Working from home is here to stay.
Those of us that have adapted to this way of working in recent times have probably wondered why we didn’t work from home sooner!
Home workers save money and time when it comes to commuting, get to be at home more with the kids, and can set themselves flexible working hours, providing it’s okay with the company of course!
But for many people, working from home also has a few challenges. For one, there are so many distractions at home, whether it’s your favourite shows on Netflix just being a click away, or even chatting at your front door with your neighbours when you should be working.
Most people who work from home find value in designating a home workspace that is where they go to be productive. Sometimes this is on the edge of the kitchen table or perched on the end of the sofa in the spare bedroom.
There is no better way of being productive at home, however, than building a designated home office in your garden. And while you might think it’s a huge undertaking, it’s a lot easier to accomplish than you might think, particularly with the help of Facility Solutions!
Here are five reasons why you should build a home office in your garden:
1. You will increase your productivity.
Having a designated home office space will do wonders for your creativity. You no longer have to worry about being distracted by the kids or being tempted to turn on the TV when things are slow.
Having an actual office in your garden gives you the chance to head outside as if you’re going to work, set up for the day and get your work done in peace.
It’s the perfect way to increase your productivity when working from home.
2. You will be able to find all of your things.
Home workers will know that it’s easy to misplace some of your work things when in the house. Whether it’s your laptop charger or an important contract you need to send for signing, if you put something down in the house, the chances are the kids might move it!
Confining your work to your home office ensures that you can find everything you need and can keep important files and documents in your workspace.
You will no longer have to run around looking for your work things before an important Zoom call.
3. You have a place to host meetings.
Whether it’s a Zoom meeting or a face-to-face meeting with a client, creating a bespoke home office in the garden provides you with the perfect place to host a meeting.
You can invite your clients over and impress them with your home work space, while maintaining a high level of professionalism.
Also, if your meetings are online, you won’t be distracted by the dog barking or the kids running in and out of the room while you’re on your call.
4. You will save time and money.
By having a designated workspace at home, you will save both time and money. You will no longer have to commute to the office, which will save you from being stuck in traffic or having to pay expensive public transport fees.
What’s more, you won’t have to head to your local independent coffee shop to try and get peace and quiet away from the kids to get your work done, saving you on expensive lunch and snack bills while you’re out.
When you add up your daily commuting, food and coffee bills over the course of a month, working from home will save you a decent amount of money.
5. You will add value to your property.
A home office space in the garden will add significant value to your property. So, when it comes to putting your home on the market (if you intend to do this, of course), you will be able to attract a higher fee for your home.
As with any home improvement or extension, just be sure to maintain your home office and keep it in good shape. Then, when it comes to valuing your property, you will be pleasantly surprised by what your home is now worth.
At Facility Solutions, we’ve helped many domestic clients install bespoke, customised home offices in their gardens, particularly since COVID19 forced many people to work from home.
These have varied in size and design, but all of our customers have been delighted with the end product and are thrilled to have a designated home office space to be proud of.
To check out our home office projects, you can view our posts on Facebook. If you would like to get in touch and call our team out for a quote, please contact our Solihull office on 0121 517 0177.
While based in the West Midlands, we are happy to undertake nationwide projects for home office developments, so please feel free to get in touch.