Traditionally, going to work meant going to a distant office somewhere. These days, this image doesn’t quite hold so true. More and more of us are helping to redefine what the term “office space” actually means. An explicit example of this is that many of us are choosing, or are driven by necessity, to work from home. Working from home can mean many things. However, most people who work from home endeavor to create some kind of office within their household. The nature of this office can vary considerably, however usually it is adequate space for a computer, computer desk, perhaps some filing cabinets etc.
But where does one find this office space? Many people who work from a home office adapt the interior of their home so that it becomes functional office space.
You might convert an under-used room in the home so that it can serve as an office space, or you might convert part of another room, e.g. a dining room, so that it functions as an office space.
There are a couple of problems here. On the one hand, many of use simply don’t have the adequate space in which to find office space within the home. Or in order to create office space we might have to tamper with the interiors of our homes so that it undermines the quality of our living areas.
Also, office space ideally should be a private area, where a worker can do their job free from interruptions. In a modern family home creating fully private spaces is often challenging, and it might be near-impossible to eradicate noise intrusion etc.
There is a very practical alternative to this scenario: a garden office building. If you have adequate garden space then garden studios can become the ideal home office. Gardens are typically under-used spaces, during the winter you might barely use a garden, and obviously when unconnected from the home a garden office can become very private.
These days there is a popular trend for modular structures which can easily be adapted for bespoke projects or very specific requirements. It is very possible, therefore, to convert a modular building so that’s fully functional as an office space. You can quite simply ensure mains connectivity, heating, internet and telephone connectivity, so whilst outdoors you will distinctly feel like you’re indoors.
Many of those who work from home report that it still benefits them if they approach home working in the same way that they would working at an outdoor office. So, whilst a lengthy commute might not be an option, simply the fact of having to go outside to your office can make a real difference in terms of one’s productivity and approach to work.
Also, one of the key advantages with a modular building is versatility. So, when not being used as an office space a modular building can be converted for leisure usage or into a studio etc. The possibilities are practically endless.