2020 has seen a huge boom in the popularity of garden rooms. As we spend more time at home than ever before, having an additional space can offer an ideal solution for navigating the new ways of both living and working. We think there are many reasons why garden rooms can be hugely beneficial, not just for lockdown but for many years to come. Here are just a few.
Your new home office
Working from home has been a huge adjustment for thousands of people this year, and for many professions it looks like it is here to stay. But with spouses, children and pets at home, it’s not always easy to concentrate on the task at hand. A garden room creates a separate working space where you can switch off from everyday distractions and get to work in a quiet and calm environment.
Along with improving productivity, having a dedicated office can play a huge part in maintaining a work-life balance. It can be hard to switch off when you’re working in the same space where you would usually relax. Even a short stroll from your back door to your garden room can help signal to our brains when work begins and ends.
Over the years, garden room design has come on leaps and bounds and today you can get some beautiful structures that will be a real asset to your home. The very best garden rooms not only look great but are designed with the customer in mind.
For instance, at Podhouse our garden rooms come with high-quality insulation that helps to regulate the temperature all year round, while fully installed internal electrics offer complete convenience. This attention to detail not only ensures a sturdy garden room that will stand the test of time but also makes it highly adaptable should you ever want to change its use.
Speaking of which, you don’t need to work from home to make the most of a garden room. It could provide the perfect space to practice your new hobby, doubling as an art or music studio, home gym or yoga space. It can be a relaxation area where you play games, watch movies or have a few drinks. It can also provide a private space for guests or for the kids to spend time with their friends.
Adding a garden room naturally involves an upfront expense, but it can add substantial value to your property in the long run. While the exact amount will vary from home to home and on the quality of the build, some research has shown that garden rooms add an average of 5% in value. That means that you could make a significant return on your investment when it comes time to sell.