If you’re able to motivate yourself and stay focused, then working from home can be one of the most rewarding career moves you could make, at least if you have the right working setup to fuel you. For many self-employed or otherwise remotely working individuals, garden offices can feel like the perfect fit in that sense. After all, they take you out of the house, provide you with a separate space, and importantly enable you to let your office-based creativity lose. There’s just one problem – even after investing, many of us carry on working in the house.
That’s because garden offices done wrong can be unappealing, unattractive, and frankly not great for your creative process. But, an investment like this, and the potential it brings, deserves the space to shine. Hence why, if you’re still sticking to home right now, it’s worth making your garden office irresistible in the following ways.
# 1 – Perfect your exteriors
If you look out at what effectively seems like an unappealing shed as you’re making your morning coffee, then it’s hardly surprising that you have difficulty motivating yourself to get out there, especially not when your sofa looks so cosy. By comparison, carefully curated and appealing garden office exteriors make it far easier to take that short walk and ‘arrive’ at work at last. Even better, it’s surprisingly simple to get this right, with additions like stylish outdoor tiles, simple exterior door hangings, and even door-framing potted plants all adding a tempting flourish that can make your garden office feel like a home away from home, rather than a space no one wants to work in.
# 2 – Ensure a warm welcome
Well-made garden offices are effectively home extensions, but they don’t tend to hook up to our much-loved central heating. During the winter months, that can make it difficult to leave the comfort of your warm home, meaning that you need to take steps to ensure a warm welcome in your office, too. Obviously, insulation is a must, but smart thermostats, preprogrammed underfloor heating, and on-demand solar energy can all also help to take the chill off. That way, you’ll be able to settle straight into a cosy space fit for any tasks you need to complete that day. All without an extra layer in sight!
# 3 – Get organised
The chaos of unfiled paperwork and other clutter will make it difficult to work in even the best home office, and is guaranteed to leave you fleeing to the calm of your house regardless. Avoid that by finally getting on top with organisation, either by going paperless (which can also free up a great deal of space) or by finally investing in a label maker, some decent filing boxes, and a bookcase on which you can store them all for a more efficient working space that you can love at last.
Your garden office has got the power to transform your home working setup. You simply need to help it reach its full potential using these tips.