In 2020, more and more of us are working from home than ever before. Whilst this may have once seemed like the dream, we’re finding than working from home isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be – with one of the main pitfalls of working from home being the difficulty of staying productive and focused whilst trying to work in an environment designed for leisure.
The lucky few may have a dedicated office space in their homes already, but for the vast majority, it’s been months of working at the kitchen table, disturbed all too often by noisy children, pets, household chores being completed around you and many other different distractions. What’s more, with the nation now under it’s third national lockdown in the space of a year, it doesn’t look as though your woes are set to be put to rest any time soon!
However, there is a solution – and it belongs at the bottom of your garden.
Here are just a few reasons why you need a garden office in 2021!
A Dedicated Working Environment
Studies have shown that those who work from a dedicated home office are much more likely to stay focused and productive than those who are working from a communal home area, such as the living room, kitchen or dining area.
The reason for this is that the brain needs to be able to identify a clear boundary between the time to work and time to relax in order to focus at full capacity – whilst working in an area that you normally use recreationally, that boundary is definitely blurred. If you find you don’t work as productively now that you’re sat your kitchen table, no matter how hard you try, it may have a lot more to do with psychology than you might first think!
Unfortunately, not everyone has the spare space in their house to set up a dedicated area for work, so dealing with distractions as well as you possibly can might feel like the only option.
However, if you have a garden on your property, you already have the perfect space necessary to build the home office area that will revolutionise your life.
Garden offices can be built to a range of different specifications and sizes, tailored to suit whatever the size of your garden or your needs as a homeowner. Once you have an office at the end of your garden, away from the distractions of the rest of your home, you’re sure to see your productivity soar and never look back!
A Versatile Space
Of course, while we’ve seen a surge in the number of workers doing their jobs from home over the past year, it most likely won’t be this way forever. Many office workers should find their way back to their regular desks over 2021, with the majority of workplaces looking to operate as normal once the Coronavirus pandemic is over.
However, once you have a garden office installed, you have a versatile extra space that can be used for near enough anything! Whether you’d like to use your garden office as an outdoor entertainment space, spare room for guests or even simply as storage, there are plenty of differences between garden offices and traditional sheds or summer houses that make them a lot more versatile.
You’ll truly appreciate your garden office for it’s primary purpose as a home working space when you need it, but even once you find yourself heading back to the office, you’re sure to get creative and find a great use for your garden office – one which will be just as useful and maybe even twice as fun.
Add Value To Your Home
If you plan to put your home on the market any time soon, having this brand new, high-quality outbuilding at the end of your garden is sure to work in your favour.
For one thing, the versatility of the garden office will make it a particularly appealing feature to potential new buyers, who may look to turn it into a fun, recreational space of their very own.
On the other hand, many buyers will also appreciate having this office space available as it is, as we now understand that our working situation could change at any time – if your potential buyers found themselves working from home at any point during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re sure to appreciate the huge appeal of having a dedicated office environment on their property.
More Accessible Than A Standard Conversion
A garden office is more accessible than a standard conversion or extension, giving you a quicker, often more affordable and less invasive way of creating an extra space within your home.
If you’re going to be working from home for the foreseeable future and are looking to create a dedicated home office space, doing this by installing a garden office could mean that your office space is up and running far quicker than a standard conversion or extension, and could be installed at a fraction of the cost that a traditional conversion or extension could set you back.
As far as versatility, ease of installation, speed of installation and affordability goes, a garden office makes the perfect home working space and new addition to your property for 2021.
At Steve Bebb, we take on each and every one of our jobs professionally and to the very highest standard, with the installation of garden offices being just one of the many great services that we offer. If you’re interested in having a garden office installed for yourself, feel free to get in touch and get a quote today!