The chances are that if you usually work in an office-based environment you’ll have had to work from home at points throughout the past year and potentially in the future too.
We don’t know what the impact of covid-19 will be on the world of work – will things return to normal pretty quickly or will there be aspects of home-working and remote-working that will be preserved and improved on?
One thing’s for certain, everyone’s learnt some lessons about what it’s like to work from home. You might not have done it before and had visions of home-working being full of pyjamas and snacks – we’re sure you’ve changed your mind!
We’ve put together a few tips for turning your space into a home-working hub and why a garden room is the perfect solution:
Making sure you’re all set-up with the type of equipment that will keep your healthy and happy is really important. A proper desk and an adjustable office chair that supports your back and joints is probably the number one priority, because that’s where you’re going to be spending most of your time!
Keyboards, headsets and an adaptable mouse can all be improved on and you can find one that fits your requirements, especially if you have a disability or mobility issues.
You might work better with another monitor if you spend a lot of your time having to cross-reference and flick between spreadsheets – it can really enhance your experience and cut down on the time it takes to complete tasks.
In the winter months, one of the worst things to deal with, beside the dipping temperatures is the rapidly depleting light levels. Dark nights and dark mornings can feel overwhelming and like there’s not enough hours in the day to do anything apart from work.
That’s why if you can maximise the levels of natural light you’re exposed to during the day while you’re working then you can improve your vitamin D intake, which can bring great health benefits and make people feel more positive and enhance mood.
Garden rooms are ideal for letting in natural light and can boost your productivity and motivation.
Being able to get up and move around in your office can really help you to think of ideas, take a break from work and generally stretch your joints and prevent any aches and pains later. Again, our garden rooms go that extra step further and allow you to open your door, get some fresh air and easily do a few laps of the garden aswell.
A dedicated home-office gives you that crucial separation from the rest of your home, so you can easily switch-off at the end of the working day and start relaxing, but also so you can get into the zone and concentrate on your work with no distractions during the day.
You can really knuckle down in a garden room home-office because you’ve got the privacy and space to concentrate away from everyone else you live with…and the fridge!
For more info and advice on your own garden room, get in touch with our experienced team at Bridge Timber today.