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We live in a world of distractions and reasons to avoid getting on with our workloads. Unfortunately, for most of us, work is a necessary part of life, so finding a space in your home will help unleash your full potential, and productivity is essential. And, when you work primarily from home, additional distractions may come into play. That’s where a garden room comes in. It’s the perfect space to work without distractions, making your day more enjoyable. But can it really boost your productivity levels? Read on to find out how a garden room can increase your productivity.

Distraction-Free Workspace

While there are undoubtedly many benefits of working remotely, there are also a lot of things that can get in the way. From the constant buzz of household appliances to children playing and the temptation of television or social media, it can take a lot of work to focus. That’s why a garden room is an amazing idea for productivity when working from home.

Imagine stepping into your garden room, surrounded by nature and natural sounds like a gentle breeze or leaves rustling. Throw a warm day into the mix, and you’ll find yourself sitting in a heavenly room while working. Even if it’s raining, you can enjoy the pitter-patter of raindrops on the window while you work away.

While that painted picture of working sounds incredible, it’s not just about working in a beautiful space; it’s about getting into the right frame of mind for work. Having a garden room dedicated to being a workspace will allow you to gain the mental clarity you need. As soon as you step in, your brain will signal that it’s time to let personal things step aside for a while so that you can get on with your work.

Not only that, but it allows you to differentiate personal time from work time. Many people often struggle to work from home to switch it off after work. Entering and leaving your garden room will allow you to shift between work and home without stress.

One of the best parts about having a garden room is that it can be entirely personal. Whether you want some plants to liven up the space or fancy a more retro look, it’s entirely up to you. You can add other features that might help your productivity levels, like extra soundproofing or air conditioning, so you’re always at the right temperature.

So, if you and your partner both work from home, you’ve got children running around, or you want to get away from your home while you’re working, a garden room is definitely an option to consider!

Natural Light and Fresh Air

It’s often said that sunlight is the best disinfectant, but it’s also incredible for your productivity levels. If you move your workspace to a garden room, you’ll find yourself enveloped in natural light, leaving you invigorated and more inspired than ever. Having natural light around you while working will give you the power to take on even the most daunting tasks.

Natural sunlight goes beyond your productivity levels, too. Did you know that it can help regulate your circadian rhythms? That means that if you’ve ever had any issues with sleeping or getting up in the mornings, natural light will help with that, too. When you’re sleeping better, you’re also naturally more effective at work. Also, those who get enough sleep tend to have better moods and productivity levels, too.

Regarding fresh air, garden rooms typically have easily opened windows, or you may even leave the door slightly open for a natural breeze. When you’ve got fresh air surrounding you, you’ll be able to breathe easily, think clearly and work more productively.

Even if you work with closed doors and windows, you can still expose yourself to fresher and cleaner air than in a regular room. Adding plants and other greenery to your garden room will help improve the air quality, which, in turn, will help you remain focused when tackling your workload. Additionally, adding plants dramatically enhances the room’s aesthetic appeal, which can also help boost your productivity levels.

Even on the dullest days, you can still enjoy exposure to natural light from the comfort of your garden room. Sometimes it can feel like all you’ve had time for is work, but when you’re working from a garden room, you’ll simultaneously feel like you’ve been out and about in the fresh air all day too, especially if you’ve got a window cracked or the door slightly ajar.

Connection with Nature

Living in a world so driven by technology and automation, you might feel disconnected from nature occasionally. However, when working in a garden room, you’re closer to that connection with nature you crave. You’re not just working alongside it; you’re essentially immersed in it. You’ve got the sights in front of you, the natural sounds of shrubbery rustling and birds chirping, and the natural smells making their way into your workspace. It combines together to create a sensory experience that’s calming and boosts your productivity levels at the same time.

One of the best things about working in nature is that it can dramatically reduce stress levels, enhance your mood, and boost your productivity all in one fell swoop. When you’re happier naturally, you’re more likely to succeed when tackling your workload. Even better, when taking a break at work, you must step outside to enjoy the beautiful view you’ve been glancing up at all day.

Instead of being stuck inside your home or cramped in a regular office setting, you take advantage of simple yet satisfying things like the smell of rain hitting the grass or birds singing in the distance. Those sensory experiences will help you get through even the most monotonous tasks!

Personalised Work Environment

One of the best parts of having a garden room is that you can personalise it to make it perfect. You can also do your part to make your working space more aesthetically pleasing. And, it’s not just about decorating the inside (although we’ll get to that in a bit) – it’s about what you’re looking out onto. While even the simplest natural environments can be wonderful to gaze out onto, you can do your bit to make it even more picturesque. Why not add some trees, plant some pretty flowers, and even add a bird bath into the mix? Your garden is there to be personalised, so take advantage of it!

When personalising inside, take some time to think about how you can maximise the space. If your garden room is on the smaller side, consider furniture with multiple uses, such as an extendable table that can be used as a desk when pulled out. On the same thought, you also need to create a space to maximise your productivity. For example, choosing ergonomic furniture that will promote a better posture and help with your workflow is also a good idea.

