Alternative Uses for Garden Home Office Buildings

Home Office Buildings
Updated on 26 Apr 2020 · 2 min read
Home office buildings are usually just that – a building that houses your home office. But what if they need to be something else too?
Your accountant might advise you that home office buildings need more than one purpose. If you use your garden room solely for business, you might be required to pay capital gains tax when you sell your property.
If you use your home office building for other, non-business related reasons, you might not have to pay that extra tax (which could save you a big chunk on cash). That’s why it’s a great idea to look into other uses for your garden office.

Alternative Uses for Home Office Buildings

Using your home office for leisure activities when you’re not working is a great idea. It means you’re really getting your money’s worth and can help avoid any extra taxes when you sell your home.
Below are some brilliant suggestions for alternative ways you can use home office buildings.

Home Office Buildings Can Double Up As Sitting Rooms

If there’s space in your office for a TV and a small sofa, then your office can go from day to night and seamlessly transform into a comfy place to relax. Luckily, garden offices usually have WiFi access, meaning you can set up your favourite streaming service ready for some serious binge-watching at the end of a hard day.
Turn Your Home Office Buildings Into A Relaxing Outdoor Home Yoga Studio

Did Somebody Say Workout Studio?

Sitting at your desk all day isn’t healthy. In fact, it’s essential that you squeeze exercise into your day to avoid a sedentary lifestyle. Working from home can mean you’re more likely to make excuses to avoid exercise.
Ensuring your office can double up as a workout space means you have no real reason not to fit in a bit of activity. Whether you do a downward dog on your dinner break, or a spot of post-meeting pilates, if you’ve got space – use it.

A Garden Bar Will Impress Friends and Clients

Sometimes you work might require that you pop open the champagne. Other times, a busy week might leave you in need of a catch up over a wine or two with your closest friends. Either way, giving your garden room the ability to transition into a garden bar when the mood takes you is an excellent move. A bar with stools is compact, meaning it won’t get in the way of your working day. Another positive is that it only takes a few seconds to transform your workplace into your very own pub, meaning you’ll have an after work drink in your hand faster than your can say ‘cheers’! Just remember to clear away your empties before you see clients the next day!

Pick Up Your Hobbies in Peace

Some people just need to be alone when they’re working on their hobbies. From practising an instrument to learning a new language, certain hobbies need peace and quiet (and no interruptions). Create space in your office to work on your hobbies when the work day is over. A garden room is especially handy if your hobbies are artistic because it give you somewhere to store your supplies without cluttering up your house.

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)

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Allen from Guildford (March 2020)

Hi Jonny! We are very happy thanks. It looks brilliant and the guys were lovely.

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