The coronavirus pandemic has brought about many changes in how we work, with many of us needing to work from home right now. It’s not been an easy process to make such a huge change in the way we work. For many, this change has been quite abrupt and difficult to navigate.
However, working from home does offer many benefits, including working from home in a garden office. Along with the many benefits, working from home during Covid 19 has led to great shifts in work culture.
Changes in the Work Culture
What changes are taking place right now? Let’s take a look:
Companies are seeing that workers can be productive at home, which is leading them to consider changing from operating the business in a traditional manner, to being more open to remote working. Not only that, but many businesses also see this move as a way to lower their impact on the environment, becoming more sustainable. In addition, they’re seeing the benefits of employees working from home. Employees are happier and more productive, which is great for business.
With all these changes, you may find that your business decides to make the change to a virtual office or offer you a more flexible schedule that allows you to work at the office and home part-time.
If you’ll be working from home part-time, wouldn’t it be great to work in a dedicated office? Have you considered adding a garden office to your property?
A Bespoke Garden Office—the Benefits
What type of benefits can you expect from a bespoke garden office? There are many including:
Flexible space: you can create a garden room that can be used for work and used for other purposes such as a home gym, where you can have storage for your all your exercise equipment. Or the garden room could also be used as a guest room when family and friends come to visit. There’s no lack of options if you’d like to use space for more than just a place to work.
No distractions: space where you can work without all the distractions. With a dedicated workspace, you’ll have a quiet place to concentrate on work, with no more distractions from squabbling kids, a barking dog and more.
Separate work environment: you’ll be able to keep work and your home life separate with a dedicated garden office. A garden office can also be set up as a great place to meet with clients and partners, hold business meetings, and more.
No commute: in addition, you’ll save money by not having to do the long commute to work each day. No matter if you drive or take public transport, either you’ll save time, as well as money.
No planning permission needed: most garden rooms do not require planning permission, though this will depend on certain design aspects of the design. Instead of adding on a room to your home, which will need planning permission, a garden room is a fast, easy way to add space for your home office. Even so, it’s always a good idea to check with a garden room professional to see if planning permission will be needed or not.
Garden room causes less disruption: adding another room or space to your home brings some major disruptions. Work will also cause a lot of mess, dust and more. With a garden room, on the other hand, your main home will not experience these issues. Garden rooms are easier and faster to construct, meaning less mess, and fewer distractions to running your home.
Garden rooms are cheaper: when it comes to additions to your home, garden rooms are a cost-effective way to extend your home and add more space. Adding on a room or doing a loft conversion both can be very expensive.
Garden rooms can be customized: when it comes to building a garden room, you can create a perfect bespoke garden room that fits your business needs. Whether you need a large desk, you prefer a certain colour for the walls, or have other special requests, a garden room can be built completely customized to meet your needs.
Eco-friendly: garden rooms are an eco-friendly option, as you’ll be traveling and commuting less frequently. In fact, your garden room can be insulated, to make it more energy efficient. As a result, you’ll save on energy to heat and cool your office, which can work to reduce your company’s carbon footprint.
Flexible hours: with a garden office, you won’t be tied to working specific hours. For instance, if you rent office space, in most cases you’ll only have access to the office facilities during specific hours. These may not fit the needs of your specific business. With a garden office, on the other hand, you’ll have more flexibility to work when you want. In fact, you can also work around your family commitments, too.
No office politics: no one enjoys office politics. With a garden office, you’ll be able to get away from all of that, and work in peace, so you can focus on what needs to be done.
Add value to your property: a garden office is also a great way to add value to your property. In fact, a garden room or office can increase property value up to 7%. Consider this a great way to invest in your future, if at some point you choose to sell your home.
Safe, secure, full equipped office space: with a garden office, you’ll be able to enjoy a workspace that’s fully equipped with everything needed to run your business. This can include Internet, WiFi, phone and other services. In addition, you can request special glass that is almost impossible to break, which adds to the office’s security. You can also include high security locks, and even sound proofing materials to make sure your garden office is snug and quiet.
With all of these benefits to enjoy, why not consider the addition of a garden office for your business? Remember that the business environment is changing, which could mean you’ll be working at home long-term. A garden office will give you a dedicated, professional workspace that helps you balance work/life, while giving you the space to be more focused and productive to get work done.