26th August 2022
The benefits of having a garden room as a home office
There are many employees across the UK who enjoy the work-life balance working from home offers. Whether that’s ditching the commute, spending more time with family, or having the flexibility to work to a schedule that suits your life, working from home certainly has its perks.
In recent years more people have started to work from home, or work as part of a hybrid working system. With this new way of working becoming the norm for thousands of businesses across the country, we’ve seen employees set up makeshift offices around their home.
From reclining on the sofa to surfing the net from the kitchen table, many of us have become accustomed to working in unusual spots around the house, just to find a space to get to work with peace and quiet.
So, imagine if you could create a convenient, functional and, most importantly, quiet spot to work in. In 2021, 15% of homeowners made improvements on their homes to make it better for working from home1, aiming to create the space for a home office.
Our gardens can often be a tranquil, quiet and relaxing space to unwind in after a long day, but it also offers up the perfect space to take yourself away from the hustle and bustle of family life. And so, setting up a home office in the garden can be extremely beneficial.
There are many benefits to investing in a garden room for a home office, as highlighted by our experts here at Eurocell.
A designated space
If you’ve been enjoying working from home but are still struggling to find a suitable place to get your head down in peace, a garden room is a perfect solution.
Having a designated workspace can allow you to become structured and focused with your time, boosting your productivity and let you feel like you have a separate space away from the distractions of home life.
With one of the biggest bugbears surrounding working from home being the ability to distinguish between home and work life, a designated home office allows you to completely switch off in the evenings and weekends. Not only that you can create the perfect work-life balance whilst still enjoying the benefits of home working.
Of course, a designated garden office also gives you a professional space to welcome clients or customers, whether that be over video call or in person.
No need to extend
Extensions are an effective way of adding more space to your home, a great option if you started to work from home on a more regular basis.
But extensions can be expensive. Not only that, but they also require plenty of planning and disruption to daily life, taking a considerable amount of time to create a functional office that fits in with your home. And with a garden room, that doesn’t have to be the case.
At Eurocell, for example we work on an 8-week lead time to have your garden room designed, built and installed, so your dream space can be a reality in no time at all. Although still a considerable investment, a garden room can be a cost-effective option, and will cause very little disruption whilst being installed.
A functional, stylish garden room can add much-needed space to create an extension of your home.
Adding extra room to your home is not only a great to improve family life by increasing your living space and, of course, to help you work in peace, it can also help to add value to your property.
According to recent statistics, a garden room can add around 5% to the value of your home2. So, with the addition of a garden room, not only will you receive a private spot to get working on your emails, reports or phone calls, it can also help to boost your home’s value if you come to selling it.
A home office is a great way to shut off from the outside world when you’re trying to get into the zone.
But this extra space shouldn’t be put to waste on the evenings and weekends. Garden rooms are wonderfully functional in that you can easily move furniture to fit in with your plans. Whether you’re inviting friends over for a drink, playing games with the kids on a rainy Saturday or simply relaxing by opening the doors and enjoying a summer’s breeze, a garden room has no limits.
So, when you’ve packed up for the evening, simply manoeuvre your desk and chair, and you’ve created another functional living space to easily fit in with your life.
Nature to nurture
For years, studies have highlighted the benefits of nature, positively impacting our mental health and making us feel calm, tranquil and taking us away from the stresses of daily life.
So, when you’re hard at work juggling conference calls, meetings and finalising those reports, imagine minimising that stress by opening the doors of your home office and experiencing the joys of nature.
Utilising the free space of your garden means you can also benefit from the peace and quiet that being away from the home provides. Although you are just steps away from your home, you can really switch on, be at one with nature, and get your head down for a hard day’s work.
With so many benefits, a garden room from Eurocell can easily be designed to suit your requirements whatever your career. Whether you’d like to opt for a window space to bring the beauty of the outside in to impress clients, or you’d prefer beautiful bi-fold doors to feel the fresh air while you work, there’s a garden room design for you.
And for more information on our range of garden rooms, or if you’d like to get in touch with a member of our team, please give us a call on 03301 737 887 or get in touch here1Rate People Home Improvement Report, 2022 2Leaders, 2019