If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty high chance that you’ve had to work from home at some point over the past few years.
As the pandemic spread across the world, home offices have become an increasingly popular and necessary part of many houses. Even post-pandemic, many people are finding working from home to be the new norm.
Of course, being at home throughout the working day can present some difficulties. It’s hard to get anything done when screaming kids are running through the house, and various family members are frantically trying to find their keys before heading out to work.
A garden office, of course!
Transform Your Orangery or Conservatory into a Functional Space
Conservatories and orangeries give you the best of both worlds – close enough to the house to sneak into the kitchen for a snack now and again but separate enough that you won’t get distracted by the rest of the household.
Plus, you have the added bonus of being in the heart of nature while you work, soaking up the vitamin D and getting some inspiration from the greenery around you.
Like with everything, there are several things you need to consider before building your garden office. We’ve put together a handy guide that will make sure you’ve covered all the bases.
In this day and age, most people work primarily from their computers or laptops. For this reason, you will need a sufficient source of power and electricity in your garden office, with your power outlet placed in a practical position.
There are a lot of risks involved when it comes to electricity, which is why we would recommend hiring a professional for this job.
Style vs Functionality
If you want to create a space that is conducive to productivity, you need somewhere you find creatively stimulating and inspiring. The best thing about creating your own office is that it’s yours; you have full reign over the design, furniture, and every other little aspect.
Don’t be afraid to put your own spin on it. If bright colours put you in a good mood, throw in a vibrant sofa and office chairs. If you want to create a cosy, soothing atmosphere, maybe throw in a cream-coloured rug, plenty of blankets and some pine-scented candles.
However, make sure that you balance out the creative with the practical. Ultimately, you’re there to work, so you don’t want to create an atmosphere that makes you so comfortable you want to go to sleep.
Don't Forget About Heat
There’s a prevalent stereotype surrounding conservatories that says they’re always too hot in summer and too cold in winter. With all the modern technology we have available nowadays, this doesn’t have to be the case.
Insulating your garden office properly is the key to making sure it stays the perfect temperature all year round.
Still confused? No worries. The team at Outside Interests are experts in all things conservatories and orangeries and are always happy to offer advice about which heating system would work best for your situation.
We'll Take Care of It
Once you consider these elements, you’ll be well on your way to building the ideal workspace, right there in the comfort of your own home.
If you need help with anything, from planning to installation, the team at Outside Interests is right on hand to help you. Give us a call on 01243 553 334 or pop down to our Barnham showroom to see the range of styles we have on offer.