Since the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become the new normal. According to Statista, 38 percent of people aged between 30 and 49 were working from home as of February 2022. Subsequently, there’s been a massive rise in demand for home offices, as people find comfortable, effective ways of home working for the long term.
Home offices or garden offices provide a balance between work and home life. A separate space to suit your working needs, just a few steps from home. At Coastal Garden Buildings, we design and install a range of home offices to suit individual styles and spaces.
The Hut Home Office
Exclusive to Coastal Garden Buildings, our Hut home office is expertly hand-built to order and finished in beautiful cedarwood. Simple and stylish, its uncomplicated look and feel can easily adapt to your style of working. Fully insulated for all year round use, all models come with cedar cladding, fully lined and painted MDF walls, rubber roof, french double doors, 2 x fixed windows, electrical package, laminate flooring, an infrared heater and our popular pallet wood feature wall.
Lugarde Home Offices
Lugarde home offices can be designed and built in various shapes and sizes to suit your needs. Choose from octagonal, square, rectangular, combination, corner or L-shape options. Using the online 3D configurator, you can create a completely unique home office. Choose every detail to fit your size, your style and your budget. It’s super easy to use, taking you step by step through each component of your building, giving you all the options and prices available.
You can even select different wall thickness and insulation options, depending on what you plan to use the building for. Roof options include a rubber roof or shingle tiles. All installations comes with guttering and downpipes, laminate flooring and a choice of painted finish. Why not think about integral open-sided areas, sliding doors, windows or internal partition walls?
Do I need planning permission for a home office?
Generally, no. A standard garden building under 2.5m high is unlikely to need planning permission. It’s always best to check with your local authority, just in case.
What about home office furniture?
Once your home office building is in place, you’ll need to think about furniture. A corner desk can maximise space, or do you fancy trying a standing desk? Many options are available for the best home office desk to suit your space and working style. The right chair is essential to maintain good posture. Don’t forget to think about office storage too, particularly if you plan to use the space for relaxing, as well as working. Find out more about productivity when working from home in our blog.
Add value to your home with a garden office
A home office could add value to your property if you think about the long term. It could also function as a dual-purpose space, such as a home gym. Either by zoning areas or going for a slightly bigger space, you can create a building that helps you not just work from home but also exercise, relax or entertain by creating your own slice of outdoor living.
Looking for home office ideas?
Why not call us at Coastal Garden Buildings now on 01425 274000 to book an appointment to discuss your home office? Or pop in to see our range of garden buildings in Christchurch, Dorset. Our expert team is on hand to give you planning and design advice. We can look after your entire home office project, from site surveys to removal of any existing structures, groundworks, installation and those all-important finishing touches.