Turn Your Modern Summer House Into an Office

Modern Summer House
Updated on 27 Jan 2020 · 3 min read
If you’ve got a modern summer house that isn’t being used to it’s potential, it might be time to turn it into an office. When your home business is going well and outgrowing the space it’s been existing in inside you house, it’s time to think outside the box (and outside your house).

An unused summer house is the perfect location for expansion – even better if it’s a modern summer house. Modern outbuildings are usually insulated, have great security and already have a power supply and heating. All you would need to do is shuffle a few things around and move a few things in.

Tips for Turning Your Modern Summer House Into An Office

Before moving out of the house and into your garden room, there are few ways you’ll need to prepare. Although the transition should run smoothly, taking time to prepare will make it even easier!

Below are the tops tips for turning your modern summer house into your own personal garden office.

Clear Out Your Summer House

If your summer house hasn’t been set up as an office, you’ll need to prepare it for its new purpose. Comfy chairs and coffee tables need moving out, and sensible storage and a workstation need moving in. To keep your office space looking professional, remove anything that doesn’t relate to your work. Books, hobbies and anything you’ve stored in the summer house should be entirely out of sight.

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Get The Decor Just Right

What might have been suitable for a sitting room, could well be unprofessional for an office. Personal items, such as family photos on the wall will make a sitting room feel homely, but might seem too informal if clients are likely to visit. Instead, choose art prints and a minimalist look to keep the room looking more business-like.

Invest in New Office Furniture

Working from a room inside your house usually involves compromise. For example you might work at the dining table during the day, or a makeshift desk in a spare room. Without a dedicated workspace, it’s unlikely you’ll already have dedicated work equipment.

Treat yourself to some purpose-built office furniture. Keep your modern summer house looking smart for your clients by buying some carefully thought out furniture. Shelving units always come in handy, so line your walls with Scandinavian style shelving units. This type of shelving is very versatile, allowing for colourful storage boxes to slot in some of the shelves (helping you hide the less aesthetically pleasing items), and shelf space for small succulents and ornaments to decorate unused areas.

Other than storage, a smart desk and comfortable work chair is all you need. Keeping your office simple and minimalist means it’s easy to keep clean and less likely to become cluttered.

The Finishing Touches

Before you officially move in to your garden office, check the simple things like whether or not your WiFi signal is strong enough for you to work. If not, you may need to get a WiFi extender, or adapt your router to improve the reach.

It’s also wise to check the temperature to ensure it’s a comfortable place to work. You might find the room heats quickly if it’s small, meaning you need to adjust the thermostat or timers for when it comes on. It might take longer to heat on winter mornings, meaning you might need to set the heating to come on in the hour before your working day starts.

Once you’ve ironed out any niggles, your modern garden summer house will be the perfect place to work.


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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