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The 7 Benefits Of Having A Garden Office

Garden offices have lots of potential for you, your business and your home. Designed to be a stunning structure as well as a functional space, garden offices lend value to your home and make full use of previously unused space. Garden offices specifically are built to be worked in only and so are made fit-for-purpose. They can be exempt from planning permission as long as they’re not considered as accommodation and fit certain requirements.

Why work in a garden office?

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Working from home in a bespoke garden office brings a host of benefits. Whether you’re a freelancer or in a position to work remotely for your company, having a separate office from your home helps maintain the work/life split. Being in a calm, familiar setting has a positive impact on your mental health as well as your work productivity. Building an office in your garden achieves all the benefits of hiring office space without the rent and hassle of commuting.

Here are our top four reasons why working from home in a garden office is the best option for freelancers and remote workers.

1- Reduces Stress

One of the major benefits of having a garden office is the positive impact on mental health. Working from a comfortable environment helps put minds at ease, especially when reducing the amount of distractions that can really affect work performance. As a garden office is separate and self-contained, you’re in full control of the space. You can control whether you’re listening to music or working in silence. And there’s no need to stress about someone walking in during a video conference call!

Having a relaxing, outdoor setting also reduces stress. Our garden offices let in plenty of natural light. Garden offices are also fully insulated and are easy to keep warm during the colder months, providing you with the perfect space to work comfortably.

2- Improves Work/Life Balance

For those of us who work from home, one of the biggest challenges is keeping work and home life separate. Having a garden office means that the moment you clock off for the day and close the door behind you, work is done and you can recharge for the next working day. With even just the small distance between your house and your office, you remove the temptation to keep checking emails or going back over notes. Time at home is then exclusively for the things that matter – spending time relaxing with friends and family, unwinding with your hobbies and focusing on keeping healthy and happy.

3- Private, Personalised Workspace

Your garden office can be adapted to fit the purpose for which its needed for. There are no limitations other than space. If there’s something you want to add, it’s completely up to you. Whether you want to have the build with plenty of glass for as much natural light as possible, or want to have a more private, personal working quarters, it’s your choice. And if you want to decorate the office to your personal tastes, no one’s going to tell you ‘no’! Any eccentric design choices will be met with zero judgement.

4- Fast Turn Around on Building

Unlike with an extension to your property, a garden office doesn’t take months to plan and build. If the office fits under the regulations of a permitted building, you don’t have the hassle of organising planning permission. It can take just two weeks to have your garden office ready for work. As the building all takes place outside, there’s little disruption to your daily life while the builders get to work constructing your new workspace.

5- Eco-friendly

Compared to working in an office building, having a garden office is a better option for the environment. With no need to commute, you reduce your carbon footprint. Even if you were working from home before, having a garden office is more cost-efficient in the long run with regards to daily energy consumption. Keeping an insulated, small space warm uses a lot less energy than keeping a whole house heated during the 9-5 working hours.

6- Saves on Expenses

Other than the initial cost to have your garden office designed and built, having the office will cut back on expenses if you were renting office space. The only expenses would be the electricity you use. You also no longer have to commute for work, saving on fuel costs.

A garden office is also more affordable than having an extension built to house an office attached or separate to your property. A 4 x 4m2 extension roughly can cost around £35,000, whereas the average cost for a garden office with the same dimensions is around £20,000.

7- Increases Property Value

Adding additional floorspace to your home can only improve its value for buyers down the line. Using previously unused space and turning it into a functional room increases value and adds that extra selling point. Even if selling isn’t on your mind at the moment, it’s worth keeping in mind that a Garden Office is an investment that will benefit you further. It’s hard to gauge an exact idea of how much more value a Garden Office can add to your property, as lots of factors need to be considered, however it is certain that it can only lend more interest to future buyers – especially if they are remote workers as well.

Make a change on your work life and home life with a Garden Office

Deciding on having a new build in your garden is a big choice to make. We can help give as much information as possible to help with your decision.

If you would like to see some of our designs in person, you can arrange a visit to our showroom. Simply call 01403 610619 to arrange an appointment.

Want to get a rough idea of the costs for a garden office within your space limitations? We have an online project planner that can help give you a better picture of what we can achieve. You can find it here.

Interested in getting started on your design and build? Get in touch with our team and we can together quotes and designs for you to consider. If you’re happy with our costs, we can arrange a site visit and together, we can design your new Garden Office.

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