Aug 8, 2013

The Benefits of Having a Garden Office

Working from home is becoming more common in the UK. Employers are realising they don’t need to have everybody in the office at the same time. If you don’t have a separate place to work at home, a garden office is the answer. These offices provide so many benefits, in terms of well-being efficiency, and cost. Here are some of the main reasons why you should seriously consider thinking about investing in such an office.

Cost Considerations

It can cost over £10,000 to install a good office in your garden. This is a significant cost and cost many people will feel wary about. If you consider the costs of commuting to work each day, though, things change. In London, workers often spend around £2,000 to £4,000 a year on commuting. In just a few years, the cost of not commuting will make sure the office pays for itself.

In the long-term, you’ll actually be making a profit.

Work and Personal Life

Work life and personal life are difficult to separate for many people. One of the reasons for this is because in a home-based environment the office might double as the living room. It’s hard to resist the pull of the TV remote. And this applies even if you’ve managed to dedicate a room to work.

The office in the garden is different. It’s detached from the property and it requires effort for you to shirk from your work to go do something else. It keeps work and personal lives completely separate.


Surveys have shown people who work from home are generally much happier than those who commute to a place of work. Whilst there are exceptions to every rule, it’s easy to see why this is.

At home, you don’t have to start work at a certain time. You can afford to start later or get a head start on your work as there’s no commute. If you consider how the average commute takes an hour you’re saving a lot of time.

And then there’s the commute after work. You don’t get paid for this travelling time. This is an hour of your free time you’re giving up to go to work. A garden office allows you to simple get up and walk back to the house. This takes no longer than sixty seconds.

Your Way

You have little to no control of your workplace because you don’t own the building. All offices on your property are yours to do what you want with. You can chop and change it according to your whims. This increases your productivity as you’re happy with where you work.

Stress Free

Most people who commute to work find themselves grumbling over the weather, the time, and other people. It’s a stressful experience which you aren’t getting paid for. If you don’t have to leave your property to go to work there’s no reason why you should be stressed. This promotes healthy living and makes you actually want to go to work each day.

Tim Miller recommends that if you work from your home that you consider setting up a garden office.
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1 comment:

Linda said...

Looks like that would be a very nice place to work!

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