setting it up, it can take up minimum space but offer maximum impact. It can be pleasant to invite an evening client to stick around for a social drink if business is going well. You might be able to attract new customers by inviting neighbours round for drinks. 

An Office Can Naturally Become a Gaming Den

gaming: Garden dens

Gaming dens are a must for any casual (or serious) gamer. A gaming PC can easily double up as a work PC, or a games console can be set up too. If you’ve got enough wall space, it might be a good idea to set up a big screen to play on. It’s also handy to have some privacy if you’re gaming with a headset on. Talking to team mates without being interrupted might help keep you free from distractions and ready to win.

Hobby Dens Are Becoming Popular

With the rise of traditional hobbies becoming mainstream again, hobby dens are on the up. Pastimes like knitting, painting and sewing are now some of the top ways to unplug from modern life. The thoughts behind this is that people can unwind peacefully while switching off from technology. 

While your sewing machine might be digital and you might read your knitting patterns from a tablet, the idea is to step away from the constant contact of social media. Creating something is a pure joy that has been forgotten in recent years. Transforming your office into a hobby den out of hours will help you associate positive feelings around your workplace. It’ll also mean you don’t have to leave your office to unwind at the end of the day.


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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