Research shows that 60% of the UK’s adult working population are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown national restrictions across the UK. Most of the UK workforce will also be saving money by cutting out daily commuting and buying lunch out.
Due to advances in tech, employees now have the flexibility to work from home more than ever and due to adapting organisational cultures – many plans to continue to work from home either permanently or occasionally, after national restrictions are lifted.
Over the last few years, in particular, the UK has also seen a rise in the number of people opting to conduct business remotely – with many moving their workload to the bottom of their garden. This working style has proved to suit freelancers, the self-employed, and small to large organisations alike. We understand that not everyone has an indoor space for a home office, and there are now plenty of options to choose from when it comes to designing your very own garden office.
Norwegian Log’s Garden Offices create the perfect work/life balance by allowing you to take a break from your house whilst providing a change of scenery.
So why should you consider a garden office?
You can be among the great outdoors
Having a garden office to call your own means that you’re able to enjoy the nature scenes going on around you, on a daily basis. Garden offices are customisable by size, height and model which allows you to design a garden office with reasonably sized windows, providing a stunning view of the outdoors, reducing stress and increasing productivity.
Creates the perfect work/life balance
We understand that not everyone has space and flexibility to work from home, especially if you live with your family or friends, there can soon be distractions. There is the hustle and bustle and general background noise caused by children and pets whilst your own that all-important zoom call!
Having a separate space for you to work helps to end distractions and background noises you otherwise would have when working in your home. A garden office can act as a sanctuary and give you the perfect work/life balance and at the end of your working day, you can shut the office door and walk back into the comfort of your own home.
It’s conveniently close to your house
The proximity of the garden office is just a short walk across the lawn – you don’t have a long commute, traffic or train delays to deal with. This means you have more time to work, as well as more time to relax and spend quality time with your family or children after the working day.
A garden room can save you money in the long run
It could be that initially, you have to invest a fair amount of money to obtain a new garden room to use as an office. But, with the removal of the daily commute (reduced car/petrol costs with less commuting, no train ticket costs) and less temptation to grab an expensive lunch on your break, not to mention the odd bit of shopping, just think how much you could save in years to come?
Investing in a garden office means you could potentially save money in the long run and allows you to make savings on renting office premises elsewhere.
The garden room space can be used for more than an office
It’s common for people with garden rooms to switch between their main use for the room and other purposes to use the extra space. For example, you could transform your garden room from an office to a family cinema room, makeshift play den, music room, art studio or just a general hobby room!
Check out the Norwegian Log garden building gallery to view their range of image galleries and 3D virtual tours to discover how some of their existing customers have utilised their garden buildings as a customised garden office, garden gym or even a garden chill-out zone.