Outdoor Garden Rooms as Offices – What Your Clients Think!

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Updated on 20 Dec 2019 · 3 min read
Business owners using outdoor garden rooms as offices has increased in popularity over the past few years. Thanks to the digital age, starting a business from home has become much easier than it used to be. All you really need is a laptop, WiFi and somewhere to meet your clients. Outdoor garden rooms trump dismal office buildings every time.

Why People Choose Outdoor Garden Rooms for Their Office

Renting an office space can be costly. This is especially true for business owners than can work from anywhere and only need office space for client meetings. What generally happens in those cases is, the business owner tends to work from home, and only shows up at their office for clients. This means they are essentially paying full price for an area that is only in use part of the time.

People who work for themselves often cite renting office spaces as a failed experiment, and go back to working from home and meeting clients over coffee. Although this is a much cheaper option, it doesn’t scream professionalism. It can also be time consuming travelling between meetings and back home again. When you work for yourself, you need to use time efficiently, otherwise you risk your business hours bleeding into your personal time.

An outdoor garden room as an office is a great solution for reducing travel and providing a professional setting for meetings. If clients come to you, you won’t lose travel time and can take more meetings in a day. Paying to have a permanent fixture on your property is financially better than spending money on rent – which doesn’t pay towards any of your assets. 

What clients think of visiting a garden office

Most clients want to feel reassured that they’ve entrusted the right persons with their job. You could be brilliant at what you do, but if you give the wrong impression, that client could be gone for good. It’s important as a business owner that you present yourself in a professional manner and appear to take your job very seriously. Without a professional setting for meetings, you might look like you haven’t fully committed to your new business. 

A garden office shows that you’re keen to impress and your business is expected to be around for the long-term. 

These are some of the most common thoughts clients voice about visiting a garden office.

outdoor garden rooms are better than coffee shops for meetings

Outdoor garden rooms are preferable to a coffee shop

Although coffee shop meetings are great for informal chats and giving a relaxed impression, more traditionally-minded clients are less than keen. Coffee shops might provide delicious drinks and pastries, but they lack privacy. For some clients, privacy will be essential for their needs, and if there’s no private place to meet, they might look elsewhere. 

A private office is a preferred place to meet for many clients.

It looks better than a generic rented office

When business owners rent a small office to meet with clients, they make one mistake: not decorating. Mostly the office will be full of things you can’t change, like harsh lighting, white walls and one of those unattractive but robust grey carpets. 

Often, they won’t add any pleasant touches like plants or wall art because they don’t spend a great deal of time there. As a result, the room looks drab and uninviting, which can make clients doubt your creativity.

When someone has a purpose built office in their garden, they usually take pride in it and decorate it beautifully. This in turn gives an impression of creativity and a professionalism a rented office cannot.


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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