Shed conversions are a hot topic at the moment, with people transforming their outdoor buildings into gyms, yoga studios and offices. If you don’t have a dedicated room in your house for a home office and a loft conversion isn’t feasible, an outdoor office could provide the ideal solution and allow you to run your business out of the comfort of your own garden. These four reasons to consider an outdoor office will have you measuring up your garden in no time.
Are you tired of the rush hour traffic, public transport delays and slow walkers on your way to work? Well imagine if your commute just involved a quick walk to the end of your garden. An outdoor office is the perfect way to cut out tiresome travel time, allowing you to really focus on the job at hand – not to mention making each morning and evening less stressful!
Equally, waving goodbye to your commute could save you a staggering amount of money, with studies showing that commuters spend over £135,000 travelling to work during their working life – just think about what else you could spend that money on!
An outdoor office is the perfect way to enjoy your garden in the summer weather, but what happens when it comes to winter? You need to ensure that your office is sufficiently insulated and heated to keep it warm and cosy so your fingers don’t freeze to your keyboard.
Underfloor heating is one of the most effective ways to heat an outdoor office. Not only does it free up wall space – which is often lacking in outdoor offices – but it also feels lovely underfoot. Additionally, underfloor heating can be installed under any kind of flooring, so whether you opt for carpet, wood, tiles or vinyl – you can reap all of the benefits of underfloor heating in your office.
Installing an outdoor office in your garden is certainly a worthwhile investment. When people are looking for a new home, they’re not just looking for the standard three-bed house, they want unusual extras too. A garden office is one sure way to make your home stand out from the rest – should you ever decide to put it on the market.
A garden shed-turned-office could add up to 5% to the value of your property, so while you’re at home earning money, your office could be adding money to your pocket too.
Working in a corporate office comes with its rules, set working hours and strict dress codes – but you can make your own rules when you work from your garden. From bringing your dog to work to deciding on your working hours, having an office at the bottom of your garden means that you’re in charge of the office rules.
Many people enjoy the freedom that comes with having a home office. From choosing your own schedule to having a relaxed dress code; studies have shown that – for some people – working from home can increase productivity and decrease stress levels, making working from home a much more worthwhile option.
An outdoor office comes with so many benefits and they can become truly multifunctional spaces all year round. If you’re considering adding one to your garden, we’d be happy to discuss your underfloor heating options, so don’t hesitate to contact us.