Creating an unusual home office

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If you’re one of the millions of people working from home over the last several months, you might be wanting to make your home office more of a separate office space rather than a small countertop in your dining area. If you’re interested in an at-home work environment that is separate from your living area, you may want to consider a garden studio to fill your needs. 

With many companies going fully remote for the foreseeable future, it’s unlikely that work-life is going to return to the same normalcy that many were accustomed to. With the COVID pandemic has wreaked havoc, it’s also been an eye-opener for many corporations that employees are totally capable of working from home. Remote work often results in higher satisfaction and reduced distractions. If you’re interested in having a garden office built for you to enjoy and work in, below are some of the positive aspects and things to consider when having one constructed. 

Fewer permissions needed than extensions

The first advantage of a garden room is that they typically do not require planning permissions to be constructed, unlike typical additions to your existing house. Planning permissions can be expensive and cause significant delays to your additions. Check with local regulations before deciding whether to build a garden room for your home office. Traditionally, extensions are more expensive and can take more permissions than a garden studio. 

An entirely separate work area 

If your home has thin walls, you’re unable to separate distractions from work, or you simply want to completely separate your work environment from your home life, a separate studio can work wonders. You’ll be able to physically differentiate between work life and home life. 

Many times when individuals work from home, they tend to work longer hours and make excuses for not having clear boundaries where work ends and home life begins. However, when there is a physical space that is used solely for work, this is less likely to occur. If you need to get away from noises and distractions or realize that you’re working more than you need to, a separate space can help alleviate those problems. If you find yourself working longer hours than necessary, you may need to increase your productivity. If you are in need of ways to improve the productivity of working remotely, here are four tips for a more productive day

Natural lighting

Research shows that natural light can significantly reduce stress and increase productivity. When you begin working in a space that has natural light, rather than fluorescent lighting, you’ll notice that your average stress level is lessened. If you enjoy your work but simply need a more positive environment with more natural lighting, a garden room is a fantastic option.  

If you are in need of a place to hunker down and work, a garden room may be a great choice for you. Not only will you have a beautiful,well-lit space for your work, you’ll be able to increase the value of your home as well. 

 

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