You’ll also need to consider lighting, particularly for the grey and dull days the UK often sees. If your eyes are straining to see what you’re doing, you won’t be doing the best work you can. While you might only sometimes want to turn the lights on, having the option for darker days is always a good idea.

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Now that you’ve got the layout, furniture and lighting out of the way, you can focus on making the rest of the space into a perfect working environment for you. Consider adding some form of soundproofing to help create a quieter working environment, especially if you need long periods with no distractions or if your garden room is close to a busy or loud environment. You can add soundproofing in many different ways. Still, it depends on how much you want to spend or the amount of effort you want to put in. From insulating the hollow frame to adding deadening film to the windows, any efforts you make may help increase your productivity.

While the natural breeze might be something you’re looking forward to when working in your garden room, you might also consider installing an air conditioning unit, particularly for the still but hot days the UK experiences in the summertime. That way, you’ll be able to work at a comfortable temperature while still enjoying the view of the sunlight hitting your garden.

It would help if you also considered other personal elements to add to your garden room, such as picture frames, inspirational quotes, or even specific items that make you feel comfortable while working, like a foot warmer or hot water bottle. Consider adding a mini fridge and a kettle to make yourself tea or coffee throughout the day.

Technology in Your Garden Room

While a lot of this post has focused on being more at one with nature when it comes to working from your garden room, technology might be something that comes into play when personalising your working environment. Integrating technology into your setup can help your productivity levels and streamline some of your tasks. For example, ensuring you have a high-speed internet connection and devices that allow you to automate some of your tasks will help you easily complete projects and tasks and hit those deadlines.

Benefits of a Working in a Garden Room

As you can see, many benefits come hand in hand when choosing to work in your garden room. Not only can it be a tranquil space to concentrate, it helps to separate “work time” and “relaxation time”. And, it doesn’t just have to be a plain old room either; you can personalise it to make it perfect for you and your needs. Whether installing an air conditioning unit or having supplies in a mini fridge, you can turn it into a functional space for your working needs. Most of all, a garden room that’s engulfed by nature will help inspire you to do some of the best work you’ll ever do! As a bonus, having a garden room installed can also increase the value of your home between 5% and 15%, so if you ever sell, you can expect a higher value for your home, too!

What’s great is that they’re less complex than you think to have added to your property. It’s not like having an extension put onto your home; it’s erecting a waterproof structure, has electricity, and can be personalised to your customer needs. Many people who have had garden rooms built before have commented about how easy they are to customise before they’ve even started building. For example, if you’re using a garden room as an at-home hair salon, you can also request the plumbing to be connected. Or, you might choose to have higher ceilings for the work you plan on doing there. Either way, having a garden room is going to boost your productivity.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Garden Room Productivity

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  • Do I need planning permission for a garden room?

    Planning permission requirements for garden rooms vary depending on your location, the size of the structure, and its intended use. In most cases, garden rooms that meet certain criteria, such as a maximum height and distance from boundaries, can be built without planning permission under permitted development rights. However, if the garden room exceeds these limits or is intended for use as a separate dwelling, you will likely need to obtain planning permission from your local authority. It is recommended to check with your local planning department to ensure compliance with regulations before proceeding with the construction of a garden room.
  • How much does a garden room add to the value of your home?

    Adding a garden room to your home can significantly increase its value. Studies have shown that properties with garden rooms can see a rise in value by up to 20%. This additional living space appeals to potential buyers, making your property more desirable and potentially fetching a higher price on the market. The versatility of a garden room as a home office, gym, or entertainment space adds functionality and appeal to your property, making it a worthwhile investment in terms of both enjoyment and return on investment.
  • What can you use a garden room for?

    A garden room can be utilised as a home office, providing a quiet and separate workspace for increased productivity. It can also serve as a cosy reading nook, offering a tranquil escape for relaxation and leisure. A garden room can also be a guest bedroom, accommodating visitors with privacy and comfort. This versatile space can also be used as a yoga studio, creating a serene environment for physical activity and mental well-being. Furthermore, a garden room can be repurposed as a creative studio, fostering inspiration and artistic pursuits.

About Author:

Robin Antill is an established authority in the field of quality garden building manufacturing, boasting over four decades of experience. Having founded Titan Garden Buildings in 1979, he demonstrated a commitment to excellence from the outset by moving away from subpar materials and embarking on crafting buildings of superior quality.

His lineage of craftsmanship, traced back to his father and grandfather's business in Cleethorpes, underscores his dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. Robin's son, Craig, who joined the business in 1990, brings additional expertise, having honed his skills at Guildford College in joinery.

Together, they elevated Titan Garden Buildings, which eventually evolved into 1st Choice Leisure Buildings. Their enduring focus on premium materials, top-notch manufacturing, and unparalleled customer service, along with Craig's digital acumen in creating the company's online presence, showcase their expertise and reliability in the industry.

Robin’s expertise was featured in Realtor.com, Homes&Gardens, The London Economic, and dozens other publications.

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