5 benefits of a garden office

Are you familiar with working from home, or have you adapted to working remotely during the current situation?

Wherever you choose to work from at home, it’s important to create an office set-up where you feel comfortable, happy and productive. A recent article from Homebuilding & Renovating describes how garden offices are becoming more of a necessity rather than a luxury, as an increasing number of us are now working from home on a part-time or full-time basis. In this blog, we look at the top five benefits of having a home office in your garden.

 

1. Personal design and customisation

The core design of your garden office will be influenced by your exact needs. From making the most of your surrounding views and natural light to picking those all-important finishing touches that enhance your office environment and inspire creativity; we recommend you define how key aspects of your garden office, such as its positioning, size, style and interior features, will help you to create an effective place to work from.

If you’re looking for inspiration for a home office design, click here for tips on how to get started.

 

2. Professional look

A garden office will enable you to manage your work schedule and business meetings in a space that’s separate to your home and tailored to your business and/or career.

Do you need to arrange socially distanced meetings at home? Consider incorporating bifold doors into your outbuilding design so you have the option to open up your office and sit outside with clients and colleagues. Kloeber has a fantastic range of made to measure bifold, sliding and folding doors for you to browse.

The oak frame injects natural colour and adds subtle structure into this home office

3. Work-life balance

A garden office provides a subtle divide between your home life and work. You’re just a short walk away to spend lunchtimes with your family and you can avoid commuting, giving you more free time before and after your workday.

Home outbuildings can also serve multiple purposes and can be enjoyed with your friends and family. Click here to see how the Greys added an alfresco living area to their oak frame outbuilding design at their family home in Warwickshire.

 

4. Inspiring and familiar surroundings

In place of staring out of the window into your garden while working from your dining room table or spare bedroom, why not immerse yourself in it! Building your dream outbuilding will allow you to make the most of the great outdoors and watch the seasons change around you while you work.

The Grey's outbuilding steps out into this canopy-covered entertaining area in their garden

5. Adding value to your home

“Alongside so many benefits, a garden office can also add value to your home should you ever wish to move,” says Charlie Mills, Head of Country Buildings and GreenRooms here at Oakwrights. “Depending on the specification of the oak frame garden office you wish to build, this could approximately be upwards of £25,000.”

 

Oak frame outbuildings and room over garages can provide the ideal setting for a garden office that’s just a stone’s throw away from your home. If you would like to talk through your ideas with one of our regional design consultants, call 01432 353 353 to arrange an online design consultation via Skype, Zoom or other video software from the comfort of your home.

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