The Pros and Cons of Working from Home
Working from home was not so long ago considered a perk of the job, however, the much-longed-for 30-second commute, for many of us, has finally become a realisation. Prior to the global pandemic, we would have spent 492 days of our lives commuting to and from work and inevitably, Covid-19 has brought about a catalyst of change. Businesses are now seeing the benefits of reducing costs by giving up office spaces, and with commuting now significantly reduced, one of the biggest winners out of this situation is the environment.
With this in mind, there’s no doubt that the “new normal” of home working is, quite clearly, here to stay.
The general consensus is that working from home is wholly positive and can provide a better work-life balance. Whilst this is true, there is evidence to suggest that this can be quite the opposite, with staff working later than usual as they battle to “switch-off” when their working day is over.
So, what’s the solution?
Green Retreats have long been advocates for working from home, creating stunning garden offices for customers who needed extra space to work in, at home, away from the house. They provide the ultimate work from home space that gives clients the best of both worlds, an office to work in without the distractions of home life and when it’s time to finish, you can walk away and lock up and resist the urge to open the laptop.
Garden offices from Green Retreats provide space to work in all year round, and are available in hundreds of style and size configurations to suit almost any garden space and budget. Sizes start at just 4m² and go up in half-metre increments all the way to 30m² with width and depth choices to suit the client’s use.
The Undeniable Data
There is no doubt that garden rooms, offices and studios, that were once in an emerging market, have now become the solution to working from home for those who need dedicated space from which to do so. No matter how 2021 pans out, it seems as though garden offices are set to be an ever-popular addition to people’s homes for years to come.
What are the Rules?
Garden rooms generally do not require planning permission because they fall within permitted development rights. Garden rooms are classed as ‘outbuildings’ and as such can be built without permission as long as customers comply with permitted development guidelines.
Choosing a Garden Office Company
Whilst there are plenty of options out there for customers to look at, Green Retreats have become the go-to provider for the turn-key solution to garden offices. With modern showrooms in Buckinghamshire and Twickenham, unparalleled customer service, a 5* Trustpilot rating and an enviable environmental policy, Green Retreats are the clear choice when choosing a garden office provider in 2021.
Key Facts and Prices
Prices start at £14,745, which includes all of the essentials; a choice of doors, a window, internal wiring, flooring choices, plus much more. Prices also include the concrete pile base, full installation and VAT.
– Designed and built in the UK
– 10-year guarantee
– Insulated, weatherproofed and heated for year-round-use
– Planning permission rarely required