A lot of us have had to adjust to new ways of working over the past 18 months and that doesn’t look set to change anytime soon. In fact, working from home could be here to stay, as lots of companies and employees have found it a positive experience and could start to develop more of a hybrid working model for their business.
With this in mind, here at Bridge Timber, we know that our garden rooms are ideal for working from home and offer a flexible and comfortable option for anyone that is working at home now or will continue to do s in the future. It’s so important to have a positive environment to work in, so let’s take a look at how you can ensure your garden room ticks all the boxes.
Before you even think about a garden office, it’s integral that you sort out WiFi capability so that you get good coverage in your office. If you’re going to be doing lots of calls, the worst thing in the world is a crackling picture when you’re trying to secure a new client. So, if you need boosters or something more complex, work out the logistics in your planning stage.
Having as much natural light as possible streaming into your garden office could be the best decision you ever make. Natural light is really good for people’s general happiness and it can help you to feel more content and focused. Make the most of it and play around with as much light as possible and position your work station so you can look out onto your garden and reap the benefits of working from home.
You know what they say, “tidy room, tidy mind” or words to that effect, and this couldn’t be more apt with your garden office. Making sure that you don’t have a cluttered space is really important for having a tranquil, calm environment to work in, which can have a knock-on effect on the quality of the work you do. And if you’re regularly on calls, people might take notice of your surroundings and it won’t look good if you’re in a cluttered workplace. Keep your décor simple and don’t go too overboard with furniture or nik-naks.
If you do need an area for solid concentration then it can be a good idea to have an area in your garden office where you have a privacy screen etc that allows you to limit your distractions and completely focus. There can be a tendency to allow yourself to be interrupted or distracted when you work from home, so if you can reduce the chances of this when you’ve got a big deadline on the horizon then your future self will thank you for it!
For more information and tips about building your very own garden office, get in touch with our team today at Bridge Timber, who would be thrilled to talk to you about it and offer our advice.