Modern technology is changing how we work. It’s no longer necessary to battle rush hour traffic or deal with nosy and annoying coworkers with the popularity of telecommuting. But finding space and privacy for a home office presents other challenges. Why not put a home office in your backyard? There are real benefits, both emotionally and financially.
Technology makes it easier to stay connected even when we’re far apart. It’s also makes working from home much more viable, and more companies offer the benefit to their employees every year.
The advantages are clear: studies show that companies who offer a work from home option keep employees longer, and these employees are more productive during the workday. Why? Most daily work stressors are eliminated, making happier employees. But the benefits aren’t only to your work life.
Life’s little emergencies are more easily addressed with a home office. Instead of being across town when “disaster strikes,” you’re just steps away. You’ll be able to deal with those distractions faster, minimizing the effects on your work. And if issues pull you away, you can return at any time to finish things up. Hey, life happens.
There’s also a financial benefit: many owners of these backyard offices have found it has increased their property value. These structures can add an additional 200 to 400 usable square feet and can set your property apart in a sea of listings when you’re ready to sell. In some cases, a studio office shed can return up to, and even PAST 100% of the investment price!
Plus, your home office is now a tax deduction, keeping more of your hard-earned money in your pocket. Who can complain about that?
Imagine yourself waking up in the morning and not feeling stressed about getting ready and running out the door in time to beat rush hour traffic. Instead of scarfing down unhealthy vending machine food or an overpriced latte, picture yourself enjoying a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner with your family every single day.
Seems like a dream, right? It doesn’t have to be. With our innovative designs and electrical, water, and climate control options, you can make your home office the productive and comfortable workspace you’ve always wanted it. Let us know how we can create the perfect DreamSpace, and help you take your business to the next level.
It can be exciting planning all the little nuances of your perfect office shed, but before you get too caught up in the details you’ll first want to choose which style of shed is for you. The modern Studio shed, for example, is built for creatives in mind. With two rows of windows in the front your home office will be flooded with the natural light your cubicle-dwelling counterparts crave.
Do you work with more than just a computer? A New England Barn or Garden Shed, with their steeper roof pitch, includes tons of extra storage space in the loft to store any equipment you may use, like photography equipment, or document storage shelves.
Need to go BIGGER? In some cases, a single floor just isn’t enough. Perhaps you have more than one person working in the same space, or you’d like to keep your office separate from something like a photo studio? In that case a two-story building is for you. Not just for farmers – a Gambrel Two Story has a very steep roof pitch which gives you loads of usable space upstairs to take your home office to the next level.
What do you need to make your home office work? Electrical hookups are a must, along with telephone, broadband, and wireless connectivity preinstalled during construction. Built-in storage is also an attractive option, and of course climate control to make your work environment more comfortable and protect your equipment.
We can also organize the interior of your home office in such a way that makes sense to your business. Do you need a separate room inside, maybe for a darkroom for photography? We can do that. Let us know what your profession is and we’ll design the structure to make sense for your work.
Ask us about our huge selection of customizable design options (including siding, windows, and doors) that can make your home office fit your needs perfectly. Ask us today about the many ways we can help you design the perfect space: we make dreams come true with our DreamSpaces.