So, what are the benefits of having a home outdoor office, we take a look. Are you currently working from home? If so, you’re not alone. More and more people are embracing homeworking during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In fact, the world of work has changed significantly in 2020, with nearly half of all people in employment doing some level of work from home. If you’re struggling to create the perfect workspace, it’s time to get in touch.
Why should I have an outdoor office?
At High and Dry Renovations, we’ve been inundated with requests for office conversions in Scunthorpe, Brigg, Grimsby, and Gainsborough in recent months. Home outdoor offices are in high demand, with our team designing and installing them for clients across the region. Read on to discover the benefits of having a home outdoor office.
Low levels of distraction
One of the biggest benefits of garden offices is that they can minimise distractions. They let you focus on your work and be much more productive. If you’ve ever attempted to work from the kitchen table or in a spare room within your home, you’ll know just how hard it can be to concentrate. From kids bursting in to see you, to the muffled sound of the TV, the distractions are endless.
Fortunately, when you work in a garden office, away from the hustle and bustle of your household, you’ll gain peace, quiet, and privacy. You can finally take that all-important Zoom conference call without unwanted disruptions! Separating work and home life has never been easier when you invest in an outdoor office. With electricity and plumbing installed, you’ll have all you need within your own personal space. What’s more, you’ll no longer need to spend so much money and time on commutes to your place of work.
Spacious areas for meeting clients
Many of the outdoor offices we’ve installed this year have been very spacious. They provide adequate room not just for working, but for meeting clients too. So, if you need a space that’s big enough to accommodate other people, you can rest assured that it can be achieved. At High and Dry, we’ll work with you to design and build a garden office that meets your needs. Our team can build these outdoor structures in various sizes. This ensures that we can create an office that caters to both you and your visitors. We can create a smart and elegant space which helps you to present a professional image to clients and colleagues.
Customise your workspace
One of the biggest advantages of building a garden office is that it can be customised to meet your needs. Whether you’re simply looking for a secluded space you can do your work, or you want to create a welcoming client-friendly environment complete with couch and coffee maker, this can be achieved. We’ll make sure your outdoor office truly reflects your requirements. As well as installing a desk with plenty of room for your IT equipment and paperwork, we can also fit practical and efficient storage solutions. We’ll make sure we maximise the space within your office.
Add value to your property
One of the most surprising benefits of investing in a garden office is that it can add quite significant value to your home. These stylish and practical outdoor buildings can boost property prices by up to 7%. This will allow you to charge more for your home if you decide to sell up. Even if you’re not planning on moving on right now, it can be reassuring to know that your house is likely to sell for more if you ever do decide to relocate. You can certainly expect to recoup the cash you’ve spent on building your garden office.
No planning permission required
Have you considered a loft conversion for an office but discovered you need planning permission? Well, the good news is that you’re unlikely to face this problem when you opt for garden offices in Scunthorpe, Grimsby, Brigg, or Gainsborough. These outdoor structures don’t usually need planning permission. They usually don’t require building regulations approval either. Being able to create a brand-new office space without planning permission or building regulations approval means that we can get to work straight away, saving you time, money, and stress.
Keep in mind that there are some criteria which must be met. Whilst your outdoor office will be considered an outbuilding by the local planning authority, rules state that as well as being no taller than 2.5m, it should also be built on designated land and viewed as incidental by the local council. If you’re still unsure if your vision for your new garden office fits these criteria, it’s best to talk to your local planning authority before work begins.
Not just for summer use
Some people think that outdoor offices can only be used during the summer months, however, that’s just not the case. Garden offices constructed by our experienced team can be used all year round, including during the winter. With an electricity supply and various heating options to choose from, these versatile structures are more than a summer trend. We can make sure your garden office stays warm throughout the seasons, providing you with a comfortable working environment.
Office conversions are in demand right now, with more people looking for ways to work from home comfortably and productivity. We’ve already built many outdoor offices in Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Brigg, and Gainsborough, so why not let us do the same for you?
We hope that this has helped you understand the benefits of having a home outdoor office. Get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your requirements. Call us on 01652 808 049 (Brigg), 01724 646 035 (Scunthorpe), or 01472 565 074 (Grimsby) to talk to one of our team. We can answer any questions or queries you might have. Alternatively, send us a message via the website and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Now has never been a better time to invest in an outdoor office for your home.