Working from home looks as if it is going to become the new normal for many of us. There are lots of benefits to home working, but there are downsides. It can be easy to be distracted by household tasks and other household members.
Some people will miss the routine of going out of the house to work, and if you are not careful, you can end up working too much because you don't have the definition between work and home life.
There is a solution a garden office, studio or workshop. Whatever you choose to call it, work from home buildings are highly insulated structures built using the same materials and techniques as a timber-framed house.
They are designed for comfortable year-round use. Are electrically wired as standard, with options to include internet connections and audiovisual equipment, if that is what you need. You can connect with anywhere in the world from the bottom of the garden!
When buying a work from home building, you can collaborate with a designer to create a building designed around the needs of your work. If you need lots of natural light, extra glazing can be incorporated. If you need storage, this can be designed in, etc.
Crusoe Garden Rooms
Crusoe Garden Rooms have built a lot of work from home buildings over the years. The images that follow showcase various features they have designed in to ensure the owner will be as productive as possible in their garden workspace.
Meeting rooms with audiovisual equipment
Audiovisual equipment can be incorporated into a garden room. In these images, the customers have chosen to incorporate projector systems into the room so that it can be used as a screening room. These systems can be connected to the internet so you can stream films and tv shows. A big screen like this could be excellent for Zoom meetings!
Therapists of different kinds are running their practices from garden rooms. Crusoe Garden Rooms have designed lots of therapy rooms over the years. The space can be designed to offer privacy to clients as they have their treatment. This photo shows a beauty therapists studio complete with nail bar.
Garden rooms can be quiet, tranquil spaces, which makes them ideal as counselling rooms. Sitting in comfy chairs overlooking a pretty garden can be the ideal place to talk through your problems.
As keen musicians themselves, the Crusoe Garden Rooms team understand the needs of designing a workspace that minimises sound transmission. They can work with clients to create an acoustic specification that works for their client's needs.
A common use for a garden room is as a design studio. With the large expanses of glazing in a Crusoe Garden Room creating a naturally light workspace, they are ideal as a design studio. If space allows you can zone the studio to create individual workstations and collaborative areas to meet with clients.
Garden rooms make excellent spaces to hone your craft. These images show how Crusoe Garden Rooms can create wonderful craft rooms and workshops. Because the structure is insulated and ventilated, you can rest assured that your materials will be stored in optimal conditions - no risk of items getting damp and musty!
Garden office with toilet
It is becoming more and more popular to incorporate a toilet and sink into a garden room. Some people also choose to include a kitchenette for making coffees and snacks. Crusoe Garden Rooms can design in cloakrooms, so they don't steal too much space from the main workspace.