When working from home, you need an office that is a decent size, that has everything you need and that enables you to be as productive as possible. You need something that is free from distractions and is pleasant enough that you don’t mind being stuck in there all day.
A garden room may be exactly what you need! With the pandemic came many more people working from home and we saw many people wanting a dedicated space to work from. Garden offices became extremely popular as it meant that people could still be available to their families if needs be but could work from a dedicated space without any distractions.
Working from home can come with many of these distractions – especially if you have a young family. This isn’t ideal if you need to fully present when working as it can mean your work suffers. Many people have chosen to have garden rooms put in their gardens to ensure they have their own space to go to.
It is easy to get Wi-Fi and electrical points installed in a garden room which makes it a perfect choice for a home office. There is even the option of having a small kitchen area for breaks so you don’t need to head back into the house when you fancy a drink or a snack. You can also have them insulated so they keep warm and cosy in the winter.
There are so many benefits to working from home in your own garden office – it is interesting that so many still haven’t made the leap to working from home full time or more flexibly.
Not only do you save on the cost of your commute but you will also save time and you will have reduced costs overall. Plus you will be less distracted by your family and/or your colleagues.
Choosing how you want your garden office to look is completely up to you. You generally don’t need planning permission for garden rooms as long as you adhere to certain regulations. Outbuildings usually have to be single storey and it will need to be built on a flat surface. However there are plenty of other requirements you need to consider when thinking about having a garden room.
A garden room can be completely bespoke, tailored to your needs exactly. Some choose to use theirs as a home office, others use theirs as a place to entertain and some use it for a home gym. It will be designed as close to your specifications as possible as long as it adheres to rules and regulations.
The perfect at home office isn’t a one size fits all – what is good for you isn’t necessarily what others would like. So be sure to sit down and think about what you want from your garden office- how much office space do you need, do you need a kitchen area etc.
A garden room is a great option for a home office so why not get planning yours now?