With working from home set to become the new norm well into the future, there’s never been a better time to invest in a home office. Working from the kitchen table or the couch is fine in the short term, but it’s much easier to get distracted in these common areas (not to mention the strain on your neck and back). If you don’t have a spare room in the house where you can set up a home office, a shed is an affordable and practical solution. Here’s what you need to know about setting up a shed as a home office.
Advantages Of A Home Office Shed
Even before COVID-19 changed the way the world works, working from home (WFH) has always had many advantages, the most obvious being the flexibility of choosing your own hours and not having to commute to and from the office each day. And if your house is already full, setting up a home office shed in your backyard has its own set of advantages.
- A shed creates a separate space away from the main home, minimising distractions.
- You can design your new shed to your exact specifications. Depending on your line of work, you can create the space you need to be the most productive.
- A shed is affordable when compared to extending your house.
- Building a shed will add value to your property.
- Studies show you could save thousands of dollar per year.
Building Your New Shed Office
Before you start planning your home office, have a chat with your local shed builder. They can talk you through the shed building process and help design your new home office shed. Make sure you discuss the following with your local shed builder:
- Lighting – to maximise productivity, you will want a combination of natural and artificial light, as well as dimmers
- Heating & cooling – it’s difficult to work in a room that is too hot or too cold. Insulation is key
- Security – a home office is likely to contain valuable equipment, so you will want to make sure it is protected
- Power & internet – discuss the best options with your shed builder and/or electrician based on the location of your new shed.
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If you are searching for a reliable shed builder, wherever you are in Australia, talk to All About Sheds. Whether you are looking to build a new office shed, a garage shed, an industrial shed or a farm shed, chat to us today for a free quote.