How To Plan The Garden Office of Your Dreams: Expert Tips

the garden office of your dreams
Updated on 22 Nov 2019 · 3 min read
When your business has reached a point where it needs its own space, it’s important to remember that the garden office you build will be your customer’s first impression. First impressions generally stick, meaning that it’s really important to create a workspace that looks the part. If you’re going to being spending a chunk of your businesses money on building a structure, it might as well be the garden office of your dreams.

Rather than trying to do things as cheaply as possibly (which is often the goal for a lot of businesses), you should always consider how things can be done to best suit your needs. This doesn’t necessarily mean the end result will be expensive, it’s just a way of working that ensures no corners are cut.

How To Plan The Garden Office of Your Dreams (With Money in Mind)

The garden office your choose in your final plans is likely to last for the duration of your business’ lifetime. This means it should function for the future as well as the present, and some things should be kept neutral if they’re likely to date quickly.

This list will help you make you a sensible plan for the garden office that should wow your clients but hopefully won’t cost the earth.

Don’t skimp on space

If you’re having a structure built from scratch, it can be temping to opt for something with smaller dimensions in the hope you’ll save money. In most cases, the amount you’ll save probably isn’t worth the space you’re missing out on, especially in a business environment.

Obviously, if you were planning to go for an enormous office and instead opt for a small box room, there is likely to be a big difference in price. On regular office sizes, when the difference might only be a few square metres, it’s better to spend a little more for the extra space. As your business grows, you’ll glad of the extra room.

Get the best technology for your needs

Garden Office of Your Dreams

When it comes to technology, the phrase ‘best for your needs’ doesn’t necessarily mean the most expensive tech on the market. While it makes sense to avoid budget products aimed people who only check their emails once a week, it’s also possible to avoid spending the sky high prices.

You might need to spend more for a fast processor or a bigger, better memory, but if the best you can get is aimed at someone who makes movies for a living, when the most exciting thing you’ll do is make a good spreadsheet, then it’s not something you need. 

Ask other people in the same professional what they use, and do your own research. If your job entails run of the mill office work, you can probably get by on mid-range equipment.

Buy hard-wearing furniture

Buying office furniture can be costly. Anything that’s built for a specific purpose can command a higher price tag for being niche. This means it can be tempting to save money by going for cheaper furniture. Sadly, cheaper furniture might not save much in the long run.

Buying hard-wearing furniture should be at the forefront of your mind. If you choose carefully, the furniture can last years while still looking as good as the day you bought it. Part of the secret to choosing well is avoiding light colours that can stain, and choosing only fabric that is unlikely to wear away. A pink velvet chair might look fancy when you first buy it, but two years down the line when the texture is uneven from wear and tear and the coffee stains haven’t washed out it won’t be looking so hot.

Mock leather is a good material to go for, it’s generally hard-wearing, is wipe clean and as a bonus it’s vegan friendly too.

The best way to plan for this is to make a list of what your dream office would entails and work backwards from the most high end products to something more realistic. This will reduce your spending but allow you to consider exactly what you need.


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!

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