Garden Studios: The Next Step in Office Alternatives

The morning commute through rush hour traffic is the worst part of many a worker’s day. Being stuck at lights and behind inconsiderate drivers is a nightmare that has become all too real for many of us.

The garden studio is a real alternative that is perfect for anyone who is able to work from home. With this number growing – nearly a tenth of the working population is now able to work from home – a garden office could be just the thing for you.

Fitted with electricity, lighting and full doubleglazing, these garden rooms sacrifice none of the comfort you would expect from a more traditional office space. Those who work from home can appreciate the ability to restrict access to your office from children and pets – less simple to control in the actual house. Suitable for women as much as men, the traditional man-cave has been claimed by both genders as a place to work, think, and create.

While it is easy to see how a garden room could operate as an office, creative thinkers have long used garden offices as a place to escape to which inspires them to create. Roald Dahl, Henry Thoreau, and Phillip Pullman all used similar spaces.

This makes the garden office a perfect creative space for all you sculptors and artists out there. One tremendous benefit this offers is removing the need to free up space within the traditional home to work in. Your current office can be turned back into a living space, playroom for the kids or the library you have always wanted. Those of you who use the kitchen table have the option of a cheaper alternative to buying a house with an extra room. Using a garden studio is good for your health too. Psychologically it creates a distinction between home and work in your brain. Getting rid of the burden of constantly being in your office has advantages it is difficult to ignore.

Worried about your carbon footprint being left behind when you’re gone? Garden studios are environmentally friendly and genuinely help the planet. Think about it: practically everyone drives or gets the bus to work. With a garden office work is always walking distance away. Commuting is the highest contributor to people’s carbon footprints and the removal of fuel consumption can more than halve yours. It will save you a fair bit of money too. Reduction in carbon is not the only benefit that garden rooms offer.

There is generally no need for planning permission, an issue that often crops up during attempts at housing expansion in conservation and restricted building areas. A garden studio provides the alternative that people are after in terms of a relaxation space. It provides a home away from home, at home! Adding value to your property, the extra space is a fantastic addition to anyone seeking that something extra to get them ahead of the Joneses.