Working from home is not a new concept in some professions (authors, musicians, freelance designers to name a few). However, as workplaces become more flexible, there is a growing trend of people opting to work from home. But what if all the rooms in your house are already taken? Where will set up your home office? Rather than working from the kitchen table, a new shed is a practical solution, providing a quiet place where you can work and adding value to your property.
Advantages Of A Home Office Shed
Working from home has 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.
- With a backyard office, you can wear whatever you want to work!
- Studies show you could save thousands of dollar per year.
Building Your New Shed Office
Your first task will be to engage the services of a reliable, local shed builder. They can talk you through the shed building process and help design your perfect new 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
Sheds Australia Wide
If you are looking for a new shed anywhere 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, talk to us today for a free quote.