Started majorly during the Covid-19 pandemic wave, the concept of work from home has evolved. Initially a condition and now a preference, the concept has taken various shapes from as small as a workspace corner to garden offices.

A lot of home office transformation reels are going viral over social media, leaving viewers confused regarding the reasons behind installing garden offices.

Though it will definitely take some garden space, the unit can turn beneficial for an individual in many ways. So if you can afford it, below are some of the factors that make this structure a quintessential unit of the house.

1. Enhanced work-life balance

Any average garden office is roughly about 2.5 by 3 metres in size, which is big enough to fit you in and small enough to not take a lot of space in your garden. It not just saves your time, money and energy that you put in travelling but also maintains that boundary between the personal and professional life.

In your off time, you enjoy the pleasure of having meals with your family and don’t fear to miss out on anything special if you have growing kids. Additionally, the separate building keeps them from spoiling your important papers or devices.

2. Customised environment

Customised environment

After deciding the layout, one can check whether they need a Modular garden office where the cabin will be installed within a week. These are available as walkthroughs like Ikea products and you can choose the most suitable.

Otherwise, a bespoke garden office will fulfil all your expectations where a builder or architect will construct it from scratch. The latter is obviously more expensive and stronger in terms of long life.

With no rules and regulations, garden sheds fit perfectly in your home life. You can put up all kinds of posters that make you smile, any sort of furniture you’re comfortable with, and a small space for your pet in case you love some company while working.

If you are a plant lover, you can hang as many pots, inside and outside the garden studio or even match your office with your existing garden theme. It will keep you fresh, healthy and happy with that little extra oxygen.

3. Provides privacy and flexibility

Provides privacy and flexibility

An investment like this can be utilised by all the family members or just partners to focus and meet their respective deadlines in peace.

On days when your family or kids have people over, making the house noisy and eventful, you can turn to your garden saviour for that office meeting. If the kids are a bit older, they too can use that space for group study sessions or online classes.

4. Adds value to property and home

Adds value to property and home

Like any other house extension, a garden studio adds more value to the overall property and puts it above the rest in terms of facilities. For instance, an extra bedroom will not sound as fascinating as a cosy little garden office.

It is much easier to add a garden office as compared to a loft or a kitchen extension as it does not require planning permission from the local authority. Nor does it have to follow any building regulations, provided it is less than 2.5 metres high and occupies less than 50% of your total garden space including the front and sideways.

Being one of the quickest installations, it hardly takes a week to install a cabin. However to construct one with customised services like insulation, plumbing, electricity, and gas, the duration and money depends on the builder which is in the range of £5,000 to £12,000. But since it is outside the house, the construction won’t affect your daily life. 

5. Improves productivity & creativity

Improves productivity & creativity

Saving commuting time, sitting in a personalised comfortable space on a comfortable chair of choice, having meals with family and experiencing outdoor illusion boosts any individual’s productivity.

Working amidst natural vibes can keep you significantly calm to handle the work pressure smoothly. And your creative thoughts grow like branches, leaves and flowers around you, nourishing your mind.

Scientifically too, the more oxygen the brain gets, the more creativity work you carry out. And the fact it is more eco-friendly and cheaper as compared to renting an office space, makes it a more conscious decision.

If not the natural vibes, the fact that you’re saving money on London transport will surely provide some warmth.

If you think you need a garden studio, make sure you go through the steps and factors you need to look at to come out with the best structures. This includes the materials you want to use, the colour scheme or other customisation to match it with your existing garden scheme or the facilities you would want in there. You can add as many sections until the area covered by the office is less than 50% of the total garden area with side and front.

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Author: Amol

Amol is an architectural designer and has worked on hundreds of residential projects in London since 2008.Having done his M.Arch from the Glasgow School of Arts he gained valuable experience in London working in the construction industry managing high-end residential projects, before founding Good Design and Build in 2015.You will meet him for initial consultation and work closely with him during all stages of your project