Most people reading this will likely have had to work from home at some point over the past few years.
Home offices have become more and more of a necessity since the onset of the pandemic. Even now that the pandemic is mostly over, working from home has become the new norm for many people.
It’s not uncommon for working at home to cause difficulties. Whether it’s screaming children, noisy pets or family members, there will likely be some kind of distraction keeping you from getting work done.
A garden office, of course!
Transform Your Timber Shed into a Functional Space
Timber sheds are pretty much the best of both worlds. Think about it – you’re close enough to the house that you can sneak into the kitchen for a snack every few hours, but not so close you have to put up with the noisy household.
You also have the benefit of being in the middle of the garden as you work, getting all the vitamin D you can whilst soaking up the green views.
As with any other kind of office, there are a few things you’ll need to consider before you start planning and building. Keep reading for a handy guide to make sure you’ve covered all your bases.
The likelihood is that you work primarily from your laptop or computer, which means you will need an adequate power and electricity source in your garden office. You also need to consider the placing of your sockets and make sure they are placed in a practical spot.
We highly recommend hiring a professional for this job, as there are a lot of risks involved when it comes to electrics.
Style vs Functionality
Obviously, if you’re building an office, you want to create somewhere that makes you feel productive and creatively stimulating. That’s the best thing about having your own office; you can make it your own, personalising everything from the furniture to the flooring.
Don’t hesitate to make it yours. If you want to make it bright and colourful because that makes you feel good, go ahead. If you want more of a calm, soothing atmosphere, throw in some candles and get cosy.
However, you also want to make sure you balance out the comfortable with the practical. Don’t make it so cosy that all you want to do there is sleep. At the end of the day, you’re there to get work done!
Don't Forget About Heat
You’ve probably heard people say that garden structures are too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. Nowadays, this doesn’t have to be the case; there’s plenty of modern technology that can make your timber shed a comfortable temperature no matter what’s going on outside.
The key to that balance is effective insulation.
Sound confusing? We’ve got you. The Outside Interests team are experts at building functional timber sheds and will always offer helpful advice about the best heating system for your needs.
We'll Take Care of It
Got all that covered?
You’re pretty much ready to get planning.
The next step is getting in touch with the expert team at Outside Interests so they can start the building process. Got questions? Ring us on 01243 553 334 or pop into our Barnham showroom to see the amazing structures we have to offer.