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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Not Enough Room For A Home Office? Use The Garden!

With more and more people switching to work from home, as independent freelancers or as remote employees, it becomes urgent to talk about the home office space. Your home office is indeed essential to a healthy work/life balance. Think about it this way: If you decide against creating a home office, where are you going to work at home? Is it going to be on the kitchen table, or maybe the lounge sofa? Not only are those not comfortable positions to work, as none of these rooms are designed for work, but it will also impact on your productivity. After all, can you concentrate when you’ve got the TV taunting you in the background, or the coffee machine puffing just behind your back? Let me help you with that one: The answer is no. But how can you deal with keeping your home in order and making space for a home office at the same time? Easy, You build it outside.

How Can You Maximize The Garden Space?
It might seem like a mad idea, but more and more homeowners are considering the advantage of log cabins when it comes to introducing a working space into their home. A log cabin, or even a garden shed, does exactly what it says on the tin: It’s a room that exists outside of your house, in other words, it’s additional space. You don’t need a thorough building permit for this kind of home improvement projects. However, you need to check dimension authorizations with your local council. But importantly, you don’t need to worry about letting your everyday décor interrupt you. A home office cabin brings all the peace and the isolation you need to work.

How Difficult Is This Kind Of DIY Projects?
More often than not, you can request for your cabin log to be built by the contractor you bought it from, in other words, the company that sells the cabins is responsible for its building too. So, that limits your DIY involvement. However, you need to have some DIY skills to be able to tailor your furniture to the size of the cabin, for instance, you can build a bespoke desk or shelving unit to fit the interior. All you need is to have the right tools and to know how to use them. It’s a lot easier than it sounds!

What Do You Need To Add To Your Shed To Make It Work?
Your home office in the garden will need some additional love to fulfill its purpose. First of all, you will need to hire a professional electrician to set an electrical system for the cabin – it’s likely to be a wire extension from your main home. Then, you’ll need to insulate the shed so that no air or water can get in. You need it to be a cozy space, even during cold winter days!

What Does Your Home Office Need?
Last, but not least, is the indispensable home office décor. It’s a place that should help you to keep ahead of your work. In other words, it needs an organization system, from folders to drawers. You need to be able to store projects, invoices, tax documentation, and education material. That is without counting the necessary stationery. In other words, don’t think of it as a garden shed. It’s an office in your garden.  

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1 comment:

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