Just the idea of a home office in a free standing building in your garden or yard sounds pretty cool, right? Just having such a space right next to your home makes for great convenience, not to mention accessibility. Designs for this type of building are normally square or rectangular in shape, which can even be expanded for homeowners with a large enough garden space.
The construction details are usually the same as those of great quality garden sheds, gazebos, playhouses or cabins, and the space is completely weatherproof and can maintain a comfortable internal temperature. These increasingly popular garden home offices are, can usually be built by construction professional’s (or the homeowner) right there on site in the garden or yard area.
Getting a Good Foundation Sorted
The most popular type of foundation for the garden office, is in most cases, poured concrete over some steel rebar frame has been placed. Walls can be equipped with full electrical wiring and insulated to counter any changing outdoor weather conditions. Garden home offices can contain a computer, all in one printer/scanner and fax machine, and substantially filed documents, just like any normal office and yet a mere stone’s throw away from your home.
Some folk take to using a bedroom as an office at home, but such a space should be used for other things and just having that office literally away from home, but at the same time so near, gives it much more appeal. Other cool outbuildings such as sheds, log cabins, gazebos, garages, summer houses and more, can also further enhance the look and feel of your garden, as many others have found out.
The size of an office is usually somewhat smallish and defined as a standard box or rectangle in shape. Many garden home office designs have a number of windows and often a glass entry door that allows for plenty of light to enter the room which counters the homeowners from feeling too enclosed inside their office. The windows and doors are usually double glazed and energy efficient, which prohibits any extreme changes in inside temperatures due to outside weather conditions.
Other features may be added to the garden home office, if space persists. The shape of a garden home office can be changed to include even a small bathroom with a shower and facilities. A heating and/or air conditioning unit can also be installed to assist in keeping the inside climate of the office just as you like it throughout every season. Exterior decking or a porch can also be added to the front and sides of the office should you wish, for great entertaining, or a secondary relaxing environment in which to conduct business. To add some extra aesthetic enhancement, exterior siding can be installed from natural wood or stone to give it a wonderful organic feel which will then further help in complementing the surroundings of a garden.
Now it’s easy to understand why they’ve become so popular!