Working from home is on the increase. In fact, in the UK, the number of people who work from home has risen by almost 30% in the last 10 years. As a result of this, a lot of people want to create their own professional working environments.
Many have been forced to sacrifice a space within their home for their working area, but that doesn’t have to be the case. In fact, the best way to maintain a healthy work-life balance is by keeping your professional and personal lives separate, and therefore working from inside your home is unlikely to help.
As a result, you should consider getting a garden office! Garden offices, such as those that are custom built and designed by Trew Turner, offer a cost effective way to create a bespoke, peaceful working space that retains all the comforts of your home without actually being inside it.
Garden offices provide a distinction between home and work life, and therefore allow you to get a better balance.
If you aren’t yet convinced that you should get a garden office, here are 5 more great benefits of adding a garden office to your home:
1. No planning permission needed
In most areas of London you do not need to apply for planning permission when you build a garden office. This makes it an ideal way to increase your living space affordably, whilst also giving you the distinction between home and work life.
2. Custom designed & Built
Garden offices can be built exactly how you want them to be. If you are looking to have running water, heated flooring or special light fittings, then they are all achievable with Trew Turner's custom built service. Click here to view the full case study below.
In fact, the Trew Turner team will work with you to create a garden office that meets your exacting requirements. Trew Turner garden offices are not wooden sheds, but rather they are custom designed, garden buildings complete with insulation, electrical sockets and lights- making them the ideal work area.
3. Financial gain
Garden offices are not only a great place to work, but they can also be a great investment. Research shows that garden offices can increase a property’s value by up to 7%. What is more, many people who work from home have to convert one of their rooms to an office, but by building a garden office in the garden, you can give that space back to your house!
Finally, having a garden office as opposed to a rented office away from home is that you have no rent to pay, but you are still able to leave the house to go to work.
4. Peaceful environment
Working in the garden is undoubtedly a much better setting than working in a grey office cubicle. Just imagine being able to look out onto your colourful garden whilst you sit at your desk! With improved scenery, and a sense of peace you will fell calmer, and there is even research to suggest that this can increase productivity.
Not only that, the environment in which you work is a huge factor that affects your health, so by working in a place that is stress-free and relaxing, you can work happily knowing that you aren’t making yourself ill.
When working at the dining room table or on the sofa, it can be hard to stay motivated or on task. Working in a garden office, can really help you to feel much more professional, and this can in turn increase motivation and productivity. What is more, by working in a garden office you are far more likely to refrain from temptation, or get distracted. In your own office, you are geared to work, and not play. By separating your home and work environments, you will be once more able to go home to your safe haven where you can relax and unwind.
To conclude, if you want to work harder, become more productive, feel healthier and increase the value of your home then you should consider adding a Trew Turner custom designed and built garden office to your home.