Setting Up Your Modern Home Office

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Updated on 29 Nov 2019 · 3 min read
Once you’ve made the decision to create a modern home office, you’ll be desperate to get started straight away. Lots of people have a home office inside their house when they are just starting out, but to help your business get ready for the future, a garden room office is a truly modern option.

It’s important to remember that a modern home office relies on so much more than just the structure it’s set up in. Equipment, decor and a modern culture will help your business grow and hopefully make it future-proof.

Tips for Setting Up Your Modern Home Office

Below are some great tips for setting up a modern office in your home or garden. It focuses on the technology you need, modern ways to decorate and a contemporary business attitude that your customers will love.

Find the right place to work

As mentioned above, a lot of home businesses will begin in a spare room inside your house. This is fine in the early days when cash flow is limited, but as your business matures, a stand-alone office will give a better impression to your clients.

You could re-purpose a shed or a summer house and turn them into an office, or have a garden room built specifically for your business.

Decorate your modern home office

The interior style you choose need to be both modern and timeless. You want to avoid very fashionable styles because they age quickly – it’s better to go for something simple and stylish that doesn’t look like it belongs to a specific trend.

Minimalism is a style that seems to age well, but if you prefer something with a bit of character, try to use independent businesses to accessorise so that it’s not clear which year you last decorated in. The key to having an ageless office is to avoid any decor that’s too fussy or distinctive. The room needs to look pleasant but not very memorable if it’s going to stand the test of time.

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Choose technology built to last

Giving your office an overhaul can require a substantial outlay. There is no point in cutting costs by buying inferior products. Instead, do your research and buy technology that is built to last – anything else would be considered false economy. 

Read around the subject, ask for recommendations and look after your equipment once you’ve invested. Making wise choices surrounding technology can save a lot of money in the long-run, as well as helping you to work more efficiently in the present.

A modern attitude will get you far

Modern life is busy and non-stop. People expect you to be available day and night, but if you’re the only person on your team, you have to accept this is not possible. Clients like to feel heard, so if they send a late night email and have to wait for a response, it could make them feel less valued. Set up an automatic reply for those who contact you out of office hours, and get back to them quickly when your working day starts again.

In the current economy, businesses will do whatever they can to gain and keep customers. It’s important to check you’re doing everything competitors are and more. Try to anticipate your clients’ needs, and show them why your business if best for them. Be innovative in your approach to problem solving and embrace any technology or services that will lighten everyone’s workload. 

Consciously trying to stay ahead of the game will help your clients see that your business is worth sticking with.


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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