Choosing a garden home office that best suits your requirements can be a difficult decision as there are many varied styles from which you can choose. When making this choice, it is a good idea to take your time and do some investigating before you make a purchase, so that you have indeed made the right choice.
During this research stage it is a good idea to remember certain points that will help you to decide whether or not you should actually purchase a garden home office. Below are a few of these points.
1. Choose a garden office that provides plenty of natural light and will allow you to have enough electrical points to which you will connect any necessary office equipment. Remember that some computer monitors are sensitive to natural light, so if you are going to have one in the office, either situate it where the light is indirect or reduce the amount of natural light.
Added to natural lighting and sufficient electrical points, the garden office must also have an appropriate level of ventilation without requiring the doors to be left open. To prevent being disturbed by outside factors, make sure that the office has good soundproofing and is well insulated (including the roof, floors and walls) to enable it to be used throughout the year.
2. You will need to consider the size of the garden home office in relation to the size of your garden. There are guidelines that may differ depending upon where you live as to the requirements for allowing such a building to be installed. Some authorities will not allow a building that takes up more than 50% of the available space, without a permit.
3. When you have made certain that you have sufficient space for such a building, your next step is to decide upon the style of the building. The best move is to choose a style that will blend well with the existing structure of the house. Ensure that your supplier understands exactly what you want.
4. Once you have chosen a style you will have to make a decision as to the type of material of which [it|the office will be built. Older styles of property are best matched with a garden home office constructed of wood. If your home is more contemporary and you are looking for a low maintenance building, then a building constructed from metal may be your preferred option.
However, currently there are a number of companies now making garden offices from wood: these have very good insulation and don’t need too much maintenance once installed. These are constructed from insulated panels that are attached to a foam core and then 2 layers of oriented strand board are placed over this. These have the bonus of not only being environmentally friendly but also much stronger than conventional garden sheds tend to be.
There are many good points about installing a garden home office in your garden, not least of which is the possibility of boosting your productivity when working at home.