Browse Our Sales Lots See Locations.

Main Office (931) 691-9547

Pros, Cons, and Considerations for a Backyard Office

Now that working from home has become so popularized, you may want to consider building yourself a personal office at home. It will have an environment conducive for work, just like traditional offices, while providing the comfort and convenience of your own home.

You don’t even need to go large when you decide to make your own dedicated workspace at home. You can build a little curated shed in your backyard or even use those portable buildings for rent if you have the space. This way, you can maximize the backyard zone and have a dedicated work area separated from your actual home.

Pros of a Backyard Office

1 – You Have a Better Separation of Work and Home

You’ll be in a private environment that allows you to work without the clutter, interruptions, and distractions of your household. This can be especially helpful for people who live in busy homes.

On top of this, it makes your home area more relaxing and comforting. When you have a separate space for work, you no longer have to carry that stress and thoughts about your office responsibilities when you get back to your recreational spaces. It’s good for maximizing your home space, and it’s better for your mental health.

2 – In-Office Work Won’t Require Commuting

A backyard office can give you a place to do your work without the need for a long commute. This will save you both time and money from taking the car or public transportation each day.

It also means you can avoid the dense traffic and the expenses that go into gas, parking, tolls, and other costs for driving. It’s especially convenient during inclement weather.

3 – You May Be Eligible for a Tax Break

It depends on the state you are located, but your work-from-home can be eligible for a tax break. You just have to confirm what the local regulations are.

Cons of a Backyard Office

1 – You May Have Limited Space

If you don’t have a large backyard, you may have to build the office in a smaller area. This can make it hard for you to have an ideal workspace. Consider portable buildings to have a more flexible structure.

2 – Security and Pest Control Are Your Responsibility

You’ll have to look into the right materials to protect your space and make it secure against intruders. Otherwise, someone can just easily break in if they know you have valuable equipment and devices in the office. Likewise, you’ll have to protect your space against pests.

3 – You’ll Want Insurance Against Issues

A small backyard office can be nice for you and your family. However, you’ll want to look into how you can protect your space from damage or liability issues. Without the right coverage, you can have big issues.

Considerations When Setting Your Backyard Office Up

1 – Noise-Proofing the Space

Do you have loud neighbors, noisy roads, or a local airport that’s nearby? If so, you’ll need to make sure that your space can be properly soundproofed so that you can continue to do your work in peace.

2 – Making Your Backyard Office Comfortable

With the right furniture, ambiance, and decorative tones, you should be able to make an office that feels comfortable to stay in for extended periods.

3 – Practical Equipment

How do you plan on staying connected to the Internet in your backyard office? Will you require any special hardware, such as high-speed Wi-Fi? What are the pieces of equipment you need for your daily tasks? To have a productive space, you’ll want to adorn it with the right equipment.


By building an office in your backyard, you can have a dedicated place to work while still maintaining the privacy and accessibility of your home. With the right design, you can create the ideal setup.

Mountain View Barns is committed to creating the portable buildings of your dreams. Contact us to request a quote today! We offer free delivery and setup for both purchases and rent-to-own. 

Browse On Your Terms

Lots Open 24-Hours

24 / 7 / 365

We understand you might not want to shop for your new shed or portable building with a salesperson pressuring you. At Mountain View Barns, that doesn’t happen anyway, but we keep our lots available and open 24 hours for you to browse our build quality without any pressure whatsoever.