With more people working from home than ever before, setting up a functional home office has become a must for millions; rather than occupying the limited space you have available indoors, why not set up a garden room as a home office?
UK homeowners are setting their sights on the underutilised space they have outdoors. Garden rooms have become a popular choice across the country as a cost-effective alternative to an extension.
A garden room can be used for almost any purpose, such as setting up a guest bedroom or creating the ultimate ‘man cave’. However, there is no more productive or practical use for a garden room than as a fully functional home office.
Even if you have enough space indoors to set up a workspace, creating an exterior office space can be advantageous in many ways. Just as long as you have the space to accommodate a compact garden room, it is worth considering the potential benefits of doing so.
It has been proven time and time again that the lighting in a working environment has a major impact on workforce wellbeing, the closer you can get to your office having more natural light, the better, precisely what a garden room enables you to do. These can be fitted with floor to ceiling windows for maximum natural light absorption; this results in the kind of bright and energised environment that is exponentially better than any interior office space.
Productivity and efficiency can also be maximised by setting up a garden room as a home office. This is due to the fact that you are able to physically separate yourself from all the distractions within the home. The noise and chaos of family life, intrusions by those who need to gain access to your workspace for any given reason; working from home can be a constant battle with disruptions. All of which can be eliminated from the equation, by putting even a small amount of physical space between you and your home.
The key to a good work-life balance lies in being able to completely separate your professional life from your personal life. This is something that can be difficult to do when you live and work in exactly the same space. By shifting your professional duties to an entirely separate space outdoors, the whole thing becomes so much easier. You technically ‘go to work’ and ‘go home’ in the conventional manner, only without any commuting involved.
A well-designed garden room can be set up to serve a variety of purposes. One area of the room can serve as a comfortable and spacious home office, while a separate area could be used to accommodate guests. Or perhaps, become the post-work recreation space of your dreams. Your garden room can be absolutely anything you want it to be, including a mixed-use space for work and relaxation.
With more people working from home than ever before, setting up a functional home office has become a must for millions