Working from home is here to stay. More businesses are now adopting a long-term hybrid approach, or allowing staff to work exclusively from home. Which either presents a great opportunity, if you’ve got the space to accommodate a home office, or a problem if you’re stuck in the kitchen surrounded by distractions and the leftover washing-up from last night’s dinner.
Space isn’t always easy to come by, and if you don’t want to compromise your spare bedroom or go down the route of a pricey extension or conversion, why not think about investing in a Garden Affairs office pod?
Small office with a mighty punch
These stylish home offices are small and compact, designed to fit in almost any garden. They fall within permitted development rights, so planning permission isn’t required in most cases.
And there are loads of other benefits:
Increase your productivity: A separate office space away from the distractions of home could really boost your productivity, with no more interruptions from family members or household chores. With an office pod in the garden, you can create a focused and professional workspace.
Improve your work-life balance: A garden pod clearly separates your work and personal life. A dedicated workspace outside the house means you can physically leave your work behind at the end of the day, and enjoy a better work-life balance.
Reduce your commuting time and costs: Working from the garden cuts out the need for a long and tiring commute, saving you valuable time and money. Sitting in traffic is a thing of the past, and you can use the time you save for more productive activities or to spend with your family. What could be better than a short stroll to your garden office with a coffee in hand ready to start the day?
Reduce your carbon footprint: By working from a garden office pod, you’ll reduce your reliance on the car or public transport and lower your energy consumption. Our pods are made of sustainably sourced timber, which is a natural insulator, keeping you cool in summer and warm in the cooler months. The high-quality, double-glazed timber doors and windows allow you to take advantage of natural light and ventilation.
Improve your concentration and creativity:Research suggests that sitting in your garden office and looking out over the natural beauty and stillness of your garden, will bring you new levels of concentration and creativity. The fresh air, natural light and peaceful atmosphere are sure to contribute to reducing stress and increase focus, leading to improved work performance.
Work flexibly, and at your own pace: Working from home gives you the flexibility to set your own schedule and work at your own pace. It’s easier to take meaningful breaks, like spending time with family or taking the dog for a walk. And you can make your workspace your own, designing and decorating it to suit your tastes and create an environment to work more efficiently.
Make the most of your city garden: We’ve designed our office pods for a single working professional to comfortably work a desk job, with space for storage and office paraphernalia, and of course a kettle! Our micro garden offices are ideal for even the most bijou of city gardens.
Invest in your property: A good quality timber home office will add value to your home. The average office pod retails for under £10,000 - A fraction of the cost of a home extension and the added value often exceeds the cost of the building.
We can design your garden office pod to your tastes and requirements. These buildings are flexible and fully customisable.
Why not add an integrated storeroom with separate access to store the mower or garden furniture? Or you could make your office slightly larger for a more versatile space to adapt to your changing lifestyle - you may want to convert your office into an art studio when you retire.
The standard garden office pod measures 1.8m wide x 2.4m deep with a total height of 2.5m. The pods can be tucked into the corner of the garden and include insulation and double glazing to create a comfortable working environment. The doors, windows and colour can also be customised to create a truly bespoke office pod for your garden.
Fun DIY project
The office pod range is perfect for DIY enthusiasts. It's made of tongue and groove timber for the walls, floor, and ceiling. You can put it together over the weekend as a fun project if you've done some DIY before.
Invest in your outdoor space
Find out more about our range of garden offices. We’d love to chat in person and help you find the best office space for you. Give us a call to talk to our friendly experts for a custom quotation and start home working in style and comfort.