Even as the Government encourages people back to work, many of us are finding that working from home is a viable long-term option. In fact, leading companies such as Google are encouraging their staff to work from home until at least July 2021.
Freinds we have spoken with who have never worked from home before, tell us that their teams are far more productive than when they work in the office five days a week, and home working, for at least part of the week is an option for their business in the long-term.
While working from the kitchen table or a desk in the sitting room is an option in the short-term. For successful long-term home working, having a dedicated office space is a must. Transforming a spare bedroom is one option, but has its downsides in that you can be distracted by the activities of the house, and it isn't easy to define work time and home life.
Well equipped micro garden office
A solution that is growing rapidly in popularity is to build an office in your garden. It is possible in even the smallest gardens, with designs such as the eDEN Hub ideal for such situations. It comes in two sizes 2m x 2m and 2.4m x 2.4m and is one of the highest specification micro offices on the market. Highly insulated, the eDEN Hub is designed for comfortable year-round use and comes complete with data points for reliable internet connections during all those Zoom meetings!
Customised garden offices
If you are looking for a bigger or more customised garden office solution, the eDEN Garden Rooms team have the experience to help you. They are experienced bespoke garden room designers, who work closely with each client to design a building that works for their individual needs, uses and budget.
eDEN Garden Rooms are designed in a stylish contemporary style with a palette of materials that includes Cedar cladding, powder-coated Aluminum doors and windows and a fully plastered and decorated interior. There are lots of options to personalise the finishes. This garden office with wildflower roof is a good example. The owners wanted to ensure their garden office looked as good when viewed from upstairs in the house, as it does at ground level, so asked the eDEN team to add a living roof covering to the specification.
Garden offices for business use
The eDEN team can also design their garden offices around the specific needs of your business or work. This 7m x 3m is a good example of a garden office tailored around a business's needs. eDEN's client offers pilot training services and needed to be able to set up multiple monitors. To ensure that cables were not trailing over the floor, the eDEN team designed the electrical system with floor sockets in just the right places - you don't get this with an off the peg, modular garden office!
Garden offices with more than one use
Your garden office can have more than one use, to maximise the space in your garden and your investment. Adding a storage area alongside the office space is a popular combination. You don't have to have a big building to achieve this combination. The eDEN team designed this very successful narrow garden office shed which is just 2.5m at its deepest.
More and more often, we are seeing people buy a garden office that can morph into another use, now or in the future. A garden office and occasional bedroom is a popular combination. If you are thinking about using your garden office as a spare bedroom, even only occasionally, it must be built to Building Regulation standards.
Not all garden offices comply with Building Regulations as standard, so you need to work with an experienced team like eDEN Garden Rooms who understand the extra design requirements for a garden office that will be used for sleeping. While this does add costs upfront, you are adding value to your garden office in the longterm as it widens the potential uses of the building in the future.
Garden offices designed for tricky sites
A tricky site shouldn't put you off the idea of building a garden office. The eDEN team are very experienced in designing buildings that overcome any site challenges whether this be difficult access, sloping ground, the proximity of trees or the discovery of a bomb shelter under your intended site!
So, if you find yourself working from home, and want to create a comfortable office in the garden, chat with the eDEN Garden Rooms team who are experienced in designing garden offices. You can request a copy of their brochures here.